Nikki Van Dijk: a sunny victory at Los Cabos | Photo: Marenelmar/Boardwalk Producciones

Nikki Van Dijk has conquered the Los Cabos Open of Surf 2015, at Zippers Beach, Mexico.

The Australian surfer defeated Silvana Lima in the Women's Qualification Series (QS) 6000 competition. Despite some damage to her equipment, Van Dijk used tactics to secure victory in Baja California.

"I'm just so stoked with everything and how it's been going. I just never stopped. I never felt like I was going to get knocked out, and now I've won – I'm just so happy," commented Nikki.

"I was nervous because I knew it meant so much, and I was just excited to go surfing. The QS is never easy, and I just wanted to fight for it. My Channel Islands boards are just amazing, and I didn't even notice I had a ding in my nose. I was just so caught up with wanting the win."

Fellow Australian surfer Isabella Nichols won the Junior Series division, after defeating Ellie Brooks in the final.

"This win builds my confidence so much. I just waited for the sets since there wasn't too much coming through, and you just have to work it out as it happens. Ellie rips, and it was so sick to have her out there," expressed Nichols.

In the Junior Men competition, Kanoa Igarashi defeated Seth Moniz (HAW) and stole the second Junior Series win of the season.

"This win will definitely solidify my spot and I'm really stoked on winning this contest. My goal is to make it to World Juniors and to win the North American Junior Series. This win gets me one step closer to those goals," concluded Kanoa.

Los Cabos Open of Surf 2015 | Finals

Women's QS
Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 14.77, Silvana Lima (BRA) 14.43

Men's Junior Series
Kanoa Igarashi (USA) 13.66, Seth Moniz (HAW) 6.33

Women's Junior Series
Isabella Nichols (AUS) 12.07, Ellie Brooks (AUS) 7.27

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