HUNTINGTON BEACH, California/USA (Saturday, August 4, 2012) – Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), 17, and Conner Coffin (Santa Barbara, CA), 19, have won the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 4-Star Nike US Open of Surfing Pro Junior at Huntington Beach Pier in clean two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves.
Nikki Van Dijk, freshly crowned Women’s ASP Australasia Pro Junior Series Champion, made a charge in the back half of the ladies final and put together a powerful combination of turns to clinch the prestigious Women’s Nike US Open of Surfing Pro Junior title.
“I’m really happy to just have had a good heat out there,” Van Dijk said. “I’m happy to win for Australia. Even a win in the Pro Juniors is huge because it’s the hardest comp to get in to. There are so many people here and the best surfers. All of the girls surfed really well.”
WOMEN’S NIKE US OPEN OF SURFING PRO JUNIOR FINAL RESULT:
1 – Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 14.90
2 – Leila Hurst (HAW) 12.33
3 – Quincy Davis (USA) 11.83
4 – Kaleigh Gilchrist (USA) 11.30