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Surf City, El Salvador – May 30th 2022
A rising, long-period swell provided excitement on Day 3 of competition at the 2022 Surf City El Salvador ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. The pumping peaks of La Bocana belonged to the U-16’s, with the U-18 field encamped at the somewhat slower El Sunzal.
Round 2 of the Main Event was completed in every division. All 419 competitors still have a chance to win gold, but the first repechage round is now filled and eliminations will begin Tuesday morning.
Erin Brooks (CAN) delivered the highest single wave score of the event so far, a 9.67 in the U-16 Girls. A massive forehand lip gouge was responsible for the majority of the near-perfect score. Brooks is ready to bring more, however.
“My 9.67 was super fun. It was one of the biggest waves of the heat and I wanted to push myself but not over-surf the wave. Hopefully during the period of the contest there’s some good air sections so I can show more progressive surfing.”