Jose \’Gollito\’ Estredo, did\’nt even get his hair wet in the first round as he smoothly slipped through his tricks!! He raised the stakes with switch stance moves, managing to control his outacontrol sail, just inches away from the fans before bearing off and just completing his moves before the corner of the pool.
His best moment was definately a smooth shaka at the other end of the pool next to the start ramp. Shakas are hard in any conditions, and usually need a bit of a ramp. Gollito failed his first attempt but put that to rest on his second.
Nicolas Agyciazian was cleaning up with smooth flaka\’s, chacho\’s and spocks, but it was his gozadas that let him down. He started down the ramp switch stance and back to sail, then hopped round the front into a vulcan, not quite managed the full slide – the crowd were impressed none-the-less!
Kauli Seadi and Ricardo Campello joined the brits who didnt make the final. All showed dashes of their brilliance with air chacho\’s smooth spocks, but its the sailors who can do switch moves on both tacks who seem to be leading the way.
John Skye focussed on simpler(!!) spocks and grubbys, Ben Proffitt tried some switch stuff and Bubble pulled off an amazing flaka, but it wasnt enough!! You have got to hand it to the wonder kids!!
1. Gollito Estredo
2. Nicolas Agyciazian
3. Anton Oxtanu
4. Cheo Diaz
Only four ladies. Junko Nagoshi at her first indoor was struggling a bit, but got some vulcans. Nayra Alonso was getting vulcans one way and would have got a sweet spock the other if it was not for the edge of the pool, but the real battle was Iballa and Daida. Iballa had the best moves at the far end with a super dooper grubby and spock 540, but Daida just clinched it with variation both ways.
1. Daida Moreno
2. Iballa Moreno
3. Nyra Alonso
4. Junko Nagoshi
Next up is the Slalom…