Roett for US Open
Hot off three recent international podium finishes, including two first place finishes in the United States, Barbadian surfing star Chelsea Roett is off again, this time to test the surf in California.
Roett flies out today to compete in the US Open Of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, and will find herself in Oceaside, also in California the following week, to participate in the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) six-star SuperGirl Pro.
Roett is currently ranked fifth in the North American Region and is looking to improve her ranking at the upcoming US Open event and at the SuperGirl Pro.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back to California and surfing at Huntington Beach and Oceanside Beach. Both of these breaks can get really good and be a lot of fun,” said Chelsea, who is sponsored by LIME Barbados, Oakley, Move 2 More Fitness, GTI Surfboards, She Project and Uneasy Riders, whom she thanked for their continued support during 2014 helping to make it all possible.
Since returning from the United States, Chelsea has been training and enjoying the local surf breaks in preparation for the surf conditions expected at Huntington and Oceanside beaches in California.
Her local preparation also includes surfing in local Barbados Surfing Association contests where she has won the Open Women’s Division at the first three Barbados Surfing Association events for the year and is leading the local standings in the Open Women’s Division.
Internationally, she has two first place finishes at the NSSA Regional Championships Open Women’s and Explorer Women’s Divisions held in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, in April, and a third place finish at the ASP Pro Junior Roxy/Ron Jon Surf Festival in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in March. (HLE/PR)