Surfing Vancouver Island  

2006 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships - Brazil  


Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, May 08, 2006 - Sao Paulo, Brazil

BCSA juniors - Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, May 08, 2006 - Sao Paulo, Brazil

BCSA juniors in Brazil

» 5 BC boys competed with surfers from 30 other nations at the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, in Brazil.

» BCSA.ca


  • Noah Cohen
  • Kye Peladeau
  • CC Unger-Mayor
  • Ryan Cameron
  • Isaac Raddysh

2006 WJSC Contest Favorites -
Photos by Stephen Mayor Photographic

Here are my favorite shots of the top surfers at the contest. Wait 'til you get a look at the crazy floater that Julian Wilson lands. I knew as I watched his first heat that he would be the one to beat.

The depth of the Australian Junior Team was truly awe inspiring. Both Julian and Jordy Smith of South Africa were the top two surfers in the event. The fact that they were knocked out of the qualifying rounds and had to fight their way back in, surfing extra heats in the repechage, made the contest all that more exciting. A little poetic justice also to witness them finish their campaign 1st and 2nd respectively.

Sorry but your going to have to wait to see shots of Jordy in action. He sat down with me for a chat about 30 minutes before the South African Team headed to the airport. Jordy was on his way to Johannesburg and the next contest. Keep an eye on coastalbc.com for that story in the next little bit.

U18 Girls

BethanyHamilton - Hawaii, 11th - U18girls, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
BethanyHamilton - Hawaii, 11th - U18girls, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Courtney Colongue - USA, 5th - U18girls, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Diana Souza - Brazil, 3rd - U18girls, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

Kira Townsend - Australia, 8th - U18girls, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Kira Townsend
Lee Ann Curren - France, 8th - U18girls, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Lee Ann Curren
Lee Ann Curren - France, 8th - U18girls, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Pauline Ado - France, 1st - U18girls, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

Pauline Ado - France, 1st - U18girls, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Pauline Ado
Sally Fitzgibbons - Australia, 2nd - U18girls, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Sally Fitzgibbons
Sally Fitzgibbons - Australia, 2nd - U18girls, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Sally Fitzgibbons - Australia, 2nd - U18girls, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

U16 boys

Alejo Muniz - Brazil, 2nd - U16boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Alejo Muniz
Hayden McNicol - South Africa, 7th - U16boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Hayden McNicol
Hayden McNicol - South Africa, 7th - U16boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Owen Wright - Australia, 1st - U16boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Owen Wright

Owen Wright - Australia, 1st - U16boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Owen Wright - Australia, 1st - U16boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Shaun Joubert - South Africa, 3rd - U16boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Shaun Joubert

U18 boys

Caleb R-Boquist - Australia, 3rd - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Caleb R-Boquist
Caleb R-Boquist - Australia, 3rd - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Casey Brown - Hawaii, 6th - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Casey Brown
Cory Arambide - USA, 5th - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Cory Arambide

Freddie Meadows - Sweden, 31st - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
team Canada's best new bud/partner in crime... Swedens Freddie Meadows
Freddie Meadows - Sweden, 31st - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Jeremy Flores - France, 4th - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Jeremy Flores
Julian Wilson - Australia, 1st - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

Julian Wilson - Australia, 1st - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Julian Wilson
Julian Wilson - Australia, 1st - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Julian Wilson - Australia, 1st - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Julian Wilson - Australia, 1st - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

Kyle Lane - South Africa, 9th - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Kyle Lane
Kyle Lane - South Africa, 9th - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Kyle Ramey - Hawaii, 11th - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Kyle Ramey
Wiggolly Dantas - Brazil, 11th - U18boys, Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Wiggolly Dantas

May/13/2006

Today was the second last day of competition and it's almost certain now that Australia will take home the 2006 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championship title. Their surfers are a force to be reckoned with here, they have an amazing the depth of talent. From all standpoints, management, coaching and athletes, the organization and commitment that they all make to be the best is inspiring. There are other teams that show this kind of depth, commitment and skill like Hawaii, South Africa, Brazil, France and New Zealand. It's awesome to be here and part of competitive surfing on this grand scale.

The top teams have great financial support from surf industry sponsors, their National Governments and unusual sources for surfers such as airlines and bottled water companies. They have Olympic size support. It's understandable considering the scale of surfing in their countries and the number of years that they've been at it. Once again it brings the scale of competitive surfing in Canada into crystal clear view.

Hey, on a positive note though, it's only up from here. Good people make great things happen. I believe that's the foundation of success in every pursuit and certain that it happened that way in those countries too.

