Quiksilver Pro Junior Gallery

New Pier, Durban – Eighteen year old Diran Zakarian from Melkbosstrand, Cape Town today edged out event favourite and last year’s winner Slade Prestwich (Durban) to win the 2013 edition of the Quiksilver Pro Junior held at Durban’s New Pier. Zakarian entered the final as a clear underdog coming up against strong competition in the form of Dylan Lightfoot (Jeffreys Bay), David van Zyl (Durban) and favourite Slade Prestwich (Durban). Zakarian started off the twenty minute final which was held in very tough onshore conditions with the heats highest scoring wave, a 7.0 point ride out of a possible 10 points. Prestwich fought back furiously with two decent scoring rides, drawing even on points but falling short when counting back to the best single score.

Full Results:

U20 Pro Junior Division:

1 Diran Zakarian

2 Slade Prestwhich

3 Dylan Lightfoot

4 David Van Zyl

U16 Division

1 Adin Masencamp

2 Jordan Maree

3 Ethan Fletcher

4 Nthando Msibi

U14 Division

1 Aden Masencamp

2 Koby Oberholzer

3 Ethan Fletcher

4 Jose Faulkner

U12 Division

1 Max Elkington

2 Angelo Faulkner

3 Karl Steen

4 York Van Jaarsveld