Parker Coffin: vertical attack | Photo: ASP/Baptista

Parker Coffin and Meah Collins have been crowned 2014 ASP North America Junior Series champions.

Coffin secure his maiden Junior Series title with a runner-up finish at the Fins Pro Junior in Belmar, New Jersey.

"I actually didn't know that I needed to get second in Belmar to win the series, I was just focusing on winning the event regardless of whatever I needed to win the Junior title," reveals Parker Coffin.

"This season I just really wanted to qualify for World Juniors, because I've come so close to qualifying in years past, so that was my main goal. When I started getting good results, I realized that I was in contention to win the series as well, so I re-assessed and put my efforts towards that and making it fun."

Meah Collins stole the Women's Junior Series with a consistent surfing performance throughout the season. The surfer from Newport Beach won her first ever ASP event this season at the North Shore Surf Shop Pro Junior, in challenging Sunset Beach conditions.

"I am so thrilled to have won the ASP North America Women's Junior Series this year! All of the events were amazing and I was so happy to get my first ASP Pro Junior win this year," says Collins.

"I have so much fun competing with all of the other girls and it's so awesome to see all of the incredible talent of women's surfing now. I can't wait to represent USA in Portugal and compete against all of the amazing girls from around the world."

Nine surfers from the North American region will travel to Portugal to compete for the World Junior titles, from October 25th through November 4th, at the iconic right-hand point break of Ribeira d'Ilhas, in Ericeira.

They are: Kanoa Igarashi (USA), Noe Mar McGonagle (CRI), Parker Coffin (USA), Cam Richards (USA), Joshua Burke (BRB), Miguel Tudela (PER), Jake Marshall (USA), Chelsea Tuach (BRB) and Meah Collins (USA).

Professional surfing is a highly competitive occupation. World title races are increasingly tight. And sometimes it all comes down to the wire.

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