Congratulations Ayaka Suzuki 🇯🇵 🏆
Ayaka Suzuki was able to overcome a very much in form Alexandra Rinder in a final, winner-take-all ‘super heat’ to claim her first world title, which also happened to be the first world title ever for Japan in the sport of bodyboarding.
Suzuki managed to take the win after a shock exit from the competition at the hands of fellow rider from Japan Sari Ohhara, who was also able to eliminate world title contender Isabela Sousa in the Quarter Finals before that. Throughout the morning, it was looking as though Sari Ohara would be unstoppable, defeating any and all in her path.
She was finally beaten by Alexandra Rinder in the final, but it must be said that her performance in the slabbing shore-break conditions today makes her a serious threat next year.