Junior Faria: new wonder kid?

Brazil's Junior Faria (Guaruja, São Paulo), 23, clinched the first ever ASP win of his career by defeating surfer from Santa Catarina Pedro Norberto. Beautiful sunny skies, big crowds and classic conditions set the stage for the last day of the South to South Santa Marta Pro, an ASP 5-Star event held for the first time in the Cape of Santa Marta.

Junior Faria surfed quietly through the early rounds of competition before gaining momentum towards the final day.

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Kolohe Andino: wonder dude

Today Surfing America announced that it would keep tradition alive and award the 10th Annual State of California Governor’s Cup to first place finishers in the Boys U18 and Girls U18 Divisions at this week’s Surfing America USA Championships. The event kicked-off Wednesday, June 23 and runs through Monday, June 28 at Lower Trestles in San Onofre State Beach, CA.

“We're deeply honored to have this opportunity presented to us by the California State Parks,” said Mike Gerard, Surfing America’s executive director. “It's exciting to see the State of California recognize the country's best young surfers this way--and very appropriate to connect this with the USA Championships at Lower Trestles in San Onofre State Beach.

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Jason Shibata: home winner

Make no mistake: Jason Shibata isn't ready to pass the competitive torch just yet. Just when the 29-year-old starts talking about a life after pro surfing life, he turns in the biggest result of his career, in front of a home crowd, to take first place in the $25,000 Sponsor Me Hawaii. Shibata's win of this 2-star rated Association of Surfing Professionals event earned him $5,000 and a long-awaited turn on the victory dais.

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