The 2019 World Surfing Games ended Sunday with both Kolohe Andino and Team USA earning silver medals. Andino, Conner Coffin, Courtney Conlogue, Caroline Marks, Carissa Moore and Kelly Slater represented their country in Miyazaki, Japan, in a format that closely resembles what some of them will see at their sport's Olympic debut next year.
Andino notably led Team USA’s efforts. He earned a silver medal after recording a 9.43 score on his final wave, combining for 17.05 points in the men’s final; the gold medalist scored a perfect 10.0. Slater, an 11-time surfing world champion, missed out on the men’s final by one spot after finishing third in the last repechage, while Coffin went out in Repechage 4 of 12.
Hawaiian Moore led the U.S. women with a fourth-place finish earlier at the Games; Conlogue and Marks both went out in Repechage 8 of 10.
Click below for 15 of best photos of the U.S. surfing team at the World Surfing Games.