Lightfoot victorious at the Bos grand finale

2015-10-01 06:00
Dylan Lightfoot won the u.20 WSL Pro Junior Men’s event at the Billabong Junior Series Grand Finale.

Dylan Lightfoot won the u.20 WSL Pro Junior Men’s event at the Billabong Junior Series Grand Finale. Photo: AERIALMEDIA

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IN a nail-biter surfing final, Dylan Lightfoot from Jeffreys Bay won the u.20 WSL Pro Junior Men’s event at the Billabong Junior Series Grand Finale - overtaking Adin Masencamp from Strand on the last wave of the heat.

In what must be one of the closest heats in Billabong Junior Surfing history, Lightfoot ended up winning by a mere .05 of a point in the small, but highly contestable, 3-foot conditions.

In the u.20 WSL Pro Junior Women’s event, Nicole Pallet from Durban repeated her victory from the first event at Magnatubes, taking out Sophie Bell from Umdloti in the final. Nicole and Sophie were the two stand-outs in their divisions throughout the event, and it was no surprise that they faced off in the Women’s pro final. Sophie placed second in this u.20 final, but she won her u.16 Girls division in this event.

James Ribbink was the stand-out in the u.12 division, winning this event, as well as taking out the u.12 Boys Series win. Gabi Lailvaux did the same by winning the u.14 Girls division in this event, as well as wining the u.14 Girls Series.

“It has been a great two event series and we are proud of all the junior surfers and their performances,” says Billabong South Africa Marketing Manager Chad D’Arcy. “The other great thing is that most of these surfers are going to stick around to compete in the Billabong SA Junior Champs presented by BOS that will take place next week and weekend in JBay. After we have wrapped here we’re going across to set up at the Lower Point for this very popular 5-day junior event.”

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