What: Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships
Where: Mobile – Capbreton / Hossegor / Signosse, France
When: 24 May – 1 June 2008
It’s getting cut-throat at the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. Of the 28 countries that are competing, four were eliminated in yesterday’s competition – and half of the competitors will definitely be out of the contest by this morning.
The major surf nations including Australia, Brazil, USA, New Zealand, Hawaii and South Africa are continuing with their teams intact, as their under-18 surfers displayed an incredibly high level of surfing. Easy victories went to Alejo Muniz (Bra) and Owen Wright (Aus), who scored the highest heat score of his U18 round, with 18.6 out of a possible 20.
At the opposite end of the surfing spectrum, Jamaica was knocked out of the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships this evening as the only Jamaican competitor, Ackeam Phillips, was beaten in the 2nd round. His manager Luke Williams was impressed by his performance “I’m really proud of him, Ackeam learnt surfing even before he could swim. Being the only surfer representing Jamaica shows that he has got a lot of spirit.”
Teams from Canada and Senegal will also be retiring from the competition today.
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