Jacob Willcox: dramatic aerial

Jacob Willcox claimed the Chain Resources Men's Pro Junior, in Taranaki, New Zealand.

Willcox was by far the standout surfer of the entire event, launching and landing massive airs and carving all the way through the field of 48.

Jackson Giles was also impressive, but was forced to settle for second for the second time this season after he was unable to get past Willcox in the final.

"This is my second win of the year in the Juniors so I couldn't be happier. It's been a great event with really fun waves. I've been staying with a really cool local family and had heaps of help from Laura and Bronte Macaulay," says Jacob Wilcox.

"This is my first time in New Zealand and I've absolutely loved it. I'm really looking forward to the ASP World Junior Championships later in the year."

Soli Bailey surfed with six stitches in his foot, and amassed enough points to claim the prestigious ASP Australasia Junior Championship. Bailey has joined a start studded list of former winners including Owen Wright, Julian Wilson, Mick Fanning and Adrian Buchan.

Chain Resources Men's Pro Junior Final:
Jacob Willcox (AUS) 16.60 def. Jackson Giles (AUS) 9.07

ASP Australasia World Junior Championship Qualifiers:
1. Soli Bailey
2. Jacob Wilcox
3. Cooper Chapman
4. Kelly Norris