2013 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships update, Hawaii team with a slim lead

The 2013 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships rolled on in Nicaragua today. The returning gold-medalists Verizon Hawaii surf team kept their slim lead over Australia heading into tomorrow’s grand-finals.

Head coach Rainos Hayes and his 808ers battled the windy 3-to-4-foot conditions in Central America where a total of four surfers remain in contention for individual world titles.

In the 16-and-under draw, Mahina Maeda of Sunset Beach advanced into tomorrow’s final with a second-place semi-final heat.

Pupukea’s Dax McGill is still alive in the repechage bracket.

And in the 18-and-under field, Kauai’s Tatiana Weston-Webb continues to dominate having claimed top-spot in three of her four heats. Weston-Webb remains the favorite heading into Sunday’s grand final.

Over in the boys divisions, Honolulu’s Josh Moniz in the under-16 draw is the only kane still alive.

Regardless of conditions tomorrow, the contest will wrap-up.

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