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Kiwis in Puerto Rico for the SUP and Prone World Championships

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The first four days of competition at the 2022 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship have been completed with nine of the twelve athletes in action.

The event kicked off with the SUP Sprints. Maddie McAsey was the top performing Kiwi placing fifth in the Women’s while Fergus Dunlop placed ninth in the Men’s.

Day two saw the heats of the SUP Technical Racing Fergus Dunlop making it to the semifinals and finishing 17th overall and Joshua Bilyard finishing 28th overall. Maddie McAsey made it through to the semifinals as well finishing 15th while fourteen year old Rosara Davis finished 22nd.

The SUP surfing got underway today with Billie Scott making it through the first qualifying round. However her team mates, Alan Te Moananui, Sean Hovell and Stella Smith all got bumped into the repechage rounds. All four surfers will be back in action from 1am on Thursday morning (NZ Time).

The SUP surfing wraps on Friday before the long distance races before the SUP Distance (Fergus Dunlop, Joshua Bilyard, Brianna Orams and Rosara Davis) and Prone Distance (Andrew Newton and Rebecca Barron) gets underway followed by the Prone Technical (Andrew Newton and Rebecca Barron) Races and the Junior SUP Technical Races (Fergus Dunlop and Rosara Davis). The Team Relay rounds on out the event on Monday 7th November.

You can catch all the action live here – https://isasurf.org/event/2022-isa-world-standup-paddle-and-paddleboard-championship/

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