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The Canadian Team at the World Junior Surfing Championships by Stephen Mayor  



The Canadian Team at the World Junior Surfing Championships

on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor 

October 8-16, 2005 at Huntington Beach, Calif. by Stephen Mayor

The Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships is a week-long competition with 250 surfers from 27 countries including Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Tahiti, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela.

Noah Cohen - 2005 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Noah Cohen - 2005 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Noah Cohen - 2005 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
coach Guto Cunha - 2005 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

Photos by Stephen Mayor Photographic

Two days of competitions complete and all the Canadian Jr's have completed in their 1st round. The only surfer to make it through was Noah Cohen in the boys Under 16 age group. A number of his team mates surfed well and advanced to the reporcharge portion of their divisions.

The sea conditions for the first and second days where good with waves that have challenged their skills.

Noah surfs in round 2 heat 3, today, October 11th, at 8:40AM Pacific time.

Noah Cohen - 2005 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Noah Cohen - 2005 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Noah Cohen - 2005 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

The Boys Under 16 got underway with all 24 heats in the first round of qualifiers. Early in the day in heat four, Kento Takashi from Japan outscored the favored home team USA's Hunter Heverly. Both surfers secured first and second place respectively to advance.

In heat six, it was a tough battle for second place between Enrique Labarthe from Peru, a country with a long legacy of wave riding, against the underdog from Canada Noah Cohen. In the end, Cohen of Canada took second place with a 6.97, only 0.80 above Labarthe of Peru, and advanced to the next round of qualifiers. Peru and Chile dropped to the repercharges. "I went out there and tried to get the best waves possible," said Noah Cohen. "This is my first time surfing in California, the water is warmer than it ever gets in Canada and the waves have been great. I hope they hold out."

Canadian Team

Under 18 Boys:
Joey Buck
Ryan Cameron
Peter Thicke
Ben Marsh

Under 16 Boys:
Noah Cohen
Taylor Connolly
Kye Peladeau
Isaac Norman

Under 18 Girls:
Nicole Boucheau
Lindsay Bryden
Kiara Stiles
Kathleen Fenell

British Columbia Surfing Association BCSA West Coast Team Members
Under 16 Boys:
Noah Cohen, Kye Peladeau and CC Unger-Mayor (alternate)

Under 18 Boys:
Joey Buck, Ryan Cameron and Peter Thicke

Under 18 Girls:
Kiara Stiles

Oct/07/2005
The waves were good here this morning, lots of teams out in the water now. The world surf community is big and it's obvious by how some of the teams are decked out that there is plenty of sponsor support out there.

We hooked up with a few of the Canadian east coasters this morning, the balance arrived late this afternoon. Our first complete Team Canada session under Guto's direction is at 8:30 am tomorrow morning. Opening ceremonies at 2:00 pm, including the parade of nations and a nations beach sand ceremony.

The word for tomorrow is "overhead", the Team is stoked! Hope to get some good shots... stay tuned.


Oct/06/2005 morning

Kiara Stiles on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Kiara Stiles
Kye Peladeau on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Kye Peladeau
Kye Peladeau on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Kye Peladeau on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

We're in Ventura CA this am, the Team's had a session, small but clean and fun waves.
Photos are from training before we left and from our second day on the road at The Cove in Westport WA. Everyone's in great spirits, we'll be in Huntington this aft.

Noah Cohen on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Noah Cohen
Noah Cohen on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Noah Cohen on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Noah Cohen on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

Peter Thicke on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Peter Thicke
Peter Thicke on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Ryan Cameron on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Ryan Cameron on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Ryan Cameron

Ben Dickens & Peter Thicke training on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Ben Dickens & Peter Thicke

Trainers - Ben Dickens, Pacific Surf School Tofino, has been instructed the elite surfer training program in Australia for 8 years. A great guy who knows his stuff, he worked the Jr's hard supported by Canadian pro Peter Devries


Coach - Guto Cunha, Brazilian Pro, he's coaching the Canadian Jr. Team in Huntington Beach
Coach Guto  on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Coach Guto

CC Unger-Mayor on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
CC Unger-Mayor
CC Unger-Mayor on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
CC Unger-Mayor on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

Joey Buck on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Joey Buck
Joey Buck on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Joey Buck on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
on the road to the World Junior Surfing Championships - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

Oct/06/2005 afternoon We're in Huntington, crew hit the waves when we arrived around 4:00pm... We're all impressed with team Japan, really young and rippin'! Lots of young talent in the water. I'll be shooting tomorrow in the good light.

