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Tuach third at Junior Pro

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Tuach third at Junior Pro

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Chelsea Tuach continues to live up to her ranking as one of the top female junior surfers in the world.
Tuach, who has now climbed to No.4 in the world rankings, placed third at the recently concluded prestigious Doo Australia Lobitos ASP 6 Star Junior Pro which was held in Peru.
In a division which featured 24 of the best surfers from Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela, 17-year-old Tuach was impressive throughout the event.
At the quarter-final stage, she defeated Vania Torres, one of Peru’s top surfers, in convincing fashion to move on to the semis.
However, she was eventually eliminated by Peruvian Miluska Tello and had to settle for the bronze medal.
“This has been a great event for me and I am happy to have achieved another good result. The waves were really fun and I love Peru,”  Tuach said after the event.
“I hope to carry this momentum into my next big event, which is an ASP 6 Star Women’s event in Oceanside in two weeks time.”
The result was a heartening one for Barbados’ teenage sensation, after having received the disappointing news that she had not been given a slot in the US Open Women’s Junior Pro event which is currently taking place in Huntington Beach, despite being the No.1 ranked junior female surfer in the ASP North American region. (RB)