Sierra Kerr and Lennix Smith have emerged victorious at the 2023 Harvey Norman Gold Coast Pro Junior event held at Snapper Rocks this morning. The two surfers faced stiff competition from over 100 of Australia and Oceania’s best 20-and-under surfers as they battled for a spot at the 2023 WSL World Junior Championships.
For Smith, the win marked his best result of the year, and it comes as he continues to climb the regional rankings. As a previous Pro Junior event winner, Smith’s experience served him well as he navigated the tricky conditions at Snapper Rocks.
Meanwhile, for Kerr, the victory was her second Pro Junior event win of the season, adding to her impressive record. The win also comes after Kerr took out the Trials event, further cementing her status as a rising star in the surfing world. With her sights set on the Challenger Series events, Kerr is eager to build on her success and solidify her position as a future superstar.
Speaking after her win, Kerr expressed her excitement at the prospect of returning to the World Juniors, saying, “I’m so stoked to win both of these events today. I had such a good time at the World Juniors this year I’d really like to go back, and this win will be important in getting me back there.”
Kerr’s enthusiasm for the sport and dedication to improving her skills are evident in her performance, and she is poised to make waves in the surfing world in the coming years. With Smith also making his mark on the competition, the Harvey Norman Pro Junior event showcased the incredible talent and skill of the next generation of surfers.
Overall, the 2023 Harvey Norman Pro Junior event was a thrilling showcase of some of the best young surfers in the region. Kerr and Smith’s victories serve as a testament to their hard work and dedication, and they will undoubtedly continue to impress in future competitions.