North Shore, Oahu, HAWAII (Jan. 16, 2013) — The 2nd Annual North Shore Surf Shop Pro Junior, presented by Rusty and Da Hui, finished up today in perfect 6 – 8 foot Sunset Beach waves. This is the largest pro junior surfing competition in Hawaii’s history. It featured more than 100 of the top under 21 surfers in the nation – male and female – as well as juniors from Europe, Japan and South America. Carrying a 3-Star Mens rating and a 2-Star Womens rating, the event offers $18, 000 total in prize money.
Surf increased throughout the day providing epic conditions for the final rounds in the afternoon. The Women’s Jr heat final was determined by great rides from the smallest competitor Moana Jones. After the older competitors, Baily Nage and Mahina Maeda missed a few good opportunities Moana was able to get a solid scoring wave all the way through to the inside securing her bid for the title. ” I was competing with my really good friends and I was really excited,” said Jones. “I was super happy that it was bigger, I did not want it to be smaller, I was praying to God for it to be perfect and it was.” Maeda, from Sunset Beach, preformed great high performance turns to take second place.
The mens final was close with Seth Moniz leading the whole way after a couple solid tube rides in smaller waves. Keanu Asing was hot through out the final but just missed out by pulling giant moves but just not totally landing them. Ian Crane from San Clemente California took the title with a last solid wave with high scoring top turns, an 8.5 was his score. Crane is 19 and was happy with the win in the first event of the season. ” I was kind of blowing it by falling then I finally got a perfect wave in the end that came straight to me, it was just meant to be.” said Crane.
The event was a organized by Liam McNamera and with the help of many companies and donations form many entities the event was a great success. The Junior tour is now combined with ASP North America and gives valuable points for the youth to be able to compete in other events.
About North Shore Surf Shop
Owned by Liam and Brandee McNamara for more than 10 years, North Shore Surf Shop is regarded world wide as the shop to get the best board for your Hawaii surf trip. More pro surfer’s boards have been sold through North Shore Surf Shop than any shop on the globe. NSSS supports numerous riders on the North Shore including Barron Mamiya, Honolua Bloomfield, Luke Shepardson, Eala Stewart, Makai and Landon McNamara, Makana Pang, Noah Beschen, & Kaiser Auberlen.
Rusty is a brand with its roots firmly planted in the pursuit of the surfing lifestyle. By 1984, Rusty Preisendorfer had already established himself as a young legend in the surfboard shaping world. When the Rusty brand officially launched in 1985, there were few people who didn’t recognize the R-dot logo on surfboards across the globe. With the initial goal of making the best surfboards on the planet, it soon became clear that the tremendous demand for Rusty boards and recognition of the name would easily translate to apparel. What began with t-shirts quickly grew into a comprehensive collection driven by authentic surf roots, progressive product, edgy style, and the signature R-dot.
Decades later, Rusty continues to be an iconic brand in surf culture, featuring a product mix for guys and girls that includes boardshorts, hoodies, tees, knits, dresses and accessories; all available at leading surf shops worldwide. Inspired by art, fashion, music and design, Rusty delivers surf products that represent the classic, casual beach lifestyle defined by the risk-taking spirit and irreverence of today’s youth.