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AWT Cactus Cup 2011 – Final Report

09:31 8th August 2011 by Duncan Slater
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AWT Cactus Cup winners

AWT Cactus Cup winners

Tanya Saleh reports from day six of the American Windsurfing Tour’s Cactus Cup, Punta San Carlos, Baja. Images by Clark Merritt

The wind cranked up to a strength whereby everyone was overpowered regardless of sail size. The waves were inconsistent thanks to the extraordinarily high tide, and also very choppy when they did come through. The overall ruling was to run an Expression Session where overall impression counted but “big” scored most. Needless to say it was quite a show. The huge airs, backloops 1 footed, 1 handed, push loops made for quite a show but for most it was a matter of survival … even some of the Pros didn’t make it for the full 15 minute duration of their heat!! (I won’t mention names). Maui resident Russ Faurot took the win consistently landing the biggest jumps. In the Women’s Miho took the win managing to remain in control and land some big forwards.

So that was that for the main event .. results stood firm as they did at the end of round 4 (see below).

I would just like to thank all the event organisers (Sam and her team) for a great event in world class conditions. And of course to Kevin Trejo and all the Solosports staff for putting up with us all week.

All Maui Men’s Podium:

1st Graham Ezzy

2nd Keith Taboul

3rd Kevin Prichard

Women:

1st Tanya Saleh (England)

2nd Miho Tanaka (Japan)

3rd Sam Bittner (USA)

Amatuer:

1st Jordan Reid

2nd Yossy Saloman

3rd Ruben Lemmens

Master:

1st Kevin Trejo

2nd Royn Bartoldi

Youth:

1st Morgan Noireaux

2nd Jordan Reid

3rd Jay Watermeyer

More at www.americanwindsurfingtour.com

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