Chicama Pro Junior Classic

Semifinalists Decided at Chicama Classic Pro Junior in Peru

The Chicama Classic Pro Junior completed 12 heats decided the event's Semifinalists for both divisions as the race to see who will become the 2014 ASP South America Pro Junior Series champion continued in Razuri, Peru.

Rankings leader Deivid Silva (BRA) suffered a surprise early elimination, giving Italo Ferreira (BRA) and Juninho Urcia (PER) a chance to overtake him for the title.

Led by Urcia and Miguel Tudela (PER), the Peruvians dominated the day's competition. In the Semifinals, Urcia will face Luan Wood (BRA) in a rematch of the 2013 ASP South America Pro Junior Final in which Wood came out victorious.

"I'm stoked and a little more relaxed now that I've made it to the Semifinals, especially since Miguel (Tudela) qualified as well," said Urcia. "I started off my heat with a winning mentality and my first two waves were really good. My opponents keep getting harder, and this contest isn't easy at all, but I feel confident that I can get a good result tomorrow. The waves are a little small but with less wind, so I think conditions will be good to compete in. My goal is to qualify for the ASP World Pro Junior event in Portugal, but I'll be aiming for the South American title as well."

The Chicama Classic Pro Junior will the junior surfers who will represent South America at the ASP World Pro Junior event in Ericeira, Portugal. Last year, the World Pro Junior was won by current ASP World Championship Tour rankings leader Gabriel Medina (BRA) when he defeated Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR). ASP South America will send the four best surfers from the men's division and the top two surfers from the women's division according to the rankings upon conclusion of the Chicama Classic Pro Junior.

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