Team America takes copper medal at World Juniors
DaKine ISA World Junior Surfing Championship
Presented by Billabong
International Surfing Association
Playa Venao, Panama
14 - 22 April 2012
USA Surf Team Wins Copper Medal at World Jr. Surfing Championship
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 April, 2012 : - - On April 22, 2012 the shores of Panama's Playa Venao were awash with talented, teenage surfers proudly representing their respective countries during the Dakine ISA World Junior Surfing Championship's final round. Here's a quick rundown on the results:
Surfing Results - Female Surfers: In Round 6, Heat 1 of the qualifiers, USA PacSun surfer Nikki Viesins surfed against the formidable Aussie Elli-Jean Coffey and Hawaiians Tatiana Weston-Webb and Mahina Maeda. Coffey posted an impressive score of 13.20 and won the heat. Viesins came in 4th. That left Coffey, Weston-Webb, Maeda and Hawaiian Dax McGill surfing against each other in the final round. Despite being the youngest, female surfer in the Dakine ISA World Junior Championship's final round, McGill appeared right at home among the more seasoned surfers. She unleashed a series of moves that brought surf fans to their feet and earned her a winning score of 12.60. Aussie Ellie-Jean Coffey came in 2nd with a score of 9.20.
Surf Results - Male Surfers: In the Boys Under 16 Division, Heat 1, Round 6 of the qualifiers, Frenchmen Diego Mignot and Nomme Mignot matched quivers against Hawaiian Kalani David and Costa Rica's Noe Mar McGonagle. It was a very close finish. Noe Mar McGonagle won the surf heat with an admirable score of 12.84 to Kalani David's score of 12.76. Both men found themselves in the division's final round against Hawaiian Josh Moniz and Japan's Takumi Nakamura. The final proved another surfboard thin finish between David and Nakamura. David ultimately won the surf final with a score of 13.50 to Nakamura's score of 13.40.
Read the full article by Killeen Gonzalez at Yahoo! Contributor Network
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Some quick Panamanian surfing facts
2010 Hosted ISA World Masters Surfing Championships
2011 Hosted ISA World Surfing Games (Palya Venao)...
2012 Hosts ISA World Junior Surfing Championships.....
13 Times Panama Mens National Champion - Gary Saavedra..
10 Times Panama Womens National Champion - Pucha Garcia
Panama is an authentic unexplored destination with an exuberant natural habitat and an enchanting history; a gem hidden between two seas. Panama’s prime location, in the center of the continent, allows it to be the main air hub in Latin America. The country offers stunning landscapes and diverse ecosystems in forests, beaches, mountains and the Canal Zone, as well as an exquisite combination of rich ethnic and colonial past favorable to the prosperity and benefits of modernity.
The Panama Canal, or eighth wonder of the world, is a symbol of an entrepreneur country that besides being a logistics center for excellence, it is the most important financial center of the Americas and home to major multinational corporations and a free trade zone. UNESCO has declared the Old Quarter of the capital, Panama City, a World Heritage Site. Panama has natural attractions, services, hotels and a massive Convention Center to receive the adventure and leisure traveler, as well as the business visitors.
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About the International Surfing Association
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing. It was originally founded as the International Surfing Federation in 1964 and has been running Open Division World Championships since 1964, Junior World Championships since 1980, and Masters World Championships since 2007. The ISA also sanctions the World Kneeboard Titles and the Tandem Surfing World Title, and held the first stand-alone World Bodyboard Championship in 2011, and the first World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship in 2012.
ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 70 countries on five continents. Its headquarters are located in San Diego, California. It is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (Argentina), first elected President in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro and re-elected seven times since. The ISA's three Vice-Presidents are Alan Atkins (AUS), Karín Sierralta (PER) and Debbie Beacham (USA).
More information www.isasurf.org.
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Author: Pablo Zanocchi / Chasen Marshall
Tags: DaKine, ISA, World Junior Surfing Championship, Panama