Bianca Buitendag has won the Women’s Junior Pro title at the US Open of Surfing, at Huntington Beach, California, on Saturday, 27 July, 2013, posting a final-topping score of 18.10 to beat off strong opposition and claim the signature title.
Breaking the news on twitter, an elated Buitendag said “Whoop, didn’t think I would do it but hey! Thanks again to everyone that was there for me!”
Whoop, didn't think I would do it but hey! Thanks again to everyone that was there for me!… http://t.co/bx6EDsl4Wg
— Bianca Buitendag (@biancabuitendag) July 28, 2013
Buitendag linked an Instagram photo of her raising the Junior Women’s title.
After recording solid performances in the headine Open tournament, the SA surfer was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Australia’s Tyler Wright, who posted a heat score of 15.10 to Buitendag’s 12.74 to knock out the South African in the elimination contest.
After her exit from the premier event Buitendag pursued the Junior Pro title in a relaxed style, winning each of the closing three heats culmimating in a superb final, where she dealt killer moves to easily dispatch Australia’s Nikki van Dijk, Hawaian Tatiana Weston-Webb and host USA’s Frankie Harrer.
The ASP Prime Vans US Open of Surfing represents the sixth of eight events on the Women’s World Championship Tour calendar, and plays a crucial role in surfers ASP WCT qualification campaigns and the World Title.
Final Results of the Women’s Jr Pro title at the Vans US Open of Surfing, on Saturday, 27 July, 2013: 1. Bianca Buitendag (RSA) 18.10 2. Nikki van Dijk (AUS) 16.20 3. Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 14.27 4. Frankie Harrer (USA) 8.74