USA Longboarders advanced through two rounds each; both are into today’s Qualifier Round Semi-Finals
PacSun USA Surf Team in Costa Rica: Episode 6 from Surfing America
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica – August 6, 2009 – Longboarding owned the day yesterday the 2009 Billabong ISA World Surfing Games. After a night of driving rain storms, the team arrived to on overcast drizzly beach setting with small to medium sized choppy waves and onshore winds.
Tony Silvagni got right to work in his first heat, displaying a variety of traditional nose rides and clean performance turns in critical wave sections. Silvagni won easily with a combined score of 14.17.
Steven Newton won his first heat as well-just prior to the weather unsettling again. Newton, too, displayed a wide repertoire of maneuvers and solid mix of traditional and contemporary styles. And he wowed onlookers on the beach with the longest nose ride of the day.
The afternoon was a wet and rainy one in Playa Hermosa. Both USA longboarders weathered the storm, however, and advanced through Qualifying Round 2-setting them up to move into the semi-finals on the qualifying side and further strengthening the USA’s position in the team standings.
Team USA remains tied for first place with Australia. Today’s results will have a big impact as the field narrows and the competition heats up toward the events conclusion on Saturday.
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