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Surf City El Salvador – June 2, 2023
A rising swell notched up the intensity on day three of the 2023 Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games (WSG). Women’s action shifted to the main podium of La Bocana for Main Round 2, while Men’s Main Round 2 was completed at El Sunzal. The first eliminations took place at both podiums in the afternoon as Repechage Round 1 for Men and Women began.
Provisionally qualified Paris 2024 Olympians Johanne Defay and Tatiana Weston-Webb each put up large numbers to win their heats. Standout moments also came from Australian duo Sally Fitzgibbons and Sophie McCulloch, as well as Costa Rica’s Leilani McGonagle. And once again, the power of Olympic Gold Medalist Carissa Moore (USA) was on full display as she posted multiple 8-point rides.
“Watching from the beach I was like this wave is fire,” Moore said, “There’s some really nice steep sections so I was actually frothing. So stoked to find a couple and just let go.”