Cheers
Stephen

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U16 Boys final - 30 min heat, total best two waves

  1. Tonino Benson, Hawaii 13.56 points - Red Jersey
  2. Clay Marzo, Hawaii 12.43 points - White Jersey
  3. David Delroy-Carr, Australia 11.67 points - Black Jersey
  4. Wiggolly Dantas, Brazil 8.71 points - Yellow Jersey
The U16 boys division was won by two Hawaiian surfers. Tonino Benson battled it out with teammate/Quiksilver team rider Clay Marzo for the gold and silver medals. Both surfers landed huge maneuvers but in the end the gold went to Benson and Marzo took silver. "I am stoked I got the win," said 15-year-old Tonino Benson from Kona, Hawaii. "Itís the biggest win of my career. Hawaii has very different waves from here. Itís pretty challenging, but I just got off the East Coast and that helped me prepare for the waves here. Finally all my work is paying off." Brazilian Wiggolly Dantas, dropped from first to fourth near the end of the heat because of an interference call against him. He ended up with the copper medal and David Delroy-Carr of Australia took the bronze in third place.

Clay Marzo - Hawaii - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Clay Marzo - Hawaii
Clay Marzo - Hawaii - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
David Delroy-Carr - Australia - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
David Delroy-Carr - Australia
David Delroy-Carr - Australia - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

Tonino Benson - Hawaii - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Tonino Benson - Hawaii - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Tonino Benson - Hawaii
Tonino Benson - Hawaii - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

Wiggolly Dantas - Brazil - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Wiggolly Dantas - Brazil
Wiggolly Dantas - Brazil - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

U18 Girls - 30 min heat, total best two waves

  1. Stephanie Gilmore Australia, gold medal 17.17 points - Red Jersey
  2. Karina Petroni USA, silver medal 12.2 points - Yellow Jersey
  3. Carrisa Moore Hawaii, bronze medal 10.37 points - Black Jersey
  4. Lani Hunter Hawaii, copper medal 9.73 points - White Jersey
This years title in the U18 Girls division was soundly secured by Stephanie Gilmore of Austrailia. It was her second consecutive World Title and gold medal. "There has been a lot of learning," said Stephanie Gilmore. "I am preparing for the ĎCT, and am feeling more confident for the ĎQS. I have had a little bit more experience than the other girls, but I still see myself on the same level as them. I canít get too cocky because you never know whatís around the corner." Crowd favorite, Team USA's Karina Petroni took the silver, her second consecutive 2nd place finish as well. The bronze and copper medals went to Carrisa Moore and Lani Hunter both of Hawaii.

Carissa Moore - Hawaii - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Carissa Moore - Hawaii
Karina Petroni - USA - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Karina Petroni - USA
Karina Petroni - USA - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Lani Hunter - Hawaii - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Lani Hunter - Hawaii

Stephanie Gilmore - Australia - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Stephanie Gilmore - Australia - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Stephanie Gilmore - Australia
Stephanie Gilmore - Australia - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

U18 Boys final - 30 min heat, total points best two waves

  1. Jeferson Silva Brazil gold medal, 15.77 points - Red Jersey
  2. Tanner Gudauskas USA silver medal, 14.37 points - White Jersey
  3. Thomas Hermes Brazil bronze medal, 13 points - Yellow Jersey
  4. Jordy Smith South Africa copper medal, 11.8 points - Black Jersey
The boys U18 final was a hotly contested match up between two Brazilian surfers, one member of each Team South Africa and the USA Surf Team. Two members of the Brazilian Surf Team Thomas Hermes and Jeferson Silva were leading the pack when Team USA's Tanner Gudauskas tore into a wave on the outside that moved him into the lead. Jordy Smith of South Africa remained a threat throughout always close on the leaders heals. The results of the final only became clear when close to the end of the heat Silva caught a left toward the pier. He demonstrated style, power and flow with a number of smooth powerful turns connecting all the way to the beach. Silva left the water as the clock wound down believing that the gold medal was his. His teammates ran down the beach and lifted him onto their shoulders celebrating their victory. "He is 18 now so this was his last chance to ride for Brazil," said Brazilian Coach Marcos Conde, speaking on behalf of Silva who doesnít speak English. "He is very happy for his win and for his country."

