Savaiian surfers represent Samoa at Surf Champs in Japan
Of the 41 countries from all around the globe that competed at the VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Hyuga-Japan, Samoa was one of only two Pacific Island nations present, with Fiji. Two youth from the Aganoa Lodge in Palauli, competed at the Championship which featured the world’s best junior surfers.
Representing Samoa were two brothers, Christopher Toa Martin, 18 years who competed at the Under 18, category and Puleiata Edward Martin, 16 years who competed at the Under 16 category. The two reps did really well.
The two brothers are reps of the Samoa Surf Riders Association, and sons of Keith Martin and Lanuola Martin, owners of the Aganoa Lodge Samoa in Palauli, Savai’i.
Christopher and Edward were accompanied by their Father, Keith Martin, who is also their coach and President of the Samoa Surf Riders Association.