Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resource 2016

2008 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam – Day Nine

by © PWA / Andrew Buchanan on 28 Jul 2008
Sarah Quita Kono - Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam – Day Nine © John Carter / PWA http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Untouchable, Sarah-Quita and Marcilio Browne are confirmed event winners at the 2008 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam.

Rolling on to the third successive elimination, day nine of competition served up a feast of freestyle trickery for the action hungry crowds.
Looking dangerous, Antxon Otaegui (JP, NeilPryde, MFC) made his intentions clear as he crushed the hopes of rivals Tine Slabe (Naish) and Quincy Offringa (Starboard, Severne) thanks to his crazy air chachoos.

Otaegui’s downfall came when he met Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo in the quarterfinals. Despite a solid performance from the Lanzarote local, he failed to match the former World Champion’s barrage of mind blowing moves, granting Estredo right of passage through to the semi finals. Joining him there were Ricardo Campello (JP, NeilPryde, MFC), Marcilio Browne (Mistral, Gaastra) and Tonky Frans (F2, Gaastra).

Pairing off, Estredo challenged Campello, and Frans squared up against Browne in a clash that would decide who would advance into the final. The subsequent brawl was laced with jaw dropping moves, and was undoubtedly the finest heat of the day.

Exploding out the gates on the green flag, Campello threw a monster air chachoo, provoking rival Estredo to deliver his own version. Following suit, Frans then launched into the same move. Browne’s rebuttal came in the form of a super smooth one-handed air funnel.

High caliber moves provided an action packed backdrop to the monumental clash, but sadly only two of the four competitors would be awarded positions in the elimination final. After a tense few minutes in the judging tower, the winners were announced. Browne and Estredo bulldozed on through to the final, leaving Campello and Frans to duel in the losers final.

Fighting for third position, Campello threw everything he had at Frans, including a backloop, and a pushloop. Calm and collected, Frans bided his time and was eventually rewarded with a steep ramp to throw a towering air chachoo. This, combined with some polished sliding moves on the inside, was eventually enough to defeat Campello, who’d slightly lost his rhythm from previous days.

In the winners final, Browne sailed a solid heat, but had nothing on rival Estredo. More determined than ever, the Venezuelan threw down the biggest, and without a doubt, the best air chachoo seen all competition. Also landing a spock 900, a sky-high air flaka and a pushloop, Browne was eventually condemned to second position.

If Estredo can hold on to his lead in tomorrow’s double elimination, he has the opportunity to rob Campello of second place. The pressure is now on Campello to climb the ranks if he wants to keep hold of the precious number two podium spot.

Sitting pretty, Browne has already done enough to guarantee him the event win, regardless of what happens on the final day of competition.

In the women’s fleet, Yoli De Brendt (Fanatic, North) slipped out of the running after defeat by Junko Nagoshi (Simmer, Dakine) in the second round. Nagoshi then moved into the semi final to take on Offringa (Starboard, NeilPryde). The other side of the semi final saw Treboux (Fanatic, North) take on Daida Moreno (North).

In the ensuing bouts, Offringa was on her usual dominant form, sparing Nagoshi no mercy. The Japanese freestyler subsequently made her way to the losers final, alongside Moreno, who had been dispatched by Treboux.

In the day’s finale, Offringa continued her assault, landing an air flaka and a ponch. Treboux dug deep to reply, but some costly crashes haunted her score sheet, meaning she’d have to make do with second.

In the losers final, a destructive display from Moreno, who was flying high with whopping forward loops and slick spocks, met little reply from Nagoshi. Moreno went on to claim third position.

With the current standings, Offringa is guaranteed the event victory, but it could be all change to positions two and three, depending on the double elimination’s outcome on day 10.

Tomorrow’s skippers’ meeting is scheduled for 10.30 am, with the freestylers hitting the water from 11.00am onwards. Be sure to tune into pwaworldtour.com to follow all the action from the final day of competition.






