Team Canada in the water at the World Juniors

Team Canada’s three surfers were in the water today at the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Auckland, New Zealand.

The surfers include Nomme and Diego Mignot, who are competing in the under-16 category. Both boys live in Mexico and hold Canadian passports.

The third surfer is 16-year-old Jacob Albury of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, who is competing in the under-18 category.

Canadian Surfing Association (CSA) President John Fluke is currently in New Zealand with the team and sent back this report:

“Yesterday was the first day of the competition and the conditions have changed from sweet waves to a wind-blown mess. [Read more...]

Two Canadian amigos added to Team Canada

Nomme Mignot

Nomme Mignot and his cousin Diego Mignot will be representing Canada in the under-16 division at the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Auckland, New Zealand (January 20-28).

The two surfers currently live in Mexico but hold Canadian passports. Both surfers regularly compete in Mexico and are nationally ranked.

Canadian Surfing Association (CSA) President John Fluke announced on Thursday that Nomme and Diego would be joining Team Canada. Last week, it was believed that Nomme would be representing Mexico.

Sixteen-year-old Jacob Albury of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia is the third member of the team. Albury, who was born in Ontario and has lived in the Bahamas and Nova Scotia, is in Grade 11 at Park View Education Centre in Bridgewater.

Albury took first place in the open boys division at the Shut up and Surf Classic contest in October at Cow Bay, Nova Scotia.

He will compete in the under-18 division at the World Juniors.

ISA World Juniors: Interview with Jacob Albury

See more photos of Jacob at the end of the interview.

Sixteen-year-old Jacob Albury of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia will be representing Team Canada at the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, which takes place January 20-28 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Albury, who is in Grade 11 at Park View Education Centre in Bridgewater, took first place in the open boys division at the Shut up and Surf Classic contest in October at Cow Bay, Nova Scotia.

ScotiaSurfer.com interviewed Albury through email this past weekend.

ScotiaSufer.com (SS): Tell us a little about your background.

Jacob Albury (JA): I grew up in Abaco, Bahamas but moved to Nova Scotia when I was 10, then moved back to Bahamas at 13, then back to Nova Scotia this summer. I get back to the Bahamas two, three times a year. Surfing in the Bahamas is definitely more convenient not having to change into wetsuits. [Read more...]

Only one Canadian to compete at World Juniors

Jacob Albury

Due to economic conditions, Canada will only be sending one surfer to the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, which takes place January 20-28 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Sixteen-year-old Jacob Albury of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia will be representing Team Canada at the contest. Albury took first place in the open boys division at the Shut up and Surf Classic contest in October at Cow Bay, Nova Scotia.

Albury has also competed in the Bahamas as well the U.S., including California, Florida and Virginia Beach.

A total of five surfers were invited by the Canadian Surfing Association (CSA) to represent Canada at the contest, four of which were from the East Coast.

In addition to Albury, the other East Coast surfers were 16-year-old Connor Marsh of Liverpool, 17-year-old Isaac Norman of Port Joli, and 15-year-old Kris Rambeau of Eastern Passage. [Read more...]