Congratulations on the Gold at Riyue Bay, Sofia Mulanovich!
Roxy Team Rider Sofia Mulanovich took first place, scoring big points for her Peruvian team, one of the 8 national teams competing for the gold medal the last 3 days at the Hainan Wanning Riyue Bay International Surfing Festival Presented by Quiksilver.
Former ASP World Champ (2004) and ISA World Surfing Games (2004) gold medalist, Sofia opened with the highest wave score of a 9.50 and a total heat score of an 18.17 in her qualifying round. In the final, her powerhouse turns and combination of maneuvers earned her a final score of 15.27, putting her in perfect position for the gold—a great way to start the season!
Coming in second place was Roxy Team Rider from South Africa, Sarah Baum who finished with a 13.70. Diana de Souza (BRA) and Justine Dupont (FRA) came in with a Bronze and Copper.
Also representing the Roxy Team in China were Bruna Schmitz, who finished in 9th, competing from Brazil, and Nikki Viesins in 11th, an impressive finish at only 16 years old, competing for the U.S. Team.
Final team points brought Australia in 1st, France in 2nd, Peru in 3rd, and USA in 4th.
Congrats again, Sofia!
photo credit isa/watts
surf shot photo credit isa/munoz