Surf Articles by Date

October 2009

  • Wildcards Named for O'Neill Cold Water Classic and Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championships

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    Posted over 4 years ago by Erin Edwards

    Wildcards have been named for the $145,000 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star Prime O’Neill Cold Water Classic and $15,000 Grade-3 Oakley Pro Junior ASP North America Championships which return to Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, Calif. Nov. 2-8, 2009. The two events offer crucial ASP ratings points to professional surfers looking to qualify for the World Tour or the World Junior Championships. With major points and prize money on the line, a wildcard is a coveted asset to receive.

  • O'Neill Cold Water Classic And Oakley Pro Junior North American Championships Return To Santa Cruz Nov. 2-8

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    Posted almost 5 years ago by Erin Edwards

    Nine months in the making, four spectacular and wild surf events spanning four different continents, comes down to this, the fifth and final event – the upgraded Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) 6-Star Prime O’Neill Cold Water Classic California at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, Calif., Nov. 2-8, 2009. The ASP Grade-3 Oakley Pro Junior North American Championships will concurrently.

  • Australia’s Sam Wrench wins the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Final 2009 in Bali

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    Posted almost 5 years ago by Erin Edwards

    Sam Wrench today won the prestigious Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge 2009 final in excellent five-foot surf at Keramas River-mouth in Bali, defeating French surfer and 2008 Global Challenge runner-up Marc Lacomare. This victory netted Wrench $US20 000, the biggest prize purse in World Professional Pro Junior surfing. The unsponsored surfer entered the Bali event through an alternate ticket made available by fellow countryman Owen Wright, who pulled out of the event in order to pursue WQS points.

  • One Finalist Decided As Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Runs Early At Keramas

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    Posted almost 5 years ago by

    Remaining surfers competing in the Oakley Pro Junior Challenge Final for 2009 made their way to Keramas River-mouth in Bali early this morning to run three superb heats on prime high-tide conditions. With a solid six-foot plus swell and ideal winds, today’s heats saw surfers committing to massive on-face maneuvers with semi-final and one final positions being decided.

  • Oakley’s Adriano De Souza Takes ASP World Tour Win at Billabong Pro Mundaka

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    Posted almost 5 years ago by Erin Edwards

    Oakley’s Adriano de Souza,22, claimed his inaugural ASP World Tour win today, taking out the Billabong Pro Mundaka, eliminating fellow Finalist Chris Davidson (AUS), 33, in punchy two-to-three foot waves at the backup venue of Sopelana.
Stop No. 8 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Mundaka experienced an array of conditions for the event, from clean surf on the opening day at Mundaka to a lengthy seven-day wait before a marathon 24-heat session yesterday, culminating into today’s dramatic final.

  • Quarter Finalists Decided As Swell Moves In On Keramas at Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge

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    Posted almost 5 years ago by Erin Edwards

    The strategy to wait for premium conditions at the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Final 2009 paid off today as a solid swell in the six-feet plus range moved in for the final four heats of Round 3 as quarter finalists were decided. Typical of these Indonesian open ocean breaks, as the tidal push moved in the sets became larger and some classic committed barrel rides and on-face surfing were put on display.

  • Hawaiians Dominate Day 3 of Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge at Keramas, Bali

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    Posted almost 5 years ago by Erin Edwards

    Under a scorching sun in searing hot conditions on the black sands at Keramas River-mouth in Bali, the leading edge of a new swell delivered more excellent surf as four heats of Round 3 were completed at the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Final 2009. Hawaii’s Granger Larsen lead the Hawaiian charge today on a day where all surfers revelled in the conditions with waves delivering an ideal platform for surfing’s full variety of highest quality moves.

  • Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Round One Completed in Ideal Surf at Keramas, Bali

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    Posted almost 5 years ago by Erin Edwards

    After two days of perfect conditions, only six heats of the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge have been completed and not one the 18 select world pro juniors has been eliminated. It’s a scenario only possible in an event like the Global Challenge, which is throwing these elite juniors into a World Tour-style competition in a unique venue. Organizers again ran three high-quality heats across the prime incoming tide with surf fanned by offshore winds, which allowed performance levels to go through the roof.

  • THREE HEATS OF ROUND 1 RUN IN EXCELLENT KERAMAS CONDITIONS

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    Posted almost 5 years ago by Tess Weaver

    The 2009 Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge final began today in near flawless 1.25m (3 to 4 feet) surf at the now famous Keramas River – mouth Bali.

  • Mustofa Jeksen Wins Wildcard Spot in Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge

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    Posted almost 5 years ago by

    20 year old Mustofa Jeksen used his small waves skills and finely honed contest experience to win the coveted wildcard spot in today’s trial event for the Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Final that is set to start tomorrow morning at Keramas Beach in Gianyar.

  • Contestable Conditions Forecast for Start of Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge Holding Period; Increasing Southwest Swell Expected For the Weekend and Next Week

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    Posted almost 5 years ago by

    Surf forecasts predict contestable conditions for the beginning of the 10-day holding period for the second annual Oakley Pro Junior Global Challenge in Bali, Indonesia, October 7-17, 2009. Starting small in the 3-5 foot range in the beginning of the week, the Southwest swell is expected to increase in size and consistency and clean up into the weekend and early next week. Only four days are needed to complete the $75,000 junior men’s contest where 18 of the world’s best juniors will battle head-to-head in man-on-man World Tour format for the largest prize purse in junior surfing.