Last Friday, July 31, the 2009 Billabong ISA World Surfing Games kicked off in the famous beachbreak of Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Forty countries are on hand to compete for gold and, as of today, Team USA is on a winning streak and in a solid position to win it all. Lead by freshman coach Ian
Cairns, Team USA’s roster includes Ben Bourgeois, Cory Lopez, Austin Ware, Nat Young, Courtney Conlogue, Sage Erickson, Toni Silvagni, and Steve Newton. Check out all of the contest highlights below and stay tuned to surfingamerica.org for future action.