Day Two Proves Successful for TravelSIM Team Australia at Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship

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 Day Two Proves Successful for TravelSIM Team Australia at Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship

Day Two Proves Successful for TravelSIM Team Australia at Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship

17/7/2012: DAY 2 of the Nicaragua ISA World Masters Surfing Championship proved to be a successful one for TravelSIM Team Australia with multiple surfers’ maintaining their position in the main qualifying round with the waves still pumping at four to six feet at Colorado Beach.

Much like yesterday, the beach was crowded and the locals were vocal, providing extra confidence and momentum to the competitors out in the challenging, and occasionally punishing conditions.

Australia’s Rod Baldwin (Copacabana, NSW)  had a slow start to his heat, but managed to find two gems to win his Grand Kahunas (over-50) heat with the highest two-wave score (16.5) of the event.

“It’s good when you can find the right ones. When you do, the waves are great for fitting some good maneouvres,” said Baldwin, who won a Gold Medal at the 2010 ISA World Masters in Panama. “It was a little bit tricky, a little tough in the first ten minutes or so, but towards the end I got a couple of really good ones, so I’m pretty happy.”

Team Australia scored another win in the Men’s Kahunas Qualifying Round 1, with Scott Weinrich (Scamander, TAS), 7.93 defeating Kennethy Myers (PAN), 6.0, Nelson Sadoy (HAW), 4.57, and Aurello Prieto (ECU), 2.64. Fellow Australian John Schmidenberg (Emerald Beach, NSW) also progressed into the next round by finishing behind Mike Latronic (HAW).

The women made their initial appearance in the contest line-up, with the first Qualifying Round happening at mid-day. Budgewoi’s Sandra English qualified into the next round after finishing behind Hawaii’s Rochelle Ballard in their highly anticipated heat.

In the Men’s Masters Qualifying Round 2, Dean Hall (Miami, Qld) progressed in 2nd place, while Robbie Page (Kempsey, NSW) was relegated to the repercharge round.

Action resumes tomorrow, July 17, with Repechage heats in the Grand Masters division.

The event webcast will be live beginning at 7:35am local time (6:35am PST; 9:35am EST; 2:35pm in Paris; and 11:35pm in Sydney) with The Morning Show at www.isawmsc.com/live.

TravelSIM Team Australia Results

Men’s Kahunas Qualifying Round 1 Results
Heat 3: Scott Weinrich (AUS), 7.93; Kennethy Myers (PAN), 6.0; Nelson Sadoy (HAW), 4.57; Aurello Prieto (ECU), 2.64
Heat 6: Mike Latronic (HAW), 12.5; John Schmidenberg (AUS), 11.66; Prospero Ochoa (MEX),4.63

Men’s Grand Kahunas Qualifying Round 1 Results
Heat 2: Rod Baldwin (AUS), 16.50; Javier Huarcaya (PER), 5.33; Jaime Garcia (GUA), 2.23

Women’s Masters Qualifying Round 1 Results
Heat 3: Rochelle Ballard (HAW), 14.50; Sandra English (AUS), 8.13; Sonia Garcia (PAN)

Men’s Masters Qualifying Round 2 Results
Heat 1: Andres Fernandez (ECU), 11.77; Alejo Martinez (ARG), 11.16; Ronald Reyes (VEN), 8.56; Robbie Page  (AUS), 7.40
Heat 4: Martin Passeri (ARG), 10.84; Dean Hall (AUS), 7.53; Norberto Pena (PUR), 5.17; Marcelo Matos (URU), 4.83

TravelSIM team is managed by Lee Schulze (Scamander, TAS).

Travelsim Team Australia
Men's Masters (Over 35)
Dean Hall (Miami, QLD)
Robbie Page (Kempsey, NSW)

Men's Grand Masters (Over 40)
David Hammond (Avalon Beach, NSW)
Mark Cameron (Woolgoolga, NSW)

Men's Kahunas (Over 45)
Scott Weinreich (Scamander, TAS)
John Schmidenberg (Emerald Beach, NSW)

Men's Grand Kahunas (Over 50)
Rod Baldwin (Copacabana, NSW)

Women's Masters (Over 35)
Sandra English (Budgewoi, NSW)

Team Manager
Lee Schulze (Scamander, TAS)

Surfing Australia would like to recognise the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Travelsim and Suncorp for their continuing support of the Team Australia Program.
Find out more about TravelSIMat www.travelsim.net.au

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