Richards slashes through 2nd round at ISA World’s

Garden City Beach’s Cam Richards continued his heat domination during the second round of the 2013 DAKINE ISA World Junior Surfing Championship (WJSC), presented by Billabong, held in Playa Jiquiliste, Nicaraqua.

After defeating South Africa’s Josh Smit by over 4 points in the first round, Richards surfed on day two against competitors from France, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Richards set the bar high early on in the heat with a first wave score of 7.17. Following that up with a quick out wave that was low scoring, Richards solidified his lead with a 7.90 score on his third wave to give him a heat total of 15.07. France’s Andy Criere finished second with a two wave total of 11.87.

Richards will surf in Round 3 against South Africa’s Josh Smit and Diran Zakarian, and the United States’ Parker Coffin.

The World Junior Surfing Championship is the world’s largest and most important Junior competition.

This is the second year of the competition for Richards. In 2012, he attended as an alternate and after a surf-off, was called upon to compete. For the 2013 competition, Richards qualified by competing in the East Coast Prime Events and the US Surfing Championships, where he placed 2nd at Trestles in July of last year.

Richards is representing the United States in the Under-18 Boys division along with Parker Coffin, Colin Moran, and Kevin Schulz.  Over 30 countries from all corners of the planet, and over 300 under-18, and under-16, boys and girls surfers will compete as well. The competition runs through Sunday, June 16th.

To keep up with Richards and team USA, visit the event website at http://isawjsc.com/.  Click on the Live tab to watch the event streamed live.

Photo Credit:Michael Tweddle / TweddleFoto.com

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