CAIO IBELLI WINS THE 2010 OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR BRAZIL
Florianopolis, Brazil, June 7, 2010 – The 2010 Oakley Pro Junior Brazil held the final day of competition at Praia do Campeche yesterday to capitalize on the superior swell battering that section of the Brazilian coastline. After a full week of challenging conditions the eight finalists were rewarded with near perfect conditions and fun, contestable waves for their final rounds.
However, it was the Paulista Caio Ibelli (SP), 17, who made the most of the improved waves. He launched a huge aerial to open his final round heat against Marco Fernandaz (BA) for a impressive 8.33 out of a possible 10 points, which was quickly followed by another strong score of 7.0 to seal the victory. Caio Ibelli is the 2010 Oakley Pro Junior Brazilian Champion!
As the champion he has secured critical ratings points for the main division of the Brazilian Circuit training for next year. “I’m very happy just to be competing in this wonderful place, with high waves,” said Caio Ibelli just after the final heat. “I risked everything on my first wave, because I knew that Marco [Fernandez] was surfing really well the whole event, so I had to start well to [put the pressure on] him. I came here focused on this title and I’m also stoked [to be guaranteed a place among] the elite of Brazilian surfing, because [I] was behind the Access Division and now I can rest easier by already having confirmed my name in Brazil Surf Pro 2011.”
After a second successful Oakley Pro Junior Brazil in Santa Catarina, Oakley Manager for Brazil, Luis Henrique Saboia a.k.a. Pinga has already confirmed that the 2011 contest will return to the state. “We want to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the event, the staff of Santa Catarina Surf Federation and associations here Joaquina and Campeche [as well as] the support of the City of Florianopolis,” said Pinga “[The Oakley Pro Junior will be back in Santa Catarina next year, the only thing left to be determined is which beach will be the optimal location.]”
FINAL RESULTS: (1st: R $9,000.00 and 1,000 points; 2nd: R $4,000.00 and 860 points)
1st: Caio Ibelli (SP) 15:33 (8.33 and 7.00)
2nd: Marco Fernandez (BA) 12.17 (6.17 and 6.00)
SEM-FINAL RESULTS: (3th place – U.S. $ 2,300.00 and 730 points)
1st: Marco Fernandez (BA) 12:17 x Krystian Kymmerson (ES) 7.94
2nd: Caio Ibelli (SP) 16:16 x Ian Gouveia (PE) 12:17
QUARTER FINAL RESULTS: (5th place – $1,500.00 and 610 points)
1st: Marco Fernandez (BA) 16:33 x Santiago Muniz (SC) 9.86
2nd: Krystian Kymmerson (ES) 15.70 x Jesse Mendes (SP) 12.90
3rd: Ian Gouveia (PE) 12.67 x Marthen Pagliarini (SC) 11:07
4th: Caio Ibelli (SP) 12:53 x Peter Husadel (SC) 9.77
For contest photos, video and more check out oakleyprojunior.com.
Via exclusive Oakley sponsorship, the Oakley Pro Junior Brazil has the support of the City of Florianopolis, the Municipal Sports, Power Balance, Graphics Formag’s, Joaquina Beach Hotel and Restaurant Maurílio II. As well as approval from: Brazilian Confederation of Surf (CBS) and Brazilian Association of Surfing Professional (ABRASP), which organizes the event in conjunction with the Santa Catarina Surf Federation (Fecasurf) and the Association of Surfing Joaquina (ASJ). The Oakley Pro Junior supports the preservation of Lagoa da Conceição – Save the Pond and will be covered by Fluir Magazine and waves.terra.com.br.
The Oakley Pro Junior wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of sponsors. A special thank you goes out to title sponsor Oakley and all other event partners.