Conditions started out clean and cranking on Day 3 of the 2015 Vissla ISA World Junior Championships, which are currently taking place at Oceanside in California. South Africa’s Sebastian Williams stood out from the competition on Day 3 and earned the top heat score of the day (15.93). Sebastian took advantage of the clean morning conditions and advanced to the next round of the Main Event.
Another beautiful start on Day 3 of the Vissla ISA World Junior Championships at Oceanside, California.
In the Under 18 boys division, Richard Kidd placed second in his Repercharge Round 2 heat after losing by just 0.26 of a point to heat winner Esnaider Parrales (ECU). That puts Richard through to the Repercharge Round 3, where he’ll have to come out firing against Guilherme Fonseca (POR), Sheldon Simkus (AUS) and Daiki Tanaka (JPN) if he wishes to continue on his quest for a gold medal.
Adin Masencamp joined Sebastian Williams and Luke Malherbe in Round 3 of the Under 16 Boys Main Event, after taking a convincing win in Heat 47 of Round 2 – racking up a solid 14.00 heat total.
Through to Round 3 of the Main Event, SA’s team captain Shane Sykes was enjoying a well deserved free session.
After an uncharacteristic shaky start, Joshe Faulkner came back strong on Day 3 and dominated his Repercharge Round 1 heat, taking the win with a 12.94 heat total to stay in the hunt for a gold medal.
In the Under 18 Girl’s division, Teal Hogg and Chanelle Botha both recorded solid wins in their Repercharge Round 1 heats. The KZN rippers both live to surf another day by advancing, and will compete again in the do-or-die Repercharge Round 2.
In the Under 16 Girl’s division, Olivia Izzard placed a narrow second in her Repercharge Round 1 heat, finishing just 0.16 behind heat winner, Paloma Santos (CHI). Both Olivia and Sophie Bell will have another chance to show the judges what they’re made of in Repercharge Round 2.
Also through to Round 3 of the Under 18 boys division, Ntando Msibi was making the most of his free time between heats.
The event’s official forecaster, Surfline, predicts 3-4 foot plus wave faces for Thursday, with occasional larger sets on the best tides. The conditions will be semi-clean in the morning with light onshore wind in the afternoon.
There were still some decent peaks on offer during Day 3.