SYDNEY, Australia (Friday, Jan. 4, 2008) – Round 2 of the Boys division will hit the water at approximately 08h00 (local time) and will see the first of the elimination rounds underway at the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships, at Sydney's North Narrabeen Beach, this morning.
After an explosive day of Round 1 action yesterday, surfers who finished second or third in their respective Round 1 heats will now have to make their way through man-on-man heats in Round 2; with only the winning surfer advancing into Round 3.
The remaining two heats of the Girls Round 1 are on standby for a possible start later in the day.
A total field of 48 junior men, 18 junior women plus four wildcards from eight surfing regions feature in this year's Billabong ASP World Junior Championships.
The event will be broadcast live via the internet on www.billabongpro.com.
For more information log-on to www.aspworldtour.com
The Billabong ASP World Junior Championships are supported by Panasonic, The Association of Surfing Professionals, Von Zipper, The Warringah Shire Council and Surfing NSW.
Billabong ASP World Junior Championships Boys Round 2 Match- Ups:
Heat 1: Adriano De Souza (BRA) vs Yan Guimares (BRA)
Heat 2: Robson Santos (BRA) vs Tamaroa McComb (PYF)
Heat 3: Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) vs Casey Grant (ZAF)
Heat 4: Rudy Pamboom (ZAF) vs Giancarlo Zampieri (BRA)
Heat 5: Josh Redman (ZAF) vs Peter- Heifara Tahutini (PYF)
Heat 6: Nick Rosza (USA) vs Angelo Lozano (MEX)
Heat 7: Jatyr Berasluce (EUK) vs Beau Atchison (AUS)
Heat 8: Torrey Meister (HAW) vs Nicolau Von Rupp (DEU)
Heat 9: John John Florence (HAW) vs Shu Hagiwara (JPN)
Heat 10: Casey Brown (HAW) vs Kento Takahashi (JPN)
Heat 11: Cory Arrambide vs Jayke Sharp (AUS)
Heat 12: Charlie Brown (BRA) vs Heath Joske (AUS)
Heat 13: Tatsuya Fukagawa (JPN) vs Klee Strachan (ZAF)
Heat 14: Clay Marzo (HAW) vs Brett Shearer (ZAF)
Heat 15: Brandon Roberts (ZAF) vs Adam Wickwire (USA)
Heat 16: Kyle Ramey (HAW) vs Keito Matsuoka (JPN)
Billabong ASP World Junior Championships Girls Remaining Round 1 Match- ups:
Heat 5: Bruna Schitz (BRA); Sage Erickson (USA); Nao Omura (JPN)
Heat 6: Airini Mason (NZL); Lee Ann Curren (FRA); Leila Hurst (HAW)