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Vans Pro and Vans Pro Juniors hit high gear

Vans Pro and Vans Pro Junior Packs in Full Day of Action
Derek Gomes © Aleks Abad/ASP

 

 

 

2014 Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Champs 

ASP 4-Star  Men's Event
ASP 2-Star Men's Pro Junior Event
Virginia Beach, Virginia 
17 - 24 August 2014

Vans Pro and Vans Pro Junior Packs in Full Day of Action

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 August, 2014 - Virginia Beach, Virginia - Competition commenced today as the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Vans Pro and the Vans Pro Junior took to the water in contestable 2-to-3 foot wind-swept peaks. The Vans Pro Junior completed the remaining fourteen heats of Round 2, before moving on to the Vans Pro, which completed all sixteen heats of Round 1.

The day’s standout performance came from Jake Marshall (USA) who won his Round 2 heat of Vans Pro Junior with an impressive 15.33 heat total, only to follow it up with another heat win in Round 1 of the Vans Pro with an even higher 15.60 two-wave total (8.33 + 7.27), dropping both the highest heat score and the highest single-wave score of the men’s event so far.

“This is the last 2-Star of the year for the Junior Series so it’s a good opportunity to make one last push in the ratings, because my goal is to make Worlds (ASP World Junior Championships),” said Marshall. “On the men’s side, I’ve never really made a heat in the QS (Qualification Series), so there is a lot to learn from these events for me. I’m just starting to get old enough to make an effort towards the QS so no matter how I do I am going to take this as a learning experience.”

A good result here in Virginia Beach could ensure Marshall a spot in the Junior World Championships, as well as jump-start the young fifteen-year-old’s ASP Qualification Series campaign.

One surfer that also looked to be in good form was Kanoa Igarashi (USA) who won his Round 2 heat of the Vans Pro Junior with a noteworthy 15.47 two-wave total, the second highest of the day. The regular-footer seemed to be in tune with his equipment, showing he could perform in the day’s small conditions.

“We are staying right here on the beach and I saw last night that the waves were picking up a bit so I decided to ride a touch bigger board. I’m riding the board that I rode at the US Open and it’s my magic board,” explained Igarashi. “There were big gaps between the sets and the smaller ones so it was pretty simple, I wanted to wait for the good ones and that’s all I really needed to do.”

Another solid performance came from East Coast native Noah Schweizer(USA), who took 1st in his Round 2 heat of the Pro Junior, laying down an 8.00 on his first wave. The Floridian also went on to advance through his Round 1 heat of the Vans Pro and can look forward to the next Round in both divisions.

“Luckily there was some North wind that kicked up later in the day yesterday that bumped up a little bit of wind swell, so today I went out kind of psyched to surf," said Schweizer. "I got that first wave and could actually put together a carve out the back and a few little turns to finish it off so it was a pretty good way to start the day.”

Vans Pro Junior Round 2 Results:
Heat 1: Kei Kobayashi (JPN) 12.00, Cobie Gittner (USA) 7.43, Joshua Moniz (HAW) 4.00, Luke Shepardson (HAW) 0.93

Heat 2: Griffin Colapinto (USA) 6.10, Kadin Panesi (USA) 4.83, Kualana Apo (HAW) 3.90, Tristan Thompson (USA) 3.13

Heat 3: Colin Moran (USA)11.93, Lucca Saldivar (PER) 10.10, Daniel Glenn (USA) 9.64, Paul Cesar Distingui (FRA) 7.80

Heat 4: Noah Schweizer (USA) 14.33, Pat Schmidt (USA) 8.14, Tyler Gunter (USA) 7.33, Quentin Turko (USA) 4.87

Heat 5: Victor Bernardo (BRA) 16.67, Isaiah Moniz (HAW) 12.26, Kalani David (HAW) 10.13, Robbie Merrell (USA) 6.87 

Heat 6: Luke Gordon (USA) 11.67, Brogie Panesi (USA) 8.76, Miguel Tudela (PER) 8.23, Eala Stewart (HAW) 5.13

Heat 7: Hiroto Arai (JPN) 12.83, Imaikalani Devault (HAW) 8.90, Taylor Mathiesen (USA) 7.93, Cam Richards (USA) 7.57 

Heat 8: Jake Marshall (USA) 15.33, Nolan Rapoza (USA) 10.00, Colt Ward (USA) 7.80, Jake Davis (USA) 4.90 

