Australia's Wade Carmichael has won the Billabong Pro Junior Asia in pumping, four-to-five-foot surf at the Keramas Rivermouth in Bali, Indonesia. The 17-year-old beat out New Zealand's James Woods despite Woods posting 9.0 early on in the final.
"I was really concerned when Woods scored that 9-point ride early but I sort of told myself to relax and concentrate on getting a great wave. There were a lot of excellent waves coming through and I'd scored big prior to the final and realized I simply had to score a big one again," said Carmichael afterward.
Carmichael responded to Woods's ride with a 8.75 before backing it up with a 7.75. Woods needed a 7.5 but failed to find it in the final 10 minutes.
This was Carmichael's first final and best-ever result in any ASP Pro Junior event. He took home $7,000 in prize money and Woods with $3000.
Billabong Pro Junior Asia 2010 Final Day Results:
1. Wade Carmichael (AUS/NSW/Central Coast) 16.50
2. James Woods (AUS/Qld/Coolangatta) 15.50
Semi 1: Wade Carmichael def. Blake Ainsworth
Semi 2: James Woods def. Thomas Woods
Quarter 1: Wade Carmichael def. Garrett Parkes
Quarter 2: Blake Ainsworth def. Ty Watson
Quarter 3: James Woods def. Ryan Callinan
Quarter 4: Thomas Woods def. Beyrick Des Vries (Sth Africa)