Continuing on her contest tear, Tia Blanco went all the way to the final at the Costa Rica Essential Pro. Dominating her heats throughout the rounds with some of the highest waves scores of the day, Tia landed in the final. The surf was anemic and unfortunately she came up short in the final but her dominance throughout the contest shows she is mentally back on track to win contests again. This finish should jump her up 10-15 spots in the QS rankings.
Tia fought hard battles this week at the WQS Shoe City Pro to get a second place finish in the final against a stacked heat. Huntington Beach was pumping all week providing good contestable conditions. Tia won all her heats leading up to the semi’s, where she got second. Clearly the most active in the final heat, Tia had huge wave count but just missed the top spot by a little over a point.
The Shoe City is the first WQS contest of the year for the WSL.
Next stop for Tia is the Bahamas where she will be shooting for Surfing Magazine. Congrats Tia. You rocked it!
Tia Blanco did it! Dominating the surf all week in Nicaragua, Tia has brought home the gold medal in the ISA World Surfing Games. Tia won every heat she entered (except one she got second because her board snapped) and showed everyone what a dominant performance looked like. The only member of Team USA to make the final and not have to surf in any repercharge heats, Tia surfed with power and style.
We are so proud of Tia and all she is accomplishing this year. Next stop for Tia is the Los Cabos Pro where she will hopefully get more points toward qualifying for the World Tour.
Tia Blanco was crowned champion at this year’s Ron Jon Pro Jr. in offshore 2-3 foot surf in Cocoa Beach, FLA. This victory gives Tia 1000 points and puts her as the front runner for the Pro Jr. tour in a bid to qualify for the WSL Junior Championships.
Super proud of Tia as she ventures to Taranaki next in New Zealand to compete there.