ALL TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR THE CLARO ISA 50TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD SURFING GAMES IN PERU

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A total of 22 countries and over 150 athletes and coaches are confirmed to participate in the historic Claro ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games, held at the world-class Punta Rocas, Peru. Each National Team consists of up to 4 Open Men and 2 Open Women surfers plus Team Officials.

thumbChile’s Guillermo Satt, who placed 5th at the 2013 Reef ISA World Surfing Games in Panama, is warming up in Punta Rocas to get a podium finish at the Claro ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games. Photo: ISA/Rommel Gonzales.

The confirmed countries are Argentina, Australia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dubai, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland, Tahiti, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Team South Africa will be looking to defend the Team Gold Medal, but don’t count out 2013 ISA World Surfing Games runners-up, Australia, and of course, Peru, who has proven to defend the home court, as they did at the 2010 ISA World Surfing Games held in Punta Hermosa, Peru.

“We are just a couple of days away from the Opening Ceremony and the start of the Claro ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games in Peru. All National Teams have been announced and the athletes have begun to arrive in the iconic Southern-Peruvian coastal town of Punta Rocas, Peru, the same break where the World Surfing Championship was held in 1965,” remarked ISA President Fernando Aguerre.

“The surfers will be practicing at the world-class point break waves in preparation for the competition that begins with the Opening Ceremony on Friday and the competition on Saturday. Great surfing conditions and waves in the head high to overhead range in Peru are welcoming the delegations. As I like to remind all athletes, while a few competitors will go home with medals, all of them are already winners, as they are surfing as members of their National Surfing Teams.”

freesurf_foto-michael_tweddle_12New Zealand’s Grace Spiers, who has competed in multiple ISA World Championships, will bring plenty of skill experience for Team New Zealand.

Surfline, the official forecaster of the event, has predicted pumping waves for the opening days of the competition followed by great surf for the whole contest period.

“We are tracking a moderate to potentially fairly solid SW swell for the first couple days of the event waiting period (24th-25th) from a storm now centered around 2000 miles from Peru,” said Surfline Forecaster Kevin Wallis. “That swell will receive reinforcements on the 26th-27th with the surf leveling off, before fading for the 28th-29th. A smaller, but possibly fun size, SW swell is currently on the long-range radar for the final couple days of the event.”

The full Surfline Forecast can be found on- http://isawsg.com/forecast/

Below is a full list of the confirmed teams. Please note team registration closes on Thursday and is subject to change. The final list will be found on- http://isawsg.com/teams/.

Argentina

Open Men:

  • Santiago Muñiz
  • Leandro Usuna
  • Nahuel Rull
  • Felipe Suárez

Open Women:

  • Josefina Ane
  • Lucía Cosoleto

Team Officials:

  • Rubén Muñiz
  • Cristian Petersen
  • Santiago Di Pace
  • Juan Baldino

Australia

Open Men:

  • Hayden Blair
  • Otis Carey
  • Nicholas Squiers (Team Captain)
  • Shane Holmes

Open Women:

  • Philippa Anderson
  • Jessica Grimwood

Chile

Open Men:

  • Guillermo Satt
  • Cristian Merelo
  • Tristan Arcardi
  • Nicolas Undurraga

Open Women:

  • Jessica Anderson
  • Lorena Fica

Team Officials:

  • Juan Agustin Echeverria
  • Diego Medina
  • Francisco Veliz

Colombia

Open Men:

  • Jefferson Tascon Prado
  • Anderson Tascon Prado
  • Alejandro Covo Meisel
  • Daniel Olmos

Open Women:

  • Sofia Loewy
  • Margarita Conde

Alternates:

  • Nestor Tello
  • Andrés Espinosa
  • Diana Palacios

Team Officials:

  • Lena Lizarazo Sizâ

Costa Rica

Open Men:

  • Gilberth Brown López
  • Maykol Torres
  • Anthony Fillingim
  • Issac Vega

Open Women:

  • Lisbeth Vindas
  • Leilani Mc Gonagle

Alternates:

  • Emily Gussoni

Team Officials:

