day three of the 2022 ISA World Surfing Games It has been one for the books.
The women showed up for their first day of competition and brought their energy, flavor and style to Huntington Beach, California on Monday, September 19.
Fortunately for them, the conditions were on their side and the swell that arrived during the weekend has remained.
It was also a good day for the 10 Olympians in action, as all of them have progressed and will remain in the main draw. This means that their path to the final will involve fewer heats than those who lose a main draw heat and need to compete in playoff rounds.
With a gender berth up for grabs for the top-ranked national team at the 2022 ISA World Surfing Games, the stakes are high.
You can also watch all the action, live on Olympics.com here.
Time of day: A name to remember
Gabriela Brayan goes windy.
the 20 years old from Hawaii has been on fire this year and Monday was no exception.
In her first heat of the competition, the 2022 WSL Rookie of the Year earned a 9-point trip. The highest single wave score of the day.
It caught our attention: teamwork makes the dream work
While surfing is an individual sport, one of the things that makes this event so unique is how the athletes come together to compete as a nation.
Every day we see athletes in the water being cheered on by their entire team on the beach waving flags.
Some peers take their support one step further.
Tokyo 2020 silver medalist Kanoa Igarashi did not compete today, so he was on hand to do some warm-ups with his Japanese teammate, Olympic bronze medalist Tsuzuki Amuro. Then he went on waxing her board for her. This is not something that she will see every day, so she certainly made us smile when we saw it.
Teamwork. We love to see it.
September 16 – 24
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As It Happened: Results from Day Three at the 2022 ISA World Surfing Games
Gabriela Brayan he certainly wasn’t the only one to impress.
Sophie McCulloch (AUS) claimed the highest two-wave combined heat total of the day, at 16.43 points (8.50 + 7.93).
Right behind her in second place was Kirra Pinkerton (USA) who shone in heat 31 of round one, earning a total of 16.00 (8.67 + 7.33).
At just 15 years old, erin brooks is having a phenomenal year. Having won the 2022 ISA World Junior Surfing Games in El Salvador, the Canadian who went viral a few weeks ago with this historic aerial, today delivered two complete victories in the series.
from China yang siqui he showed his powerful style, winning his first heat and placing second in the second round.
Meanwhile, the French surfer Vahine Iron seems to be up to the task. There are many eyes on the 22-year-old as her home wave, Teahupo’o, will host surfing for Paris 2024.
Mentions should be made to Olympians Teresa Bonvalot (POR) and Tsuzuki Amuro (JPN) who were also in fine form.
Forecast: Day 4 action and weather
On Tuesday there will be men and women competing, with the competition starting at 7:30 PDT.
The main draw will be broadcast live and highlights of the action from the south podium will be added to the broadcast throughout the day.
Watch it live on Olympics.com here.
Good 4-6 foot swells are expected in the morning when the wind is light, but the wind picks up in the afternoon with a moderate forecast on land.
In the men’s competition, look for the matchup between Igarashi and Sharif’s Fall (SEN) in round 3, series 1. Kolohe Andino (USA) and samuel pupo (BRA) will be the ones to watch in round 3, heat 7.
Frederico Morais (POR), Leo Fioravanti (ITA) and miguel pupo (BRA) will also be an interesting battle in round 3, series 8.
For the women’s event, watch out for Daniella Rosas (PER), erin brooks (CAN) and Paulina Ado (FRA) in Round 3, Heat 3.
Three Olympians will be in action in Round 3 Heat 7 with Tsuzuki Amuro (JPN), Maeda Mahina (JPN) and Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS).