Team Australia Finishes 6th At ISA World Longboard Championships

COOLANGATTA/QLD (January 28th/2018): Team Australia has finished in 6th at the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Longboard Championships in Riyue Bay, Wanning China from the 19th-25th of January, 2018.

After the first round of eliminations, two teams remain unscathed with all their surfers remaining in the competition. USA and Australia still had four surfers and will go neck and neck heading into the final days. Team Hawaii, only represented by three athletes, also has all their athletes remaining in the competition.

The penultimate day of competition at Riyue Bay kicked off with a building swell in the knee to waist high range. The world's best longboarders dropped a flurry of scores in the excellent range, demonstrating the high level of talent present at the event. 

The 2018 edition of the ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship broke records as the largest to date with 71 athletes from 22 countries, representative of the global increase in popularity of Surfing around the globe.

The event has also been a milestone for the development of Surfing in China, as their team has put on an impressive display of their progression. The local Guo Shujuan made history by being the first Chinese surfer ever to win a heat at a major ISA Championship

 

TEAM AUSTRALIA

  • William Crowe (Open men)                         9th overall – 500pts
  • Declan Wyton (Open men)                          13th overall- 450pts
  • Emily Lethbridge (Open women)               6th overall – 583pts
  • Tully White (Open women)                         11th overall- 475pts