It was a day full of joy and heartbreak on the sixth day in 2022 ISA World Surfing Games.
Some well-known faces were excluded from the competition, such as Tsuzuki Amuro (JPN), Griffin Colapinto (United States of America), Sherif Val (SEN), and Frederico Moraes (POR). Others will have another day of sailing tomorrow (Friday 23) in Huntington Beach, CA.
The picture is slowly becoming clearer about who can take the first two spots in Paris 2024, with one per national team per gender.
In men, Brazil was the top leader, followed by the United States and then Japan.
Australia and France are at the top of the women’s points table, with Portugal and the United States behind.
This only adds to the excitement of the event which you can quickly grab below.
You can also watch the action live at Olympics.com.
Moment of the day: Friends in the water
The surfers hit the water at 7:30 PST and by the second heat of the day a few friends joined the lineup.
Dolphins swam in the competition area when Sheriff Val (Sen) Johnny Kurzo (MEX) and Murakami Shun (JPN) were on the job and decided to stay everywhere all day, diving on and off the field of play.
While there was no interference, the mammals were clearly interested and enjoying playing in the bulge on display.
For fans at the beach, it was a fun and welcome addition to the day.
Dolphins in the squad
Picture of Pablo Franco – ISA
That caught our eye: the Olympic shoe game
ISA . head Fernando Aguirre He is famous for his charismatic personality.
The Argentine has an unparalleled passion and dedication to surfing and was instrumental in its inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
From his colorful personality to his colorful attire, Aguerre always brings the glow to his ISA events and today he was no exception wearing Olympic-themed shoes made just for him.
As it happened: Day 5 at the 2022 ISA World Surfing Games
There was no shortage of entertainment with the likes of Teresa Bonvalot (POR) and Dominic Barona (ECU) in some impressive rowing fights in Round 4, Heat 2. Bonvalot just beat her opponent and followed suit Pauline Addo (France) in the next round.
It is mentioned that there is a need to be mentioned significantly Alice Burton (UK), Daniela Rosas (PER) and Sophie McCulloch (Australia) with the highest score for a single wave (8.50). China Yang Siqi She also finished her run in the event which was her first ever competition. At just thirteen, she made it to fifth, which means she’s ranked 29th, the highest win a Chinese athlete has ever won in an international surfing competition.
In the men’s event, Luca Messinas (PER) made the crowd buzz in the early morning with a stellar 9.57-point ride. This was the highest result of a single wave in the entire competition. Behind him, Joshua Burke (Bar) scored 9.23 and Jackson Becker (Australia) 8.83.
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Forecast: Seventh working day and weather
Friday will be hot.
The women’s main draw begins with a superb match between the same four finalists at the 2021 ISA World Surfing Games in El Salvador.
Defend the champion of ISA World Surfing Games Sally Fitzgibbons (Australia) will face Daniela Rosas (for every), Theresa Bonfalot (POR) and Yolanda Hopkins (bur).
In the men’s competition, every match is stacked with talents that will make a fun day start with Kaneh Igarashi (Japan). Jackson Baker (Australia) and Nat Young (USA) in the first heat of the day. Heat 2 of the main draw will be conducted from Guilherme Fonseca (POR), Luca Messinas (PER) and Kolohe Andino (USA).
Things will also continue to be interesting as we get closer to figuring out who will win the top two Paris 2024 So make sure you don’t miss a moment by watching live on Olympics.com.
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