Jack Robinson: big wave charger

Jack Robinson has clinched the North Shore Surf Shop Pro Junior, at Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii.


The world's best junior surfers challenged 8-10 foot barrels to show why the future of our sport is in good hands. Kelly Slater came down to commentate for the final and was blown away how hard the kids were charging.

Robinson, 16, opened up the final with an 8-point ride and never looked back, finding the best waves in the challenging conditions and surfing them perfectly.

Miguel Tudela, from Peru, finished runner-up and put on a wicked display of backside surfing throughout the entire event. Miguel attacked every section that came his way with big backside off the lips and floaters.

Kalani David, from Hawaii, was one of the younger competitors, but it didn't show in his approach. Kalani surfed incredible the whole event with multiple 9-point rides showing a lot of assertiveness and confidence in his approach to Sunset Beach.

Leo Fioravanti, from Italy, rounded out the final in fourth place but surfed well in every heat and this result will only give him more confidence as he continues to pursue his goals of being a WCT surfer.

Meah Collins is from Newport Beach and is the daughter of former WCT surfer Richie Collins. Meah was charging in the big surf, and it was incredible to see these young girls even paddle out in the treacherous conditions.

Dax McGill finished a close second, with an incredible ride in the dying minutes that just came up short on the score she needed to win. Tatiana Weston Webb finished third unable to find the waves she needed in the tricky conditions.

Brisa Hennessy finished out in fourth but at only 14 years old, she showed a lot of courage and skill in these incredibly challenging conditions.