Tuach to kick off WSL campaign at January event in China
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 December, 2014 - Barbados’ multiple Junior and National Open Women’s Surf champion and 2013 Sports Personality, Chelsea Tuach who is the third ranked Junior female surfer in the world, is going after more surfing glory next year.
“This (2014) has been an amazing year for me. I have learned so much and I feel ready to make the push to qualify for the World Championship Tour next season,” Tuach said. “I have become acquainted with many of the surf breaks, surfed against and matched up with some of the best professional female surfers in the world,” she noted.
Tuach said she has benefited from having an amazing coach in Jim Hogan and personally thanked her sponsors, ROXY, Dakine, Dragon, Futures and Surfergirl Suncare for their support. The first assignment next year for the 19-year-old Tuach will be the World Surf League (formerly the Association of Professional Surfers) 6000 event in Hainan Island, China, in mid-January.
“I have already begun my training to be ready and hopefully continue to make Barbados proud,” she said at the close of her season last weekend as she takes a short break to spend Christmas with family and friends. Tuach had started off the 2014 ASP Pro Junior season in a blaze of glory, winning the inaugural event at Soup Bowl while she reached the semi-finals of both the Ron Jon Junior Pro at Sheppard’s Park, Cocoa Beach, Florida, in March and the Vans US Open of Surf at Huntington Beach, California, in July.
She was second at the Chain Resources Junior Pro in Taranki, New Zealand in April and ended the ASP North American Pro Junior season a close second to American Meah Collins after leading the rankings for most of the year. Tuach also qualified for the ASP World Junior Surfing Championships which were held in Ericeira, Portugal in late October where she ended third overall for the second straight year.
She was the highest placed North American Junior, male or female.