Another WSL World Champion was crowned representing the Aloha State
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 11 January, 2018 - Finn McGill, 17, from the North Shore of Oahu, earned the 2017 World Junior Champion title early this morning at Bombo Beach in Australia and now joins the list of current and leading World Champions, including:
John John Florence (2017 and 2016 World Champion)
Honolua Blomfield (2017 World Longboard Champion)
Paige Alms (2016/'17 Big Wave Champion)
Kai Lenny (leading the 2017/'18 Big Wave Tour)
Out of 8 World Champion titles possible, Hawaii currently holds half of them.
Finn McGill is currently entered in the upcoming Sunset Open and Sunset Pro Junior competition -- if you would like to schedule an interview with him ahead of the start date, (January 18), please let me know asap.
Maui's Summer Macedo is second in the world after falling to Tahiti's Vahine Fierro in the Final, while Cody Young (Maui) and Barron Mamiya (Oahu) bowed out in the Men's Quarterfinals. Macedo advanced against fellow Hawaii surfer Zoe McDougall (Oahu), who currently holds the Regional Junior Champion status, in the Women's fourth Quarterfinal. Ocean Macedo (Maui) ended his campaign in Round 3 and Eli Hanneman (Maui) in Round 2.