Local EP goofy footer Faye Zoetmulder is part of the SA team competing at the ISA World Games in Panama at the moment. They're surfing a right reef called Santa Catalina, which is a pretty kiff looking spot, despite being heavily tide dependent.
A total of 24 countries and over 150 athletes and coaches are competing in the 2013 Reef ISA World Surfing Games, each National Team consists of up to 4 Open Men and 2 Open Women surfers plus Team Officials.
Countries fighting for top honours are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Faye hooked a second place in her first heat, against girls from NZ, Canada and Italy, and advcances straight to round 2. She'll be surfing heat 3 of round 2 against an Aussie, Ecuadorian and Argentinian. Go Faye!
To watch the contest LIVE, check out http://isawsg.com/live/