- 04 November 2013 | Surfing
Gabriel Medina and Ella Williams are the 2013 ASP World Junior champions, after claiming the HD World Junior Championships at Joaquina Beach, in Florianopolis, Brazil.
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Medina would go on to dominate the final day of competition, posting the highest scores of each round, eventually peaking in the final.
The Brazilian goofy-footer would own the Final from start to finish, amassing the event's highest single-wave score of a near-perfect 9.97 out of 10 for a massive backside air followed with a flurry of turns.
Medina's efforts would be combined with another excellent ride, securing a 18.26 out of 20 heat total and the coveted ASP World Junior Title.
"This feels really good. I'm so happy to win this event and I've never had a World Title in the Juniors. That was a great final against Ramzi", says Medina.
"He's a good friend of mine and he was surfing good all week. I just tried to do my thing in the Final, airs, turns, and I got two good scores. I'm going to prepare for Hawaii now and hopefully I can finish the year strong".
The Brazilian talent earned a position in to the Round of 96 for all ASP Prime and 6-Star rated events for 2014. Surfers finishing fifth through eighth have earned a guaranteed seed in to Round 1 of all ASP 6-Star events.
Ella Williams took the the 2013 Women's ASP World Junior title by defeating Tatiana Weston-Webb, in Florianopolis.
"This is like a dream. I've worked really hard to get here and for it to pay off was amazing. I was pretty lucky to get in to the competition and anything was just a bonus for me", says Williams.
2013 Men's ASP World Junior Final:
1. Gabriel Medina (BRA) 18.26
2. Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) 11.60
2013 Women's ASP World Junior Final:
1. Ella Williams (NZL) 11.97
2. Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 9.23