Brisa Hennessy Wins Us Open Of Surfing Pro Junior Title

Brisa Hennessy

Brisa Hennessy (HAW)has won the the World Surf League (WSL) Vans US Open of Surfing Pro Junior in consistent three-to-four foot (1 metre) conditions at the southside of the Huntington Beach Pier.

Hennessycontinues to be a threat on the international level with her first-ever Vans US Open win in defining fashion. The 17-year-old South Shore, Oahu local showcased her talent to find her way into the Final where she blasted an excellent 8.67 on her first opportunity. Hennessy battled with two-time event winnerCaroline Marks (USA), last year's CT event wildcard Meah Collins (USA), and current European Pro Junior Tour No. 1Teresa Bonvalot (PRT). But, the 17-year-old Hennessy backed up her excellent ride with a 6.33 to regain the lead from Bonvalot and secured her victory. 

“All the girls in that heat are amazing and I’ve been pushed by them for so many years to better my surfing,” said Hennessy. “I’m just so happy right now. I think the level of women’s junior surfing is getting pushed higher and higher, and I’m excited to see what happens. There’s just no words that describe how I really feel right now, this is so incredible and will never forget this. I can’t thank my family and everyone back home enough for all their support, I couldn’t do this without them.” 

Source: WSL

Photos: Sean Rowland

Brisa Hennessy

Brisa Hennessy Wins US Open of Surfing Pro Junior Title
Brisa Hennessy Wins US Open of Surfing Pro Junior Title