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PWA Tenerife 2011 – Day 4

08:50 18th July 2011 by Duncan Slater
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Ricardo Campello one-handed, one-footed forward loop

Ricardo Campello one-handed, one-footed forward loop

2011 PWA Tenerife World Cup – Day four: The Super-session witnessed a frenzy of gravity defying jumps and crisp cut backs from the men and women’s wave fleet.

The wind and waves continued to hammer El Medano’s coastline, providing outstanding competition conditions for the fourth day running. Having completed the official competition in record time, the crowds on the beach were hungry for more action from the world’s most radical wave sailors. After a gentle morning spent relaxing in the sun it was announced the super session would commence at 1pm.

The sailors were swiftly organized into heats of around twenty sailors and allocated twenty minutes perform their most insane stunts. During that time the judges were looking for the most radical wave ride or the highest most impressive aerial maneuver.

With a ten passes into the legendary Siam Water Park (famed for its artificial surf wave) up for grabs, the sailors hit the water and furiously went about launching into their most extreme tricks in order to outdo each other.

Men’s Fleet

Heat 1

Kai Lenny (Naish / Naish) opened the heat with a super-fast backside 360, shortly followed by a succession of takas from Kauli Seadi (JP / NeilPryde) and Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC). Voget picked up a huge wave out the back and quickly secured his lead in the heat with a perfectly timed wave 360. Not wanting to miss out on the opportunity of a life-time Victor Fernandez Lopez (Fanatic / North / MFC) stole the show on the jumping front pulling the first double forward loop of the day. Scott McKercher (Starboard / Severne) demonstrated his incredible cut backs on the largest waves of the heat and Francisco Casas Garcia (Starboard / MFC) spent the majority of the heat in the air with his super clean stalled forward loops.

Heat 2

With just twenty minutes to impress the judges, the second men’s heat exploded into action seeing new boy to the tour Adam Lewis (Starboard / Point-7) spin around a super risky taka on the steepest section of a wave to earn him early points from the judges. Alessio Stillrich (Fanatic / North / AL 360) floated around a backloop but was shortly upstaged by Peter Volwater’s (Fanatic / MauiSails) perfectly executed one hand and one footed backloop. Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) picked up two waves and rotated around smooth takas in front of the judges. The action really picked up when Marcilio Browne (Fanatic / North / MFC) flew around a double forward loop, followed by Campello, Volwater, Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde) and Martin Ten Hoeve (Point-7) with their own. The heat finished with a final flurry of action as the sailors went for wave 360’s, backloops and pushloop in the closing seconds.

Women’s Fleet

Super consistent Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne) opened the women’s heat will a dry forward loop, closely followed by Japan’s Waka Nishida and Iballa Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne). Iballa continued her dominance in the heat landing backloops and a stalled forward. Evi Tsape (F2 / North) was a close rival landing a pushloop off a steep ramp. On the wave front, Amanda Beenen (Dakine) clocked up some solid turns however Jaggi picked up the set wave and rode it all the way to the inside blowing the judges away with her slick turns.

With the results announced and the prizes awarded, the sailors were released for the day in order to relax and catch up on sleep after last night’s epic beach party.

Super-session prize winners

Jumps:

Victor Fernandez Lopez (Fanatic / North / MFC) – Double forward loop

Peter Volwater (Fanatic / MauiSails) – Double forward loop

Marcilio Browne (Fanatic / North / MFC) – Double forward loop

Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) – Double forward loop

Iballa Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne) – Backloop

Evi Tsape (F2 / North) -Pushloop

Wave Rides:

Kauli Seadi (JP / NeilPryde) – Backside 360

Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC) – Wave 360

Adam Lewis (Starboard / Point-7) – Taka

Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne) – Big wave

Scope the action

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- Live ticker service for heat-by-heat bulletins

- Check live elimination ladders

- View results

- Read daily news summaries

- Browse awesome action photo galleries

- Follow the event live, with top class commentary from pros and industry insiders.

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