GOING FOR GOLD: Yamba's Jeames Young (right) flying the flag for Australia during the opening ceremony of the ISA World Surfing Games at Playa Jaco, Costa Rica.
GOING FOR GOLD: Yamba's Jeames Young (right) flying the flag for Australia during the opening ceremony of the ISA World Surfing Games at Playa Jaco, Costa Rica. @pablojimenez_photo

Young talent down but not out in ISA World Surfing Games

ANGOURIE surfer Jeames Young has moved into the repecharge rounds of the ISA World Surfing Games in Costa Rica after a less-than-ideal result in the first round of competition.

In tricky, two-four foot surf conditions, Young came third in his heat with a total score of 9.5, less than four points behind heat winner Shane Sykes, from South Africa.

The Australian representative will now face off against competitors from Puerto Rico, Switzerland and Guatemala in the first of nine repecharge rounds, in which the best competitors who have lost in a previous round compete for a place or places.

Prior to flying out for the competition, Young told The Daily Examiner it was a huge honour to be representing Australia.

"This is my first time being a part of team Australia and I'm feeling really good."

Day two of the competition was expected to begin last night, AEST time.



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