LADIES NIGHT OF SURFING One night dedicated to the beautiful ladies of surfing... Big Screen Movie Premiere of Nike 6.0's Leave A Message featuring Malia Manuel, Coco Ho, Monyca Byrne-Wickey, Lakey Peterson, Laura Enever and Carissa Moore. Female Shapers: Whitney Lang Molly Logan Dessa Kirk Female Surfers: Leah Dawson Cindy Santini Time: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm Location: Shaper Studios 6310 Riverdale Street San Diego, CA
Rob Machado Seaside Pro Junior Photo Gallery Photos: Chris Grant / JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine This year marked a first for Rob Machado's annual contest, the addition of a Pro Junior event for the girls. In the challenging and shifty conditions of Seaside Reef, the pre-contest favorite, Lakey Peterson, lived up to expectations and took out the Final, defeating Hawaii's Nage' Melamed and Leila Hurst with California's Taylor Pitz rounding out the field. Here are a few moments from the event... Left: Up the beach from the competition site, Lakey Peterson paddled out into a drifting, current-filled, empty lineup and scored some nice warm-up waves before the final day commenced. Lakey Peterson was on fire from the first round. Spectacular backside hook at Seaside Reef. Seaside Reef offered up plenty of surf. Tatiana Weston-Webb throws water as a bumpy left lines up ahead of her. Malibu's Chandler Parr scored a last second victory on Day 1 but was starved of waves in the Quarterfinals. At only 13 years old, Kylie Loveland already knows that good surfing begins with solid bottom turns. Hawaii's Brianna Cope came up just short in the Semifinals but had some of the best rights of the contest. Special mention goes to Floridian Haley Watson who shined wearing a wetsuit in the sub-60 degree water temps. The loudest cheers of the event went up when 11 year old Meah Collins wrapped this spray-throwing turn. Although unlucky to miss the Final, Hawaii's Alessa Quizon was a clear standout in the event unloading on every section that presented itself. Alessa Quizon after a blistering Quarterfinal performance. One of the biggest supporters of women's surfing in the surf industry (and one of the few who will give JettyGirl the time of day), Billabong's Megan Brainard Villa, shown here with Alessa Cuizon. With a spirited run in the Semis, Laguna Beach's Taylor Pitz used her formidable backside skills to make the Finals. Taylor Pitz' camp exploded with applause when she made the Final. A smiling Taylor walks with Lauren Otonicar of Tonic Haircare, one of Taylor's sponsors. Earlier in the week I had the honor of babysitting Leila Hurst's new board on the beach. As her Finals berth would attest, the new board works very well indeed! Hawaii's Leila Hurst ripped throughout the event and walked away with a 3rd Place finish. Nage' Melamed surfs really well on her backhand, routinely putting her board in unique positions in the lip. Nage' shredded into 2nd Place in the comp. By the afternoon, the inside peak shifted and some fun rights poured through the lineup. Nage's smooth carves complimented them perfectly. Lakey Peterson won the Rob Machado Pro Jr largely because of her excellent backhand skills. I dug this weightless, drifting re-entry...a wonderful blend of timing, speed and balance by Lakey Peterson. A stoked Lakey Peterson exits the water to be congratulated by family, friends and the press. A jubilant Lakey Peterson, winner of the 2011 Rob Machado Seaside Pro Junior.
Our 2011 ASP Women's World Tour Preview is based on Top 5 predictions from the following list of World Champions and past, present and future surfing superstars. It is really interesting to see how similar the picks are from such a diverse group of people. Once you've perused the list of Top 5 picks, jump on over to our 2011 ASP Women's World Tour Preview.
