Billabong Pro Junior
ASP Australasian Pro Junior
Port Stephens New South Wales
4 - 7 September 2008
Billabong Pro Junior at Port Stephens set to restart the Australasian Pro Junior Series
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 August, 2008 : - - Next weeks Billabong Pro Junior heads to Port Stephens, a brand new venue on the ASP Australasian Pro Junior Circuit but with quality wave locations like Samuris, One Mile Point and Birubi as likely venues the event looks set to deliver superb surfing conditions.
Port Stephens lies on the beautiful mid north coast of NSW making for an ideal restart to the Billabong Pro Junior season following its hiatus over Australias winter months.
A super talented field headed by current tear away ratings leader Stuart Kennedy (Lennox Head) in the Pro Junior Mens along with World under 18 champion Laura Enever (Nth Narrabeen) in the Pro Junior Womens will guarantee a super clash of Australasias very best emerging male and female professional surfers.
Most of the top seeded surfers lining up have been busy traveling the world during the winter months, either competing in the recently completed successful Billabong Pro Junior Indonesian series or traveling into the USA and Europe competing at major Pro Junior and ASP World Qualifying Series events.
Gold Coast surfer Nic Vasicek comes into this event full of confidence having just won the Billabong Pro Junior Series in Indonesia. The powerful and stylish goofy foot surfer is enthusiastic about the upcoming Port Stephens event. Its always good to head to new locations for surf events, its refreshing and from what I hear the area has really good beachbreaks Vasicek said today.
Ive been surfing a fair bit in Indonesia for the past 6 weeks. Winning the Billabong Series in Indonesia was pretty special and probably the best win Ive had at Pro Junior level so hopefully it has me well prepared for this event.
With just three events remaining on the ASP Australasian Pro Junior Series for 2008 and numerous surfers vying for qualification into the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships which will run in Sydney next January, the stakes are certain to be high at this event.
The Billabong Pro Junior Series welcomes Virgin Blue as Billabong's official airline partner and also acknowledges tremendous support from Panasonic, VZ, Kustom, Port Stephens Council and Surfing NSW.
The event begins Thursday September 4th.
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