Surfing success for Chelsea Roett
Barbados’ Chelsea Roett continues to ride the waves of surfing success on the international circuit.
On Saturday Roett captured top spot in the women’s 18 and over division at the Western Surfing Association’s No. 1 event held in San Onofre, California. The following day Roett again demonstrated her surfing prowess when she competed in the Open Women’s Division and placed second.
“The conditions were very challenging with inconsistent one to three feet surfs but I had to carefully select the better waves and I was able to score 6s and 7s throughout my heat in order to win it. I am so happy to have won at a contest here in California as there are so many good women surfers here,” Roett said of her victory.
Consistency has been Roett’s forte on the circuit and earlier in the week she also had a good finish in the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach where she finished ninth overall.
“I was happy to have placed 9th at the US Open. I had really wanted to have made the finals at this contest, but I came third in the quarterfinals. I had the second highest single wave score in my heat and only needed a 3.81 to advance but I just could not find an open wave to allow me to get the score I needed. It was a great contest,” Roett stated.
The talented teen now continues with her California contest schedule and moves onto her third contest in Oceanside where she will compete in the Association of Surfing Professionals 6-star Women’s Supergirl Pro. Roett is looking forward to the event as she has previously surfed Oceanside and really likes the waves there.
Roett, who turns 20 later this month, does not have a world ranking in the ASP women’s World Qualifying Series, as she did not compete in any of their events last year so she will have to surf from the first round of 104 and make her way through from the first heats. This is a really tough contest as she will be competing among 104 of the world’s best women surfers.
Roett’s participation on the international circuit has been facilitated by sponsorship from LIME Barbados, Oakley, GTI Surfboards, She Project, Move 2 More Fitness, Uneasy Riders and the support of her parents and family.