VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Final Day ISA World Masters...
Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship
International Surfing Association
Colorado Beach, Hacienda Iguana Nicaragua
14 to 22 July 2012
VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Final Day ISA World Masters... Action Lineups Lifestyle and MEDALS
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 July, 2012 : - - Surfing in well-overhead waves on the final day of competition, the Hawaiians won six individual medals at the Nicaragua ISA World Surfing Championship, and clinched the Team Gold Medal and the perpetual Eduardo Arena Trophy.
Hawaii won six of the 20 individual medals awarded on Sunday, with a Gold and Silver won by former ASP World Tour Champion Sunny Garcia, a Gold for Rochelle Ballard, a Silver and Bronze for Kaipo Jaquias and a Bronze for Mike Latronic. Team USA won the Team Silver Medal.
Rochelle Ballard won Gold in Women’s Masters, her First ISA Medal Since 1988. Ballard challenged Lisa Andersen and Layne Beachley (former ASP world champions) to compete in the 2013 event, reviving their Professional surfing rivalry.
Javier Huarcaya (PER) won the Grand Kahunas Gold, after twice finishing runner-up previously. The Gold was Peru’s first at the ISA World Masters since 2007. Allen Sarlo (USA) won Silver for the second consecutive year, while Rod Baldwin (AUS) won Bronze and Craig Schieber (CRI) won Copper.
Hawaiians Sunny Garcia and Kaipo Jaquias Won Gold-Silver in the Men’s Grand Masters. With his Bronze Medal, Juan Ashton (PUR) extended his record ISA medal count to six individual medals (4 Gold, 1 Copper, 1 Bronze).
Americans Jim Hogan and Ricky Schaffer finished First-Second in the Men’s Kahunas. The Americans had a rough day leading up to the Finals, losing four teammates just a heat before the Medal round. Hogan and Schaffer’s performances offered a bit of redemption and critical points toward the team standings and the Team Silver Medal.
Magnum Martinez’s won his first-ever ISA Gold for Venezuela. Weaving through long blue-green barrels and cranking powerful hacks off the lip, the Venezuelan accrued a score of 16.66, shocking the thousands of spectators on the beach and even his own countrymen, winning the first-ever ISA Gold Medal for Venezuela.
The Closing Ceremony of the Nicaragua ISA World Masters was packed With excitement and surprises. Once the Medals were distributed, the national anthems sung and the emotional intensity of the ISA World Masters was at its end, ISA President Aguerre wasn’t yet ready for the enthusiasm surrounding the ISA and this event to come to a close.
He presented to Minster of Tourism Mario Salinas an ISA hat and a plaque for Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega. Then he announced the locations of five future ISA events for 2012 and 2013, including the ISA World Masters to be held in Montanitas, Ecuador. And finally, he and Minister Salinas had one last announcement: the ISA will return to Nicaragua in July 2013 for the ISA World Juniors Surfing Championship.
Women’s Masters Final Results
Gold – Rochelle Ballard (HAW), 8.90
Silver – Sandra English (AUS), 8.17
Bronze – Sonia ‘Pucha’ Garcia (PAN), 5.00
Copper – Lucila Gil (ARG), 3.83
Men’s Grand Kahunas Final Results
Gold – Javier Huarcaya (PER), 14.67
Silver – Allen Sarlo (USA), 11.30
Bronze – Rod Baldwin (AUS), 10.10
Copper – Craig Schieber (CRI), 8.43
Men’s Grand Masters Final Results
Gold – Sunny Garcia (HAW), 17.66
Silver – Kaipo Jaquias (HAW), 17.33
Bronze – Juan Ashton (PUR), 11.06
Copper – Mark Cameron (AUS), 7.10
Men’s Kahunas Final Results
Gold – James Hogan (USA), 15.56
Silver – Ricky Schaffer (USA), 13.50
Bronze – Mike Latronic (HAW), 11.10
Copper – Cardoso Junior (BRA), 8.24
Men’s Masters Final Results
Gold – Magnum Martinez (VEN), 16.66
Silver – Sunny Garcia (HAW), 14.10
Bronze – Kaipo Jaquias (HAW), 10.87
Copper – Armando Daltro (BRA), 9.50
Final Team Standings
Gold – Hawaii – 10,540
Silver – USA – 9,771
Bronze – Australia – 7,540
Copper– Brazil – 7.306
5. Venezuela – 7,303
6. Peru – 7,060
7. Puerto Rico – 6,753
8. Japan – 6,476
9. Argentina – 6,366
10. Costa Rica – 5,996
11. France – 5,850
12. Ecuador – 4,988
13. Panama – 4,916
14. Guatemala – 4,630
15. Mexico – 4,359
16. El Salvador – 3,950
17. Dominican Republic – 2,801
18. Chile – 2,250
19. Italy – 1,980
20. Tahiti – 1,750
21. Nicaragua – 1,070
22. Jamaica – 1,050
23. Uruguay – 720
23. Switzerland – 720
25. Germany – 660
26. Ireland – 413
ISA Aloha Cup Finals Results
Gold – Hawaii, 47.4
Silver – Australia, 44.68
Bronze – Costa Rica, 34.39
Copper – Puerto Rico, 30.11
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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
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