Junior Development Team

Since 2004 we have helped to develop a select group of promising young local surfers. Normally these are juniors that impress in lessons or competitions and are identified as having potential and we are now in our third generation of junior surfers.  Many of the juniors have qualified for Scottish Junior teams and a few have gained national titles and benefited from International travel.

Our second generation had some great achievements both internationally and nationally. Clover Christopherson was 6th in the European Junior Bodyboard champs 2018 in Portugal and U18 Scottish surfing girls champion at 15, in 2019 at the Gathering of Clans (GOC) she was U18 winner and 2nd in the GOC Womens event the last competitions to take place. Mikey Wimbledon made quarterfinals at U16 and U18yrs Bodyboarding and 3rd round in the Longboarding U18 at the European juniors in 2018 and was Scottish Bodyboard mens champ 2018 (at just 14yrs!). Malcolm Todd and Callum Ainge also came 2nd and 3rd in the Junior U18 boys GOC in 2019. Malcolm and Clover have offered to help coach this years latest talent.

In 2021 we are putting together a group of 16 young local surfers to help them improve. Ranging from 9yrs to 16yrs these junior surfers have been identified in 2020 lessons and will be given the opportunity to do two 6 week courses with senior staff as part of the new Belhaven Junior team.

If you haven’t been identified by our staff but are a promising junior in the Edinburgh, East Lothian or Borders area please send us a video or get in touch. Once competitions start again thats another way to get noticed.