Sunny summer skies and 2 to 3 ft. surf fanned by clean offshore winds greeted the final day for The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Pro Junior Series Grade-1 event, Oakley Pro Junior 2009 Global Challenge in Japan. Tsurugasaki Beach was greeted with the remaining swell from the Typhoon Morakot.
Event organizers examined the conditions at the renowned surf spot Tsurugasaki Beach in Chiba this morning at Aug. 8th, 2009, Saturday and ASP Japan Tour Manager and event director Masao Ogawa called the action to start for the final day to grant the new champion.
First in action was ASP North America Pro Junior ranking 1st Perillo Dillon (USA) as well as Arashi Kato (JPN), Crews Mitch (AUS ) and Friend Chris (AUS). As all went to a hard final battle.
It was Perillo Dillon to victor and makes his 2nd win of the 2009 ASP Pro Junior Series since his victory at Ezekiel Pro Junior presented by Jacks Surfboards at Huntington Bch, California-USA this March. Congratulations Perillo Dillon (USA) the 2009 Oakley Pro Junior 2009 Global Challenge in Japan champion!
The top 2 finishers at the Oakley Pro Junior 2009 Global Challenge in Japan will be seeded to the Oakley Pro Junior Championships to be held in Bali Indonesia this coming October. Oakley Pro Junior Championships is also the opening event of the 2009 ASP Japan Pro Junior Tour and this tour will be the qualifying series for the prestigious WJC event Billabong ASP World Junior Championship held in North Narrabeen, Sydney, NSW-Australia for the coming New Year Season.
2009 Oakley Pro Junior 2009 Global Challenge in Japan Final Results.
1：13.75 Perillo Dillon(USA)
2：13.65 Arashi Kato (JPN)
3：13.50 Crews Mitch (AUS)
4：12.00 Friend Chris (AUS)
Next event for 2009 ASP Japan Pro Junior Tour will be Firewire Shonan Super Kids Challenge held at Shonan, Kanagawa-Japan the coming Aug 14-16.