Team Canada’s three surfers were in the water today at the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Auckland, New Zealand.
The surfers include Nomme and Diego Mignot, who are competing in the under-16 category. Both boys live in Mexico and hold Canadian passports.
The third surfer is 16-year-old Jacob Albury of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, who is competing in the under-18 category.
Canadian Surfing Association (CSA) President John Fluke is currently in New Zealand with the team and sent back this report:
“Yesterday was the first day of the competition and the conditions have changed from sweet waves to a wind-blown mess.
Our boys in the 16 and under (Nomme and Diego Mignot) put in a strong showing but did not advance into the second round. They will be surfing in the repercharge this afternoon.
Jacob Albury drew two of the best surfers in the world in his heat – Conner Coffin (USA) and Dane Staples of (South Africa). But this did not stop him from putting in a strong showing. Jacob will be surfing today in the boys under 18 repercharge.
I would like to take this opportunity to let everyone know that the level of surfing Team Canada has shown has been the best in all the years I have been coming to these events as Canadian President.
That’s all from New Zealand.”