|Paige Alms 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Carissa Moore 3. Sally Fitzgibbons 4. Coco Ho 5. Tyler Wright Wendy Botha 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Sally Fitzgibbons 3. Carissa Moore 4. Coco Ho 5. Silvana Lima Meah Collins 1. Carissa Moore 2. Stephanie Gilmore 3. Sally Fitzgibbons 4. Coco or Tyler 5. Silvana or Courtney Jessica Grimwood 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Silvana Lima 3. Sally Fitzgibbons 4. Tyler Wright 5. Courtney Conlogue Shea Hodges 1. Melanie Bartels 2. Silvana Lima 3. Carissa Moore 4. Courtney Conlogue 5. Rebecca Woods Kim Mearig 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Carissa Moore 3. Sally Fitzgibbons 4. Chelsea Hedges 5. Courtney Conlogue Marissa Shaw 1. Carissa Moore 2. Stephanie Gilmore 3. Sally Fitzgibbons 4. Silvana Lima 5. Courtney Conlogue Bo Stanley 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Silvana Lima 3. Tyler Wright 4. Carissa Moore 5. Sally Fitzgibbons Valentina Vitale 1. Carissa Moore 2. Stephanie Gilmore 3. Tyler Wright 4. Sally Fitzgibbons 5. Silvana Lima||Jamie Baittinger 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Sally Fitzgibbons 3. Tyler Wright 4. Courtney Conlogue 5. Carissa Moore Serena Brooke 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Courtney Conlogue 3. Sally Fitzgibbons 4. Carissa Moore 5. Coco Ho Shelby Detmers 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Carissa Moore 3. Sally Fitzgibbons 4. Coco Ho 5. Silvana Lima Nicole Grodesky 1. Sally Fitzgibbons 2. Stephanie Gilmore 3. Silvana Lima 4. Carissa Moore 5. Claire Bevilaqua Alexia Jeri 1. Sally Fitzgibbons 2. Stephanie Gilmore 3. Silvana Lima 4. Sofia Mulanovich 5. Coco Ho Wini Paul 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Sally Fitzgibbons 3. Carissa Moore 4. Tyler Wright 5. Coco, Courtney or Chelsea Jolene Smith 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Carissa Moore 3. Laura Enever 4. Melanie Bartels 5. Courtney Conlogue Lauren Sweeney 1. Silvana Lima 2. Carissa Moore 3. Stephanie Gilmore 4. Coco Ho 5. Sally Fitzgibbons Kim Wooldridge 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Sally Fitzgibbons 3. Chelsea Hedges 4. Carissa Moore 5. Tyler Wright||Rochelle Ballard 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Carissa Moore 3. Tyler Wright 4. Silvana Lima 5. Coco Ho Chloe Buckley 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Coco Ho 3. Sally Fitzgibbons 4. Melanie Bartels 5. Silvana Lima Amee Donohoe 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Tyler Wright 3. Carissa Moore 4. Courtney or Sally 5. Silvana Lima Bethany Hamilton 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Carissa Moore 3. Sally Fitzgibbons 4. Tyler Wright 5. Silvana Lima Di Mattison 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Carissa Moore 3. Sally Fitzgibbons 4. Tyler Wright 5. Silvana Lima Lakey Peterson 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Carissa Moore 3. Tyler Wright 4. Laura Enever 5. Coco Ho Valeria Sole' 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Carissa Moore 3. Sally Fitzgibbons 4. Tyler Wright 5. Coco Ho Sara Taylor 1. Stephanie Gilmore 2. Silvana Lima 3. Chelsea Hedges 4. Carissa Moore 5. Jessi Miley-Dyer Emily Wratschko 1. Carissa Moore 2. Tyler Wright 3. Stephanie Gilmore 4. Sally Fitzgibbons 5. Courtney Conlogue|
Billabong ASP World Junior Championships Presented by Monster Energy ASP World Junior Championships North Narrabeen, Sydney Australia 8 - 16 January 2011 Live Coverage | Results/Photos/Videos etc ASP Women’s World Junior Tour Culminates at Billabong World Junior Championships NEW SOUTH WALES, January 5, 2011 - The world’s best under-21 female surfers are about to descend upon Sydney’s North Narrabeen from January 8 through 16, 2011 to battle for the title of ASP Women’s World Junior Champion at the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships. The 2010 ASP World Junior Tour is comprised of two events which crown the men’s and women’s ASP World Junior Champions respectively and young Australian Tyler Wright (AUS), 16, is currently the frontrunner in the race for the 2010 title heading into the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships. Wright, who won the first event of the ASP World Junior Tour, the Oakley World Junior in Bali, has her sights set on this year’s crown, but remains humble while acknowledging the tough task that lies ahead at North Narrabeen. “It would mean a lot to me to win the World Juniors,” Wright said. “It’s just one of those things that I really want to do. North Narrabeen hasn't been too kind to a lot of Aussies so I will need all the support and confidence I can get.” Sage Erickson (USA), 20, who has competed at the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships for several years, put in a domineering performance at the Oakley ASP World Junior Championships via her entry as a wildcard, notching an equal 3rd place finish to put her in contention for the prized ASP World Junior Champion crown entering North Narrabeen. “Coming into the Narrabeen event with an equal 3rd feels great but definitely doesn't help with pressure,” Erickson said. “I’ve been to this event for some years now and the talent never ceases to amaze me. This year I’m sure will be even harder. Being my last year it takes the pressure off a bit because I know the break and have a warm up that seems to work, so that’s what I’ll try and focus on to prepare.” The California natural-footer will be competing in her final ASP Pro Junior event at this year’s Billabong ASP World Junior Championships and would be elated to punctuate her impressive career with an ASP World Junior Title before turning her focus to qualification for the ASP Women’s World Tour. “The Billabong World Junior Championships is my last Junior event ever, so winning it would mean so much to me in so many ways,” Erickson said. “Having a World Title under my belt can only help my confidence, something that a surfer needs to have to be a great competitor. Also it would give me a sense of closure to my Junior career and a beneficial boost on to the ASP Women’s World Ranking this year.” Erickson also feels that competing alongside the world’s finest ASP Pro Junior competitors is the perfect training grounds in helping aspiring professionals to prepare for their careers on an international level. “Events like the Billabong World Juniors help to prepare all the young aspiring surfers so much because we get a sense of competing against top competitors from around the globe in a World Tour format,” Erickson said. “Not only being able to see the sort of talent that is needed to win but being able to practice and perform under pressure in a high level format, it’s an important stepping stone into forming us into the surfers that we will become.” Other marquee names competing at the women’s Billabong ASP World Junior Championships include defending event champion and 2011 ASP Women’s World Tour rookie Laura Enever (AUS), 19, and Hawaiian Malia Manuel (HAW), 17. The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships holds a waiting period from January 8 through 16, 2011 and will be webcast LIVE via billabongpro.com Opening Ceremony Koomurri Aboriginal Performance Group 07:15am, Saturday, Jan 8th Billabong ASP World Junior Championships North Narrabeen beach The Billabong ASP World junior Championships fuelled by Monster Energy is made possible with the support of Sony, Volkswagon, VonZipper, Nixon, Australia’s Surfing Life Magazine, Manly Warringah Council and NSW Sport and Recreation. Upcoming Round 1 Billabong ASP World Junior Championships Heats: Heat 1: Justine Dupont (FRA), Lakey Peterson (USA), Camila Cassia (BRA) Heat 2: Sage Erickson (USA), Chantelle Rautenbach (ZAF), Malia Manuel (HAW) Heat 3: Laura Enever (AUS), Alessa Quizon (HAW), Minato Takahashi (JPN) Heat 4: Tyler Wright (AUS), Diana Cristina (BRA), Ellie-Jean Coffey (AUS) Heat 5: Felicity Palmateer (AUS), Leila Hurst (HAW), Nao Omura (JPN) Heat 6: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Alizee Aranaud (FRA), Airini Mason (NZL) www.billabongpro.com www.aspworldtour.com