Peru is the New World Team Champion

Following an incredible Final Day of great waves and tremendous surfing at the extraordinarily consistent world-class pointbreak of Punta Rocas, Peru, the Champions of the Claro ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games were crowned. After a long and exciting week of excellent performances, great vibes and pumping waves, the World Surfing Games 2014 are over and brings you a brief report from the event.
6. 11. 2014

It seems almost impossible that fifty years ago the ISA was founded in Australia with only five members to grow into an internationally recognized organization employing ninety people today..... It was an obvious choice for ISA to come back to the place where the 1965 World Surfing Championship was held and where it all started.  Punta Rocas did not disappoint and gave all surfers eight days of amazing waves. The best ones were the first and the last and it has been a great show.

team Peru

The Final Day came to a nail-biting finish. The stars lined up perfect for Team Peru by winning the Women's Final and with the Australian Men finishing third and fourth in the Final to upset the Aussies. Peru defeated Australia by a small margin of only 62 points in the overall Team Standings, one of the closes margins of victory in ISA history.

Leandro Usuna

Argentina's Leandro Usuna is the new Men's Claro ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games Gold Medalist. With powerful turns and carves in overhead surf at Punta Rocas; Usuna showed solid performances during the whole event, ultimately awarded him the Gold.

“I’m so happy to win and represent my country of Argentina this way! This means everything,” said the Gold Medalist. “I remember my first ISA World Championship in 2004 in Tahiti, exactly ten years ago, so I’m super happy to have won this, I can’t wait for the next one. I want to thank Peru, and all of the people from Latin-America.”

Anali Gomez

The local favorite Anali Gomez is the new Women's Claro ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games Gold Medalist. Gomez earned the Gold Medal with a solid score in the last minutes of her heat.

“I’m super happy, I thank all the people of Peru and Punta Hermosa, my family and everybody who sent me good vibes,” said the Gold Medalist. “I’ve been working 20 years for this and thank God it happened here at my home. With 30 seconds remaining I paddled with all my strength and the only thing on my mind was that this was my moment”

Photos: © ISA


6. 11. 2014
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