USA wins unprecedented third Para Surfing Teams World Championship, France take silver, Spain, bronze, Brazil, copper
Canada’s Victoria Feige becomes winningest woman in Para Surfing history
13-year-old Aleli Medina wins first ever Para Surfing medal for Puerto Rico
Long-awaited second gold medal for Davi Teixeira (BRA), surfing’s youngest World Champion
Pismo Beach, California, USA – December 10, 2022
History was made on the final day of competition at the 2022 Pismo Beach ISA World Para Surfing Championship Hosted by AmpSurf, with thirteen World Champions crowned on a groundbreaking day of action in wild and wooly conditions.
Victoria Feige (CAN) won her fourth gold medal in a row to set herself apart and officially become the greatest of all time in women’s Para Surfing.
“I can’t believe it,” Feige said. “But I have gotten this far because of the help of the adaptive surfing community and how hard the other girls in my field are pushing me. I’m so excited to see where we all go towards the Paralympics.”
Gold medals from Sarah Bettencourt and Liv Stone once again helped deliver defending champions Team USA their unprecedented third gold medal in the all important Team World Championship. Bettencourt and Stone both won their third World Title in a row.
“I want to dedicate this win to all the other women that showed up at this event,” Stone said. “It’s a record number of women. It’s incredible and I’m stoked to get more and more up and coming women in the sport of adaptive surfing.”