SA surfer wins world junior champs

first_imgBillabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships Final Results1 – Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 10.002 – Justine Dupont (FRA) 9.00 Arnaud went on to finish equal third and win the overall ASP Women’s World Junior Title. Fellow South African Chantelle Rautenbach finished tied for 17th after losing in round two. “I’m really happy about it and it’s the best result of my life. I’m stoked.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material ‘I’m stoked’“I’m very happy,” Buitendag said afterwards. “I don’t know how to explain it. I really wasn’t expecting this. 11 January 2011 The South African goofy-footer followed her win over Arnaud with victory over Dupont in one-metre waves in the final to score the biggest victory of her young career. Dupont was also in razor-sharp form throughout the championships and eliminated defending event champion and local favorite Laura Enever in the semifinals to guarantee Arnaud’s title. In the final, however, she couldn’t find the scores she needed to stop Buitendag and had to settle for second place. South Africa’s Bianca Buitendag came out of nowhere to win the Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships after a hard-fought final against France’s Justine Dupont in New South Wales, Australia on Tuesday. Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships Semifinals ResultsSF 1: Justine Dupont (FRA) 11.27 def. Laura Enever (AUS) 8.70SF 2: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 8.37 def. Alizee Arnaud (FRA) 7.56 Second overallBuitenday, from Victoria Bay on the picturesque South Cape coast, picked up 10 000 points for her victory, which helped her finish the 2010 ASP Women’s World Junior Rankings tied for second with Australia’s Tyler Wright. In addition, she pocketed $5 000 (over R34 000) for her victory. Buitendag quietly navigated her way through the early rounds of the competition, then tore into several North Narrabeen lefthanders to eliminate France’s Alizee Arnaud in the semifinals. SAinfo reporter She added: “My Dad has been supporting me since I was little, sitting on the beach, and without him nothing would be possible, so thanks to him.”last_img

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