2022 ISA World Surfing Games: Day 2 results, highlights, and livestream from the Olympic qualifier event

Everything you need to know about the second day of the 2022 ISA World Surfing Games. Results and highlights on Sunday 18 September at the first Paris 2024 Olympic qualifying event - Live on Olympics.com from Huntington Beach, California.

By Ash Tulloch | Created 18 September 2022.

A new swell greeted surfers on the second day of the 2022 ISA World Surfing Games on Sunday 18 September.

3-4ft waves gave the men a little more to work with as they continued their competition at Huntington Beach, California.

We also saw the field reduced as some of the surfers were sent packing.

Others continue their quest for team and individual golds, with one Paris 2024 Olympic spot up for grabs for the winning men's national team.

The women's national team winner will also be awarded one Olympic slot for their country.

The women's contest will get underway on Monday 19 as the men have a rest day to cheer on their fellow team-mates.

Continue reading to see how the second day of action unfolded.

You can also catch all the action, live on Olympics.com here.

Moment of the day:

Take a bow Griffin Colapinto.

The Team USA surfer capped off the day in his signature style with big backhands and huge finishes on the shorebreak.

He earned 9.33 and 7.67 which saw him claim the highest overall heat result.

Not a bad way to end day two in the very last heat of the day.

Caught our eye:

A smile was back on Rio Waida's face today after surviving his first repchage round in emphatic fashion.

The Indonesian didn't have an ideal start to his competition on Saturday but bounced back today.

The 22-year-old scored the second-highest single wave score (9) and second highest heat total score (16).

After coming onto the beach with a roar of support from his Indonesian team-mates, the Tokyo 2020 Olympian told Olympics.com that his experience at the Games has helped him be more motivated and disciplined.

"Olympics changed my life," Waida said.

"I realised how to be the best athlete I can be because of it. It's not easy to get the medals, but you have to work hard to be on the top. I keep working on myself to be better. I want to go again. Paris 2024 is my dream."

As it happened: Day two results at ISA World Surfing Games 2022

Besides Colapinto and Waida, the Pupo brothers from Brazil, Samuel and Miguel, had a solid day on the water as both progressed.

From Costa Rica, Darshan Antequera was a standout, earning a heat total of 14.66 in heat 12.

Oliver Heintz from the Netherlands was another that stood-out. The Dutch surfer won heat 11 with a 12.76 total.

Bryan Perez of El Salvador fought hard to win two repechage heats and will continue his contest when the mens competition resumes.

Check out the results from day two here.

Forecast: Day three action and weather

After two days of just men's competition, the women take centre stage on Monday 19.

With less wind and higher swell forecast, the conditons look set to improve and be a nice welcome for the women.

There are several exciting names to look out for.

Watch for World Surf Leage (WSL) rookie of the year Gabriela Bryan (USA) in heat 7, 2022 ISA junior world champion Erin Brooks of (CAN) in heat 15, Olympic bronze medallist Tsuzuki Amuro (JPN) in heat 25 and three-time ISA World Surfing Games champion Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) in heat 32.

Take a look at the full schedule for day three here.


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