Antoine Delpero: hanging five for gold

France has been crowned the first ever ISA World Longboard champion, at the historic surf spot of Huanchaco, in Peru.


In the Open Men's final, Antoine Delpero won the gold medal after posting two big scores of 9.00 and 8.20, an impressive total heat score of 17.20.

"It was a really hard and close Final, and everyone got good waves. You never know if you're going to have a good wave because the wave doesn't opens up until near the end, where the strong scoring potential of the wave is", says Delpero.

In the Open Women's final, Simone Robb stole the show by defeating Rachael Tilly, Justine Dupont and Megan Godinez.

"It's really cool to be the first Female ISA World Longboard Champion. I'm really happy. My kids will wear my Medal when I get back home. This event was amazing and the other women were so nice to compete against; they were all are really friendly", underlines Robb.

Honolua Blomfield won the gold medal in the Junior's Under -18 division. As one of only two girls entered in the Junior competition, Blomfield had a difficult task, but managed to dominate most of her heats throughout the event, including the final.

"I just feel on top of the world! I can't believe that I was able to make it this far", concluded Blomfield.

The ISA Aloha Cup also crowned France in the first place, immediately followed by Peru, Australia and Brazil.

2013 ISA World Longboard Championship Team Results:

1. France - 4,810
2. South Africa - 4,010
3. Hawaii - 3,726
4. Brazil - 3,618
5. Great Britain - 3,478
6. Peru - 3,441
7. USA - 3,136
8. Argentina - 2,993
9. Venezuela - 2,783
10. Australia - 2,636
11. New Zealand - 2,500
12. Ecuador - 2,425
13. Uruguay - 1,855
14. Dominican Republic - 1,745
15. Japan - 1,735
16. Mexico - 1,546
17. Costa Rica - 1,380
18. Puerto Rico - 1,320
19. Italy - 1,170
20. Canada - 875
21. Chile - 660
22. Panama - 600