ISA Medalists Recognized At ASP Banquet

ISA Medalists Recognized At ASP Banquet

The Association of Surfing Professional’s (ASP) Banquet, held every year to award the season’s champions and outstanding surfers, took place on Australia’s Gold Coast on February 25. Seven of the twelve surfers who were awarded are former ISA medalists.

These seven surfers, who grew up competing in an ISA environment, traveled to the World Championships to defend their nations, with high hopes of making the podium and winning a medal.

Four-time World Champion, Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), was the 2004 and 2005 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship’s

ISA standout Stephanie Gilmore.

ISA standout Stephanie Gilmore.

gold medalist and 2003 copper medalist.

2010, ASP Women’s World Tour Runner-Up, Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), was the gold medalist in the 2007 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship and in the 2008 ISA World Surfing Games.

2010 ASP Women’s World Tour Breakthrough Performer, Laura Enever (AUS), was the silver medalist at the 2007 edition of the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, gold medalist in 2008 and copper medalist in 2009.

2010 ASP Women’s World Tour Rookie of the Year, Carissa Moore (HAW), was the 2005 bronze medalist at the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship.

2010 ASP World Tour Runner-Up, Jordy Smith (RSA), was the 2005 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship copper medalist in the Boys Under 18 division and the 2006 ISA World Surfing Games Open gold medalist.

2010 ASP World Tour Rookie of the Year, Owen Wright (AUS), was 2006 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship Boys Under 16 gold medalist and 2008 silver medalist in the Boys Under 18 division.

2010 ASP World Tour Breakthrough Performer, Alejo Muniz (BRA), was the 2006 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship silver medalist in the Boys Under 16 division and 2008 gold medalist in the Boys Under 18.

As for the 2010 ASP World Champion Kelly Slater, ASP Women’s World Longboard Champion, Cori Schumacher (HAW) and 2010 ASP Women’s World Junior Champion, Alizee Arnaud (FRA), all of them competed in previous ISA events and placed in the top ten.