Lima 2019 Starts with the Best Shortboarders and Longboarders of the Americas

Difficult conditions in the sea welcomed the best surfers of the Americas.

After a long wait, surfing is finally part of one of the biggest sporting events on the planet.

Surfing at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games had its start today, Monday July 29th, which marks the historic day in which surfing became part of the second largest sports event after the Olympics for the first time.

Brazil's Robson Santos. Photo:

Brazil’s Robson Santos. Photo:

The best surfer in the Shortboard category was the Brazilian Santos Robson who defeated Israel Barona from Ecuador with 14.50 points.

In Women’s Shortboard the best of the day was Dominic Barona of Ecuador who scored 13.50 points against her teammate Susana Berrezueta with 5.00 points.

The Men’s Longboard category was led by Surfiel Gil from Argentina with 14.17 points, against Wenderson Conceição of Brazil (10.76 pts). In third was Chile’s Rafael Cortez (9.56 pts).

In Women’s Longboard, Chloe Calmon from Brazil, 2018 PASA Longboard Champion, was the best of the day by scoring a total of 13.07 points against Tiare Thompson from the United States (11.17 pts) and Marianna Bermúdez of Venezuela (0.50 Pts).

All the competitors who lost their series today, have one more chance to keep moving forward to the gold medal, through the knockout repechage round.

The competition continues tomorrow from 9:00 am (local time) with the following schedule:

  • 9:00 am Round 2 Men’s Shortboard
  • 10:45 am Round 2 Women’s Shortboard
  • 12:30 pm Repechage Men’s Shortboard
  • 1:55 pm Repechage Women’s Shortboard
  • 3:20 PM Round 1 SUP Surf Men
  • 4:25 PM Round 1 SUP Surf Women

Live TV feed of Lima 2019

Begining on July 30th, TV live feed will be provided to all broadcast rightholders of Lima 2019 on each country, for more information, contact your local Broadcaster:

Peru: Lima 2019, Movistar Deportes, Latina, Panamericana, TV Perú
Argentina: TV Pública Argentina y TyC Sports
Brazil: Rede Record
Canada: Univisión Canadá, CBC-Radio Canadá
Chile: Chilevisión, CNN Chile, CDF y CDO
Colombia: Win Sports, Claro Sports, FOX Sports y Señal Colombia
Costa Rica: Repretel
Ecuador: Ecuavisa
USA: ESPN Deportes, Univisión
Mexico: Claro Sports, ESPN, Televisa
Paraguay: Latele y Tigo Sports
Puerto Rico: ESPN Deportes
Dominican Republic: Digital 15
Uruguay: Canal 43 y VTV
Venezuela: La Tele Tuya

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