Local surfers McClain, Peterson advance at Barbados contest

Two South Jersey-based surfers advanced to the second round of a World Surf League competition on Tuesday.

Ventnor native Cassidy McClain and Wildwood Crest native Maddie Peterson each finished second in their respective heats at the Barbados Surf Open Pro Qualifying Series competition at Drill Hall Beach.

McClain recorded a score of 10.54 in Heat No. 7. Peterson recorded a score of 11.33 in Heat No. 1. Both surfers competed in 2- to 3-foot waves.

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Brisa Hennessy had the single-highest wave total of the day with an 8.83 and a 16.50 heat total.

The event is scheduled to continue 8 a.m. Wednesday.

— Mark Melhorn

Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000 Women’s Round Two Results:

Heat 1: Zoe McDougall (HAW) 12.37, Maddie Peterson (USA) 11.33, Emily Gussoni (CRI) 10.74, Autumn Hays (USA) 6.46

Heat 2: Rachel Presti (USA) 16.23, Nicole Fulford (USA) 8.83, Ainara Aymat (EUK) 8.66, Mainei Kinimaka (HAW) 7.70

Heat 3: Frankie Harrer (DEU) 13.67, Kloee Openshaw (USA) 6.77, Bethany Zelasko (USA) 6.47, Elle Sampiere (USA) 5.17

Heat 4: Brittany Penaroza (HAW) 12.10, Samantha Sibley (USA) 10.27, Nao Omura (JPN) 13.66, Dax McGill (HAW) 3.60

Heat 5: Brisa Hennessy (HAW) 16.50, Alyssa Spencer (USA) 11.87, Shelby Detmers (USA) 7.97, Hannah Blevins (USA) 4.60

Heat 6: Tanika Hoffman (ZAF) 11.40, Nagisa Tashiro (JPN) 8.76, Kayla Durden (USA) 7.50, Brooke Daigneault (USA) 6.16

Heat 7: Leilani McGonagle (CRI) 12.97, Cassidy McClain (USA) 10.54, Eliza Greene (AUS) 9.57, Tiare Thompson (USA) 9.47

Heat 8: Bailey Nagy (HAW) 13.10, Kayla Coscino (USA) 10.53, Denver Young (AUS) 6.53, Kaliegh Gilchrist (USA) 4.94

Barbados Surf Pro QS3,000 Women’s Round One Result:

Heat 1: Samantha Sibley (USA) 13.83, Hannah Blevins (USA) 7.33, Molly Kirk (USA) 7.16

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