Three Bajans have finals say
Barbados’ young surfing brigade continues to make huge waves on the international circuit.
Led by Chelsea Tuach’s third-place performance, a five-member contingent impressed in California last month after three Bajan surfers made the finals of their respective divisions at the NSSA National Surfing Championships.
Competing against the top amateur wave riders, Tuach proved once again she is among the world’s best after winning her opening round and quarter-final heats on her way to a third-place showing in the Explorer women’s final.
This came directly on the heels of yet another top three finish from Tuach at the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Nicaragua.
In the Explorer boys’ category, Che Allan finished fifth in a competitive field of 42 where he was also the top-placed Quiksilver rider.
Dane Mackie advanced straight to the final of the Explorer’s men’s division after winning his quarter-final heat but had to settle for sixth place following a valiant battle in the final round.
The Bajans, though, found it tough in the open division as none advanced to the finals, with Tuach and Dane Mackie only making it to the semis and quarter-finals, respectively. (JM)