Heat 9: Derek Gomes (VEN) 12.36, Jake Halstead (USA) 11.33, Dane Mackie (BRB) 6.20, Kairi Noro (JPN) 3.00 

Heat 10: Kanoa Igarashi (USA) 15.47, Noa Mizuno (HAW) 13.97, Jonah Carter (USA) 8.00, Brandon Manguso (USA) 6.50

Heat 11: Kaito Kino (HAW) 15.17, Cooper Chapman (AUS) 9.10, Taylor Clark (USA) 8.07, Lucca Messinas (PER) 7.37

Heat 12: Luke Marks (USA) 11.87, Knox Harris (USA) 10.50, Stevie Pittman (USA) 8.74, Myles Laine-Toner (USA) 5.30

Heat 13: Takumi Nakamura (JPN) 10.97, Eros Exarhou (USA) 10.80, Seth Moniz (HAW) 10.13, Addison Miles (USA) 7.53

Heat 14: Alonso Correa (PER) 12.67, Nic Hdez (USA) 8.00, Makai McNamara (HAW) 5.70, Charlie Fawcett (USA) 5.13

Heat 15: Parker Coffin (USA) 11.83, Joshua Burke (BRB) 10.30, Luan Wood (BRA) 6.90, Matthew Glenn (USA) 4.47

Heat 16: Tomas Tudela (PER) 11.20, Kevin Schulz (USA) 10.77, Noe Mar (CRI) 9.16, Danny Berk (USA) 5.16

Vans Pro Round 1 Results:
Heat 1: Jake Marshall (USA) 15.60, Lucca Messinas (PER) 8.17, Jason Harris (USA) 7.06, Ashley Keillah (AUS) 5.84, 

Heat 2: Lucca Saldivar (PER) 11.60, Love Hodel (HAW) 9.83, Chase Wilson (USA) 6.17, David Tortolini (ARG) 2.47

Heat 3: Austin Ware (USA) 12.83, Kevin Sullivan (HAW) 11.77, Tyler Gunter (USA) 9.30, Alex Kamkoff (USA) 3.96 

Heat 4: Jake Davis (USA) 10.06, Eros Exarhou (USA) 7.76, Kairi Noro (JPN) 7.23, Eli Olson (HAW) 5.86 

Heat 5: Tristan Guilbaud (FRA) 14.83, Tristan Thompson (USA) 9.87, Nic Hdez (USA) 7.17, Danny Berk (USA) 6.57

Heat 6: Kan Watanabe (JPN) 11.10, Noah Schweizer (USA) 10.03, Kadin Panesi (USA) 9.93, Dylan Kowalski (USA) 9.43 

Heat 7: Daniel Glenn (USA) 12.50, Nils Schweizer (USA) 7.70, Trevor Challenor (USA) 6.97, Magnum Martinez (USA) 6.54

Heat 8: Gabriel Farias (BRA) 12.57, Tyler Newton (HAW) 9.00, Davin Torres-Jaime (HAW) 7.90, Blake Jones (USA) 7.70

Heat 9: Derek Gomes (VEN) 13.06, Chris Foster (HAW) 10.83, Gabriel Andre (BRA) 7.40, Adam Dunlop (AUS) 3.06

Heat 10: Kei Kobayashi (USA) 13.20, Kevin Schulz (USA) 10.60, Eala Stewart (HAW) 7.87, Jason Shibata (HAW) 7.67

Heat 11: Taylor Mathiesen (USA) 8.44, Alonso Correa (PER) 8.10, Myles Laine-Toner (USA) 6.03, Nate Dorman (USA) 5.03, 

Heat 12: Joshua Burke (BRB) 13.66, Tomas Tudela (PER) 10.16, Matt Passaquindici (USA) 8.54, Isaiah Moniz (HAW) 8.50

Heat 13: Bruce Mackie (USA) 9.73, Imaikalani Devault (HAW) 7.60, Jacob Szekely (USA) 6.47, Jeffrey Lukasik (USA) 5.37

Heat 14: Jonah Carter (USA) 12.47, Kekoa Cazimero (HAW) 11.76, Griffin Colapinto (USA) 11.44, Caue Wood (BRA) 8.70

Heat 15: Luan Wood (BRA) 13.20, Phillip Goold (USA) 12.87, Nolan Rapoza (USA) 10.06, Colt Ward (USA) 8.27 

Heat 16: Colin Moran (USA) 10.64, Rob Kelly (USA) 10.17, Noa Mizuno (HAW) 9.30, Stevie Pittman (USA) 9.00

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