Competition resumed at The World Junior Surfing Championships on day 4 presented by Jeep and The World Surf League in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia.
The action did not disappoint with big performances and even bigger upsets going down in fun surf, held in two – three foot waves with a building North Swell at Bombo Beach, Kiama. The contest directors were able to complete 10 heats of Men’s Round 2 until strong winds forced an early finish on Day 4 of the waiting period.
In what was to be one of the most heavily anticipated match ups of the event so far. Australia / Oceania – 2017 Junior Qualifying Series Champion surfer Reef Heazlewood of Australia came up against good friend Ocean Macedo of Hawaii in Heat 3 of Round 2 in 30 explosive minutes of action. Macedo and Heazlewood went toe to toe boosting huge air reverses and unleashing giant snaps in an attempt to move into the third round. When the heat finally came to an end, Macedo was able to claim victory with a win by a slim margin of 0 . 5 points in what surely is to be one of the most bittersweet victories of his young career.
Heazlewood was unlucky with his heat score of 15.90 points, out of a possible 20 points, coming in as the second highest heat total of the day to Macedo’s 16.40 points, meaning that Heazlewood would have won any other heat on Day 4 of competition.
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