Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Tuach rules the waves

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There’s just no stopping Chelsea Tuach.
Barbados’ most accomplished female surfer has added even more silverware to her already overflowing trophy cabinet after sweeping three titles during the just concluded McEnearney Quality Inc National Surfing Championships at the Soup Bowl, Bathsheba.
Surfing in four- to six-foot swells, Tuach predictably copped the Open Women’s, Under-18 Girls’ and the Open Under-21 (mixed boys and girls) titles with her trademark flair and power on the waves.
On the men’s side, Daniel Edghill took the Open Men’s title before barely losing out on the Open Under-21 crown to the much-heralded Tuach.
Bruce Mackie finished a close second on the back of some very explosive surfing while Samuel Taylor, who was appearing in his first contest of the year, finished third ahead of former Soup Bowl Pro champ Jonathan Reece.
Edghill also placed second in the Under-18 Boys’ division, finishing behind 14-year-old Ché Allan and ahead of Mackie and Joshua Burke, who placed third and fourth respectively.
Burke returned to take the Under-16 Boys’ crown while the ever improving Zander Venezia won it all in the Under-12 Boys’ equivalent.
The championships served as a warm-up ahead of next month’s Independence Pro and Sprite Soup Bowl Junior Pro slated to run from November 14 to 17. (JM)

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