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Cabo Verde PWA Tag 8

Ein verzwickter Wettkampftag mit lediglich 4 weiteren Heats, während die Zeit abläuft.

Ähnlich wie gestern begann auch Tag 8 des 2022 SOMWR 10x Cabo Verde PWA World Cups vielversprechend mit der Hoffnung, dass der vorhergesagte langanhaltende Swell endlich in Ponta Preta ankommen würde. Um 7 Uhr morgens wurden die Teilnehmer jedoch mit relativ flachen Bedingungen begrüßt, und zwischen den einzelnen Sets lag fast eine Stunde.


Im Laufe des Vormittags wurden die Bedingungen langsam besser, so dass die Double Elimination gegen 10:30 Uhr Ortszeit fortgesetzt werden konnte. Da die Abstände zwischen den Sets immer noch sehr lang waren, konnten die Surfer in 45-minütigen Heats zeigen, was sie drauf haben. Aber auch mit langen Heats konnten nur 4 weitere Heats gefahren werden, bevor die Wellen wieder zurückgingen.


Double Elimination

Heat 19 had already been cancelled two times before today, but on the third time of asking it was eventually completed, which saw 5-time PWA Wave World Champion - Philip Köster (Severne / Severne Sails / Black Project) - crash out of the event in the first round, as Arthur Arutkin (Fanatic / Duotone / Black Project) and Julian Salmonn (Bruch Boards / GUNSAILS) advanced.

Philip Köster reflects: “I feel alright. For me there was a lot more luck involved than proper sailing to be honest. If you didn’t get the right during the 45 minutes, then you’d miss out. You can’t win anything unless lady luck is on your side in those conditions - there weren’t many sets, so I didn’t have much chance. I’ll now just go and sail somewhere, reset and try and enjoy my time on the island.”

As previously mentioned, Takara Ishii (RRD / RRD Sails) had looked dangerous in the opening round of the Single Elimination, but just missed out on a place in the next round. However, the young Japanese ripper built upon an accomplished showing in round one of the double to win Heat 20 ahead of - Camille Juban (AV Boards / S2Maui) - who also sailed a solid heat. Baptiste Cloarec (RRD / RRD Sails), who was so impressive in his opening heat, looked a little out of sorts as he exited the contest with fellow Frenchman - Antony Ruenes (Tabou / GA Sails). 

In what would turn out to be the penultimate heat of the day - Marino Gil (Goya Windsurfing) and Graham Ezzy (Tabou / Ezzy) - booked their places in the third round of the Double Elimnination at the expense of Josep Pons (I-99 / Point-7 / Black Project) and Liam Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne / Black Project).

Marino Gil: “I’m super happy to be competing here, I think I got some of the best aerials of my life here, so I’m super stoked with it. Advancing makes it even better, so I’m happy.”

Meanwhile, Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / Duotone), continued his come back through the double and the 3-time world champion looked in excellent form as he posted the only excellent wave score fo the day - 8 points - to win Heat 22 ahead of Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / SWOX).

The skippers’ meeting for tomorrow will be decided later today.

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Result 2022 SOMWR 10x Cabo Verde PWA World Cup - Men’s Single Elimination

1st Bernd Roediger (USA | Flikka / Hot Sails Maui / Black Project)
2nd Marcilio Browne (BRA | Goya Windsurfing)
3rd Thomas Traversa (FRA | Tabou / GA Sails)
4th Antoine Martin (FRA | Starboard / North Sails)
5th Takuma Sugi (JPN | Tabou / GA Sails / Black Project)
5th Josh Angulo (CV | Angulo)
7th Boujmaa Guilloul (MOR | Goya Windsurfing)
7th Morgan Noireaux (HI | JP / NeilPryde / Black Project)
*Results may still change