Saturday was a great day for New Zealand surfing with Sarah Mason winning the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billabong Pro Junior Women’s at Manu Bay Raglan, defeating her older sister Airini Mason in a high scoring final.
Sarah’s third wave in the final was an outstanding and decisive 9 point ride with final scores of Sarah Mason on 16 to Airini Mason on 11.25. Sarah has been on a roll over the past month with outstanding results coming in her country of birth firstly by winning the TSB Bank Pro Junior in Taranaki followed by her huge round three win at the ASP World Tour event where she defeated current World Champion Stephanie Gilmore and today’s victory caps off an incredible run.
On Sunday Davey Cathels (AUS/Sydney/North Narrabeen) staged a gutsy come-from-behind performance to win the men’s event. Cathels defeated Ryan Callinan (Newcastle/NSW) on a score-line of 13.50 to 13.40 for each surfers top two scoring rides.
New Zealand’s Alex Dive (Mt Maunganui) achieved his best ever performance on the Australasian Pro Junior Circuit by making the semi finals and eventually placing equal 3rd in the event.