- 11 January 2011 | Surfing
Bianca Buitendag has conquered the final stop of the ASP Women’s World Junior Championships, at North Narrabeen, Australia. The South African surfer defeated Justine Dupont in two-to-four foot waves. Alizee Arnaud, equal 3rd in this stage, is the inaugural ASP Women’s World Junior champion.
"I’m so happy," Arnaud said. "This is what I’ve wanted since the beginning. Since I was 10 years old I’ve wanted to be World Champion and to do it in my last event as a Junior, what a feeling."
Without a doubt, Arnaud was the most consistent surfer of this first ASP World Junior Tour. "Entering Bali, I was sure I could get a result because those are the waves I like," Arnaud said. "I knew it was going to be hard coming here to Narrabeen, because I don’t usually do well in these conditions. This is my best result ever in Narrabeen, so to get my best result now, I’m just so happy".
Buitendag was also excited. The goofy-footer got the biggest result of her career. "I’m very happy," Buitendag said. “I don’t know how to explain it. I really wasn’t expecting this. I’m really happy about it and it’s the best result of my life. I’m stoked. My Dad has been supporting me since I was little, sitting on the beach and without him nothing would be possible, so thanks to him.”
Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships Final Results:
1 – Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 10.00
2 - Justine Dupont (FRA) 9.00
Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships Semifinals Results:
SF 1: Justine Dupont (FRA) 11.27 def. Laura Enever (AUS) 8.70
SF 2: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 8.37 def. Alizee Arnaud (FRA) 7.56