Click on thumbnails below to enlarge and view more images from this event.

NaiadMackay BoatsAncasta Ker 33 660x82

Related Articles

2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Event Summary
Nine days of reckoning bring the 2008 World Tour Season to an explosive conclusion on Sylt’s, Westerland beach Nine days of reckoning bring the 2008 World Tour Season to an explosive conclusion on the white sands of Sylt’s, Westerland beach. Over the course of the competition, in excess of 200,000 windsurf fans endured the unpredictable North Sea weather, to watch one of the greatest windsurfing shows on the planet.
Posted on 8 Oct 2008
2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Final Day
Sylt’s final day of competition goes out with a bang crowning the Event Winners and 2008 PWA World Tour Overall Winners. Sylt’s final day of competition goes out with a bang, in the midst of 40-knot gales and characteristically turbulent North Sea weather, crowning the Event Winners and 2008 PWA World Tour Overall Winners.
Posted on 6 Oct 2008
2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day Seven
Kauli Seadi slashes a path through to the wave elimination final - PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt At the 2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt on Day Seven, Kauli Seadi slashes a path through to the wave elimination final, securing him his second consecutive Wave World Title on the penultimate day of competition in Sy
Posted on 5 Oct 2008
2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day Seven
Antoine Albeau executes his first race win with machine like precision in typically volatile Sylt conditions. 2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day Seven. Return of the king: Antoine Albeau executes his first race win with machine like precision in typically volatile Sylt conditions. As has become expected here in Sylt, the seventh day of competition endured a mixture of conditions served up at random throughout the day. The morning tested the race crew, who were relentlessly battling wit
Posted on 4 Oct 2008
2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day Six
Day Six of the 2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt and an unpredictable day of rain storms, gales and eerie windless calms Day Six of the 2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt and an unpredictable day of rain storms, gales and eerie windless calms. The first heat saw Bjorn Dunkerbeck (North) on dominant form; flawless execution of the four-gybe course left him nearly an entire reach ahead of his rivals when he crossed the finish line to take victory.
Posted on 3 Oct 2008
2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day Five
Josh Angulo shows defiance in the face of hammering 35-knot wind; slaying opposition to claim his first slalom victory 2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day Five. Josh Angulo shows defiance in the face of hammering 35-knot wind; slaying the opposition to claim his first ever slalom race victory
Posted on 2 Oct 2008
2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day Four
The 2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day Four. Antxon Otaegui digs deep to win opening freestyle single elimination The 2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day Four. Antxon Otaegui digs deep to win the opening freestyle single elimination after a day of nerve-racking competition on Sylt’s Westerland Beach.
Posted on 1 Oct 2008
2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day Three
Sylvain Moussilmani tames the churning North Sea to secure victory in competition’s decisive first race Sylvain Moussilmani tames the churning North Sea to secure victory in competition’s decisive first race of the 2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt. Warming up the weather beaten German crowds, Bjorn Dunkerbeck (North Sails) drew first blood after sailing to victory in the opening heat, then the subsequent semi-final, granting him right of passage into the race final.
Posted on 30 Sep 2008
2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day Two
Light wind limited the competition’s progress to one heat, on day two of the 2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt. Light wind limited the competition’s progress to one heat, on day two of the 2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt. A fresh 11-16 knot breeze accompanied by clear blue sky provided a promising start to competitions second day in Sylt. Unfortunately, the prospect of racing in the perfect North Sea conditions was to be short lived.
Posted on 29 Sep 2008
PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day One
2008 PWA Colgate World Cup - nine heats down in the first slalom race, plenty to talk about from day one in Sylt. 2008 PWA Colgate World Cup - nine heats down in the first slalom race, and there’s already plenty to talk about from day one in Sylt. Two heats down, and just as proceedings looked to be following a relatively predictable path, Josh Angulo (MauiSails, Dakine) made a catastrophic error, when he crossed the finish line from the wrong side in his heat 3 clash.
Posted on 28 Sep 2008