Day Six at the PWA Slalom event in Korea has seen the fleets powering through multiple eliminations as they spent ten hours making the most of the perfect conditions. The mens fleet saw some big changes at the top as the fourth elimination wrapped up. Antoine Questel is the new name leading the event, having not dropped out of the top 5 in any of the races so far.
Current tour leader Bjorn Dunkerbeck looked set to make a comeback as he posted his first bullet in the winner\’s final of the second race. However, The Terminator made a rare error in the third elimination, dropping a gybe, and in the fourth race disaster struck early as Bjorn crashed into some floating wood – he nows sits in fifth place with one day to go. Standout performances from Micah Buzianis and Ben van der Steen leave them in second and third respectively, while Frenchman Antoine Albeau has slipped slightly from second to fourth. The points separating the top four are very close, meaning it is all to play for on the final day.
In the womens\’ fleet, the top spot bounced back and forth all day between Karin Jaggi and Valerie Arrighetti. With 2011 champion Offringa absent, the duo are undoubtedly the top sailors on the tour. With some incredible twists, including Arrighetti\’s huge lead in the final race of the day disappearing to nothing, the top four currently stand as follows: Arrighetti, Jaggi, Cousin and Aubet. Just like in the men\’s fleet, the points are extremely close, meaning the final day is crucial.
BJ Productions have released a really nice clip of Tenerife locals Dany Bruch and Adam Lewis ripping it up. Sharing some awesome wave rides and launching some monster aerial stunts, check out the duo below. Sick action…
Danish wave charger Kenneth Danielsen has posted a short report from a great couple of days at the world-famous Klitmoller. Scoring some great riding and jumping conditions over the weekend, head over to the Simmer Style website for some more awesome photos.
Ivan Popretinskiy, brother of PWA Freestyle legend Yegor, has completed a cool action clip from Dahab. \’Locals of Dahab\’ sees Yegor, Steven van Broeckhoven, Tony Mottus and more ripping it up in Baby Bay and the Blue Lagoon, some big action!
George Shillito, British rider for Tushingham/Starboard got fully involved this weekend in the Windsurf For Cancer Research Sunrise Sunset campaign. With the aim of helping cancer patients and their families, the charity is for a great cause, and George decided to raise money in a very individual way! Check out the Polkerris T-15 team sticking 11 sails onto one huge \’board\’ in this fun clip.
That\’s all the news and video for today, we will back tomorrow with even more, so stay tuned!
Photo Credit: Robert Sand