Tuach third in Puerto Rico
CHELSEA TUACH’s wave of success has carried her to yet another podium finish.
Barbados’ reigning Sports Personality Of The Year placed third in the open women’s division of the Corona APSPR Pro Surf Circuit at Domes Beach in Rincón, Puerto Rico.
Riding three- to four-foot waves, Tuach showcased her skills in the opening round by dropping two eight-point rides to beat out world No. 5 Maud le Car of France and hometown girls Maria del Mar and Bernice Cardona.
She then progressed through her next two heats, defeating surfers from Puerto Rico, Argentina and the United States in what has been described as the most competitive women’s event since the inception of the Corona Pro Surf series 12 years ago.
Le Car got her revenge though, upending Tuach in the semi-finals before going on to lose to Quincy Davis of the United States.
The result maintains Tuach’s place at the top of the rankings for the three-event series as the Bajan wave rider copped a victory at the first competition.
“I’m really enjoying competing in Puerto Rico [as] the waves are fun, the water is warm and the events are well organized with top surfers from around the region competing,” said Tuach of her recent showings.
“I am looking forward to the third and final event in October where hopefully I can repeat my success at Middles last November and take the overall championship for Barbados.”
Tuach is in Cocoa Beach, Florida defending her title at the ASP 2 Star Junior Pro event.