Canggu, Bali prepares to host Round 1 of the Oakley ASP World Junior Championships. Pic ASP/Dunbar
CANGGU, Bali/Indonesia (Saturday, October 6, 2012) – The 2012 Oakley ASP World Junior Championships Bali have been called on at Echo Beach, Canggu this morning. The day began with a Balinese blessing ceremony, with all competitors dressed in traditional attire on the black sand beach with clean and crisp 3 to 4 foot (1.5 meter) waves breaking on the reef out the front.
Glen Elliot and Beau Emerton Oakley ASP World Junior Championships Head Judge and Contest Director have made the call to start the men’s Round 1 at 9:15am local time.
“The tide is coming up and the surf is starting to turn on,” Elliot said. “There’s a mix of rights and lefts on offer and we’re expecting the surf to be good all day. We’re hoping to run the whole of the men’s Round 1, but we will assess the conditions as the day rolls on.”
The Oakley ASP World Junior Championships Bali will run from October 6 – 17. For LIVE webcast, event videos and more check www.oakleyprojunior.com.
OAKLEY ASP WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS MEN’S ROUND 1: HEAT 1: Beyrick De Vries (ZAF), Ryan Callinan (AUS), Wade Carmichael (AUS) HEAT 2: Maxime Huscenot (FRA), Soli Bailey (AUS), Jocelyn Poulou (PYF) HEAT 3: Caio Ibelli (BRA), Vicente Romero (ESP), Slade Prestwich (ZAF) HEAT 4: Luke Davis (USA), Evan Thompson (USA), Kanoa Igarashi (USA) HEAT 5: Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR), Kaito Ohashi (JPN), Luan Carvalho (BRA) HEAT 6: Ezekiel Lau (HAW), Arashi Kato (JPN), Italo Ferreira (BRA) HEAT 7: Peterson Crisanto (BRA), Andrew Doheny (USA), Geovane Ferreira (BRA) HEAT 8: Keanu Asing (HAW), Michael February (ZAF), Nyoman Satria (IND) HEAT 9: Jack Freestone (AUS), Koa Smith (HAW), Gazali Hamzah (IND) HEAT 10: Matt Banting (AUS), Makai McNamara (HAW), Jack Robinson (AUS) HEAT 11: Vasco Ribeiro (PRT), Hairil Anwar (IND), Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF) HEAT 12: Conner Coffin (USA), Taylor Clark (USA), Deivid Silva (BRA) HEAT 13: Thomas Woods (AUS), Kaimana Jaquias (HAW), Hiroto Arai (JPN) HEAT 14: Carlos Munoz (CRI), Cooper Chapman (AUS), Reo Kanao (JPN) HEAT 15: Tanner Hendrickson (HAW), Caue Wood (BRA), Takumi Nakamura (JPN) HEAT 16: Frederico Morais (PRT), Kalani David (HAW), Davey Brand (ZAF)