Top Barbadian surfer Chelsea Tuach maintained her high rankings on the waves after competing in Australia, Brazil, Fiji, Mexico and El Salvador over the past five months.
Tuach, the island’s first representative on the World Surf’s League’s Women’s World Championship Tour clinched fifth place, her best result, at the Taggart Women’s Pro Head at Merewether Beach, Newcastle, Australia in February.
In mid-June she finished one round shy of this result at both the Los Cabos Open of Surf held in Mexico and the Copa El Salvador Impressionante Pro held at Punta Roca, la Libertad last week.
Competing against 108 female surfers, Tuach achieved a commendable ninth place finish at both events with her fluid, radical surfing.
She is currently ranked among the top 13 on the WSL World Qualification Series and the top 16 on the WSL World Championship Tour.
“It has been an incredible year so far. I have surfed the most amazing waves at some of the best surf breaks in the world against the best female professional surfers. I have trained hard, surfed my heart out and learnt so much these past few months,” Tuach said.
The pro surfer returns to the circuit in three weeks where she will compete in the United States, Europe and Hawaii.
“I hope to bring all of the experience I have gained to the upcoming events and hopefully get some more top five (5) finishes and make Barbados proud.” Tuach said shortly after arriving on the island.
Chelsea’s first event is the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro to be held at Oceanside California from July 22nd to 24th.