Chelsea Tuach’s star continues to rise on the international horizon.
Tuach, the third ranked junior surfer in the world for the second consecutive year, is now also ranked in the top 10 of the World Surf League’s (WS) Women’s Qualification Series (WQS).
With seven heat wins under her belt and an excellent average heat total for the year of 13.25 on the WSL Women’s Qualification Series, Tuach has proven that she is among the best female surfers in the world.
Her two third-place finishes at the 6000 WSL QS in Hainan Island, China and at the 1000 WSL QS at Merewether, New South Wales, Australia, have cemented her place in the top ten and are the highest finishes at this level of a Barbadian surfer in the history of the sport.
Tuach was also a podium finisher at the WSL Junior Pro event in Merewether, ending fourth out of 48 of the world’s best juniors and a semi-finalist at the Pro Junior in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She also secured an impressive second place at the Corona Women’s Pro in Puerto Rico in March.
Half-way through the season, Tuach remains focused on her goal of making it on the elite WSL World Championship Tour which is only open to the top 16 female surfers in the world.
Tuach returned home last night for a short break.
“I have been travelling and competing for the past three and a half months in China, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Puerto Rico and I am happy with my results so far. I have come out on top of some of the best surfers in the world so that gives me confidence moving forward. I am happy to be home to practice in some warm water at my favorite break in the whole world, the Soup Bowl.
“I will be training hard and trying to push my surfing over the next few weeks in preparation for the ISA World Surfing Championships in Nicaragua and the WSL 6000 Los Cabos Pro in Mexico,” she said.
Tuach thanked her coach Jim Hogan and sponsors Roxy, Dragon, Dakine, the Art & Sports Promotion Fund, Chefette, Futures and Surfer Girl Suncare for their continuous support.