TEAM ROSTER AND BIOS
Who's representing your country?
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Italy
DIVISION / Junior SUP Tech Racing Boy
Alberto Casella
  • Born / Rome
  • Resides in / Rome
  • Favorite surf break / Sabaudia
  • Board / Nsp Ninja 14x22
  • Sponsors / NSP; +WATT; BLIZ
  • Biggest Achievement / Italian Junior Champion
  • Hobbies / Motorbikes
I'm 18 years old from Rome. I compete for Circolo Canottieri Aniene and my speciality is Sup Racing. My other hobbies are Sup surfing and Motorcycles. i' m glad to partecipate in an ISA official event and I never see the hour to be in the water and compete!
Italy
DIVISION / SUP Surfing Women,SUP Tech Racing Women,SUP Distance Racing Women
Laura Dal Pont
  • Age / 19
  • Born / Treviso
  • Favorite surf break / Right waves
  • Board / Starboard sprint
  • Biggest Achievement / 3rd Junior Technical ISA World Championship
  • Hobbies / I really love everything that has to do with sports, from the sea to the mountains.
Hello I'm Laura, 19 years old, the third of a big family.

Currently studying and living in Porto (Portugal): I'm at the third year of dentistry, and perhaps should be studying now but I can say that this is definitely better.

Here I mostly train in the Douro river, fighting with its current, and when possible I move to the ocean to catch some waves.

This is my 4th ISA experience, but I'm still very excited. I love the team and can't wait to fight once more, so everyone FORZA ITALIA!
Italy
DIVISION / SUP Surfing Men,SUP Tech Racing Men
Leonard Nika
  • Born / Peniche
  • Favorite surf break / Super Tubos
  • Board / Starboard sup 7'0
  • Sponsors / Starboard, Garmin, Black Project sup, Nika Paddle-Surf Camp
  • Biggest Achievement / 9 times in a row Italian champion
  • Hobbies / out door activities
My Name is Leo Nika and I'm a Stand up Paddle Surfer Atlete, I started surfing at age of 10 and 10 years after i become a profetional Sup surfer and Sup Racer i win 9 italian sup racing titles in a row since 2012, i won also 2 euorpean titles in 2013/2014 while trainnig for the race competition and travling around the world i was training also for sup surfing, competing in Brasil, Mexico, Australia, Hawaii and Japan. During this period of competitons i was focused more in sup racing because in my home town in italy the sea is mostly flat or small swells so i could train a lot in the sea without waves... meanhile i was winning sup racing competitions i become the 5th best atlete in the world between 2016 and 2018 but i discovered that Sup surfing attract me a bit more and then when i was makaing a living out of my passion i moved to portugal to take care of my surfing part.. Since i moved to Peniche my surfing become better and better, i just got a bronze medal in the european championship in Denmark and looking forward for more wins like this. Cheers
Italy
DIVISION / SUP Tech Racing Men,SUP Distance Racing Men
Riccardo Rossi
  • Age / 21
  • Born / San Vincenzo
  • Favorite surf break / Read a book
  • Board / Longboard
  • Sponsors / Infinity sup
  • Biggest Achievement / 3rd place at European championships in Denmark 2022
  • Hobbies / Snowboarding in winter and skating
I'm an Infinity sup international athlete and I spend so much time in the water. I'll my best to bring at home the beste results in this world championships 
Italy
DIVISION / Prone Tech Racing Men,Prone Distance Racing Men
Andrea Niciarelli
  • Age / 29
  • Born / Rome
  • Board / Prone 12
  • Hobbies / MTB, videogames
I started practicing paddleboard for 3 years and since then I have become more and more passionate about this sport.
Italy
DIVISION / Junior SUP Tech Racing Girl
Cecilia Pampinella
  • Age / 16
  • Born / Tarquinia
  • Favorite surf break / left side
  • Board / Mistral Board
  • Sponsors / Mistral and Vltfins
  • Biggest Achievement / Junior European Champion ISA in sprint, long distance and technical race in 2022 and Junior World Champion ICF in sprint, technical race and long distance in 2022
  • Hobbies / Surfing
Hi I am Cecilia Pampinella, I am 16 years old and I come from Tarquinia, Italy. I practice sup for 4 years and I discovered this sport thanks to my brother Tommaso, I immediately fell in love with the sup.  I'm Junior European Champion ISA  2022 in sprint, long distance and technical race and I'm Junior World Champion ICF 2022 in sprint, technical race and long distance .this is the first ISA World Championship to which I participate and I am super excited and ready to give my best .Forza Italia
Italy
DIVISION / SUP Sprint Racing Men
Claudio Nika
  • Age / 26
  • Born / Rome
  • Favorite surf break / Supertubos Peniche
  • Board / Starboard All Star
  • Sponsors / Starboard, Black project, Garmin Italy, NikaPaddleSurfCamp
  • Biggest Achievement / 2019 ISA Sprint 200m gold medal
  • Hobbies / Paiting, skating, travelling
Im 26 yo living the dream of training and racing around the world thanks to SUP, practicing the sport since i was 13, I reached my dream to be a world champion in 2019 but I'm hungry for more. In this past 6 years I'd being training mostly at the NikaPaddleSurfCamp in Portugal. 
Italy
DIVISION / Prone Tech Racing Women,Prone Distance Racing Women
Cornelia Rigatti
  • Age / 29
  • Born / Riva del Garda
  • Favorite surf break / right
  • Board / Wetiz
  • Sponsors / Wetiz, Visit Trentino, Swim Ouest
  • Biggest Achievement / Bronze medallist technical race 2019 ISA Worlds
  • Hobbies / Watching movies
Also lifesaving athlete and swimmer

6th in board race at recent lifesaving world championships in Riccione 2022

Many times Italian champion in both paddleboard and lifesaving (board race, ironwoman, surf ski race)

From Lake Grada (Trentino - Italy), I daily train on the lake and go to the ocean for training camp and competitions
Italy
DIVISION / SUP Distance Racing Men
Davide Alpino
  • Age / 25
  • Born / Bari
  • Board / starboard allstar
  • Sponsors / starboard italy, Vlt fins, Lb9 brand, Waterspeed app, Spider slackline, sector nolimits
  • Biggest Achievement / italian category champ 2020 and 2021
  • Hobbies / the art in general, museums, historical cities, knowledge about other cultures,
i'm an happy guy coming from south italy, precisally the Puglia region, where i train everyday in a crystalline water.

My best results are being the 2020 and 2021 italian category champion and some podium in the eurotour races in this past two years. I paddle in stand up from 4 years now and i will not stop till i will be the one of the best in he world. I'm the Sup agonistic coach in my big society, the Circolo Canottieri Barion , and every year my team of paddlers is growing more and more! soon you will hear about them.




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