In waves not really cut out for his size, Tim Bisso had the merit of assuming his favorite status in his two series, which he both won on Saturday: the first with 11.40 points against the Dutchman Oliver Heintz and Ecuadorian Carlos Goncalves; the second with 13.67 points ahead of the Israeli Uriel Uziel, the Canadian Wheeler Hasburgh and the Chinese Qixiang Wang. Solid, the Guadeloupe is on his support and in his head.
Gatien Delahaye also won his series of the 1st round against two Dutch surfers by signing the third best total (15.73) and the third best wave (8.40) of the day on Saturday. An 8.40 for a sequence of two big frontside turns while he had previously obtained a 7.33 for a ride made up of two backside turns offshore then another inside. In the 2nd round this Sunday, the Guadeloupean, current 15th CS, had to settle for second qualifying place in his heat behind the Canadian Levi Young, but ahead of the Irishman Gearoid McDaid and the Israeli Siam Nikritin, both sent to repechage.
For his very first selection for the France team, Mihimana Braye got in tune with his two teammates by winning his first-round series on Saturday. A 6.50 scored on his first attempt allowed him to settle in the lead, without being worried afterwards by his two opponents Colombian and Ecuadorian. In the 2nd round, Sunday, the Tahitian, like Delahaye, missed the victory in his series, returned to the Barbadian Josh Burke, but not the sesame for the 3rd round by finishing second in front of the Mexican outsider Sebastian Williams and the Jamaican Elishama Beckford .
The big surprise of the weekend came from the switch to repechage of the American from CT and winner on the same Huntington Beach spot of the US Open last year, Griffin Colapinto. The Californian let off steam there this Sunday, in the second round, posting a 9.33 and compiling 17 points, the best wave and the highest total so far of these Worlds.
The Brazil of Jadson André and the Pupo brothers is, like France, still complete in the main draw at the third round stage. Just like the Australia of Liam O’Brien, Jackson Baker and Joel Vauhgan. The local of the stage, but Japanese by flag, Kanoa Igarashi also continues his journey in the main draw, as well as other big names of these Worlds, from Leo Fioravanti to Frederico Morais, via Kolohe Andino, Nat Young , Lucca Mesinas and Jesse Mendes. The Indonesian leader of the CS ranking, Rio Waida, is now spawning in troubled waters, those of the repechages.
As a reminder, these 2022 ISA Worlds will distribute the first two non-nominative quotas for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the end of this. They will go to the men’s team and the women’s team who will finish in first place in their respective rankings.
1st round of the main draw:
– Gatien Delahaye (Fra) 15.73, Kaspar Hamminga (NL) 7.77, Stef van Noordennen (NL) 3.66
– Tim Bisso (Fra) 11.40, Oliver Heintz (P.-B.) 6.90, Carlos Goncalves (Team) 5.73
– Mihimana Braye (Fra) 9.90, 2. Kahil Schooley (Col) 4.90, Bruce Burgos (Equ) 4.37
2nd round of the main draw:
– Tim Bisso (Fra) 13.67, 2. Uriel Uziel (Isr) 9.44, 3. Wheeler Hasburgh (Can) 8.50, Qixiang Wang (CHN) 7.37
– Levi Young (Can) 11.27, Gatien Delahaye (Fra) 10.60, Gearoid McDaid (Irl) 9.20 Siam Mikritin (Isr) 6.83
– Joshua Burke (BRB) 15.76, Mihimana Braye (Fra) 10.84, Sebastian Williams (Mex) 5.23, Elishama Beckford (Jam) 4.57