Alan Cleland Jr. (MEX) makes full use of judging criteria, claims highest Main Round numbers
Lucia Indurain (ARG) holds on to her dreams after tight, emotional heat
Two-time WSL Champion John John Florence (USA) enjoys the process as he progresses through Repechage
First Tokyo 2020 Olympians eliminated with shock losses for Leon Glatzer (GER), Yolanda Hopkins (POR), and Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR)
Surf City El Salvador – June 4, 2023
Surf City continued to pump on day five of the 2023 Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games (WSG), with solid 6-8 foot surf providing the ultimate stage for endless excitement and drama. Men’s Main Round 4 kicked off the day, along with Women’s Repechage Round 3. It was then high-octane action all afternoon as Men’s Repechage Rounds 2, 3 and 4 were completed.
Men’s Main Round 4 was full of fireworks from Tokyo 2020 Olympians. Billy Stairmand (NZL) posted the first excellent score of the day (8.00) to progress ahead of Gabriel Medina (BRA), who also moved into Main Round 5. Lucca Mesinas (PER) brought his devastating backhand attack, blasting a huge two-turn combo for an 8.33 and advancement along with Rio Waida (INA).
Olympic Silver Medalist and defending ISA Gold Medalist Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) also managed to claim yet another win in Heat 6, but the real drama occurred in Heat 3. Miguel Tudela (PER) maintained control throughout, but Leandro Usuna (ARG) and Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) were locked in a tight battle and by heat’s end, the Italian was sent to the Repechage.