US SUP Tour/Surf Race Offers Tough Competition

The Victory Koredry Surf Race to Victory and US SUP Tour joined forces for two stiff competitions in the waves of Huntington Beach this past weekend.

Saturday’s race offered up swell up to the shoulder-high range, giving spectators plenty of carnage as the racers made their way through the surf again and again in their mandatory blue helmets. On the men’s side, Zane Schweitzer narrowly edged out Mo Freitas after some see-saw antics in the waves. Youngsters Fiona Wylde and Shae Foudy took the number one and two spots on in the pro womens, respectively, with veteran Candice Appleby taking third.

Sunday on the south side of Huntington Beach Pier saw contestable, if not amazing surf, for a big day of competition. In the end it was Hawaiian phenom Mo Freitas who took the men’s win ahead of current number one on the Standup World Tour, Caio Vaz (2nd), Frenchman Alexis Deniel (3rd) and Ian Vaz (4th). Expect a big contest from these international athletes in the upcoming Standup World Tour event this week. Sophia Bartlow took another US SUP Tour win after her breakout performance at the Zuma Beach stop. Young gun Izzi Gomez was right on her heels, with heavy-footed Emmy Merrill placing third and South African Tarryn Kyte in fourth.

Men's Pro Race
1) Zane Schweitzer
2) Mo Freitas
3) Javier Jimenez
4) Fernando Stalla

Women's Pro Race
1) Fiona Wylde
2) Shae Foudy
3) Candice Appleby
4) Halie Harrison

Men's Open Race
1) Fisher Grant
2) Max Flemming
3) Kieran Grant
4) Myles Blazer

Women's Open
1) Erika Benitez (Raced with Pros)

Men’s Pro Surf
1) Mo Freitas
2) Caio Vaz
3) Deniel Alexis
4) Ian Vaz

Women’s Pro Surf
1) Sophia Bartlow
2) Izzi Gomez
3) Emmy Merrill
4) Tarryn Kyte

Men's Open Surf

1) Javier Jimenez
2nd) Fisher Grant
3rd) Chris Rockwood
4th) Brent Pascoe

Women's Open Surf
1st) Lara Claydon
2nd) Mason Schremmer
3rd) Krista Metzger
4th) Nikki Newland

Men's Over 40 Surf
1st Place – Chris Guizeit
2nd Place – Carlos Vaz
3rd Place – Michael Shelly
4th Place – Tony Stearns