Bells Beach, VIC/AUS  – Bells Beach is set to host the opening event of the World Surf League Australasian Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) this weekend with Event One of the Subway® Surf Series.

Local India Robinson will be looking to do some damage on home turf this weekend. Pic: Surfing Vic

The 7- Pro Junior event series will include stops in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia, kicking off with event one at the iconic Bells Beach on January 14-15, 2017.

The WSL sanctioned Subway® Pro Junior events, which includes 18 and under boys and girls divisions, form part of the 2017 WSL Australasian Junior Qualifying Series (JQS), providing the winning athletes with an opportunity to win a coveted world title at the World Surf League Junior Championships in 2018.

Victorian local, India Robinson (Jan Juc), is looking forward to kicking off her 2017 competitive season at home after a stellar 2016 which included taking out the Subway Surf Series JQS event on Phillip Island, the same place she won the Aussie Titles.

“Its super excited to be starting the year at Bells Beach. I have heaps of experience surfing at Bells so I cant wait to get out there again” said Robinson. My main focus this year is winning a couple of Pro Junior events and then qualifying for the World Juniors, so I am hoping to start with a good result at home.”

“The Subway® Surf Series is an incredible way to gain experience and a great stepping stone into the Qualification series. There are some great locations with some awesome waves that give you a good understanding of all conditions.”

Initial forecasts are promising for the event to be held at Bells Beach with the possibility of 4ft+ waves under a westerly airflow throughout the weekend.

Keep up to date with event location and results via Surfing Victoria’s Facebook page.

The Subway® Surf Series is proudly supported by WSL, Surfing Australia and Billabong.

Entries have opened via the World Surf League website –

Subway Pro Junior – EVENT 1 – Bells Beach, VIC – Jan 14 – 15, 2017
Subway Pro Junior – EVENT 2 – Cronulla, NSW – 23 – 25 Jan, 2017 (3 DAY)
Subway Pro Junior – EVENT 3 – Avoca, NSW – Mar 4 – 6, 2017 (3 DAY)
Subway Pro Junior – EVENT 4 – Trigg, WA – Mar 18 – 19, 2017
Subway Pro Junior – EVENT 5 – Kiama, NSW – Apr 8 – 9, 2017
Subway Pro Junior – EVENT 6 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Apr 22 – 23, 2017
Subway Pro Junior – EVENT 7 – Gold Coast, QLD – May 6 – 7, 2017

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