Jeferson Silva - Brazil - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Jeferson Silva - Brazil - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Jeferson Silva - Brazil
Jeferson Silva - Brazil - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

Jordy Smith - South Africa - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Jordy Smith - South Africa - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Jordy Smith - South Africa
Jordy Smith - South Africa - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

Tanner Gudauskas - USA - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Tanner Gudauskas - USA
Tanner Gudauskas - USA - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Thomas Hermes - Brazil - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Thomas Hermes - Brazil - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Thomas Hermes - Brazil

ISA World Juniors Championships - awards ceremony

On October 8th, 2005 the International Surfing Association, Quiksilver, Surfing America and the city Huntington Beach welcomed the national teams of 28 countries for the 2005 World Junior Surfing Championships. After nine days of competition Team Hawaii was on top, the 2005 World Junior Champions taking home the gold. The Hawaiian juniors had accumulated a total of 5,904 points. Brazil was in second capturing silver with 5,321 points, USA winning bronze with 5,173 points and Australia earning copper in forth with 4,966 points. "The 2005 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships has been a triumph of love for surfing," said ISA President Fernando Aguerre. "We've just seen nearly 300 junior surfers from 28 countries surf almost 5,000 waves in 270 heats over eight days with the conditions in Huntington remaining good throughout. Some athletes came from nations where the cost of a plane ticket is one year's salary and they've gone home knowing they've represented their countries well, worn their colors, waved their flags and done it all while doing what they love most, surfing. We've shown the world what the ISA and our surfing tribe know: There is more that unites us as surfers and human beings than separates us. With this amazing network of family, friends and supporters from around the globe this has been possible. Muchas gracias to Quiksilver and to all the teams."

ISA Jr Team Awards gold Hawaii - Photo:Stephen Mayor
ISA Jr Team Awards gold Hawaii
ISA Jr Team Awards  IOC points champions Hawaii - Photo:Stephen Mayor
Team Hawaii receiving the International Olympic Committee's Presidents Trophy
ISA Jr Team Awards U16 gold, silver, bronze & copper - Photo:Stephen Mayor
U16 Champion boys left to right: David Delroy-Carr AUS, Clay Marzo HAW, Tonino Benson HAW and Wiggolly Dantas BRA
ISA Jr Team Awards U16 gold Tonino Benson Hawaii - Photo:Stephen Mayor
U16 gold Tonino Benson Hawaii

ISA Jr Team Awards U18 gold Jefferson Silva Brazil - Photo:Stephen Mayor
U18 gold Jefferson Silva Brazil
ISA Jr Team Awards U18 girls gold, silver, bronze & copper - Photo:Stephen Mayor
U18 Champions girls left to right: Carissa Moore HAW, Karina Petroni USA, Stephanie Gilmore AUS and Lani Hunter HAW
ISA Jr Team Awards U18 girls gold Stephanie Gilmore Australia - Photo:Stephen Mayor
U18 girls gold Stephanie Gilmore Australia

The Quicksilver ISA 2005 World Jr. Championships wound up on October 16th with the event finals. The conditions had improved from the previous days but they where nothing like the solid head high conditions that the Championships began with.

France - black jersey's, South Africa - yellow, USA - white and Australia - red...

Clinton Gravett - South Africa - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - finals - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Drew Ventura - USA - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - finals - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Jeremy Flores - France - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - finals - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Jeremy Flores - France - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - finals - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

The ISA Team Cup was the first final, contested by Australia, France, South Africa and USA, competing in a tag team event. Five surfers, four boys and one girl made up each team. One of the five is predetermined to be the "power surfer". That team member has to count each of their first three waves so wave selection is critical. The other four team members have the option of surfing three waves but select the two waves that they want counted. They signal the judges by raising both hands over their head to acknowledge the last wave counted. The most points over the one hour long heat takes the cup. This event has no bearing on the final outcome of the Championships but it's a fun departure and it demonstrates a different side of competitive surfing.

Jordy Smith - South Africa - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - finals - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Jordy Smith - South Africa - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - finals - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Klee Strachan - South Africa - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - finals - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Michael Colborn - Australia - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - finals - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

France powered through this years event to take the gold. South Africa took the silver, USA bronze and Austrailia copper.
Photos & write-up: Stephen Mayor

Nick Rosza - USA - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - finals - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Nick Rosza - USA - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - finals - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Stephanie Gilmore - Australia - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - finals - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 
Stephanie Gilmore - Australia - ISA World Jr Championships 2005 - finals - Photo:Stephen Mayor
 

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