Luke Dillon went into the Worlds as Britains highest ranking surfer on the QS, with a solid style much appreciated by the judges and commentators alike Luke posted some great wave scores but eventually went down in a close heat when the ocean didn’t play ball. It was shame, and he is gutted. Two heats on and he may have been an Olympic qualifier. Luke almost beat Italo Ferreira in round three finishing 0.11 behind him. He finished 25th, equal with Italo, and just behind a slew of WT pros including Leo, Bourez, Julian Wilson.
Stan Norman was really unlucky. In his round four repecharge heat he went out holding the highest scoring wave the heat. Try as he might the just couldn’t get a back up. Stan beat the eventual World Champion Joan Duru in round two and didn’t look out of place. Stan finished 37th.
Gearoid Mc Daid also went out in repecharge 4. G Man beat Australias Ryan Callinan in round two, and although amongst it, just couldn’t find the heat winners in his final round. He finished in 46th ahead of Felipe Toledo
Harry Cromwell did really well to make the team given his family and fishing commitments, but unfortunately went out in in repe 1. Hopefully he repped in the bar with a 101 finish. Good work Harry!
Irelands Rory Tuohy (91) and Oisin Campbell (no position shown) both went out in repe 1.
In the womens Ellie Turner 25th and Lucy Campbell 33 both started alitklt slow the posted good heat wins and good finishes.Lucy went out in repecharge round 4 losing by 2 points. Ellie in a really close repecharge round 5 heat.
Emily Curry went out in repechage round 3 finished 57th.
Ayesha Garvey 97 Grace Doyle 113
Great Britain finished in 14th.
Ireland finished in 36th.
All up solid results but as far as the British team are concerned one that could have been better if the surfers had been given full support and proper processes been in place…