Home to some of the most esteemed events in junior surfing, the Oakley Pro Junior series will once again play a pivotal role in crowning the ASP World Junior Champion in 2012. With an array of the most talented young surfers in the world going toe-to-toe at some of the globe’s most fabled lineups, the Oakley Pro Junior contests are sure to be filled with fireworks to say the least.
As a part of ASP’s Pro Junior Qualifying series, the first Oakley Pro Junior event will take place on February 1 as some of the most progressive juniors in the world gather along the hallowed shores of North Stradbroke in Australia. Following the event at Straddie, the next Oakley Pro Junior event will be held amid the rampy peaks at Tsurigasaki, Japan in August.
Based on their results throughout the ASP Junior series, the top six male and top two female competitors from each region will qualify for what is arguably one of the most mouth-watering events on the planet, the Oakley World Pro Junior Bali.
Renowned for their slingshot tubes and perfect ramps, the lineups at Canggu and Keramas will play host for the second event on the three stop World Junior Tour. If you’ve ever been curious what the future of progressive surfing will look like, look no further than this contest. In the past, we’ve seen the likes of Dale Staples, Jack Freestone, and Davey Cathels along with a slew of others drop phenomenal performances.
Get ready, because the world’s best juniors are set to raise the bar once again as they travel the world in search of crowning the most progressive junior in surfing today. There’s a revolution brewing in surfing, and it’s being led by the youth.
Jack Freestone and Ezekiel Lau's journey though the toughest competition in junior surfing
Jack Freestone wins the Oakley World Pro Junior and reclaims the ASP World Junior Title
Joins current ASP WCT No.1 Joel Parkinson (AUS) and Pablo Paulino (BRA) in an elite club of three surfers to have claimed multiple men's ASP World Junior Titles.