Most people became aware of Junko (J11) when she just missed out on becoming Super x world champion this year by literally falling at the last hurdle. Next year could be a different story, as her main talent lies in her wave riding ability. She is more at home at Hookipa than any other sailing place in the world. She is also a pretty good freestyler.

In her first year she has scored several top five places on the wave tour. She has even taken the scalp of Iballa Moreno in the freestyle. Now she has had her first taste of competition, she has the experience to build upon for next year. We think she will be a name to look out for next year.

Junko tells us what she thinks about it all in the next issue of Boardseeker Magazine.

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