  • Gustavo Corrales
  • Randall Chaves

Dubai

Open Men:

  • Mohammad Rahma

Ecuador

Open Men:

  • Jonathan Zambrano Chila
  • Adrian Dapelo

Open Women:

  • Dominic Barona

Team Officials:

  • Xavier Aguirre Molina
  • Byron Yagual de la Rosa

Israel

Open Men:

  • Vladimir “Vovka” Merlis
  • Yonatan Klein

Team Officials:

  • Yossi Zamir

Japan

Open Men:

  • Ryota Matsushita
  • Kan Watanabe
  • Sasuke Kawatani
  • Yoji Osedo

Open Women:

  • Nao Omura
  • Hinako Kurokawa

Team Officials:

  • Osamu Yoshinaga
  • Kimifumi Imoto
  • Manuel Tafur

Maldives

Open Men:

  • Hussain Areef
  • Ahmed Agil
  • Ismail Miglal
  • Mohamed Irushad

Team Officials:

  • Ahmed Aznil
  • Ahmed Rifaee
  • Mohamed Hamza

Mexico

Open Men:

  • Diego Cadena
  • Angelo Lozano
  • Mario Farias
  • Mike Velasco

Open Women:

  • Alma Denisse Martinez Salazar
  • Pamela Verboonen

Alternates:

  • Hector Soto
  • Pablo Linares
  • Emilio Linares

New Zealand

Open Men:

  • JC Susan
  • Tane Wallis
  • Zen Wallis

Open Women:

  • Grace Spiers

Team Officials:

  • Janine Spiers

Panama

Open Men:

  • Jean Carlos González
  • Diego Salgado
  • Roberto Díaz
  • Gary Saavedra

Open Women:

  • Samanta Alonso
  • Sonia García

Alternates:

  • José Luis Rodriguez
  • Jhoanny Alfonso

Team Officials:

  • Alirio Carles
  • Maria Eugenia Calvo
  • Geancarlo Loria

Peru

Open Men:

  • Joaquin Del Castillo
  • Cristobal De Col
  • Gabriel Villaran
  • Sebastian Alarcon

Open Women:

  • Analí Gómez
  • Melanie Giunta

Alternates:

  • Alvaro Malpartida
  • Vania Torres

Team Officials:

  • Martin Dunn
  • Gabriel Aramburu
  • Renato Quezada
  • Ricardo Kauffman

Puerto Rico

Open Men:

  • Eduardo Roure (Team Captain)
  • Ricardo Delgado
  • Nicolas Moreda
  • Tomas Bursian

Open Women:

  • Kelly Laide Roca
  • Bernice Cardona

Russia

Open Men:

  • Sergey Rasshivaev
  • Dmitry Zabula
  • Ivan Fominykh
  • Anton Morozov

Open Women:

  • Irina Kosobukina

Scotland

Open Men:

  • Mark Boyd
  • Mark Cameron
  • Iain Masson
  • Andrew Robertson

Open Women:

  • Phoebe Strachan
  • Jennifer Wood

South Africa

Open Men:

  • Casey Grant
  • David Van Zyl
  • Michael February
  • David Brand

Open Women:

  • Tanika Hoffman
  • Faye Zoetmulder

Team Officials:

  • Etienne Venter
  • Johnny Bakker

Switzerland

Open Men:

  • Benedek Sarkany
  • Michael Zaugg
  • Philip Mappes
  • Christen Pascal

Open Women:

  • Nataly Bernold
  • Renate Bickel

Tahiti

Open Men:

  • William Peckett
  • Nils Despouy

Open Women:

  • Valérie Poppke
  • Karelle Poppke

Team Officials:

  • Philippe Klima

Turkey

Open Men:

  • Tunc Ucyildiz

Uruguay

Open Men:

  • Segundo Vargas
  • Sebastian Olarte
  • Lucas Madrid
  • Santiago Madrid

Open Women:

  • Delfina Morosini
  • Celia Barbosa

Alternates:

  • Juan Pablo Fernandez
  • Team Officials:
  • Juan Malek
  • Ariel González Teste
  • Sebastian Gattas
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