OCEANSIDE, Calif. (August
14, 2010) — In true Supergirl style, Coco
Ho (Oahu, HI) surfed over the competition in
Oceanside, California today to win the 3rd Annual
Supergirl Pro Junior. Sixteen of the world's
best 20-and-under female surfers took to the
waves to battle for the richest purse in ASP
Women's Pro Junior history, with Ho claiming
the $10,000 top prize and her second Supergirl
Pro Junior title. Malia Manuel (Kauai, HI),
Lakey Peterson (Santa Barbara, CA) and Leila
Hurst (Kauai, HI) captured second, third and
fourth place, respectively.
Results—2010 Supergirl Pro Junior
Coco Ho 16.26 points
Malia Manuel 15.17 points
Lakey Peterson 10.67 points
Leila Hurst 10.27 points
Draped in the winner's
Supergirl cape, Ho said, "I'm so stoked.
Now I have one cape for each arm. The Supergirl
[Pro Junior] is the most fun event ever!"
An ASP Grade-4 surfing
contest, the Supergirl Pro Junior is the second
event in this year's Supergirl Jam, the action
sports industry's only large-scale, all-female
competition and lifestyle event designed to
promote female empowerment, strength and independence.
The first event, the Supergirl Am Jam, which
honored female amateur skateboarders, occurred
on June 30 at Skatelab, in Simi Valley, California.
Ho was the first Supergirl Pro Junior champion,
winning the title in 2008 in Huntington Beach,
California. She entered today's competition
hoping for a second win, but after fighting
a cold all week and sizing up her competition,
she knew it was going to be a hard fought battle.
started out the finals so strong, I thought
she had it in the bag," said Ho. "I'm
so glad I got a few good waves."
Manuel hit the water
and didn't waste any time catching some early
waves, recording an 8.00 and 7.17 early on to
claim the top spot. Her lead held until nearly
the mid-point of the 30-minute heat, then Ho
hit back-to-back waves of 7.53 and 8.73 - the
highest score of the heat - to take the lead.
Ho would stay at the top until the end, despite
a late charge from Manuel. Needing an 8.27 to
take reclaim first place, Manuel grabbed a late
wave and rode it to the shore, but was only
able to score a solid 6.67. For the second year
in a row, she claimed the second place silver
"The girls were
really rippin' today," said Manuel. "Thanks
to Supergirl for this opportunity. If you invite
me back next year, I'm here!"
A first year addition
to the competition was the Supergirl Shootout,
two 10-minute heats designed for the remaining
field to compete in an 'expression session'
for a total of $1000. Carissa Moore (Honolulu,
HI), the recent 2010 U.S. Open Women's Champion,
and Amy Nicholl (Drexel Hill, PA) each won $500,
recording the highest scoring wave in the special
The next stop for the
Supergirl Jam event series will be Venice Beach,
California, on August 22. This event will feature
the Snowboard Rail Jam, Skateboard Street and
Inline Best Trick competitions starting at 12:30
p.m. All the action will be webcast on a host
of major web sites including FoxSports.com,
GrindTV.com, Supergirl.com and Supergirljam.com,
the official online destination for the 2010
The entire Supergirl
Jam event series will be broadcast nationally
in November as part of event producer ASA Entertainment's
action sports block on Fox Sports Net and FUEL
For preliminary heats
results and more detailed information on the
Supergirl Pro Junior or the information about
the 2010 Supergirl Jam event series, please
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