Bar­ba­dos Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year

Teenaged surf­ing sen­sa­tion Chelsea Tuach has been cho­sen as the 2013 National Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year in Barbados.

Tuach upstaged foot­baller Emmer­son Boyce, body­builder Antoinette Downey and sprinter Mario Burke for the title at the 31st Annual National Sports Coun­cil Awards Cer­e­mony here at the weekend.

Tuach became a house­hold name in Bar­ba­dos last year as a result of her surf­ing exploits which included vic­tory in the Ron Jon ROXY Pro in Cocoa Beach, Florida which made the first Bar­ba­dian to ever win an Asso­ci­a­tion of Surf­ing Pro­fes­sion­als (ASP) Three Star Junior Pro event.

In March she won the Women’s title at the Amer­i­can Pro Surf Series (APSS) in Hunt­ing­ton Beach, Cal­i­for­nia then in May picked up the first medal for Bar­ba­dos at the Inter­na­tional Surf­ing Association’s (ISA) World Junior Surf­ing Cham­pi­onships in Nicaragua.

A string of high pro­file wins fol­lowed in South Africa, Puerto Rico and in Bar­ba­dos cul­mi­nat­ing in being cho­sen as the Female Surfer of the Year at the East­ern Surf Magazine’s 12th Annual ESeMMY Awards.

These awards rec­og­nize the best surfers on the East Coast of the United States and the Caribbean.

Reblogged from http://​www​.caribbean360​.com.

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