Boards in Gran Canaria Day Two

Updates from the British guys:

Phil Horrocks “I had a couple of good jumps, a one handed back loop and tweaked pushie. The wind dropped through the heat, so luckily I got jumps in early then got a few waves but they were really hard to find.

I’ve Koester in this round! Anything’s possible, I’ve got nothing to lose and you know anything can happen!

I doubt the guys will do anything today, we’re scheduled in but not sure we’ll run. Wind is due to swtich a little northerly later, which means it may drop. It’s high tide mid afternoon which won’t be too good for conditions either. I think tomorrow is also looking light and with smallish waves, before the swell really kicks in the day after.”

Jamie Hancock “Leading up to yesterday’s heat was good, my gear felt right and had had a few weeks in pozo training for the contest. Riding waves in my heat didn’t feel right and after crashing a wave I saw my fin had been knocked out of the slot box and torn through the thread. By then it was too late to change. It is really difficult getting in and out at high tide in pozo and this was one of the consequences. Skyeboy though is a friend aswell as a brilliant sailor so it was always going to be a tough heat, but I’m glad to see John in to the last 16 along with a few other Brits.”

Ross Williams seems pretty happy with yesterday, he said he has been struggling not feeling very well with cold (man flu!) type symptoms but that he’s ready for the action today. He has Kauli in his next heat, but seems optimistic. He says, ‘once you get through the first round everyone is a big name and hard to beat.’ Good luck Ross!

Adam Lewis ‘I’m really happy with the change (to Patrik boards), I think the boards and the whole ethos of the brand are definitely something I want to be involved in. The boards are really working for me, I was sad to leave Quatro and a little hesitant to change but as soon as I used the boards I loved them, the trailer fins really work, much faster than a quad with still a lot of grip. My heat was hard…… I had the jumps, but just needed a wave that linked. Every wave I had a good set up turn, even scoring a 4 point  ride for a single turn, but then the wave just faded away! Hard work!’

Robby Swift has been using 3.6 with his 75 thruster. He says he now only uses his thruster unless its super down the line. The new quad is basically the same shape as the thrusters, and he is now working on the changes for the 2014 thruster. He has Brawzinho in his next heat, who he reckons is probably the hardest to take on after Koester!

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Good morning and welcome to day two here in Pozo. The winds are a little lighter today (3.7 for the girls and 4.0-4.2 for the guys at the moment) but the wind and waves look to increase as the day goes on and the tide pushes in.

Check out the Live Stream, commentary and get involved with the chat on Mpora Live - http://live.mpora.com/pwa-gran-canaria

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PWA Gran Canaria. Tuesday morning 'light' winds, still 3.7-4.0 weather!
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