The 2017 Jeep World Junior Championship surfed off at Bombo Beach, Kiama on Thursday and the action-packed opening day saw the world’s best junior professionals treated to clean two-to-three foot waves for the completion of men’s and women’s Round One.
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In what was a slow start for quality waves, Samuel Pupo (Brazil) opted to scour the lineup for anything and remain busy to post scores.
Pupo scratched into a total of 13 waves over the course of his Round One heat, but it was the dual-6.00 scoring rides (out of a possible 10) that allowed him to gain the upper-hand over Ryland Rubens (USA) and Marco Mignot (France), who finished in second and third respectively.
After Round One of the men’s was completed it was time for the top junior women to hit the line-up.
In Heat One, Portugal’s Teresa Bonvalot (PRT) got her campaign off to a great start overcoming Alyssa Lock (Australia) and Sophie Bell ( South Africa).
With two thirds and a fifth to her name at the last three World Junior Championships, Bonvalot is keen to break into the final and looks well on her with a great opening performance.
The compeition continues and finishes on January 12.
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