Surfing New Zealand has named twelve surfers, including Raglan’s own Ben Poulter, as part of the Rip Curl New Zealand Junior Surfing Team, which will represent New Zealand at the 2012 Dakine ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. The championship takes place in Panama during April 2012.

The team includes surfers from six regions throughout New Zealand – Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Christchurch.

The team will now begin preparations for the event with a nine week lead in where they will run through their individual training programs as well as meeting up as a team at the end of March for a combined training camp.

The twelve surfers also have several major national events to attend over the next two months as they hone their skills for international competition.

Surfing NZ