Vic-torious Nikki inspires
WHAT an awesome result for surfing in Victoria, with Phillip Island’s Nikki Van Dijk winning the ASP Oakley Pro Junior Women’s World Title.
It was the first official ASP World Title won by a Victorian surfer and sets the scene for Nikki to go to much greater heights.
A superb surfer, I’m sure Nikki will now be confidently focused on tackling the World Qualifying Series.
She has excellent prospects of being the next woman to qualify on the elite world tour.
Having a Victorian surfer on the world stage really l ets younger s u r f e r s know t h a t achieving international success is possible.
I remember being inspired by Troy Brooks and Glyndyn Ringrose, who were both on the elite world tour when I was surfing Pro Junior and early qualifying series events, and it’s really been during the past decade that more Victorian surfers have made it to the highest level of the sport.
It was also great to see an Australian win the Pro Junior Men’s division as Gold Coast’s Jack Freestone took his second world junior title.
Meanwhile in Portugal, where the elite world title race continues, that pro event is struggling with surf conditions.
Nikki Van Dijk wins a world junior title in Bali.