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San Juan, Puerto Rico – November 2nd 2022
A huge day of competition saw the field drastically narrowed for SUP Surfing on day five of the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship. San Juan’s La Ocho continued to provide rippable 3-to-4 foot surf in Puerto Rico’s tropical paradise.
USA have won three out of four gold medals so far in the event, but defending Team champions France are up to the challenge. Their two representatives in men’s SUP Surfing, Clement Roseyro and Benoit Carpentier, drew each other in Round 3, Heat 1.
Beginning with the game plan of splitting the peak, regular-footed Carpentier changed strategy and took a left, to the confusion of goofy-footed Roseyro. That decision resulted in Roseyro collecting the second wave of the set, which turned out to be the best wave of the day, an 8.57, on the strength of a vertical tail drift, connected straight into a beautiful, drawn-out, wrapping cutback.