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Les Sables d’Olonne, France – September 26, 2023
A stunning sunrise welcomed competitors to day two of the 2023 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC), with three-to-four foot swell once again pouring into Plage de Tanchet. The continuation of SUP Surfing Men’s Main Event Round 2 started the day, along with Women’s Main Round 2 and Men’s Main Round 3, before the Repechage Rounds began the first eliminations of the event.
France remained the only national team to keep each of their SUP Surfing competitors in the Main Round. 2019 World Champions Benoit Carpentier and Justine Dupont both progressed, along with teammates Camille Dubrana and Gabriel Bachelet.
Leonardo Gimenes (BRA) found the best numbers of the day, and the event so far, in Main Round 2, collecting a 15.77 heat total. Midway through the heat the 23-year-old former Brazilian National Champion strung together four flowing re-entries on his forehand, finishing strong in the shorebreak for an 8.17, before immediately backing it up with a 7.60 for a huge two turn combo that included a massive tail drift