This year Canada's junior surfers put their hearts into it and gave it their best. Through six weeks of pre-contest training Noah, Ryan, CC, Kye and coach Guto Cunha put everything that they had into it. Competition on a world scale is tough but like true Canadians, "if it's not hard to do it's probably not worth doing".

Kye Peladeau - Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, May 08, 2006 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
I'm proud of the effort that the team put forward and we are all grateful to our sponsors and supporters, families, siblings and friends that helped and continue to support us doing our best with what we love to do. By continuing to pull together we will make competitive surfing in Canada and our Canadian Junior Team something that the whole country can be proud of.

Just one special note; hats of to Kye Peladeau. Kye received our highest heat score of 9.6 and made two repechage rounds, one in each the Under 16 and Under 18 divisions. Bravo Kye!

Stephen Mayor
BCSA and Canadian Jr. Team Manager


May/09/2006

We arrived in Maresias after two flights and 2hr bus ride Tuesday afternoon. Maresias is a beach town similar in size and purpose to Tofino. It's fall here so it's very quite week nights but busy with travelers on the weekends. The swell has been big and heavy even for Maresias standards but has dropped to more Jr. friendly conditions since Saturday and the team is really stoked. The water is warm and everyone is riding in board shorts. Besides the chest rashes, and a minor face plant in the pool, they are really digging Brazil.

Guto's been on double duty since he arrive here from his parents home in Rio. Next to being Team Canada's coach, he's an all-star negotiator with beach vendors and the only one that can read a menu.

The opening ceremonies were Sunday, and had a definite Brazilian flair. There was the traditional ISA parade of nations, followed by the "Sands Of The World" ceremony, welcoming speeches but thing that we all dug the most was the live Brazilian music and Samba dancers. The town square was turned into a rhythmic moving mosh pit. It was a WJSC opening that the Canadian Team, especially Ryan and Kye, will talk about for a long time to come.

Sunday was the first day of competition and the entire team had their first round heats. It was a little devastating for our Canadian juniors, not one surfer made it through to the second round of qualifying heats. They were forced to take the long way around through the repechage heats.

The second day of competition brought some great news. Fifteen year old Kye Peladeau made it through his first repechage heat and kept his chances alive in the U16 division. Both CC Unger-Mayor and Isaac Raddysh finished their U16 division foray following their repechage defeats.

Team Canada gave it their all today but only one surfer remains in the contest. Kye Peladeau once again came through in the first repechage round of the U18 division. Kye had two solid rights and was in first place through most of the heat. His second place finish buoyed team spirits, it was just enough to get him on to round two. Noah Cohen, Ryan Cameron and CC Unger-Mayor all went down to defeat is the same round. Unfortunately Kye came forth in his second round repechage heat in the U16 division later in the afternoon.

The entire Canadian Jr team has shown lots of spirit and we'll on be on the beach hootin' and hollerin' for Kye's next heat.

Cheers
Stephen Mayor
BCSA and Canadian Jr. Team Manager


Monday 8 May, 2006
Maresias Beach, Sao Paulo, Brazil

FRANCEíS LEE-ANN CURREN POSTS HIGHEST WAVE SCORE AT
QUIKSILVER ISA WORLD JUNIOR SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS

BCSA Juniors - Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May, 2006 - Photo:Stephen Mayor - CoastalBC.com

Franceís Lee-Ann Curren posted the highest single wave score of competition so far, a 9 out of 10, in her Under 18 Girls win at the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships today.

Surfing in 3-4 foot (1.2m) surf at Brazilís Maresias Beach, Curren, the daughter of three-time world professional champion Tom, linked a series of flowing turns to post the excellent score in winning her first round qualifying heat. Ironically, her father won the first ISA World Junior Championship in France in 1980.

After the win, Curren, 16, of Biarritz, said that she was a bit stressed and nervous before the heat. "But now Iím in the contest and Iíll see how it goes. There were good lefts and rights so I had fun, the waves are so good," she said.

The swell was six foot (two metres) when the teams arrived last week and during a practice session Curren was seen standing tall in a tube trailing her hand on the face, in the classic style of her famous father. "Yes, Dad taught me a bit about riding the tube," she said with a smile.

Australiaís Sally Fitzgibbons (Gerroa, NSW) posted the highest heat score of the day, 15.46 out of 20, in defeating Ametza Nichols, of Barbados (5.20 points), and Holly Donnelly, of the United Kingdom (4.46 points).

Fitzgibbons said it was hard to get in the right position in the lineup but there were good waves on offer. "I seemed to be in the right spot at the right time when the swell pulsed and I caught a few good sets," she said. "The event has a good atmosphere and itís heaps of fun so Iím hoping to continue to do well as itís my first big international competition."

