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A local Indonesian surfer has set the island of Bali abuzz with his stellar performance at the Oakley World Pro Junior. A virtual unknown who won his wildcard placement into the contest during the local trials, Darmaputra Tonjo has rocketed himself and Indonesian surfing onto the center stage of world junior surfing first defeating number two seed Nat Young (USA) in Round 2 only to advance and defeat defending Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Junior Champion Jack Freestone (AUS).
The Oakley World Pro Junior Bali returned to Keramas for Day 4 of competition. The 3 – 4 foot surf was crisp, clean and the ideal canvass for the world’s best junior surfers to display their full repertoire with tubes, walls and air sections on offer.
The Oakley World Pro Junior Bali moved to Keramas for day three of competition. Bali’s famous right-hand reef break pumped out 4 – 6 foot sets for the remaining heats of the Men’s Round 1 and the first four heats of the man-on-man elimination Round 2. Darmaputra Tonjo (IND) caused the upset of the event thus far, eliminating number two seed Nat Young (USA) in Round 2, sending Young home with a last place finish. Tonjo came bursting out of the gates, netting an 8.00 (out of a possible 10) on his opening ride for a series of super fast snaps and carves. Young was left hunting a 6.67 and caught a wave in the final minutes of the heat, but came up short only managing a 6.10.