The Tahiti Nui ISA World Kneeboard Championship crowned its champions this past Sunday July 21, in the waves of Teharu’u, Tahiti
Below are the Final Results and photos of the last day of competition, along with the Awards Ceremony. Thanks Tahiti for hosting this great World Championship.
For Individual and Team Standings CLICK HERE
Grand Masters Medalists: Silver Medal: David HERNANDEZ (ESP), Gold Medal: Gérome BLANCO (FRA), Bronze Medal: Lucas CASTELLANOS (VEN), Copper Medal: Erwan JADE (FRA)
Senior Men Medalists: Silver Medal: Hamish CHRISTOPHER (NZ) Gold Medal: Shayne SIMPSON (AUS), Bronze Medal: Norbert SENESCAT (FRA), Copper Medal: Matthew NOVAKOV (AUS)
Open Women Medalists: Silver Medal: Rebecca Heemi (NZ) Gold Medal: Karelle POPPKE (TAH), Bronze Medal: Maria Eugenia ROJAS (VEN), Copper Medal: Patricia ROSSI (TAH)
Junior Girls Medalists: Silver Medal: Eloise Stevens (NZ), Gold Medal: Karelle POPPKE (TAH), Bronze Medal: Emma Croton (NZ)
Kahuna’s Medalists: Silver Medal: Steve Croton (NZ), Gold Medal: Pascal LUCIANI (TAH), Bronze Medal: Tehei TUAHINE (TAH), Copper Medal: Maui SANFORD (TAH)
Women Masters: Silver Medal: Patricia ROSSI (TAH), Gold Medal: Maria Eugenia ROJAS (VEN), Bronze Medal: Casey Stevens (NZ), Copper Medal: Rebecca Heemi (NZ)
Masters Medalists: Silver Medal: Denny MENDOZA (VEN), Gold Medal: Ruben GUTIERREZ (SPA), Bronze Medal: David VELASQUEZ (VEN), Copper Medal: Armando A.COLUCCI (VEN)
Open Men Medalists: Silver: Hamish Christophers (NZ), Gold: David PARKES (AUS), Bronze: Chayne SIMPSON (AUS), Copper: Michael NOVAKOV (AUS)
Junior Boys U-18: Silver: Thomas NOVAKOV (AUS), Gold: Yoisis DELGADO (VEN), Bronze: Lachlan Stevens (NZL), Copper: Maukino Skelton (NZL)
Grand Kahuna Medalists: Silver: Terry DAY (AUS), Gold: David PARKES (AUS), Bronze: Michael NOVAKOV (Aus), Copper: Baden SMITH (AUS)
ROBB (Really Old Big Boys) Over 55: Silver: Murray WEIR (NZ), Gold: Philippe KLIMA (TAH), Bronze: Paul Christophers (NZ), Copper: Kenny STAPLETON (AUS)
Tag Team Medalists: Silver: Australia, Gold: Venezuela, Bronze: Tahiti, Copper: New Zealand.
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).