Richards advances in World Junior Surfing Championship

Garden City Beach’s Cam Richards has advanced to round 3 of the World Junior Surfing Championships in Florianopolis, Brazil.

The contest waiting period opened Sunday, October 27th but competitors didn’t find favorable competition conditions until 1st round action was called to begin on Tuesday.

Richards 1st round action pitted him against Brazilian surfer Luan Wood, and South African Dylan Lightfoot.

Richards set in 3rd place through most of the heat, finding a nugget with 15 seconds left that he carved all the way to the inside scoring a 5.90 and giving Richards a combined two wave total of 10.73. It would be enough to put him in the lead with a 1.20 cushion over 2nd place finisher Wood. Lightfoot would finish in 3rd 4.73 points shy of Richards.

The 1st place heat finish allowed Richards to advance directly to the 3rd round where, he will once again face Lightfoot, who won his 2nd round heat and advanced.

2nd round action hit the water on Wednesday and the contest is hopeful for a 3rd straight day. Call time is set for a 7am on Thursday.

The prestigious ASP World Junior Championships title has been claimed by some of the sports finest talent, with the likes of Joel Parkinson (AUS), 32, Andy Irons (HAW), Adriano de Souza (BRA), 26, Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 22, and Pauline Ado (FRA), 22, securing elite Junior crowns before launching their assaults on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) stage.

Follow the action live at http://hd-wjc.com/

Photo Courtesy of the ASP

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