DAY 2 OF THE OAKLEY PRO JUNIOR BRAZIL CONTINUES IN 4-6 FOOT SURF

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Florianopolis, Brazil, June 2, 2010 –
Day two of the 2010 Oakley Pro Junior Brazil in Praia da Joaquina, Florianopolis continued to be pounded with four-to-six foot waves and a strong current as the quest to crown the 2010 Oakley Pro Junior Brazil Champion continued.

As the competition heated up new standouts began to emerge. Most notable, however, was Jesse Mendes (SP) who set a new contest record with an impressive single-wave score of 9.0 out of a possible 10 points. He also scored the highest total heat score of the day with the hefty total of 15.33 out of a possible 20 points.

Other noteworthy performances included that by Julio Terres (SC), the first surfer to advance through to the third round. It was not an easy victory, however, as Terres’ opening score was quickly bested by Caius Ibelli’s (SP) 7.17. Nonetheless, Terres rebutted with a 7.50 and ultimately overcame Ibelli’s heat total of 11.17 by a mere 0.83 points for the victory.

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Caius Ibelli fighting for the win against Julio Terres at Praia da Joaquina in Florianopolis, Brazil.

Contest directors initially intended to run all 16 heats of the second round today, Wednesday, June 2, but due to heavy rain in the early afternoon the contest had to be halted. The contest window extends through Sunday, June 6, which will allow contest directors to evaluate the forecasted conditions and determine when to initiate the remaining four heats of Round 2 and continue the contest.

VACANCY IN ELITE NATIONAL – The winner of the 2010 Oakley Pro Junior Brazil also earns an invitation to compete on the main division of the Brazilian professional surf circuit, Brazil Surf Pro. 2009 Oakley Pro Junior Brazil Champion, Alejo Muniz, is currently reaping the benefits of this invitation qualifying to compete for the national title without having to follow the normal path to accrue the necessary Brazilian Association of Surfing Professional (ABRASP) ranking points.

Round of 2: Heats 1-12 of 16 Results (the top two in each heat advance)

1st: 12.00 = Julio Terres (SC), 11:17 Caio Ibelli = (SP), 6.20 = Rafael Teixeira (ES)
2nd: 8.84 = Medi Veminardi (FRA), 6.16 = Marco Fernandez (BA) = 4.86 Bryan Franco (SP)
3rd: 12:23 = Luele Felipe (PE) = 4.84 Tama Bettero (SP) = 3.97 Icarus Lopes (EC)
4th: 7.70 = Ricardo dos Santos (SC) = 6.64 Krystian Kymmerson (ES), 4:40 = Persio Nobrega (SC)
5th: 7.87 = Luan Wood (SC), 7:40 = Matheus Navarro (SC), 6:23 = Nathan Brandi (SP)
6th: 6.30 = Matheus Toledo (SP) = 4.80 Thomas Demetrio (EC), 2:37 = Bruno Lopes (SC)
7th: 8.87 = Santiago Muniz (SC) = 8.60 Luan Carvalho (SP), Bruno Moraes = 5.83 (SC)
8th: 15:33 = Jesse Mendes (Sao Paulo), Joao Paulo Abreu = 5.60 (SC), 3:20 Diego Michereff = (SC)
9.a: 13:07 = Miguel Pupo (Sao Paulo), 10.67 = Italo Ferreira (RN), 8:37 = Gustavo Araujo (Sao Paulo)
10: Peterson Crisanto = 8:40 (PR) = 7.60 Daberkow Yan (SC) = 6.70 Odarci Nonato (SP)
11: 10:10 = Yan Guimarães (RJ), 7.97 = Marcus Aurelius (SP), 5:54 = Kalani Silva (SP)
12: 11:30 = Ian Gouveia (PE), 6:40 Cainan = Barletta (RS), 4.50 = Gustavo Sanches (SP)

Round 2 Remaining Heats: (the top two in each heat will advance)

13: Jonatan Busetti (SC), Peter Husadel (SC), Geovani Ferreira (SP)
14: Yuri Gonçaves (SC), Filipe Braz (RJ), Thayson de Souza (SC)
15: Thiago Guimaraes (SP), Marthen Pagliarini (SC), Vicente Romero (SC)
16: Cauê Wood (SC), Daniel Glover (RJ), Lucas Silveira (RJ)

For all the action LIVE from Joaquina Beach tune into the live webcast at oakleyprojunior.com/live.  Additional information, photos, video highlights and heats on-demand are also available on 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.

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