NORTH NARRABEEN, New South Wales/Australia (Sunday, January 9, 2011) – The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships is up and running for the second consecutive day with one-to-three foot (.5 metre) surf filtering into North Narrabeen. Today’s action will see women’s Round 2 take to the water first before moving directly into women’s Round 3 competition. No men’s competition will be held today.
The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships represents the second and final stop on the ASP World Junior Tour, with the finest under 21 surfers from around the planet battling for the prestigious title of ASP World Junior Champion.
“We’ve got clean conditions once again this morning that should provide an excellent stage for the women’s competition,” Pritamo Ahrendt, Billabong ASP World Junior Championships Head Judge Said. “Following Round 2, we’ll move straight into Round 3 of the girls with no men’s competition today.”
Yesterday’s action saw ASP Women’s World Junior Tour Rankings leader Tyler Wright (AUS), 16, start her Billabong ASP World Junior Championships campaign strong with an opening heat victory while defending event champion Laura Enever (AUS), 19, advancing directly through to Round 3 as well.
Today’s proceedings will see the first elimination round of the event with Felicity Palmateer (AUS), Diana Cristina (BRA), Minato Takahashi (JPN) surfing in the first heat of the day for a spot in Round 3 of the Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships.
Today’s proceedings will see the first elimination round of the event with Felicity Palmateer (AUS), Dian Cristina (BRA), Minato Takahashi (JPN) surfing in the first heat of the day for a spot in Round 3 of the Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships.
The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships holds a waiting period from January 8 through 16, 2011 and will be webcast LIVE via http://www.billabongpro.com.
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The Billabong ASP World junior Championships fuelled by Monster Energy is made possible with the support of Sony, Volkswagon, VonZipper, Nixon, Australia’s Surfing Life Magazine, Manly Warringah Council and NSW Sport and Recreation.
Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships Round 2 Match-ups
Heat 1: Felicity Palmateer (AUS), Dian Cristina (BRA), Minato Takahashi (JPN)
Heat 2: Justine Dupont (FRA), Chantelle Rautenbach (ZAF), Phillipa Anderson (AUS)
Billabong ASP World Junior Championships Round 2 Match- ups:
Heat 1: Ciao Ibeli (BRA) vs. Keala Naihe (HAW)
Heat 2: Marc Lacomare (FRA) vs. Tom Cloarec (FRA)
Heat 3: Shaun Joubert (ZAF) vs. Arashi Kato (JPN)
Heat 4: Davey Cathels (AUS) vs. Enrique Ariitu (PYF)
Heat 5: Beyrick De Vries (ZAF) vs. Hiroto Arai (JPN)
Heat 6: Ian Gouveia (BRA) vs. Andrew Doheny (USA)
Heat 7: Charles Martin (GLP) vs. Takumi Nakamura (JPN)
Heat 8: Chris Salisbury (AUS) vs. Evan Thompson (USA)
Heat 9: Alex Smith (HAW) vs. Conner Coffin (USA)
Heat 10: Nic Von Rupp (DEU) vs. Ian Gentil (USA)
Heat 11: Evan Geiselman (USA) vs. Kaishu Tanaka (JPN)
Heat 12: Luke Davis (USA) vs. Kaito Ohashi (JPN)
Heat 13: Krystian Kymerson (BRA) vs. Peterson Crisanto (BRA)
Heat 14: Tero Tahutini (PYF) vs. Filipe Jervis (PRT)
Heat 15: Albee Layer (HAW) vs. Kaimana Jaquias (HAW)
Heat 16: Dean Bowen (AUS) vs. Guillermo Satt (CHL)