Everything you need to know about the third day of the 2022 International Surfing Association World Surfing Games. Results and highlights from the first Paris 2024 from Huntington Beach, California, on Monday, September 19.
The third day of the ISA World Surfing Games 2022 was epic. On Monday, September 19, the women arrived for their first day of competition, bringing their energy, flavor, and style to Huntington Beach, California.
Fortunately for them, the weather cooperated and the swell that arrived over the weekend remained.
It was also a successful day for the ten Olympians competing, since all of them advanced and will remain in the main draw. This means they will have to compete in fewer heats on their way to the final than those who lose a main draw heat and must fight in repechage rounds.
The stakes are high, with one quota position per gender on the line for the best-placed national team in the 2022 ISA World Surfing Games.
You can also watch all of the action live by clicking here.
Today’s thought: A name you should remember for ISA World Surfing Games 2022
Gabriela Bryan is becoming stronger by the day.
This year, the 20-year-old from Hawaii has been on fire, and Monday was no exception.
The 2022 WSL rookie of the year achieved a 9-point ride in her opening heat of the tournament. The day’s best single-wave score.
It caught our attention: Teamwork makes the dream come true.
While surfing is an individual activity, one aspect that distinguishes this event is how athletes come together to compete as a nation.
Every day, we witness athletes in the sea being cheered on by their entire squad waving flags on the beach.
Some teammates go over and above to show their support.
Kanoa Igarashi, the Tokyo 2020 silver medalist, did some warm-ups with his other Japanese teammate, Olympic bronze medalist Tsuzuki Amuro, who was not participating today. He then proceeded to wax her board for her. This is not something you see every day, but it sure made us smile when we saw it.
Teamwork. We enjoy seeing it.
Day three results at the ISA World Surfing Games 2022:
Gabriela Bryan was far from the only one to stand out.
Sophie McCulloch (AUS) won the day’s highest two-wave combined heat total, earning 16.43 points (8.50 + 7.93).
Kirra Pinkerton (USA) finished just behind her in second place, with a total of 16.00 (8.67 + 7.33).
Erin Brooks, who is only 15 years old, is having a fantastic year. The Canadian who went viral a few weeks ago with this historic aerial delivered today with two comprehensive heat wins at the 2022 ISA World Junior Surfing Games in El Salvador.
Yang Siqi of China demonstrated her powerful technique by winning her first heat and finishing second in round two.
Meanwhile, Vahine Fierro, a French surfer, appears to be rising to the occasion. Given that her home wave, Teahupo’o, will be the surfing location for Paris 2024, all eyes are on the 22-year-old.
Olympians Teresa Bonvalot (POR) and Tsuzuki Amuro (JPN) should also be mentioned because they were in excellent form.
Day four action and weather forecast ISA World Surfing Games 2022:
Men and women will compete on Tuesday, with the tournament beginning at 7:30 a.m. PDT.
The main draw will be shown live, with highlights from the South podium added throughout the day to the broadcast channel.
When the wind is mild in the morning, good 4-6ft waves are expected, but the wind builds up in the afternoon with a moderate onshore prediction.
Look for the duel between Igarashi and Cherif Fall (SEN) in round 3, heat 1 of the men’s competition. In round 3, heat 7, keep an eye on Kolohe Andino (USA) and Samuel Pupo (BRA).
In round 3, heat 8, Frederico Morais (POR), Leo Fioravanti (ITA), and Miguel Pupo (BRA) will also compete.
Keep an eye on Daniella Rosas (PER), Erin Brooks (CAN), and Pauline Ado (FRA) in round 3, heat 3.
Tsuzuki Amuro (JPN), Maeda Mahina (JPN), and Sally Fitzgibbons (GBR) will compete in round 3, heat 7. (AUS).