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At first light, Keramas essentially did the job of the contest director and made the call: the women’s Final of the Oakley World Pro Junior would run. With well-overhead, glassy barrels peeling down the reef, it was the ideal stage for determining the best women’s junior surfer in the world. Nikki Van Dijk and Bianca Buitendag likely approached the waterline with thoughts of both glory and terror. Find the right one, claim the biggest title in junior surfing. Pick the wrong one: say hello to the reef.
Day 6 of the Oakley World Pro Junior awoke to a sight everyone was anxious to see: Keramas doing its thing, with 4- to 6-foot sets reeling down the reef. With the women having run up to the Finals the day prior, the lineup was left to the Men. Round 2 ran, and the morning heats were blessed by the best conditions of the event so far.
When you grow up with some of the world’s best surf spots at your fingertips and sitting in the lineup next to an alternating roster of the sport’s biggest names, it’s no surprise that Indonesia has become a breeding ground for up-and-coming surf talent.