Coco Ho Wins 2011 Oakley World Pro Junior In Bali
Coco Ho lit up the 2011 Oakley World Pro Junior all the way to the Final, where she showcased some of her most aggressive moves. Dimity Stoyle put up an impressive fight, but was no match for Ho who is clearly at the top of her game.
It wasn't until the FInal that a fierce battle for the title took place as Coco Ho was set against Australian Dimity Stoyle. Stoyle struck first with a decent score, but Ho used her powerful wrap-around carves to guarantee her spot on the podium.
"These are a lot of the girls I compete against at the ASP 6-Star events, and they're just as good as the girls in the ASP World Title events," said Coco Ho. "I definitely didn't think it was going to be an easy event, all these girls were getting 8.00s and 9.00s all event!"
Ho takes the lead in the 2011 ASP World Junior Title Race and $5000 prize-money, but is unsure if she'll compete in the remaining ASP World Junior Tour events.
"I don't think I'm going to Brazil for the next event," said Coco Ho. "I came here to surf Keramas and I didn't even have a heat out there, but that's ok because the right at Canggu is way more rippable."
Dimity Stoyle missed out on qualifying for next year's ASP Women's World Title Race by a mere 400 points. But the young Australian today proved she can stick it to the best, throwing down some solid manoeuvres in the Final.
"This is my first year on the ASP World Junior Tour and I didn't know what to expect," said Stoyle. "I've always watched it online and the girls surf so good, so to get 2nd at my first event I'm over the moon. I knew I was against Coco so I just wanted to surf my best, but she got all the good waves."
Joanne Defay took down fellow Frenchwoman Maude Le Car in Round 3 and Australian Felicity Palmateer in the Quarterfinals, but couldn't get past Coco Ho in the Semis. Alessa Quizon was defeated by Dimity Stoyle, in a tight battle that ended with less than half a point difference. Quizon finished equal 3rd place and banks 6500 ASP World Junior Tour ratings points.
Nao Omura was defeated in the second Quarterfinal by Hawaiian Alessa Quizon. Omura surfed solid throughout the 2011 Oakley World Pro Junior in Bali, posting some big scores and takes home an equal 5th place finish and 5250 ratings points towards her ASP World Junior Title campaign.
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