ASB MAGAZINE: The Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Team has finished 4th in the overall team standings at the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Hyuga, Japan.  On the final day of competition, Team USA narrowly held off Team Hawaii to be crowned Team World Champion. Dylan Moffat, Australia’s sole individual finalist, was in sensational form all week in the Under18 Boy’s division, finishing with a Copper medal in the main final after accruing a 11.63 two-wave total

Trailing USA by only 263 points, Team Hawaii earned the Silver Medal with five individual medals of their own, Japan with the Bronze, and the Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Team with the Copper.

Earlier in the day, fellow Australian Alister Reginato was unable to progress through his Under 16 Boy’s Repercharge final, finishing with a 14.4 two-wave total. Final Results: 1 (Gold) – USA 2 (Silver) – Hawaii 3 (Bronze) – Japan 4 (Copper) – Australia 5 – France 6 – Brazil 7 – Costa Rica 8 – Argentina 9 – Portugal 10 – New Zealand Girls U-16 1 (Gold) – Alyssa Spencer (USA) 2 (Silver) – Keala Tomoda-Bannert (HAW) 3 (Bronze) – Samantha Sibley (USA) 4 (Copper) – Gabriela Bryan (HAW) Boys U-16 1 (Gold) – Joh Azuchi (JPN) 2 (Silver) – Taro Watanabe (USA) 3 (Bronze) – Keanu Chris Kamiyama (JPN) 4 (Copper) – Lucas Vicente (BRA) Girls U-18 1 (Gold) – Brisa Hennessy (HAW) 2 (Silver) – Leilani McGonagle (CRC) 3 (Bronze) – Summer Macedo (HAW) 4 (Copper) – Kirra Pinkerton (USA) Boys U-18 1 (Gold) – Ignacio Gundesen (ARG) 2 (Silver) – Noah Hill (USA) 3 (Bronze) – Cody Young (HAW) 4 (Copper) – Dylan Moffat (AUS)

The Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Team journey will be broadcast via a half hour episode of Surfing Australia TV on Channel 9 nationally in December 2017. The Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Team is proudly supported by the Australian Institute of Sport, Hydralyte Sports and Surfing Australia. To watch the event LIVE, visit or follow the Woolworths Australian Junior Surfing Team on social via #WooliesTeamAus