Defending champion Dawid Mocke is coming from South Africa, along with compatriots Matt Bouman, Sean Rice and Barry Lewin; Paul Rosenquist and Tommy Karls will be flying the Swedish flag while Australia is so far represented by Robert Barry. Adam Fahey and Carl Greenhalgh. Also from down under: New Zealanders Robbie Ford and Ian Mercer. Daniel Sanchez and Pablo Fernandez (Spain) round out the European contingent.
In the women’s division, Michele Eray is flying across from South Africa, and is surely the favorite to win the US Surfski Champs. Challenging her for the title will be last year’s women’s champion DeAnne Hemmens as well as Kristen Podolock, and Alex McLain.
In terms of ex-Olympians, the race is well represented with Greg Barton (US) and Didier Vavasseur (France) taking on Tommy Karls (all of whom competed in the 1984 Olympics!).
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