18 year old rookie Nikki Van Dijk is the official wild card for the Rip Curl Women's Pro at Bells Beach in 2013 and we couldn't be more proud of the young girl whom we first featured in the mag two years ago, when she was one of stars of the all female surf documentary First Love by fellow Ozzie powerhouse Clare Plueckhahn.

So we super excited to see the current ASP World Junior Champion, who was ranked 14 on the WQS last year and only missing out on qualification for the Women's World Tour by three spots, compete amongst the big girls and are crossing all fingers for the little whirlwind!

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Rip Curl Pro Wildcard 2013: Nikki Van Dijk