One Month Until the Beginning of the Oakley World Pro Junior Championships in Bali
Who’s next? That will be the question on everyone’s mind as October 6th – the start date for the Oakley World Pro Junior at Keramas in Bali, Indonesia – looms nearer. For the first time, the ASP World Junior Champions (man and woman) will be crowned in Bali. And as history has shown us, having that title on one’s competitive resume has often served as a springboard to success on surfing’s next level.
The late Andy Irons, Joel Parkinson, Adriano de Souza and Jordy Smith are all former winners who went on to excel on the Men’s World Tour. On the ladies side, Sally Fitzgibbons and Laura Enever are counted among the former champs who’ve gone on to establish themselves among the best in the world.
And the venue couldn’t be better: universally regarded as one of the surfing world’s great treasures, the Indonesian, high-performance righthander of Keramas will provide the backdrop to this year’s title-deciding bout.
“It’s a perfect scenario,” said Jack Freestone, who won the 2010 Oakley World Pro Junior. “I think the ASP World Junior Champion being crowned in Bali is great. Winning the ASP World Juniors helped propel me into the next stage of my career. I couldn’t be more grateful for that, but as for what that means right now, I think I will have a target on my back. Other surfers know I have been successful in Bali in the past and will be gunning for me. I’m looking forward to the week and challenges that event brings.”
The event window stretches from October 6 – 17, 2012. Follow all the news and watch the live webcast once the event begins at oakleyprojunior.com.
Below is a teaser about what is to expect as the world’s best junior pros come to Bali seeking the crown.