It was billed as a gathering of the best tuberiders in the world at the best barrel in Bali, and the Rip Curl Cup Invitational at Padang Padang delivered as advertised.
Courtney Conlogue (Santa Ana, CA), 16, took down the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Grade-4 Supergirl Pro Junior today, defeating an all-star Final in challenging one-to-two foot (0.5 metre) surf in Oceanside.
Pauline Ado (Hendaye, FRA), 18, and Charles Martin (GLP), 18, have won the ASP Grade-2 Oakley Pro Junior today in France, respectively in the men’s and women’s division, finishing atop an international field over 150 competitors to raise the coveted trophy in front of a massive crowd.
TIM Macdonald (North Stradbroke Island, Queensland) outclassed a who’s who of Australian junior surfing today, to win the 2009 Red Bull Junior Surf Masters Gold Coast Qualifier.
Day two of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 3-Star Quiksilver Pro Puerto Escondido saw local surfer Christian Corzo (Puerto Escondido, MEX) the event’s first perfect 10-point-ride en route to surfing a near perfect heat of a 19.60 out of 20 by displaying beautiful forehand barrels and dynamic turns.
A mad dash from their homes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town, South Africa paid off for Maya Gabeira and tow surfing partner Carlos Burle as they rode the biggest waves of the season at the notorious Dungeons break this week.