Sanoa Olin (CAN) and Tokyo 2020 Olympian Lucca Mesinas (PER) qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Returning Pan American Champions Isabella Gomez (COL), Lucca Mesinas (PER), Connor Baxter (USA) and Benoit ‘Piccolo’ Clemente (PER) win back-to-back gold medals
First Pan American gold medals for Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA), Maria Fernanda Reyes (PER), Zane Schweitzer (USA) and Candice Appleby (USA)
Rafael Cortez wins host nation Chile’s first Pan American Surfing medal
Pichilemu, Chile – October 30, 2023
The Santiago 2023 Pan American Games culminated in a historic day of competition with an incredible showing for Surfing in its second appearance in the Games.
Massive 10-15 foot surf, easily four-to-five times overhead, poured into Punta de Lobos, providing an impressive show for the medalists to be decided in the women’s and men’s divisions of each of the four surfing disciplines; Shortboard, Longboard, SUP Surfing and SUP Racing. The swell was amongst the biggest seen in the ISA’s history.
88 athletes representing 16 countries delivered amazing performances over the course of the event, with consistently large swell pumping into Punta de Lobos for the entire contest period.
The 24 available medals were won by athletes from 9 different nations. Peru took the overall rankings lead with 6 medals, 3 of which were gold.