Tuach makes waves on world stage
Chelsea Tuach, the third ranked junior female surfer on the Association of Surfing Professional (ASP) international junior rankings, continues to make history for Barbados.
Tuach was the first surfer to top the ASP North American Junior rankings last year and after two events this season, she is once again the highest ranked junior female surfer in the North American region which features 42 of the top surfers.
This year will be even more challenging for Tuach as she competes at the highest level, becoming the first surfer to compete on the full elite ASP Qualifying tour for women.
After competing in three of the first four events, she is now ranked 28th out of the 117 women from around the world who compete on this tour.
This makes her the third highest ranked woman from the North American region, after former world tour surfer, Sage Erikson and Demi Boelsterli.
Tuach leaves the island today for New Zealand where she will be competing in an ASP Junior event and a Six-Star women’s event.
“I am really excited to have the opportunity to surf in New Zealand for the first time. I have been training hard and am hoping to get a good result,” Tuach said.
“The level of women’s surfing is through the roof now so I know that I have to come with my ‘A’ game,” added Tuach, who is coached by Jim Hogan and sponsored by ROXY, Dragon, Dakine, Futures and Surfer girl sun care.
According to ASP statistics, Tuach has an average heat total for the year of 11.36 out of a possible 20, which means she has been consistently scoring waves in the high average to good range with her radical and powerful surfing. (EZS/PR)