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USA’s Sean Poynter and Brazil’s Nicole Pacelli win SUP Surfing Individual Gold, Casper Steinfath (DEN) and Angie Jackson (AUS) win SUP Technical Races, plus Team Australia wins the Team Relay

The Australian National SUP and Paddlebord Team achieved 9 out of the 12 possible Gold Medals awarding them the overall Team Gold Medal and the Club Waikiki-Peru Team Trophy for the second consecutive year.

Team Australia dominated at the 2013 ISA SUP and Paddleboard Championship winning the overall Team Gold Medal at Club Waikiki-Peru Trophy for the second year in a row. Photo: ISA/Gonzales

Once again, the final day was greeted with beautiful weather and surf conditions for crowning the rest of the champions. Nicole Pacelli from Brazil won the day’s first Gold Medal in Women’s SUP Surfing. The following heat was the Men’s SUP Surfing Final that 22 year old Sean Poynter (USA) won. Later in the day, the SUP Technical Race Finals took place and Australia’s Angie Jackson and Denmark’s Casper Steinfath won the Gold Medals. The last event of the day was the Team Relay, which Australia won.

“Thank you all for making the 2013 ISA SUP and Paddleboard World Championship the best SUP and Paddleboard event in history,” said ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “With a record amount of athletes from a record 23 countries, this event is certainly the most diverse SUP and Paddleboard event in history. “

Aguerre continued, “We had teams from all continents in the world, with all their diversity. They proved to the world that SUP and Paddleboard are universal sports that appeal to both genders, to all ages, and to people of diverse ethnic, religious, national and socio-economical groups. In closing, I would like to thank our friends from Peru, Karin Sierralta, VP of the ISA and organizer of the event, and our friends from IPD (Peruvian Institute of Sports) and its president, Francisco Boza, the Peruvian Olympic Committee (COP) and its president Jose Quiñones, and ADO, the Olympians Peruvian Association, and of course, the legendary Club Waikiki and FENTA, the Peruvian Surfing Federation.”

The Final Day started with the Women’s SUP Surfing where the Brazilian Nicole Pacelli (13.17) achieved the Gold Medal after defeating the Australian Shakira Westdrop (AUS, 12.6), Iballa Ruano (SPA, 10.6) and Caroline Angibaud (FRA, 7.14).

The Aussie, Westdrop, had a great start to the final, and was ahead of the other competitors, but Pacelli found a good wave that awarded her 8.17 points on the last wave of the Final, that made her jump from the last place to the first and taking the Gold Medal and the Hector Velarde E. Women’s SUP Surfing Perpetual Trophy, named in honor of Peru’s legendary surfer and patron of the sport.

In the Men’s SUP Surfing Final, Sean Poynter (USA) had one of the best runs of the whole contest. In the first wave of the heat, Poynter achieved 9.33 points, the second highest single wave score of the contest adding to his total heat score of 17.83, the highest total heat score of the event. Poynter received the Hector Velarde E. Men’s SUP Surfing Perpetual Trophy.

2012’s SUP Surfing Gold Medalist Antoine Delpero fought hard to pass Poynter earning an 8.23 in the last minutes of the heat, but it wasn’t enough to overtake Poynter and defend his Championship. Tamil Martino (PER, 14.00) got the Silver Medal, Delpero (FRA, 13.8) the Bronze and Beau Nixon (AUS, 13.00) the Copper.

In the Women’s Technical Paddleboard Race, Angela Jackson won her second Gold Medal of the event defeating Olivia Piana (FRA) with the Silver Medal, Barbara Brasil (BRA) finished with the Bronze Medal, and Laura Quetglas (SPA) with the Copper Medal.

The Final of the Men’s SUP Technical race showed an amazing performance from Denmark’s Casper Steinfath.

From the beginning of the race, Steinfath took the lead and never looked back. Steinfath was followed closely by Jamie Mitchell, who caught up to him by riding a four foot wave to the beach from the outside buoy, 300 meters offshore. As the approached the beach, where they still needed to run across the cobblestone rocks to the finish line, both competitors showed great signs of sportsmanship and camaraderie as they high-fived each other, wishing each other luck before sprinting to the Gold and Silver Medals. When dismounting his board on the beach, Mitchell tripped on the shore break and fell behind Steinfath, who in Denmark’s first ISA event ever, achieved a Gold Medal for the Dannish Team.

The battle for 3rd and 4th place was very close too, but in the sprint to the finish line, South Africa’s Dylan Frick beat New Zealand’s Paul Jackson awarding him the Bronze Medal and Jackson the Copper Medal.

