Brisa Hennessy Wins ISA World Juniors U18 Championship Title
Rip Curl is proud to congratulate Brisa Hennessy, our 17-year-old, team rider from Kailua, Hawaii, for her greatest accomplishment of her already bright young career; winning the prestigious ISA World Junior Championship in Azores, Portugal.
During the Girls U-18 Final, it all came down to the wire and was decided by Brisa Hennessy’s (HAW) 6.50-point wave in the dying seconds. Hennessy catapulted herself into the Gold Medal position, overcoming Tahiti’s Vahine Fierro who earned the Silver Medal. Another Rip Curl female standout, Leilani McGonagle (Costa Rica), earned the Bronze Medal and France’s Juliette Brice earned the Copper Medal.
The gold medalist described the victory, “It means so much to win the Gold. My experience from last year’s event where I won the Bronze Medal helped me so much. I hope one day that I can use this experience get to the Olympics. That would be amazing.
“The ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is an amazing contest and I always look forward to the next one.”
We would also like to congratulate Alyssa Spencer for her stellar achievement by finishing equal 5th in the Girls U-16 division, just one spot away from the coveted final.
All photos courtesy of ISA Surfing
Brisa Hennessy Wins Championship Title