Three medals deliver Brazil first Team World Junior Championship since 2003, USA take silver, Japan, bronze, Australia, copper
Sierra Kerr (AUS) and Ryan Kainalo (BRA) continue the tradition of Australian and Brazilian World Champions
Hans Odriozola first-ever Spanish World Junior Champion, Anon Matsuoka first Japanese to win girl’s gold medal
First-ever ISA medal for Nicaragua won by Candelaria Resano
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – December 1, 2023
The future of global surfing was showcased as four new World Junior Champions were crowned on a historic day of competition at the 2023 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship (WJSC). Praia da Macumba delivered ideal two-to-three feet peaks, allowing performances to intensify with every heat, pushing the level to unprecedented heights.
Sierra Kerr (AUS) and Hans Odriozola (ESP) were crowned the Girl’s and Boy’s U/16 World Champions respectively, while Anon Matsuoka (JPN) and Ryan Kainalo (BRA) became the Girl’s and Boy’s U/18 World Champions.
Showcasing the development of surfing throughout the world, each of the new World Champions represent a different continent; Asia, Australia, Europe and South America.