Due to economic conditions, Canada will only be sending one surfer to the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, which takes place January 20-28 in Aukland, New Zealand.
Sixteen-year-old Jacob Albury of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia will be representing Team Canada at the contest. Albury took first place in the open boys division at the Shut up and Surf Classic contest in October at Cow Bay, Nova Scotia.
Albury has also competed in the Bahamas as well the U.S., including California, Florida and Virginia Beach.
A total of five surfers were invited by the Canadian Surfing Association (CSA) to represent Canada at the contest, four of which were from the East Coast.
In addition to Albury, the other East Coast surfers were 16-year-old Connor Marsh of Liverpool, 17-year-old Isaac Norman of Port Joli, and 15-year-old Kris Rambeau of Eastern Passage.
Unfortunately, the three surfers were unable to raise the funds necessary for the long trip to New Zealand.
The fifth surfer invited to join Team Canada was a 12-year-old grom named Nomme Mignot, who lives with his Canadian parents in Mexico. Mignot will still be competing at the contest, however, he has opted to represent Mexico.
CSA President John Fluke will also be joining Albury at the contest.