OWPJ: The 'Giant Killer' emerges
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Fourteen year old Jack Robinson the 'Giant Killer' emerges
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 12 October, 2012 : - - Keramas, Bali – The 2012 Oakley World Pro Junior Championship was treated to a classic day of competitive surfing on Thursday. Waves were in the 4-to-5 foot range, with a variety of barrels and turn sections on offer. Competitors put it all on the line, fighting through the first elimination round, and catching some solid waves over sharp, shallow reefs to take the next step in their World title campaign.
Upset of the event was caused by 14-year-old wildcard, Jack Robinson, who eliminated the reigning ASP World Junior Champion Caio Ibelli. Robinson used superior wave selection to put himself on the best waves of the heat and threaded the tubes skillfully to advance to Round 3.
Keanu Asing the event’s number one seed survived a tight battle. Last year’s Oakley World Pro Junior runner-up, Andrew Doheny bounced back in Round 2 after a disappointing first round performance. Doheny was one of the day’s top performers.
Wade Carmichael put his powerhouse surfing on display, eliminating Soli Bailey. Carmichael was the standout surfer in an exciting day of surfing, using explosive turns to punch his ticket into Round 3. Hairil Anwar the local ASP wildcard from Lakai Peak, Sumbawa put his Gold Coas experence to good use today defeating Dylan Lightfoot.
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Author: The Editors
tags: Oakley World Pro Junior Championship