Yallingup Set To Host 9th Annual Taj's Small Fries Junior Surf Event
West Australian professional surfer Taj Burrow has joined forces once again with long-term sponsor Billabong, the City of Busselton and Surfing Western Australia to ensure the return of WA’s most iconic junior surfing event, the Taj’s Small Fries Yallingup in January 2014.
The ninth annual Taj’s Small Fries is set to attract some of Australia’s
best junior surfing talent and their families to the wave-rich
coastline of Yallingup that Burrow himself grew up surfing.
The specialty event for boys and girls aged 16 and under will officially launch Surfing WA's 2014 events program from the 17th – 19th January 2014.
Unlike standard surfing events, Taj Burrow will be on hand to mentor the young competitors, ensuring the kids are having fun and enjoying all that Yallingup has to offer.
The event, which first started back in 2006 has become a rite of passage for many young surfers in Australia, with previous winners including South-West locals Creed McTaggart (Margaret River), Jacob Willcox (Margaret River), Shaun Manners (Margaret River), and Jack Robinson (Margaret River).
Joining the impressive list of local winners is a collection of the very best East Coast surfers who have conquered the waves of Yallingup to take the prized Small Fries trophy across the Nullarbor. 2013 winner Kai Hing (Sunshine Coast, QLD), along with Soli Bailey (Byron Bay, NSW), Zoe Clarke (Torquay, VIC) and Matt Banting (Port Macquarie, NSW), have gone on to bigger and better things after claiming prestigious Small Fries titles in the past.
Online entries are now open via the Surfing WA website or by clicking here > 2014 Taj's Small Fries Yallingup Entries
Dakota Waters (Yamba - NSW) Pic Credit: Surfing WA/Woolacott
Duke Nagtzaan (Yallingup WA) Pic Credit: Surfing WA/Woolacott