Pipeline today was in the 4-6 foot range all day with a few tubes for the Junior surfers. The light variable winds played a critical role in today’s event keeping conditions near flawless for the full day of competition.
Junior Women and Men alternated throughout the day and in the end both winners had caught some of the best tubes of the competition. Kauai’s Tatiana Weston – Webb scored an almost perfect wave with a deep left and a 9.7 average from the panel of judges. On the Men’s side it was Kalani David scoring big on a right hander that pushed him through to the final. Weston-Webb was also awarded the “Wave Ring”, a gold ring with a diamond from Windward Jewelers for being the best woman athlete at the event.
The event made history in that the Jr. surfers surfed live on the internet at Pipeline for the first time. The community of surfers, organizers and media and of course many great sponsors, all put their hearts into providing this opportunity to the young surfers of Hawaii. The event will air again in full next month on Time Warner Cable’s channel 250.
The Final Results are as follows:
TATIANA WESTON – WEBB KAUAI 1ST
BRIANNA COPE KAUAI 2ND
DAX MC GILL OAHU 3RD
BAILEY NAGY OAHU 4TH
KALANI DAVID OAHU 1ST
KOA SMITH KAUAI 2ND
CARLOS MUNOZ BRAZIL 3RD
NATHAN FLORENCE OAHU 4TH