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SEA Games: Birthday girl surfer Daisy Valdez picks up two bronzes

By Hanah Tabios

It was sweet victory for La Union province’s Daisy Valdez as she earned double bronze medals in the 30th Southeast Asian Games surfing competition on the day of her 32nd birthday Sunday.

Daisy Valdez celebrates after bagging back-to-back bronzes in the women’s shortboard category of surfing competition in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at Monalisa Point in San Juan, La Union Sunday. (United Philippine Surfing Association photo)

Daisy Valdez celebrates after bagging back-to-back bronzes in the women’s shortboard category of surfing competition at Monalisa Point in San Juan, La Union Sunday. (United Philippine Surfing Association photo)

Valdez, 32, first defeated Indonesian counterpart Dewi Ni Kader in the women’s shortboard category earning 11.75 points in Heat 1 of the bronze medal match at Monalisa Point in San Juan, La Union on Sunday morning.

Two hours later, she beat Thai challenger Flynn Annissa Tita in the women’s longboard category Heat 2 with a 7-point margin.

Her final game against Tita ended with a final score of 10-3.

Valdez is currently executive secretary of the La Union Longboard Open.

She has two children aged 14 and 9.

Source: Manila Bulletin

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