Gabriel Medina (BRA), 18, will surf in Heat 9 Round 3 of the HD World Junior Championships.
JOAQUINA BEACH, Florianopolis/BRA (Friday, November 1, 2013) - The remaining Round 3 Men’s heats have been called ON at the HD World Junior Championships presented by Devassa in offshore two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Joaquina Beach. Following Men’s Round 3 action, both Men’s Round 4 and Women’s Quarterfinals are on standby, with the possible crowning of the 2013 ASP Women’s World Junior Champion this afternoon.
The prestigious ASP World Junior Championships has been claimed by some of the sport’s most iconic talent and in addition, a big result in Brazil solidifies a top slot in to crucial ASP Qualifying events for the following year.
“We’ve got some fun waves this morning and plan to finish Men’s Round 3 first thing,” Luli Pereira, ASP International Head Judge said. “We’ll monitor conditions throughout the round and currently have Men’s Round 4 and Women’s Quarterfinals on standby for this afternoon. We could even finish the Women’s event today.”
Up first this morning will be Gabriel Medina (BRA), 18, against Jake Sylvester (AUS), 20, in Heat 9 of Round 3.
The HD World Junior Championships presented by Devassa holds a waiting period from October 27 through November 5, 2013 and is webcast LIVE via http://www.hd-wjc.com/
REMAINING HD WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS ROUND 3 MATCH UPS:
Heat 9: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Jake Sylvester (AUS) Heat 10: Kanoa Igarashi (USA) vs. Ian Crane (USA) Heat 11: Keanu Asing (AUS) vs. Slade Prestwich (ZAF) Heat 12: Dylan Lightfoot (ZAF) vs. Cam Richards (USA) Heat 13: Carlos Munoz (CRI) vs. Vehiatua Prunier (PYF) Heat 14: Arashi Kato (JPN) vs. Joshua Moniz (HAW) Heat 15: Jesse Mendes (BRA) vs. Nomme Mignot (FRA) Heat 16: Hiroto Ohhara (JPN) vs. Kan Watanabe (JPN)
UPCOMING HD WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS WOMEN’S QUARTERFINALS MATCH-UPS:
QF 1: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) vs. Frankie Harrer (USA) QF 2: Chelsea Tuach (BRB) vs. Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) QF 3: Mahina Maeda (HAW) vs. Ella Williams (NZL) QF 4: Stephanie Single (AUS) vs. Johanne Defay (FRA)