Day 1 buzzes at ISA World SUP Champs
ISA World Stand Up Paddle & Paddleboard Champs
International Surfing Association
Club Waikiki Miraflores, Lima Peru
24 February - 2 March 2013
Heats hit the water for the ISA World Stand Up Paddle & Paddleboard Champs | espanol
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 February, 2013 : - - The International Surfing Association is pleased to announce day one of competition of the 2013 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship kicked-off in great surf conditions in the waist to chest-high range.
After the fog cleared, which forced competition to go into a holding pattern for the first part of the morning, day one featured the best Men and Women SUP Surfers from all over the world. Conditions stayed glassy all day, and the competitors enjoyed the long rights at La Pampilla Beach in the beautiful city of Miraflores in Lima, Peru, where local spectators came to watch the World Championship and cheer on their National Team.
“The world’s best SUP Surfers showed today how fast this sport is progressing,” remarked ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “It’s amazing to see all the competitors both Men and Women perform at the highest level of competition and I am excited to see the rest of the week unfold. It’s a very special feeling to see all the National Teams cheering on each other and being able to witness the universal camaraderie of the sport.”
Today’s SUP Surfing Men’s standouts include Australia’s Beau Nixon (AUS) who earned the two top scoring heats of the day with a 15.74 total heat score in Round 2 and a 14.83 in Round 1, and Justin Holland who earned a 14.83 total heat score in Round 2.
Xavier Lay © ISA/Tweddle
Notable performances of the day include Denmark’s Casper Steinfath who has moved into Round 3 with two 2nd place finishes in his Round 1 and 2 heats. Steinfath will be facing tough competition in his Round 3 heat against Brazil’s SUP Surfing Standout, Carlos Bahia, Sean Poynter (USA) and the local favorite Jose Gomez (PER). Mexico’s Hector Gonzalez also had a strong performance winning his Round 2 heat.
On the SUP Surfing Women’s side, Brazil’s Nicole Pacelli got off to a great start with the highest heat score of the day earning a 13.00 total heat score. Additional standouts include Shakira Westdorp (AUS), South Africa’s Tammy Robarts, and Peru’s Brissa Malaga.
Today, regardless of the athlete’s placing, no one has lost out of the competition. All the athletes placing 1st and 2nd moved on to the next round and all athletes that placed 3rd and 4th move on to the repechage round.
Tomorrow, the day will get started with the daily morning show at 7:40am followed by SUP Surfing and lastly the Long Distance Race that features the SUP Racing and Paddleboarding for both Men and Women.
Caspar Steinfath © ISA/Tweddle
Check the Live Coverage
Here is the schedule for the second day of the 2013 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship live webcast:
Tuesday, 7:40am Peru
Tuesday, 4:40am West Coast USA
Tuesday, 1:40pm Western Europe
Tuesday, 11:40pm Sydney, Australia
Calculate the time for all other areas
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 the Open Division World Championship since 1964, the World Junior Surfing Championship since 1980, the World Masters Surfing Championship since 2007, the World Bodyboard Championship since 2011, the Hainan Wanning Riyue Bay International Surfing Festival in China, and the World Standup Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship beginning in 2012. The ISA also sanctions the World Kneeboard Titles and the World Tandem Surfing Championship, and will launch the World Longboard Championship in 2013.
ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 72 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 and re-elected seven times since. The ISA's four Vice-Presidents are Alan Atkins (AUS), Karín Sierralta (PER), Debbie Beacham (USA) and Layne Beachley (AUS).
Author: Jose Duarte Solis/Carlos Escaba
Tags: International Surfing Association, Stand Up Paddle, Peru