Nyxie Ryan has finished in eighth position at the 2019 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship held at Huntington Beach in California.
Ryan was a member of the twelve-strong Australian team and she was the second-highest-placed Aussie overall.
The tiny surf on offer for the final day of competition didn’t favour Ryan’s power surfing, but she will still be eligible to compete in the same age division next year.
The Australian team finished in sixth place out of the 44 nations that took part, with team USA winning the team gold medal. Hawaii got the silver, Japan the bronze and Spain the copper.
The WSL has just released the schedule for the 2020 Championship Tour and the only big change is that the Bali stop at Keramas has been replaced by a new event to be held at the long left-hand wave at Grajagan on the Indonesia island of Java. This break hosted pro surfing for three years in 1995 to 97 as part of the Dream Tour as it was known then.
The inclusion of this location according to the WSL ‘Provides a fair playing field for goofy footers and regular footers on the WSL tour.’