The youngest competitor in the event, eight-year-old Iliana Aguirre, of Ecuador, showed tremendous spirit to take on both the surf and the older competitors in her heat. Even though she placed third, behind USAís Amy Nichol and Peruís Brissa Malaga, Aguirre captured the hearts of everyone on the beach.

"I caught a lot of waves but Iím not tired," Aguirre said. "I like surfing pointbreaks, where it is easier to get out, but Iíll have to practise more in beachbreaks."

Aguirre, who has been surfing since she was four, lives two hours from the beach and can only surf on weekends, though she is in the water every day on her holidays.

"I still have 10 years to compete in this event so hopefully one day I can win the gold medal," said Aguirre, who read the sportsmanship oath on behalf of all 251 competitors from 27 countries at the eventís opening ceremony last Saturday.

Hawaiiís Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack in 2003, was another impressive winner today, defeating Ariel Engstrom (Puerto Rico) and Victoria Ventura (Argentina), even though she was called on an interference with Ventura at the beginning of the heat.

Bethany Hamilton - Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, May 08, 2006 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
 

Hawaiian Bethany Hamilton posted a convincing opening round heat win at the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships in Brazil today. Despite an interference call against Hamilton early in the heat and subsequently losing points to her heat score, she still won through to round two. Hamilton is part of Team Hawaii who are the defending teams champions at this event.

"I was feeling nervous, especially starting with an interference," Hamilton said. "It was a junk closeout, so I donít know what I was thinking. But I think the competition will get harder and harder now so I definitely want to take it up a notch."

Hamiltonís team, Hawaii, are the defending world junior champions and they will be fighting off strong challenges from USA, Brazil, Australia, South Africa and France to defend their title in Brazil.

American Cory Arrambide (Ventura, California) and Japanís Kaito Sekimoto caused a major upset in the Under 18 Boys Qualifying Round Two when they defeated highly touted Australian, Matt Wilkinson (Copacabana, NSW).

Wilkinson placed third in the heat with New Zealandís Kerin van der Helder fourth. Wilkinson is still in the competition, but he now needs to progress through the repechage rounds to keep his medal hopes alive.

Arrambide, 16, said he started the heat with a decent wave that allowed for a couple of outside turns before linking up on the inside.

"It felt good to get a start like that," Arrambide said. "We were battling to get the best waves and then I got another decent wave. I surfed against Wilko in Australia last year and he smoked me. He rips so I was stoked to beat him. I knew it would be tough because heís a super-consistent surfer."

South Africaís Jordy Smith posted the roundís highest heat score of 15.60 in defeating Heifara Tahutini (Tahiti), Wladimar Peres (Brazil) and Tomas Valente (Portugal). Smithís score included an 8.27.

Jordy Smith - Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, May 08, 2006 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
 

South Africa's Jordy Smith is in great form in Brazil at the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. Smith was the highest scoring round two heat winner in the under 18 boys division posting an impressive 15.20 out of a possible 20 to easily defeat his opponents.

Australiaís Julian Wilson posted the second highest score of the round with 14.17, which included an 8.0.

New Zealandís Richard Christie, 17, from Mahia Peninsula on the North Island, also posted a win and said he was feeling good. Christie defeated Hawaiiís Torrey Meister, Jordan Guadet (USA) and Guillermo Lobo (Spain). "I was coming second to Torrey but I got a good wave at the end. Weíve got a strong team and weíre hoping to do better than last year when we finished seventh overall."

The Under 16 Boys Repechage Round One was also held today with Japanís Tatsuki Inque posting the roundís highest score of 14.00.

Tuesdaysís schedule is:

MAIN PODIUM: 12 heats Qualifying 2 Under 16 Boys; 12 heats Repechage 2 Under 16 Boys.

SECOND PODIUM: 12 heats Repechage 1 Under 18 Boys; 12 heats Qualifying 2 Under 18 Girls.

The eight-day competition continues until Sunday 14 May when gold medals will be decided in three divisions Ė Under 18 and 16 Boys, and Under 18 Girls.

The scores of the top three athletes per division are added to reach the final ranking to decide the World Junior Surfing Champion Team, a title currently held by Hawaii.

The 27 countries competing in the event (in order of their placing in last yearís contest) are: Hawaii, Brazil, USA, Australia, South Africa, France, New Zealand, Tahiti, United Kingdom, Peru, Portugal, Japan, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Barbados, Jamaica, Chile, Canada, Italy, Germany, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Spain, Sweden and Uruguay.

advertisement


 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

advertisement


 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

search CoastalBC.com


 
 
 
 

advertisement

coastalbc.com | site map | weather | classifieds | email

appropriate listings and links for businesses, organizations, and individuals are free.
Advertising on this website

thanks for visiting CoastalBC.com

Copyright © 1997-2017 CoastalBC.com. All rights reserved. | Terms of Use