Ron Jon Vans Junior Pro
ASP 2-Star Men's Pro Junior
Shepard Park, Cocoa Beach Florida
13 - 16 March 2014
Noah Schweizer maintains standout form
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 16 March, 2014 - The Association of Surfing Professionals 2-Star Ron Jon Vans Junior Pro continued for the second consecutive day, with some of the nation’s finest under-21 talent taking on improved conditions at Shepard Park to decide both Men’s and Women’s Semifinalists.
Ron Jon Vans Junior Pro Men’s Round 2 and Quarterfinals:
In Men’s Ron Jon Vans Junior Pro competition, Floridian Noah Schweizer maintained his standout form, notching the high heat-total for the second consecutive day of 16.17 out of 20 in his Round 2 heat. Schweizer would continue to build on his success and advance through his Quarterfinals heat as well. In addition to the local standouts, fellow East Coaster Cam Richards lit up the beachbreak conditions alongside the likes of a list of international talent while advancing to the Semifinals.
Noah Schweizer (New Smyrna Beach, FL): “The waves were a little bit better today. Conditions were more clean and there was more opportunity. My board feels really good and I’m just having fun. I was getting pretty lucky and little lefts were just coming to me. I’m hoping we’ll have some more waves for tomorrow and there’ll be some little air sections.”
Cam Richards (South Carolina): “The waves are really fun. Everyone was surfing really well and the waves are small, but really rippable and contestable. I did a lot of amateur events and spent a lot of time down here. I’d drive down here every weekend so I'm used to these conditions.”
Ron Jon Van Junior Pro Women’s Quarterfinals:
Women’s Ron Jon Vans Junior Pro Quarterfinals would see defending event champion Chelsea Tuach take the highest scores in the last Quarterfinal. While Tuach would be responsible for the high heat total, Californian Meah Collins was dangerous in the beachbreak conditions, earning the day’s high single-wave score, a near perfect 9.00 out of 10.
Chelsea Tuach (BRB): “I woke up this morning and was really happy to see some waves coming through. The conditions built throughout the day. It was fun in my heat. I started with the 8.5 and backed it up with a 6.4. It’s definitely rippable. Meah Collins dropped a 9 in my heat so there’s scoring potential out there for sure. This is my first time back here since last year and hopefully I can defend my title, but we’ll see. The competition is definitely tougher this year.