Cover photo: Philippe Demarsan / @philippedemarsan1
Text in collaboration with Fernando Cataldo.
Top athletes fell out of competition
Tomorrow, Friday April 28, we will be crowning the Women’s SUP Surf and Longboard Champions
With high temperatures both inside and outside the water, the sixth day of the Pan American Surf Association’s 2023 Panama Pan American Surfing Games went underway, narrowing even more the competitors rooster, as we get close to the final day of the event.
Top athletes Miguel Tudela from Peru, Manuel Selman from Chile and Giogio Gómez from Colombia, among others were eliminated today, showing the high level competition in the ever-changing wave and weather conditions of Santa Catalina.
Today’s top athletes were Lima 2019 Medalist Julian Schweizer from Uruguay in Men’s Longboard; 2018 ISA Silver Medalist Jean Carlos Gonzalez from Panama in Men’s Shortboard and Lucia Cosoleto from Argentina, current World and Pan American SUP Surf Champion.
Schweizer scored a total of 16.84 in his Round 2 Heat, against Amado de Jesus Alvarado from El Salvador who advanced second with 11.10 pts. Jose Loor from Ecuador and Kai St. George from Barbados finished third and fourth, saying goodbye to the event.
Gonzalez posted the highest score of Men’s Shortboard, with a total of 16.83 pts, advancing to Round 3 along Sasha Donnano from Mexico. Both faced 2019 SUP Surf Gold Medalist Giorgio Gómez who fell short and finished third in the heat and in fourth closed Porfirio Miranda from El Salvador.
Cosoleto scored a total of 13.84 pts in her Round 2 heat, and now is just one heat away from the Medals. The Argentinean competed against Aline Adisaka from Brazil who advanced second, while Ecuadorians Xiomara Bowen and Michelle Soriano were eliminated after finishing third and fourth respectively.
Competition resumes tomorrow at 07:00 am, Panama time, with:
- Women’s SUP Surf Semifinals
- Women’s Longboard Semifinals
- Women’s Shortboard Round 2
- Men’s SUP Surf Round 2
- Men’s Longboard Round 3
- Women’s SUP Surf Final
- Women’s Longboard Final
Schedule subject to changes*
Find full results and Ranking standings here: https://www.pasasurf.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/PAN-AMERICAN-SURFING-GAMES-Panama-Santa-Catalina-21-al-30-de-Abril-2023DIA6.pdf
Watch the live webcast at www.pasasurf.org.
The XVI edition of the Pan American Surfing Games is possible thanks to:
• Panama Tourism Authority
• Psycho Tuna
• Amstel Ultra
• COS channel
• COPA Airlines
We also thank the Media Partners Surfing República, Canal PX Sports and Super Deportes.