Well what a trip it's been so far.
The most professional event i've ever been apart of. The organisation is unreal.
Watch the live webcast if you can, the mens and womens sup surfing starts tomorrow.
There is unreal sup surfing talent here!!! The guys and girls from countries such as
South Africa, Chille, Mexico and brazil have been surfing up a storm the last 2 days!
The competition is very hard.
Aussie team is ready for the start tomorrow. We have been warming up the last 2 days in the break at the site, nice waves and perfect for sup.
After a nice day of sup'in the aussie team chilled out watching the awesome sunset, calling it another day.
The racing also isn't gonna be easy in mens and womens! Some unknown's here from other countries that have never been able to get to an other big world racing events yet.
ps, of course NZ is in with a chance in the racing LOL, Go jacko the only NZ paddler here :)
Thanks for the update and good luck everyone..
A few more pics of the opening ceremony and some free surfing before the event are here:
More free surf pics here as well:
here are a couple for 62Mac (note the board):
Here's a cool little vid of the free surf sesh. Wearing the team beret and all - gotta love the Frenchies.
Webcast goes live in two hours
8am local time in Peru
11pm in QLD
Midnight in NSW/VIC
Aussie guys hit the water at 9.15am local time.
Jackson in heat #4 and Justin #5.
Shakira in heat #1 of the women's @ 11:20am local.
Here's the schedule...
8x Heats, Men's Round 1
3x Heats, Women's Round 1
4x Heats, Men's Repechage
excellent work as usual Chris. Is USA team manager and expat Aussie?
Good to see SUP getting into the press , has been a few articles in the local over the last couple weeks.Angie Jackson was into todays local , talking about SUP being an olympic sport.
What a fantastic event , Go the Aussie's , great article on Angie.
Here's today's action...
Aussies on Day 2...
Webcast goes live at 11:20pm QLD time (8:20am Peru time)
Jackson Close surfing in Round 2, Heat #1 @ 8:20am
Justin Holland surfing in Round 2, Heat #4 @ 9:35am
Jordan Mercer racing (prone short course) @ 10:00am
Shakira Westdorp surfing in Round 2, Heat #2 @ 11:55am
Some cool videos coming out enjoying thanks
go hard guys and make us the most stoked country there is oh and my son wants a special shout out to jm..mate he thinks your a god(pics from Wa pushed him over the top)
A few more pics from Day 1 -
Does anyone know what boards they are riding, and the approx dimensions ?
as I would like to aspire to that sort of sup riding one day.
Jackson killing it! 17.33 with a 9 on his last wave.
Here's a quick vid of some training we have been doing over here!!!
What a beautiful hat Jacko's wearing :O
Update at the end of day 2,
1st GOLD medal, Womens Prone Tech course, Jordi Mercer!!! By a mile!!
Some serious drama at the end with the 2 water cans to go between! but it all worked out fine as Jorden had plently of time to spare.
The 3 Aussie SUP surfers, Jackson Close Justin Holland & Shakira all thru to Prelim Finals!! YEW
Tomorrow will see the Mens Prone tech course and more surfing.
The SUP Tech is on Friday (Sat at home) and SUP Distance Saturday (Sunday home). The racing is going be hard and HOT!! Seriously HOT. Course for the tech is tricky with heaps of water moving around and nice waves too.
The distance race looks way more then 18km but they assure us it's not.
I will keep you all updated.
From Peru XXX angie
Question: Why let the Kiwi team member train with you. Is he picking up and stealing good Aussie training tips???
I feel fitter just watching them, that works doesn't it?