KERAMAS, Bali/Indonesia (Sunday, 2 October, 2011) – October 3rd marks the beginning of the Oakley World Pro Junior Bali, the first of three events that will decide the 2011 ASP World Junior Champions. Last year’s event saw performance levels go through the roof with hi-fi manoeuvres going down at Canggu and barrel shootouts at Keramas.
Jack Freestone (Gold Coast, QLD/AUS) won the 2010 Oakley World Pro Junior after taking down Dale Staples (ZAF) in an epic final at Keramas. Freestone then went on to win the 2010 ASP World Junior Title, showing just how vital this event is towards an ASP World Junior Title campaign.
“Last year’s event win was pretty special,” Freestone said. “The waves were pumping and my mum was there on the beach, it’s hard to explain how it felt.”
Freestone may be the reigning event Champion and World Junior Champion, but he isn’t feeling any pressure or the wight of expectations.
“I’m not nervous or anything,” Freestone said. “I’m just excited to surf pumping waves like we had last year again. Of course I’d love to win again, but it’s never a good thing to put pressure on yourself going into a competition. Everyone is going to be hard to beat, everyone is hungry and that’s why last year’s win was so special because you’re up against all the best guys in the best waves.”
The Oakley World Pro Junior Bali will run from October 3 – 14. Stay tuned to www.oakleyprojunior.com
For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com
OAKLEY WORLD PRO JUNIOR MEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Garrett Parkes (AUS), Dean Bowen (AUS), Noa Deane (AUS)
Heat 2: Marco Fernandez (BRA), Kaito Ohashi (JPN), Slade Prestwich (ZAF)
Heat 3: Kiron Jabour (HAW), Joao Abreu (BRA), William Aliotti (FRA)
Heat 4: Maxime Huscenot (FRA), Thomas Woods (AUS), Gustavo Machado (BRA)
Heat 5: Peterson Crisanto (BRA), Chase Wilson (USA), Jake Halstead (USA)
Heat 6: Ian Gouveia (BRA), Evan Thompson (USA), Kan Watanabe (JPN)
Heat 7: Caio Ibelli (BRA), Tanner Hendrickson (HAW), Deivid Silva (BRA)
Heat 8: Jack Freestone (AUS), Conner Coffin (USA), Ida Bagus Putu Simarai (IDN)
Heat 9: Ryan Callinan (AUS), Andrew Doheny (USA), Hiroto Arai (JPN)
Heat 10: Beyrick De Vries (ZAF), Arashi Kato (JPN), Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF)
Heat 11: Medi Veminardi (REU), Kaishu Tanaka (JPN), Filipe Toledo (BRA)
Heat 12: Davey Cathels (AUS), Vasco Ribeiro (PRT), Matt Banting (AUS)
Heat 13: Shaun Joubert (ZAF), Dylan Goodale (HAW), Italo Ferreira (BRA)
Heat 14: Nat Young (USA), Keanu Asing (HAW), Darmaputra Tonjo (IDN)
Heat 15: Dale Staples (ZAF), Eziekel Lau (HAW), Mateia Hiquily (PYF)
Heat 16: Frederico Morais (PRT), Keala Naihe (HAW), Michael February (ZAF)
OAKLEY WORLD PRO JUNIOR WOMEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Sarah Mason (AUS), Joanne Defay (FRA), Gabriela Leite (BRA)
Heat 2: Coco Ho (HAW), Faye Zoetmulder (ZAF), Juliana Meneghel (BRA)
Heat 3: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Quincy Davis (USA), Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 4: Lakey Peterson (USA), Maud Le Car (FRA), Lani Doherty (HAW)
Heat 5: Felicity Palmateer (AUS), Nao Omura (JPN), Ren Hashimoto (JPN)
Heat 6: Dimity Stoyle (AUS), Philippa Anderson (AUS), Leila Hurst (HAW)
NOTE: Draw subject to change pending withdrawals.