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Tuach in world Top 20

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Tuach in world Top 20

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Chelsea?Tuach continues to?impress on the international surfing circuit.
At the just concluded Ford ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) 6 Star Women’s Pro held at Oceanside, California, Barbados’ 17-year-old surfing sensation finished 19th in a field of 96.
Tuach put in a commendable showing to advance through to round seven of the ten rounds of competition and ended in the Top 20 of the world’s best professional female surfers.
She dominated her early heats to make it to the round of 48 when the top seeded women took to the water.
It was here that she recorded the biggest upset of the tournament, defeating the recently crowned US Open junior female champion, and number eighth ranked woman on the ASP Championship Tour, Bianca Buitendag, of South Africa.
After making it to the round of 24, Tuach was eventually ousted after finishing fourth in her heat.
Her placing equalled that of world No. 1, Carissa Moore, who also bowed out in the same round.
Last month, she finished third at the ASP?Six Star Junior Pro event held at Lobitos, Peru.
Her outstanding ability and results have attracted much international media attention, having been featured in a Red Bull documentary as well as in the spring issue of Athlete’s Quarterly as one of the rising stars in the sporting world and in the August issue of Eastern Surf Magazine as one of the East Coast’s standout surfers. (PR/RB)