NORTH NARRABEEN, New South Wales/Australia
The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships is ON for the fourth consecutive day with two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves pouring into North Narrabeen Beach and today’s schedule is slated to see the ASP Women’s World Junior Champion Crowned today as well as men’s Round 3 in its entirety.
Competition today will begin with the Women’s Semifinals before moving into the first nine heats of Men’s Round 3. The Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Title will then be decided and the day will conclude with the back half of Men’s Round 3 action.
The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships is the final stop on the inaugural ASP World Junior Tour, which hosts the planet’s finest under-21 talent as they battle for the highly sought-after title of ASP World Junior Champion.
Yesterday’s action saw North Narrabeen local Davey Cathels (AUS), 19, earn some of the event’s highest scores while a list of underground international talent began to make a name for themselves on the global stage to complete Round 2 of the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships.
The opening heat of the day will see French talent Justine Dupont (FRA), 19, against defending Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Champion Laura Enever (AUS), 19, in the first women’s Semifinal.
The first heat of men’s competition will see powerful Hawaiian Granger Larsen (HAW), 20, versus Billabong ASP World Junior Championships wildcard Ryan Callinan (AUS), 18, in Heat 1 of Round 3.
A cash reward is also handed out at the end of each day, the Von Zipper More Bang Bang for Your Buck, which recognizes the competitor who pulls off the most progressive maneuver of the day.
The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships holds a waiting period from January 8 through 16, 2011 and is webcast LIVE via http://www.billabongpro.com.
For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com
Media interested in attending on-site are encouraged to register prior at: http://billabongpro.com/wjc10/media_reg/
Television newsfeeds and web highlights packages will be made available to TV and online media on competition days. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Billabong ASP World junior Championships fuelled by Monster Energy is made possible with the support of Sony, Volkswagon, VonZipper, Nixon, Australia’s Surfing Life Magazine, Warringah Council and NSW Sport and Recreation.
Upcoming Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships Semifinals Heats:
Heat 1: Justine Dupont (FRA) vs. Laura Enever (AUS)
Heat 2: Alizee Arnaud (FRA) vs. Bianca Buitendag (ZAF)
Upcoming Billabong ASP World Junior Championships Round 3 Match Ups:
Heat 1: Granger Larsen (HAW) vs. Ryan Callinan (AUS)
Heat 2: Kiron Jabour (HAW) vs. Luke Davis (USA)
Heat 3: Davey Cathels (AUS) vs. Evan Geiselman (USA)
Heat 4: Caio Ibelli (BRA) vs. Ty Watson (AUS)
Heat 5: Marc Lacomare (FRA) vs. Kaimana Jaquias (HAW)
Heat 6: Maxime Huscenot (FRA) vs. Dean Bowen (AUS)
Heat 7: Charles Martin (GLP) vs. Chris Salisbury (AUS)
Heat 8: Jack Freestone (AUS) vs. Ramzi Boukhaim (MOR)
Heat 9: Dale Staples (AUS) vs. Hiroto Arai (JPN)
Heat 10: Brendon Gibbens (ZAF) vs. Alex Smith (HAW)
Heat 11: Nat Young (USA) vs. Keanu Asing (HAW)
Heat 12: Shaun Joubert (ZAF) vs. Kristian Kymerson (BRA)
Heat 13: Mitch Crews (AUS) vs. Andrew Doheny (USA)
Heat 14: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Nic Von Rupp (DEU)
Heat 15: Miguel Pupo (BRA) vs. Filipe Jervis (PRT)
Heat 16: Jesse Mendes (BRA) vs. Chad Du Toit (ZAF)