Chelsea Tuach (FILE)
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AFTER another successful year, Suzuki Caribbean brand ambassador, Chelsea Tuach is set to begin her international campaign in California at the weekend.
Tuach was back homefor the Christmas holidays and received a special individual recognition award at the Barbados Olympic Association’s Awards ceremony on Friday night at Hilton Barbados.
She now leaves the island tomorrow for the first World Surfing League (WSL) Women’s Qualification event – the Shoe City Pro, to be held in Huntington Beach, California, from January 13 to 15.
Tuach, who is the No.1 seed, won this event in 2013.
Tuach, who was Barbados’ first and lone representative on the WSL World Championship Tour last year, recently renewed her contract with Suzuki Caribbean for another year.
“Chelsea epitomises Suzuki Caribbean’s “way of life” philosophy with her passion for sport, positive living and love of travel and adventure. We are happy to be Chelsea’s main sponsor going into 2017 as she continues to represent the brand and her country at the highest level,” said Simon Willis, regional marketing manager for Suzuki Caribbean.
The 20-year-old Tuach said it was an honour to represent such an amazing brand.
“Suzuki Caribbean has supported me all around the world and I feel very blessed to have them in my corner as I continue to strive to be the very best surfer that I can be and bring honour to my sponsors and my country,” she said.
Last year was a historic one for Tuach, who ended the year in the top 20, the highest ranked surfer, male or female, from the Caribbean and the second highest ranked international surfer from the North American region.
Tuach also competed on the WSL’s World Qualification Tour in Australia, Mexico, El Salvador, the United States, Spain and Japan. (EZS)