Stoyle runs hot at World Pro

Dimity Stoyle.
Dimity Stoyle.

IT TOOK Sunshine Coast surfer Dimity Stoyle only five seconds to stamp her authority on the ASP Oakley Pro Junior in Bali.

The Buderim 20-year-old established herself as the competitor to beat in the women's draw after a blistering first-round performance yesterday.

Stoyle easily won her heat with an 18.06 two-wave total - the highest of the round.

After scoring 8.83 with her first ride in the opening seconds, she followed up promptly with a 9.23 and had the heat all but wrapped up within the first two minutes of the heat.

Her competitors, fellow Australian Philippa Anderson (14.33) and Hawaii's Leila Hurst (11.50) could not get near her.

Anderson's score was the second-best total score of the round.

And while their heat, the last of the day, was run in building waves and vastly different conditions to the first five heats, there was little doubt Stoyle had stated her intentions.

"I'm so excited. I'm just excited to be in Bali. I just love it here," she said.

"I know there were only two other girls out there. I know Canggu gets really crowded. It was fun."

Stoyle will advance directly to round three of the Oakley Pro Junior.

The event is the first of three in the 2011-12 World Junior Championships.

Stoyle has hit a purple patch recently and only narrowly missed out on gaining entry on to the 2012 ASP Women's World Tour.

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