Ryan Huckabee (USA) launches full rotation for a 9.77
Estela López (CHI) opens with a 9.23 for huge two-turn combo
Finland sends first junior representatives
A full day of Repechage heats did not lessen the action as standouts reemerged from early losses in El Salvador. The ISA’s unique format that gives every surfer a second chance showed its value on Day 5.
El Sunzal provided for Cannon Carr (USA) and Siqi Yang (CHN) who found the highest heat totals of the U-16 divisions, 16.17 and 13.90 respectively. Incredible flow saw Carr collect a 9.17 for the highest single wave score of Boys U-16, while Malia Lima (HAW) was rewarded an 8.00 for a more aggressive approach, the highest single wave score of Girls U-16 today.
Despite wearing an ankle brace from an old injury, Ryan Huckabee (USA) was the first surfer of the event to truly take flight. The Floridian landed a huge full rotation on La Bocana’s right for the day’s high score of a 9.77 in the Boys U-18 division.