CRISTOBAL DE COL WINS 2011 ISA WORLD JUNIORS TITLE IN PERU

…Lost Surfboards rider Cristobal de Col from Peru wins the 2011 ISA World Juniors under 18 title on his home turf. See story below. Congrats Cristobal!

From SURFLINE.COM

Home court advantage never seemed so sweet. With a macking swell, Peruvian Cristobal de Col and his Peruvian countrymen (and women) earned gold medals on their home soil at the 2011 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships.

The Under 18 final (and the entire division all event) was dominated by Cristobal de Col. The goofyfooter’s backside was in harmony with the big waves of Caballeros. De Col won the gold medal with stunning moves and great timing, as part of his true power surfing. His victory secured the Peruvian Team gold medal.

“The Gold is Peruvian, the Cup stays at home,” said de Col. “Many people told me this was my tournament and I felt it inside, I even dreamed about it, and now here I am. I’ve surfed all my life; it’s my source of fun and I know this is just the beginning of everything. This Gold is historic for my country and I’m happy for the teamwork we showed in the last days.”

Once the surfing was over, the Closing Ceremony took place. ISA’s Director General Bob Mignogna read a message from ISA President Fernando Aguerre, who had to leave earlier for California due to family matters. “We have had the largest amount of junior surfers from around the world in history,” he said. “We have had the most consistent and powerful waves.”


The home crowd carries Cristobal up the beach.


Cristobal throws the fins out.


Backside or frontside Cristobal was on this contest.


Team USA’s Luke Davis on his …Lost surfboard.

5/29/11:From ISAWJSC.COM

De Col Secures the Peruvian Gold

The Under 18 final and most of the tournament in the U18 boys was dominated by Cristbal de Col from the beginning until the end. His backside was again in harmony with the big waves of Caballeros. De Col won the championship with stunning moves and great timing, as part of his true power surfing. His victory secured the Peruvian Team gold medal.

“The Gold is Peruvian, the Cup stays at home,” said de Col. “Many people told me this was my tournament and I felt it inside, I even dreamed about it, and now here I am. I’ve surfed all my life; it’s my source of fun and I know this is just the beginning of everything. This Gold is historic for my country and I’m happy for the teamwork we showed in the last days.”

Under 18 Boys Final Results:
Gold: Cristobal de Col (PER)
Silver: Vasco Ribeiro (POR)
Bronze: Davey Brand (RSA)
Copper: Miguel Tudela (PER)

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