Peruvian surfers win the 2014 ISA China Cup

November 24, 2014 | Surfing
Nicholas Squiers: Aussie style | Photo: ISA/Rommel Gonzalez

The Peruvian surfers have dominated the 2014 ISA China Cup, held in Wanning, Hainan Island, China.

With eight nations competing in Riyue Bay- including the first ever Chinese surfing team - Nicholas Squiers, from Australia, ended up stealing the Men's gold medal.

"It's one thing to surf for yourself, but to have your country's emblem in your chest is another thing. You got all your teammates to support you for the heat, and that just gives you more drive," explains Squiers.

"It's such a beautiful spot here; the water is warm and although the waves are small, it's a lot of fun. I've never been here, so it has opened my eyes to another place in the world, it's fantastic. I'm glad to be here and take the win."

The Women's final, Miluska Tello managed to steal the title from Jessica Grimwood's hands, with just a few minutes before the horn.

"I'm very happy because last year I made it to the repechage final and finished in fifth place. This time I got the opportunity to reach the final and win, just like Anali did," adds Tello.

Developing surfing in China is one of the top priorities of the International Surfing Association (ISA) led by Fernando Aguerre.

2014 ISA China Cup | Team Rankings

1. Peru - 13,378
2. Australia - 13,232
3. Brazil - 9,766
4. South Africa - 9,760
5. Argentina - 9,270
6. Costa Rica - 8,910
7. Panama - 7,640
8. China - 7,140