2024 Jaffle Shack Oceania Youth Wave Titles & Junior Windsurf Camp
We’d love to invite youth aged U20 from all over Australia to join us for the 2024 Jaffle Shack Oceania Youth Wave Titles & Junior Windsurf Camp in Geraldton Western Australia.
This event is a combination of two junior windsurf events to make it the LARGEST congregation of junior windsurfers & wavesailors and the most important and the most FUN junior windsurfing / wavesailing event in the Southern Hemisphere.
Come and join – everybody is welcome!!
PWA/IWT 4 Star Jaffle Shack Oceania Youth Wave Titles. This junior wavesailing event will give youth under 20 important youth world wave ranking points and a regional ranking in their specific age / gender division. The event will take place on the best two days of our event window. Younger divisions will compete at Coronation Beach, Geraldton, whilst The Spot (Oakajee River Mouth) and Sunset Beach will open up as locations for older divisions or finals.
Junior Windsurf Camp. This is a fun, social camp where youth of ANY skill level in windsurfing are given coaching over two days. Families hang out and have fun windsurfing together, meeting and windsurfing with other youth windsurfers and families. Coaching is given in beach starts, water starts, harnesses, planing, gybing, tacking, jumping, wave riding and loops – whatever it is that the individual youth needs. This will be at Coronation Beach, Geraldton.
The event is open to any youth aged under 20 from anywhere in the world, but especially those in the Oceania countries (eg, Australia, NZ, Fiji, etc).Everyone is welcome and we’d love a great representation from all the states of Australia.
16-17 January 2024. Reserve or free sailing days. We’ll use these for the camp or competition if the forecast for the later days is no good. Otherwise they are simply settling in / free sailing days. No safety boat or jetski is available if these days are run as free sailing days. Parents or guardians are responsible for their own children.
18-21 January 2024. The best two days of the window will be given to run the Jaffle Shack Oceania Youth Wave Titles. The remaining two days will be the junior windsurf camp.
Coronation Beach Geraldton for the junior windsurf camp. For the competition, the U13 division and early rounds of U15 divisions will run at Coronation Beach. Coronation Beach has friendly, flat water in front, which flows into some very easy, small swells that crumble at best. Then out the back can be larger but very soft waves. It’s a perfect place for junior windsurfers of all levels.
The Spot (Oakajee River Mouth) and Sunset Beach will also be considered as an option for the more advanced sailors (eg, U20 Pro Junior and U17s, plus potential for the U15s final only) – depending on conditions of course. The Spot suits smaller swell, whilst Sunset Beach suits large swells. A 4WD is required for the Spot but lifts can be arranged for competitors without access to a 4WD for the competition.
Youth in any division can sail the smaller inside break at Coronations which suits those who are just learning to jump and are a little less consistent in their waterstarts. Those who are able to ride waves and consistently waterstart can venture to the outside break if they wish.
Many U13s were just learning to ride waves or jump in the competition and we encourage anybody who can windsurf to enter. A lot of fun was had last year!
Divisions are only relevant for the competition component of this event. We need a minimum of three youth to make a division. But we will be offering these divisions in the first instance to encourage as many entrants as possible.
Under 13 Girls
Under 13 Boys
Under 15 Girls
Under 15 Boys
Under 17 Girls
Under 17 Boys
Pro Junior Under 20 Girls
Pro Junior Under 20 Boys
If we have insufficient numbers in a division, the entrants will be rolled into the next oldest age group (eg, we may roll Under 13 Girls into one combined Under 15 Girls).
Registration will open early September 2023 via the Windsurfing WA website. We will share the link here and via our communication channels.
For insurance purposes, you will need to be an affiliated member of an Australian State Windsurfing Association or Junior Windsurfing Club to enter. Anybody can join Windsurfing WA, Geraldton Windsurfing Club or you can join your closest Australian windsurfing club.
You will be able to join the competition or camp separately, or do both.
Coronation Beach Campground. Camping right at Coronation Beach with long drop toilets and no showers. Suitable for those with full camping gear who want to stay right on the beach. https://www.chapmanvalley.wa.gov.au/visit-chapman-valley/where-to-stay-and-eat/places-to-stay.aspx
Goodies Eco-Camp. Camping near to Coronation Beach with showers, toilets, communal cooking facilities and covered eating area. This has generally been the preferred site and very sociable base camp for past Junior Windsurf camps and can fit many families. Suitable for camping and caravans.
Sunset Beach Holiday Park. Suitable for those who want chalet style accommodation or those who prefer to stay closer to town.
Detailed event information posted here: https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/Wave-sailing/Oceania-Youth-Wave-Titles-Junior-Windsurf-Camp-16-21-January-2024-Geraldton–WA?page=1
Email Upon registration you will need to submit an email. We will send important communications to this email group as well.
Whatsapp group. We will likely also set up a whatsapp group for the event.
Please encourage as many youth as possible to come and join in. it will be amazing to get all our Oceania youth together so they can meet each other and have fun hanging out.
– See you there !! –