Chelsea dominates Soup Bowl for another title
It was local surfers who made the biggest splash at the Soup Bowl in Batsheba last weekend.
But for teenage sensation Chelsea Tuach, it was actually extra special at the Barbados Surfing Association’s 23rd annual Independence event.
The 14 year-old joined an elite group of surfers who have claimed the top prize more than once. Her win on Sunday, in conditions that saw the organisers putting caddies in the water as a precaution, sent her to the top of the pack, as it was her third time taking the Independence Pro title in the female division.
“It was fun, it was tough to get out but it was fun,” she said as she collected her prize and winner’s cheque.
The surfer, who has also performed well on the international scene, and Puerto Rican surfer Maria Kusmovich showed their mettle in battling the vicious rip to get to the line-up and then slashing and carving the waves that Soup Bowl threw their way.
But it was Tuach, with the international experience under her belt, that took the top spot from Kusmovich. (HLE)
(See full story in tomorrow’s DAILY NATION)