Great Waves And Amazing Performances Continue on Day 3 of Competition In Playa Parguito
The 2013 ISA World Bodyboard Champions will be crowned on Wednesday. All of the Individual and Team Gold Medals, plus the ISA Aloha Cup will be decided on the Final Day of competition.
In an electrifying Day of competition, the first finalists have been confirmed in both the Qualifying and Repechage rounds. The first and second place athletes in the Repechage Final will advance to the Grand Final in their respective divisions.
Costa Rica’s William Fallas along with Jose Manuel Henriquez from Dominican Republic have advanced to the Dropknee Grand Final. Photo: ISA/Ortega
Wave conditions at the Beach Break of Playa Parguito were in the of 3-4 feet range, allowing the world’s best bodyboarders to perform a variety of maneuvers. The morning heats, when conditions were ideal, allowed the athletes to demonstrate their high level of skills and technique, resulting in high scores.
In Open Men’s, Venezuela’s Enyer Moncada and Chile’s Gabriel Brantes have secured a medal for their country, advancing directly to the Grand Final. Moncada earned the highest score of the heat, 15.10, defeating Barrantes (11.93), who advanced in the second place, sending to the Repechage the Brazilians Eder Luciano (BRA, 11.57) and Roberto Bruno (7.10).
Venezuela’s Glorielys Oropeza advanced to the Junior U-18 Girls Grand Final, where she will duel Chile’s Catalina Hernández for the Gold Medal. Photo: ISA/Rivero
The first and second place finishers from the Repechage Final between Sergio Alonzo (VEN), Eder Luciano (BRA), Leoylan Montesinos (VEN) and Roberto Bruno (BRA) will join Mondaca and Barrantes in the Grand Final.
Local Sergio Alonzo put on a great show and earned a total score 13.66, advancing to the Repechage Final. He defeated his teammate Leoylan Montesinos (12.50), and sent home Sergio Luis (BRA, 10.24) and Alan Muñoz (CHI, 9.17).
In Open Women’s, Neymara Carvalho (BRA, 11.57), Giselle Caselli (CHI, 9.53), Lumar Guittard (VEN, 8.46) and Luz Marie Grande (PRI, 0.00), are the Grand Finalists, and will compete for the Gold Medal, after the elimination of Shamoby Offer (CRI, 5.33).
In Junior U-18 Boys, Luis Briceño (VEN, 12.93), Marcyus Thompson (BRA, 12.50), Jefferson Bustos (CRI, 11.53) and Gonzalo Espinoza (CHI, 8.73) advanced to the Grand Final, and will compete for the Gold Medal, after the elimination of Santiago Martínez (ARG, 8.03).
In the Junior Girls U-18, Catalina Hernández (CHI, 8.27) and Glorielys Oropeza (VEN, 3.83), advanced to the Grand Final where they will duel for the Gold Medal.
In Dropknee, Costa Rica’s William Fallas (10.67) and Jose Manuel Henriquez (DOM, 8.47), advanced to the Grand Final defeating Renato Almeida (BRA, 6.37) and Jorge Pulmon (ECU, 4.10), who are now out of the competition. Fallas and Henriquez will join Luis Rodriguez (VEN) and Renato Arellano (CHI) in the Grand Final.
The exciting Final of the ISA Aloha Cup, a tag-team relay competition, will take place on the Final Day of the ISA WBC. Four athletes will form each team, and each athlete has to surf 3 waves in a 60 minute Heat.
The participant Teams of the ISA Aloha Cup Grand Final are Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Venezuela, and it will take place at 11.40am (local time).
For a full list of today’s results, go to- www.isawbc.com
Team Standing after Day 3 of competition:
4- Costa Rica-6735
5- Dominican Republic -4,909
9- Puerto Rico-1,000
The Final Day of the 2013 ISA World Bodyboard Championship will resume Wednesday, at 9:00am (local time) in Parguito Beach.
The competition will feature:
Open Men’s Repechage Final
Junior Girls U-18 Final
Junior Boys U-18 Final
Open Women’s Final
Open Men’s Final
Aloha Cup Final
The International Surfing Association (ISA), founded in 1964, is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. The ISA governs and defines Surfing as Shortboard, Longboard & Bodyboarding, StandUp Paddle (SUP) Racing and Surfing, Bodysurfing, Wakesurfing, and all other wave riding activities on any type of waves, and on flat water using wave riding equipment. The ISA crowned its first Men’s and Women’s World Champions in 1964. It crowned the first Big Wave World Champion in 1965; World Junior Champion in 1980; World Kneeboard Champions in 1982; World Longboard Surfing and World Bodyboard Champions in 1988; World Tandem Surfing Champions in 2006; World Masters Champions in 2007; and World StandUp Paddle (SUP, both surfing and racing) and Paddleboard Champions in 2012.
ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 103 countries on five continents. Its headquarters are located in La Jolla, California. It is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (Argentina), first elected President in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro. The ISA’s four Vice-Presidents are Karín Sierralta (PER), Kirsty Coventry (ZIM), Casper Steinfath (DEN) and Barbara Kendall (NZL).