ISA Junior World Championships: Team Hawaii’s title reign ends


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Despite capturing 3 of the 4 individual gold medals, Team Hawaii had its title reign at the ISA Junior World Championships in Nicaragua come to an end Sunday. Team Hawaii finished 2nd to Australia.

The Aussies definitely had the depth taking a gold medal to go with three silvers and and a copper. That was enough to slightly edge out the 2012 champs from the Aloha state.

However, it was the 808 squad that went digging for gold. Mahina Maeda of Sunset Beach claimed the 16-and-under world title and Pupukea’s Dax McGill placing 3rd in the girls 18-and-under draw. Kauai’s Tatiana Weston-Webb completed her clinic through Central America winning gold in the 18-and-under division. For the kane, Honolulu’s Josh Moniz battled from the elimination bracket to be crowned king in 18-and-under division.

The 50th-state brings home three world-champions.

Up next on the ISA World Surfing schedule is the longboard championships in Peru starting on September 22.

Click here for more information on the ISA and for pictures and videos from the competition.

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