The very first event of the newfangled ASP World Junior Tour, the Oakley ASP World Pro Junior, has already set the bar just three days into the event in Bali. The playful Canggu has offered up consistency for the world’s best juniors to unleash all they’ve got—and yesterday the bar was set by Santa Cruz’s Nat Young. After cranking out a 9.47 with a few of his trademark straight up bashes, Nat grabbed another right and went big with a perfectly executed Gorkin Flip (stay tuned for the video), landing effortlessly and going right into another backside lipper.
Then it was Conner Coffin later in the day knocking out number 1 seed Alejo Muniz. Not to say that Conner beating Alejo is a huge surprise, but Alejo had been the top performer the first two days, and anytime the number 1 seed is knocked out it definitely raises some eyebrows. Some other big performers so far have been Kolohe Andino, Aussie Jack Freestone, Hawaiian Caio Ibelli, and South African Shaun Joubert.
And on the women’s side the familiar names are the ones putting up the biggest scores: Malia Manuel, Laura Enever, Tyler Wright, and Lakey Peterson. Tyler and Lakey meet in the quarters when things get going again, and look for that to be the most contested heat of the women’s side of things.
Stay tuned to transworldsurf.com as the ASP World Junior Tour unfolds at the Oakley World Pro Junior, and watch the event live at oakleyprojunior.com.
Day 2 video highlights (stay tuned for Day 3 highlights when we get ‘em)
Head to the next page for more photos and the ASP press release.