Today’s four Gold Medalists, an international display of dominance by (top left, clockwise) Angela Jackson (AUS), Sean Poynter (USA), Nicole Pacelli (BRA) and Casper Steinfath (DEN). Photo: ISA/Rommel and Tweddle

To conclude the 2013 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship the Final Team Relay took place. After a dominant performance all event, the Aussies won the Gold Medal over Team South Africa (Silver Medal), Team France (Bronze Medal) and Team Brazil (Copper Medal).

Today’s Results:

Overall team results:

  1. Australia- 24,140 points, Gold Medal and Club Waikiki-Peru Trophy
  2. South Africa- 17,005 points, Silver Medal
  3. Mexico- 15,119 points, Bronze Medal
  4. Peru- 14,118 points, Copper Medal
  5. Brazil- 13,771 points
  6. France- 13,682 points
  7. Argentina- 12,833 points
  8. Venezuela- 12,287 points
  9. United Kingdom- 10,709 points
  10. Canada- 7,898 points
  11. Spain- 7,108 points
  12. Denmark- 5,755 points
  13. Puerto Rico- 5,446 points
  14. USA- 5,196 points
  15. Chile- 4,919 points
  16. Japan- 4,537 points
  17. New Zealand- 3,560 points
  18. Ireland- 3,240 points
  19. Sweden- 2,860 points
  20. Germany- 2,696 points
  21. Tahiti- 1,850 points
  22. El Salvador- 600 points
  23. Panama- 600 points

Men’s SUP Surfing

  1. Sean Poynter (USA), Gold Medal and Hector Velarde E. Men’s SUP Surfing Perpetual Trophy
  2. Tamil Martino (PER), Silver Medal
  3. Antoine Delpero (FRA), Bronze Medal
  4. Beau Nixon (AUS), Copper Medal

Women’s SUP Surfing

  1. Nicole Pacelli (BRA), Gold Medal and Hector Velarde E. Women’s SUP Surfing Perpetual Trophy
  2. Shakira Westdorp (AUS), Silver Medal
  3. Iballa Ruano (SPA), Bronze Medal
  4. Caroline Angibaud (FRA), Copper Medal

Men’s SUP Technical Race

  1. Casper Steinfath (DEN), Gold Medal
  2. Jamie Mitchell (AUS), Silver Medal
  3. Dylan Frick (RSA), Bronze Medal
  4. Paul Jackson (NZL), Copper Medal

Women’s SUP Technical Race

  1. Angela Jackson (AUS), Gold Medal
  2. Olivia  Piana (FRA), Silver Medal
  3. Barbara Brasil (BRA), Bronze Medal
  4. Laura Quetglas (SPA), Copper Medal

Team Relay

  1. Australia, Gold Medal
  2. South Africa, Silver Medal
  3. France, Bronze Medal
  4. Brazil, Copper Medal
  5. Mexico
  6. Venezuela

Other Results:

Men’s Paddleboard Technical Race

  1. Lincoln Dews (AUS), Gold Medal
  2. Brad Gaul (AUS), Silver Medal
  3. Ryan Butcher (RSA), Bronze Medal
  4. Luiz Escudero (PER), Copper Medal

Women’s Paddleboard Technical Race

  1. Jordan Mercer (AUS), Gold Medal
  2. Anna Notten (RSA), Silver Medal
  3. Rocio Larranaga (PER), Bronze Medal
  4. Shannon Bell (CAN), Copper Medal

Men’s SUP Long Distance Race

  1. Jamie Mitchell (AUS), Gold Medal
  2. Casper Steinfath (DEN), Silver Medal
  3. Fernando Stalla (MEX), Bronze Medal
  4. Paul Jackson (NZL), Copper Medal

Women’s SUP Long Distance Race

  1. Angela Jackson (AUS), Gold Medal
  2. Olivia Piana (RSA), Silver Medal
  3. Shannon Bell (CAN), Bronze Medal
  4. Laura Quetgals (SPA), Copper Medal

Men’s Paddleboard Distance Race

  1. Brad Gaul (AUS), Gold Medal
  2. Lincoln Dews (AUS), Silver Medal
  3. Ryan Butcher (RSA), Bronze Medal
  4. Luiz Escudero (PER), Copper Medal

Women’s Paddleboard Distance Race

  1. Jordan Merce (AUS), Gold Medal
  2. Anna Notten (RSA), Silver Medal
  3. Rocio Larrranaga (PER), Bronze Medal
  4. Risa Machucha (MEX), Copper Medal

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About The International Surfing Association:

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 Federations of 104 countries on five continents. The ISA is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (ARG). The Executive Committee includes four Vice-Presidents Karín Sierralta (PER), Kirsty Coventry (ZIM), Casper Steinfath (DEN) and Barbara Kendall (NZL), Athletes' Commission Chair Justine Dupont (FRA), Regular Members Atsushi Sakai (JPN) and Jean Luc Arassus (FRA) and ISA Executive Director Robert Fasulo as Ex-officio Member.

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