First perfect 20-point heat total in ISA para surfing history earned by Roberto Pino (BRA)
Felipe Kizu Lima (BRA) equals record with sixth gold medal win, Alana Nichols (USA) collects third
Charlotte Banfield (ENG) and Dijackson Passos dos Santos (BRA) win first gold medals
Huntington Beach, California – November 10, 2023
A huge day of action at the 2023 ISA World Para Surfing Championship (WPSC) saw a perfect heat surfed, two multiple-time World Champions add to their medal counts, and two brand new World Champion crowned. Finalists in all other classifications were also determined, setting up a big Finals Day for tomorrow.
For the second day in a row the record for the highest heat total in ISA para surfing history was broken, as Roberto Pino (BRA) scored two 10-point rides to surf a perfect 20-point heat. The 2020 World Champion’s two 10’s were earned for a barrel and critical two-turn combo respectively, skyrocketing the 46-year-old into the Men’s Stand 1 Final.