The PacSun USA Surf Team has taken the overall lead at the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships. The top five breakdown like this: USA has 7,415 points; Australia has 7,095 points; Hawaii has 7,085 points; France has 5,845 points; and South Africa has 5,760 points.
Kolohe Andino and Parker Coffin are leading the way in the Boys Under 16 division as the lone American’s still in the main draw. But Jake Halstead, Trevor Thornton, Evan Thompson, and all four girls (Kaleigh Gilchrist, Courtney Conlogue, Taylor Pitz, and Lakey Peterson) are all still alive and looking to get to the finals via the repercharge rounds. Oz is looking solid in the Girls division with two surfers into the semis (Tyler Wright and Felicity Palmateer) while Tahiti looks strong in the Boys Under 18 division with Tamaroa McComb and Poulou Jocelyn both in the quarters (Tahiti also sits at sixth in the overall standings with 5,475 points).
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Despite this little drainer, South Africa's Michael February couldn't advance through his repercharge heat. Photo courtesy Cory Scott/ISA
American Evan Geiselman getting some ups. Photo courtesy ISA/CPL
A quick 1-2 fin blast sequence with Brazil's Gabriel Medina. Photo courtesy Cory Scott/ISA
Shot 2 of Gabriel. Though the Brazo lost his Round 4 heat yesterday, he is through to the 7th round of the repercharge. Photo courtesy Cory Scott/ISA
Kolohe Andino once again proved to be America's top surfer, putting up the highest wave score (9.25) and highest heat total of the day (18.00). Photo courtesy ISA/CPL
The scenic site for the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships: Piha, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo courtesy Cory Scott/ISA
In their repercharge round 4 heat, USA's Kaleigh Gilchrist (red) and New Zealand's Jayda Fitzharris (white) had a little run in. The interference call went on Jayda and Kaleigh eventually advanced through the heat. Photo courtesy Cory Scott/ISA
Italy's lone surfer in the event, Leo Fioravanti, throwing down a mean little larry, putting him into the sixth repercharge round for the Boys Under 16 division. Photo courtesy Cory Scott/ISA
Tahitian Tamaroa McComb now awaits a Round 5 match-up in the Boys U18 division. Photo courtesy ISA/CPL
USA's Parker Coffin accompanied Kolohe Andino in their Round 4 domination, putting them both into the quarterfinals of the Boys U16 division. Photo courtesy ISA/CPL
Frenchmen Dimitri Ouvre flying his French flag high. Photo courtesy Cory Scott/ISA