VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Day 6 ISA World Masters...
Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship
International Surfing Association
Colorado Beach, Hacienda Iguana Nicaragua
14 to 22 July 2012
VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Day 6 ISA World Masters... Action, Lineups, & Lifestyle
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 July, 2012 : - - Forty four athletes remain in the Nicaragua ISA World Masters, just one or two heats from the Medal Rounds. Conditions are forecast to improve on Saturday. Repechage heats were run on Friday, followed by the semifinals of the ISA Aloha Cup run in two to three-foot waves, with offshore winds grooming them to perfection.
Twelve more surfers and one country were eliminated from contention today, bringing the number of countries still competing to 13. USA (8 athletes) and Hawaii (6) are ahead of the pack for the Team Gold and the perpetual Eduardo Arena Trophy. They are followed by Brazil (5), Peru (5) and Australia (4). Japan had a difficult day, losing three of its five remaining surfers.
Puerto Rico, winner of the Team Copper Medal the past two years, still has three athletes in the event. Argentina also has three athletes competing. Peru was the only team in yesterday’s Top 6, other than USA, not to lose one of its remaining athletes today.
In the Women’s Masters (over-35), both Repechage heats came down to the final moments in deciding who would advance. Australia, Costa Rica, Hawaii and Puerto Rico advanced to Saturday’s ISA Aloha Cup Final.
The ISA Aloha Cup is a unique tag-team event that is run at every ISA World Championship, featuring eight invited nations. Each team includes five athletes (4 men, 1 woman) to compete in the semifinal/final format. Australia, Costa Rica, Hawaii and Puerto Rico qualified to compete for the Gold Medal on Saturday.
The event webcast goes live beginning at 7:40am local time (6:40am PST; 9:40am EST; 2:40pm in Paris; and 11:40pm in Sydney) with The Morning Show at isawmsc.com/live
The event webcast will be live beginning at 7:40am local time (6:40am PST; 9:40am EST; 2:40pm in Paris; and 11:40pm in Sydney) with The Morning Show at isawmsc.com/live
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The Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship is made possible with the backing of the following sponsors: Nicaragua Tourism Institute, Gray Line, AmericanAirlines, Canal 13, Amnet, Hacienda Iguana, Taca, VOS TV, Municipalidad de Tola, Flor de Caña, INISER; the following cosponsors: Movistar, Dollar, Alamo, Comité Olimpico Nicaragüense, Hilton, Nuevo Diario, Guacalito, Condor, Servipro, Aqua Spa, CDNN canal 23, Nicasurfing; and the following supporters: Surfari Charters, Corona, Paso Pacifico, Renisa, Parmalat, Credomatic, Cruz Roja, Pantaleon, Canatur. The media partners are Pasión Xtrema, SurfersVillage and Surfos. The Official Forecaster for the event is Surfline.
Author: Pablo Zanocchi
Tags: ISA World Masters. Nicaragua