Mangalore, May 28 (PTI) Ishita Malviya (6.17) and Sinchana Gowda (7.30) from Karnataka, along with Sugar Banarse from Goa (11.27) and Srishthi Selvam from Tamil Nadu (10.37), have qualified for the finals of the women’s Indian Open Surfing competition here on Saturday.
Banarse will also compete in the surf girls groms (16 and under) category final on Sunday.
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Banarse, 16, wowed all the judges with her surfing, scoring the highest points among the women who qualified for the final at Panambur Beach.
The three-day competition is the official national championship of the Indian Surfing Federation, the country’s governing body for the sport of surfing and stand-up paddling.
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In the semi-finals of the Groms Boys (U16) surfing category, surfers from Tamil Nadu came out on top, with Kishore Kumar leading the race by a huge margin.
Kishore emerged with top marks in the competition. His 15.50 points from the judges are a testament to his impressive surfing and maneuvers which also included a reverse flip, helping him comfortably secure a place in the final.
The others who reached the final are Tayin Arun (11.10), Naveenkumar R (10.17) and Jeevan S (6.46).
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