France Wins the 2013 ISA World Longboard Championship in Peru

Posted: Sep 30,2013 Written by  ISA

Final Day Highlight. Video: ISA

Sep. 30, 2013 - Following an amazing week of great waves and exciting surfing performances, the 2013 ISA World Longboard Championship, in historic Huanchaco, Peru, is officially over. 
 
France will go down in the history books as the Gold Medal Team in the first stand-alone ISA World Longboard Championship.

In the individual divisions, France’s Antoine Delpero won the Open Men’s, South Africa’s Simone Robb won the Open Women’s, and Hawaii’s Honolua Blomfield won the Junior’s Under-18. Team France won the ISA Aloha Cup.

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France, the 2013 ISA World Longboard Team Champions, holding their trophies. Photo: ISA/Michael Tweddle

In the Open Women’s Final, South Africa’s Simone Robb won the Gold Medal, earning 11.50, defeating Silver Medalist Rachael Tilly (10.43) from USA, Bronze Medalist Justine Dupont (9.83) from France, and the Copper Medalist Megan Godinez (7.27) from Hawaii.

“I started up with a bang! I got the first wave of the heat, which was an 8, and I was really lucky to get that one,” commented the South African in her post-heat interview. “It’s really cool to be the first Female ISA World Longboard Champion. I’m really happy. My kids will wear my Medal when I get back home. This event was amazing and the other women were so nice to compete against; they were all are really friendly.”

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Gold Medalist in the Open Women’s, Simone Robb (RSA). Photo: ISA/Michael Tweddle

In the Open Men’s Final, France’s Antoine Delpero won the Gold after posting two big scores of 9.00 and 8.20, an impressive total heat score of 17.20. Great Britain’s Ben Skinner had been in form all event, but felt just short in the Final, earning 15.60 and the Silver Medal. Brazil’s Phil Rajzman won the Bronze Medal, earning 12.03 and South Africa’s Thomas King the Copper Medal (11.97).

“It was a really hard and close Final, and everyone got good waves,” said Delpero as he waved his third ISA Gold Medal in his career having previously won Gold in the Longboard division of the ISA World Surfing Games in 2009 and SUP Surfing in the 2012 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship.

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Gold Medalist in the Open Men’s Antoine Delpero (FRA). Photo: ISA/Michael Tweddle

The last event in the 2013 ISA World Longboard Championship was the exciting ISA Aloha Cup, a tag-team competition.

The Aloha Cup Final featured Australia, Brazil, France, and Peru. Team France featuring the Gold Medalist Delpero, his younger brother Edouard, Justine Dupont and Martin Coret won the Gold Medal exhibiting a smart strategy and displaying high-level surfing longboarding skills. The French defeated Peru (Silver), Australia (Bronze) and Brazil (Copper), as the largest crowd of the event cheered them on.

Following the competition, the Closing Ceremony took place to present all of the medals and trophies, and to bring an end to an incredible week in one of the most historic surfing communities in the world.


Official Results:

Final Team Standing:

1- France- 4,810
2- South Africa- 4,010
3- Hawaii- 3,726
4- Brazil- 3,618
5- Great Britain- 3,478
6- Peru- 3,441
7- USA- 3,136
8- Argentina- 2,993
9- Venezuela- 2,783
10- Australia- 2,636
11- New Zealand- 2,500
12- Ecuador- 2,425
13- Uruguay- 1,855
14- Dominican Republic- 1,745
15- Japan- 1,735
16- Mexico- 1,546
17- Costa Rica- 1,380
18- Puerto Rico- 1,320
19- Italy- 1,170
20- Canada- 875
21- Chile- 660
22- Panama- 600

Open Men’s:
Antoine Delpero (FRA), Gold Medal
Ben Skinner (GBR), Silver Medal
Phil Rajzman (BRA), Bronze Medal
Thomas King (RSA), Copper Medal

Open Women’s:
Simone Robb (RSA), Gold Medal
Rachael Tilly (USA), Silver Medal
Justine Dupont (FRA), Bronze Medal
Megan Godinez (HAW), Copper Medal

Junior’s Under-18:
Honolua Blomfeld (HAW), Gold Medal
Martin Coret (FRA), Silver Medal
Caio Santana (BRA), Bronze Medal
Ethan Pentz (RSA), Copper Medal

ISA Aloha Cup:
France- 58.05, Gold Medal
Peru- 46.95, Silver Medal
Australia- 42.90, Bronze Medal
Brazil- 29.45, Copper Medal

For a full list of results visit: http://isawlc.com/results

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