The $10,000 Lost Pro Junior started with 120 of the world’s finest age 20 and under surfers battling for a $2,500 first place prize and critical points toward the ASP’s world junior championship in Australia. Following a week of waiting, it all came down to the two Hawaiians. Cuison, a runner-up at each of the past two Lost Pro Juniors, opened strong with a 6.67. Following three mediocre waves, he landed a 7.33 to move into a comfortable lead. Sensing victory at this point, “Bustin Dustin then launched into big air reverse that had the crowd screaming.
But Cuizon would have to settle once again for the second place trophy as Gaskell finished just ahead of him with 14.80 points to 14.00. “I was getting really nervous, hoping another wave would come, said Gaskell. “I got really lucky. Dustin is a really good competitor.