Live :-   Ocean & Earth Pro WQS 
 Live :-   Beachley Classic WCT 
 Live :-  
Rio Surf Pro Int'l  WQS

SV Readership Poll
Who will win the Billabong Pro Mundaka
Ace Buchan
Dane Reynolds
Joel Parkinson
Adriano de Souza
Mick Fanning
Jeremy Flores
Jordy Smith
Kelly Slater
Aritz Aranburu
Taj Burrow
A wildcard
    View Results
Billabong Pro Mundaka
New York Film Fest 08
 Latest News
 Bain & Campbell clean up at the R...
 CBA saves the day for Beachley Cl...
 Hard Rock Cafe/HSA Surf Series bu...
 A word on behalf of sharks by con...
 Joubert & Godfrey in Bali for Oak...
 Iconix makes sportswear license w...
 Ocean & Earth Pro called off on D...
 Hobgood & Bourgeois to lead USA i...
 Zumaia acogio circuito vasco body...
 Glorious sun at 1st round of Brit...
 Rip Curl GromSearch Coffs Harbour...
 SV Forum: Sound off on hefty airl...
 Dive and Poulter rule Rip Curl Gr...
 Adrian Buchan 3rd at Mundaka - mo...
 Bill Caster to be honored at Sacr...
Surversvillage Consumer Survey
Surfersvillage Logo Surfersvillage consumer survey
  • Shaper's Bay
  • Surf Camps
  • Surf Schools
  • Photographers
  • Pukas April 2008
    Tropicsurf Travel
    Surfing the world
    Huck #11
    Quiksilver Foundation
    Hanging out
    Rip Curl TV Linton Fathie Pukas April 2008 Tom Carrol Von Zipper Lance Chata Western Surfing Association
      Africa     Australia     Brazil     Europe     Hawaii     USA     Industry     Int'l     Newswire  
    Make a comment Print the news: Day 1 of Vans Pro Junior gets fun surf in San Sebastian Printer friendly Send to a friend
    Day 1 of Vans Pro Junior gets fun surf in San Sebastian
    Day 1 action : photo Aquashot/ASP Europe

    Vans Pro Junior

    Grade 1 Men's ASP Junior Event
    San Sebastian Basque Country
    24 - 27 July 2008

    Live Coverage  |  Results/Photos/Videos etc  

    Locals and Outsiders Dominate Day 1 of Vans Pro Junior

    Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 July, 2008 : - - San Sebastian -- The Vans Pro Junior, an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Grade-1 event, got underway today at San Sebastian just across the French border, inaugurating the crucial summer junior leg in Europe. The Vans Pro Junior, who is the first of four consecutive events taking place until August 24, got through Rounds 1 and 2 and and ran Heats 1 to 4 of Round 3 for an opening 28-heat marathon day.

    With swell predictions looking uncertain for the rest of the waiting period which lasts until Sunday, July 27, officials made the most out of the consistent four foot (1.2 meter) waves on offer and hope the weekend delivers a new swell as forecast.

    Eduardo Fernandes (PRT), a 20-year-old phenomenon who placed second in the ASP Grade-1 Buondi Pro Junior earlier this month after defeating several favorites, was a standout for the first day of action. Fernandes, who got through two rounds today, has already secured his spot for the best seeded surfers' round and looks confident.

    "I am stoked to paddle back out after this good result in Portugal", Fernandes said. "The place here is really nice and the waves were fun today and everything went my way." Fernandes posted an impressive 9.33 point ride (out of a possible 10) on his way to securing the second best heat result of the day - a solid 15.66 point heat tally (out of a possible 20). He will now be a favorite when Round 4 resumes.

    "I was lucky to surf at low tide and the good waves came to me", Fernandes said. "I surfed well the few good waves are paddled into and this board my brother shaped for me is just amazing." Fernandes will now face former ASP World Junior No. 5 Pierre-Valentin Laborde (FRA).

    Igor Muniain (EUK), a local Basque surfer who has been rising this year event after event, was another of today's solid winners. Muniain, who currently sits 41st on the ASP European Junior ratings, was in excellent form and flew the local flag proudly.

    "It is great to be at home and surf waves I know so well", Muniain said. "I feel  confident and believe I can take my level higher in these conditions. The waves are fun usually at San sebastian and usually we get less size at this time of the year."

    Muniain, who posted the best heat tally of the day with an excellent 16.50 point  result (out of a possible 20), used specific tactics to secure his ticket for Round 3  where he will meet young promissing French surfer Ian Fontaine (FRA).

    "I believe patience is the key to get the better waves", Muniain said. "You've got to wait for the wave and surf it as good as you can and with the board I have at the moment I feel like things can keep going wel for me. I hope I can make the final."

    Twenty-eight heats were wrapped today and dozens of young surfers managed to find their way out of the tricky first rounds where unexperienced surfers usually feel some pressure. Among them was Ivo Cacao (PRT) who put on a show when he took off for a frontside air at the end of his four-men battle.

    cacao, who has been around ASP Pro Junior events for a couple of years, has yet to confirm promissing skills with a solid result and will be looking forward to advancing through to Round 4 when competition restarts tomorrow. "Stoked with this quaification behind the best scorer of the day", Cacao said. "I had fun out there and went for this big air and landed it so it is all good for me."

    Cacao, who placed second to Muniain in Round 2, will be among those checking in tomorrow at 8 AM (GMT+2) for the second day of action of the Vans Pro Junior.

    Previous reports:
    # 1 : Vans Pro Junior to kick off in San Sebastian on Thursday

    # 2 :
    Coming soon
    # 3 :
    Coming soon
    # 4 :
    Coming soon
    Survey: Map Surfing’s future 

    New! B2B News ASBE-Surf   |  Receive News-Alerts

      Updated & Revised European Surforecasts
      More European surfing news available here

    Gregoire Puget

    Contests - Surfersvillage

    - - News and Announcements presented by - -


      - Miss Reef -o-   Iklax Musical GangBang  -o- Contests Registry -

    Boost Mobile Pro 08

     -o-  Win $50,000.00 for one crazy air video   -o-   

    New York Film Fest 08

    -  Surfers Habits Survey  -o-  The Surfing Yearbook -

    APSPR Corona 08

    More News                  

    Pacific Longboarder

    About us | Copyright | Disclaimer | Privacy | Contact Us | Links | Site Map
    Wahinesurfing | Globalsurfnews | Surforecasts | Surfing Yearbook