CASUARINA/NSW(December 12th/2021): Jocelyn Neumueller and Mark Stewart are The Irukandjis latest World Champions after conquering their divisions at the 2021 Pismo Beach ISA World Para Surfing Championship in the early hours of this morning.
In total, The Irukandjis took six medals across five divisions on finals day with Kirk Watson and Sarah Jane Gibson taking Silver Medals while Sam Bloom and Matt Formston bagged Bronze and Copper medals respectively.
THE IRUKANDJIS 2021 ISA WORLD PARA SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
Sam Bloom Para Surfing Prone 2 – Bronze Medal
Jocelyn Neumueller Para Surfing Prone 2- Gold Medal
Jack Curphey Para Surfing Prone 2
Kirk Watson Para Surfing Vision Impairment 1 – Silver Medal
Mark Mono Stewart Para Surfing Kneel – Gold Medal
Jack Jackson Para Surfing Vision Impairment 2
Matt Formston Para Surfing Vision Impairment 2 – Copper Medal
Sarah Jane Gibson Para Surfing Vision Impairment 2 – Silver Medal
134 athletes representing 24 nations and 9 different Para Surfing Sport Classes have descended on California’s Central Coast with one goal in mind, to bring home gold for themselves and their teams. The men and women that make up the diverse field are set to showcase precisely why this championship is such an energizing and infectious gathering. A variety of physical abilities provide the platform for an incredible display of surfing as much more than just a sport.
Over the coming days, first-class athletes, including multiple previous world champions, will share their talent and their story. The sixth edition marks the first time the championship will see a change of venue after many successful years in La Jolla, California. While the beach itself will provide an amazing backdrop for the event, a full live broadcast can be found online at isasurf.org for spectators from around the world.
The ISA World Para Surfing Championship gathers the world’s best para surfers to compete and display their talents in a Paralympic-style, World Championship competition.