28 September, 2015 28 September, 2015

Team SA Perform Well at ISA World Adaptive Surfing Champs

The South African team recorded impressive results at the inaugural ISA World Adaptive Surfing Champs contested in La Jolla, California, even though we fielded a relatively small team compared to the likes of hosts USA, Brazil and France.

Anthony Smyth ripped for a spot in the finals of the Stand-Up division.

Team captain, Anthony Smyth made the finals of the Stand-Up division, where he finished second overall. JP Veaudry from East London qualified for the semi finals and finished fifth overall in the same division, while Bruce Campbell narrowly missed out on a spot in the quarter finals to finish ninth overall.

In the prone division, meanwhile, Dries Millard advanced through two rounds before finishing fourth in semi-final Heat 2 for seventh spot overall.

Team SA, stoked at the opening ceremony with ISA president, Fernando Aguerre.

The ISA teamed up with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and Hurley to make the World Adaptive Surfing Champs a possibility. Featuring challenged athletes from around the globe, the event is a new addition to the ISA’s schedule.

Finalists in the Stand-Up division (from left to right); Mark Stewart – AUS (1st), Anthony Smyth – ZAF (2nd), Mike Coots – HAW (4th) and Alcino Silva Neto – BRA (3rd).

To find out more and for all the photos and results from the inaugural ISA World Adaptive Surfing Champs, go to isaworlds.com/adaptive


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