Two days remain in the ISA World Surfing Championships at California's Huntingdon Beach ©ISA/Sean Evans

Peru's Tokyo 2020 Olympian Daniella Rosas strengthened her prospects of being chosen for Paris 2024 with another significant heat win in the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Surfing Games at Huntington Beach in California.

With two days of competition remaining, the 20-year-old, who was a flagbearer at Tokyo, is proceeding well in an event offering Paris 2024 quota places for the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of the team champions.

The one men's and one women's places on offer at Huntington Beach, in what is the first of the sport's Paris 2024 qualifying events, will be in addition to the limit of two berths per gender per NOC at the Games.

"My main goal is going to Paris 2024," Rosas said.

"I love ISA’s competition - I love representing Peru."

Rosas advanced to heat of one tomorrow’s fifth round, where she will meet fellow Olympian Teresa Bonvalot of Portugal, Bonvalot’s team-mate Yolanda Hopkins and Sally Fitzgibbons of Australia in what will be an exact repeat of the 2021 ISA World Surfing Games final.

Bonvalot and Hopkins have kept pace with Gabriela Bryan and Kirra Pinkerton of the United States, meaning that their two nations are the only ones to have more than one surfer left in the main draw on the women's side.

Paris 2024 quota places are looming for the leaders of the team competitions at the World Surfing Games in California ©ISA/Pablo Jimenez
Paris 2024 quota places are looming for the leaders of the team competitions at the World Surfing Games in California ©ISA/Pablo Jimenez

Meanwhile Kolohe Andino and Nat Young have ensured that the US are the only team with two surfers left in the men's main round, although the loss of Griffin Colapinto in repechage round 7 dealt a major blow to the hosts.

Brazil can thank the Pupo Brothers, Miguel and Samuel, for providing their current rankings lead, as the two held on in the repechage with clutch performances in the dying seconds of their individual heats.

Mihimana Braye has registered multiple moments of brilliance to remain the last man standing for defending champions France, but team ranking hopes for the coveted Olympic slot are now dashed for the men.

Their women’s team, on the other hand, has managed to stay in equal first place with Australia, thanks to Vahine Fierro sneaking through a very tight battle in the repechage.

ISA President Fernando Aguerre said: "Many teams are starting to feel the Olympic qualification slot in their hands already, but the race to Paris 2024 tightens with every heat surfed.

"Over the course of the next two days the action will be unmissable."