North Shore Surf Shop Sunset Pro Juniors
Presented by Da Hui
ASP 1 Star Men's Pro Junior Event
ASP 1 Star Women's Pro Junior Event
Sunset Beach, Oahu Hawaii
15 - 25 January 2014
A Historic Day For Pro Junior Surfing
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 January, 2014 - Sunset Beach delivered beautiful 8 – 10 foot surf the entire day. The next generation of international surfing, warriors attacked the giant surf with wild abandon. Before the sun was up there were 50 of the world’s best junior surfers charging 10 – 12 foot sunset.
There were broken boards and leashes, kids falling out of the sky, big carving turns and tube rides. It looked like a warm up for the Triple Crown but it was really the beginning of a very special day in surfing history.
The Pro Junior events at Sunset and Pipeline will now set the barometer of who the best young surfers are in the world. There was a solid group of Hawaiian performers during today’s action. Kalani David and Makai Mcnamara both surfed really well in the big conditions, laying down big turns on the critical parts of the wave.
Seth and Josh Moniz also surfed really well and they will both be moving on to the round of 32. Joey Johnston was another stand out from Hawaii sticking one of the biggest close out off the lips of the day. Barron Mamiya was the youngest of the Hawaiian’s to advance through his heat, showing a lot of maturity at the young age of 13.
The crew from California also surfed good in the big conditions. Griffin Colapinto put on an incredible performance scoring two 8point rides during his heat to take the win and advance to the next round. Griffin and counterpart Jake Marshall are only 15 years old and both advanced through their heats showing a lot of maturity at such a young age.
Taylor Clark and Nic Hdez are slightly older and stronger and both surfed solid, showing they are unafraid of the big conditions and ready to take their surfing to the next level. Peruvian Lucca Saldivar had one of the highest scores of the day and will be moving on with fellow countrymen Miguel Tudela.
The relevance of this event in the grand scale of Pro Junior surfing is absolutely massive. The experience that was gained by these young professionals today was priceless and I guarantee we will see some of these kids surfing the Vans Triple Crown in the very near future and they will be coming with experience and knowledge of some of the most challenging spots in the world.
The swell forecast still looks very promising and there is a good possibility the final day could be this coming Tuesday the 21st of January.
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