29 October, 2014 29 October, 2014

Five Remain to Defend Title (2014 ISA World Games)

The South African team lost a member in Men’s Repercharge Round 2 on Day 4 of the 2014 Claro ISA World Surfing Games in Peru.

David Van Zyl needed just 0.01 more points on his final wave to advance.

It wasn’t to be for David Van Zyl at Punta Rocas yesterday. The Durban local’s last wave netted a 5.43 score, which was enough to tie for second spot, but not enough to help him win after the count back swung in favour of William Peckett (TAH). It was a narrow loss and Davey will now be cheering from the sidelines, encouraging his team to score that extra 0,01pts as they continue to defend their World Surfing Games title.

Two heats earlier, David Brand advanced to the next round when he finished second in his heat along with Jefferson Tascon (COL). He then went one better later in the day by winning his Round 3 heat to join teammate, Casey Grant in Repercharge Round 4.

David Brand registered a second and a first as he advanced two rounds on Day 4.

After a shaky start on Day 3, Tanika Hoffman got things back on track with a solid heat win in Women’s Repercharge Round 1 over Sonia García (PAN), Bernice Cardona (PUR) and Phoebe Strachan (SCO).

Faye Zoetmulder meanwhile, didn’t get to compete on Day 4 and still awaits her match-up with Hinako Kurokawa (JPN), Jessica Grimwood (AUS) and Não Omura (JPN) in Round 2 of the Women’s Main Event.

Tanika Hoffman got the ball rolling with a solid heat win in Women’s Repercharge Round 1.

Michael February is the last remaining Men’s surfer in the Main Event. The Kommetjie local is yet to lose a heat in this year’s competition, and is in Round 4 – just three heats away from a spot in the final. M-Feb will be hoping to stay on the high road to the final, but still has the low road Repercharge Round as an option. Current form suggests that Mikey will be sticking to the former.

Michael February remains in the Main Event and is showing good form.

There’s still four more days of competition at the 2014 Claro ISA World Surfing Games and anything can happen. Stay updated with Team SA’s progress on isawsg.com. The LIVE WEBCAST will start around 3:00pm (SA time) and you can watch it on isawsg.com/live.


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