English Junior Team announced for ISA world championships

Surfing England are proud to introduce the @dryrobe English junior team for the 2023 ISA World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 24 – December 3, 2023.

It will be the 19th edition of the championship and the second time the event has been hosted by Brazil, with the best junior surfers from across the globe going for gold in a prestigious event that has proven a direct pathway to the Olympic Games.

“There is no better way to see the vision of the ISA for a better world through surfing achieved than through the youth. They are our future World Champions, future Olympians, future gold medalists, and the values learned through events like this will affect generations to come.” ISA President Fernando Aguerre

We look forward to cheering our amazing athletes and hope you’ll follow their journey on our social channels as the event progresses.

Meet the team


🌟 Lauren Sandland – Home beach: Fistral. Lauren has impressed eyes worldwide with her epic edit into the VEIA online contest this year, and taken that impressive free surfing right into competition, becoming Open women’s English national champion and getting a 2nd place in the under 18’s English nationals.

🌟 Georgie May-Hicks – Home beach: Padma & Canggu. Georgie-May went on a tear at the ISA world championships last year finishing top 20 in the under 16’s. She has been hard at work over the winter and absolutely shredding, taking out the under 18’s English national title.

🌟 Belle Betteridge – Home beach: Croyde. Belle finished top 10 in the under 16’s European champs last year with epic surfing. This year Belle took out the Mystic junior open at Boardmasters and is coming into the worlds fresh out of the WQS and pro junior season with some great scores and results.

🌟 Arthur Randell – Home beach: St Agnes. The current under 18 European longboard champion brings experience and effortless style to his shortboarding, with a top 10 finish at the Mystic junior open at boardmasters and 5th place in the under 18’s English nationals this year.

🌟 Noah Davis – Home beach: Moliets. Noah has been putting in the hard work and reaping the rewards being crowned English under 18’s national champion this year. Noah has showcased his impressive level of surfing throughout the year and is looking forward to making a statement at this years world games.

🌟 Malakai Hagley – Home beach: Croyde. Malakai has captured everyone’s attention this year with his professionalism and performances, putting in solid displays of surfing in his free surfs and competition, finishing 4th in the under 18’s at English nationals and 9th in the Open men’s division.


🌟 Eva Blackford – Home beach: Fistral. Eva has been on a tear this year with her outstanding surfing seeing her crowned under 16’s English Champ and under 16’s Ricurl Gromsearch champion.

🌟 Lila Skinner – Home beach: Perranporth. Lila’s commitment and dedication over the past year has seen her progression skyrocket, we’ve seen incredible surfing from Lila this year and a well-earned U/14 English Ripcurl Gromsearch title.

🌟 Boe Howell – Home beach: Isle of Wight. Boe has really dedicated herself over the past couple of years and this year really stepped it up a gear, displaying sick surfing over the contest season and earning a 3rd place at both the under 16’s Ripcurl Gromsearch and English nationals.

🌟 Lukas Skinner – Home beach: Perranporth. Lukas has been on fire, the under 16 European champion kicked off this year with a masterclass in competitive surfing to earn 2nd place in the open men’s English nationals and a 1st place in the under 16’s.

🌟 Fynn Gillespie – Home beach: Fistral. Fynn has been putting in eye catching performances in and out of the jersey this year, with a 2nd place in the under 18 English nationals and a 1st place in the Ripcurl Gromsearch.

🌟 Reen Bowden-Inoue Home beach: Fistral. Reen had a solid performance at the European championships last year and has continued to impress throughout this year with 2nd place finishes in the under 16’s at both the Ripcurl Gromsearch and English nationals.

Bring on the competition! Let’s show our support and wish them all the best of luck!  #EnglishTeam2023 🤩

Thanks to @dryrobe for the headline support of the team and to @candmclub @thewave @decathlonuk for continued support of Surfing England

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