Excellent Performances Continued On Monday During Day 2 Of The ISA World Standup Paddle And Paddleboard Championship
Brazil’s Carlos Bahia was one of the standouts of the day, who will attempt to make the Grand Final through the Repechage Rounds on Tuesday. Photo: ISA/Rommel Gonzales
La Boquita, Nicaragua, May 5, 2014- The 2014 Men’s and Women’s SUP Surfing Gold Medalists will be decided on Tuesday, the Final Day of the SUP Surfing portion of the 2014 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) in Nicaragua.
South Africa’s Tarryn Kyte dropped to the Repechage Round today in a tough heat, but is determined to make her country proud and win a medal. Photo: ISA/Rommel Gonzales
SUP Surfing competition continued on Monday, Day 2 of the ISA WSUPPC with excellent performances from the best men and women SUP Surfers in very contestable waves in La Boquita, Nicaragua.
The surf conditions in La Boquita offered long rides, allowing the surfers to perform a variety of maneuvers. The surf remained contestable in the 2-3 feet range, with bigger sets during the favorable high tide in the morning and late afternoon. With the low tide at 12:30pm, contest organizers decided to take a two-hour break, to allow the surfers to take advantage of the best surf on offer.
The event site at La Boquita Beach. Photo: ISA/Michael Tweddle
“Today was one of the most exciting small wave SUP Surfing days in competition I have ever watched!,” remarked an elated ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “Tuesday, the Final Day of the SUP Surfing competition is going to be a spectacular day as the surf is expected to get bigger. The competition has reached its most critical stage, as the new Men’s and Women’s SUP Surfing World Champions will be crowned. I wish the best of luck to all of the competitors.”
Peru’s Tamil Martino. Photo: ISA/Rommel Gonzales
Day 2 started with Qualifying Rounds 3 of Men and Women SUP Surfing. The standouts of the round were France´s Jeremy Massiere and Emmy Merrill, from USA.
Massiere, the French National SUP runner-up, posted the highest heat total score of the round, earning 11.40, defeating Poenaiki Raioha (TAH, 9.80), Tamil Martino (PER, 8.80) and Lucas Medeiros (BRA, 6.20).
Merril, the 2012 ISA WSUPPC Gold Medalist posted 11.27, the highest total heat score of the Round, to defeat Iballa Ruano (SPA, 7.83) and Tarryn Kyte (RSA, 6.63).
Up next, the Repechage Round took place and the first competitors were eliminated from the event.
The standout of the round was the 2013 ISA Men’s SUP Surfing Gold Medalist, USA’s Sean Poynter, who managed to post the highest total heat score and individual wave of the event, so far, of 16.40 and 9.33 respectively.
USA’s Sean Poynter. Photo: ISA/Michael Tweddle
“Yesterday was a shock for me, I didn’t link with any waves,” said Poynter. “I wanted to turn it around today, so I put out my best, got some waves under my belt and raised the score lines. I’m not done yet, I still have a lot more surfing to do ahead of me to make it to the final round, but I’m feeling good and looking forward to tomorrow.”
In the Women´s Repechage, the 3-time Australian SUP National Champion, Shakira Westdorp posted the highest heat total score of the round, 11.50, to defeat Costa Rica’s Jenny Kalmbach (4.97) and Holly Bassett (2.37) from Great Britain.
For a full list of results, click here- http://isawsuppc.com/results/
Day 3, will begin with The Morning Show at 7:40am hosted by Beau Hodge and will feature South Africa team members Justin Bing and Tarryn Kyte, followed by the competition with:
Webcast announcers ISA World Champion, Jamie Mitchell and host, Beau Hodge. Photo: ISA/Jose Duarte
2 heats of Men’s Repechage 5
2 heats of Men’s Qualifying 4
2 heats of Women’s Repechage 4
2 heats of Men’s Repechage 6
1 heats of Men’s Qualifying 5
1 heats of Women’s Qualifying 4
1 heats of Women’s Repechage 5
1 heats of Men’s Repechage 7
1 heats of Women’s Repechage Final
1 heats of Men’s Repechage Final
Here is the schedule for the third day of the 2014 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship live webcast:
Tuesday, 7:40am Nicaragua
Tuesday, 6:40am West Coast USA
Tuesday, 3:40pm Western Europe
Tuesday, 11:40pm Sydney, Australia
Watch the live webcast here- http://isawsuppc.com/live/
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 104 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).