ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship Day 3: Results and Schedule of the Womens and Men’s SUP SURF

After three days of SUP Surfing action at the 2018 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, the stage has been set to crown the event’s first ISA SUP Surfing World Champions in Asia. The third day of competition kicked off with a rejuvenated swell in Wanning with long left-hand waves peeling into Riyue Bay.

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Brazil’s Luiz Diniz and USA’s Sean Poynter both former ISA World Champions that have reached the Men’s Main Event Final, they both continued to be the standout performers, respectively earning high heat totals of 16.10 and 15.8. They will be joined by Australia’s Harry Maskell and Brazil’s Caio Vaz, both looking for their first ISA Gold.

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“I am really enjoying the competition here in Riyue Bay,” said Harry Maskell. “Everything is going smooth and it’s great that the swell has arrived too. “All the athletes in the competition today are really high-end guys, so it was good to get a taste of the competition to come on the final day” Harry continued “I got the Silver last year, so it would mean everything to get the Gold here in China.”  South Africa’s Thomas King took the high heat total honors with a 16.36 to stay alive in the Repechage Rounds.

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In the womens  round Iballa Ruano Moreno and Nicole Pacelli fresh from the APP final at Long Island face each other alongside Japanese rider Yuuka Horikoshi and Kiwi Stella Smith. “I am really excited to make it to the final day,” said Iballa Ruano Moreno. “It’s been a long three days, but we had great waves and I am super happy about the conditions. It’s one of the best events that I have ever taken part in. There is still a long way to go, but winning the Gold would be a dream come true.” Top Australian riders Shakira Westdrop and Terrene Black find themselves in the repechage round along with Americans Candice Appleby and Emmy Merrill. This round  is one not to be missed!

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Here are standings going into Round 5 for the men and Round 4 for the women, as well as both repechages on Monday. The top two placing athletes from the Main Event Finals will secure a medal position in the Grand Final, while the bottom two will head to the Repechage Final where they get a second chance to advance to the Grand Final (4:25 AM French Time).

Mens SUP Surf Round 5

Luiz Diniz (BRA)

Caio Vaz (BRA)

Sean Poynter (USA)

Harry Maskell (AUS)


Repecharge Round 7

Thomas King (RSA)

Juan De Los Reyes (ESP)

Riki Horikoshi (JPN)

Daniel Hughes (USA)


Womens SUP Surf Round 4

Yuuka Horikoshi (JPN)

Stella Smith (NZL)

Nicole Pacelli (BRA)

Iballa Ruano Moreno (ESP)


Repechage Round 5

Shakira Westdorp (AUS)

Terrene Black (AUS)

Candice Appleby (USA)

Emmy Merrill (USA)

Full results follow this link.

After the SUP Surfing Champions are crowned, the competition will transition to SUP and Paddleboard Racing, with the Technical Races to kick off the action in Riyue Bay. The SUP Sprints, Distance Races and Team Relay will cap off the week at Shenzhou Peninsula.


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Helen Trehoret

SUP, OC1, V6, Surfski ... and field hockey coaching, Helen is a busy British mother of two who lives in Bretagne, France with a passion for all things Ocean. Helen runs Barrachou SUP, a SUP tour company specialized in excursions around Bretagne and Scotland.

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