Good morning all and no prizes for guessing what is top of the news today. That\’s right, PWA Tenerife has come to it\’s conclusion and the action exceeded all expectations.
Day 2 saw lighter winds but most of the single elimination was complete. Check out the PWA Livestream video below.
Day 3, and the double elimination was underway, there was a slight break in the middle of the day as the wind and waves dropped but then the late evening session provided. Check out more Livestream highlights below.
Day 4 saw the conclusion to the double with Koester taking the top spot in the mens and Iballa taking the womens title for the event. More Livestream highlights of that below.
With the video round-ups done for now, let\’s take a quick look at some of the highlights. Well one of the stand-out sailors of the whole competition was Alex Mussolini who dispatched of one opponent after another to take second place overall. His flawless 360\’s and impressive wave rides were certainly the highlight of his heats, even landing two 360\’s on one wave!
Not far behind was the impressive work of UK sailors John Skye and Adam Lewis. Both managed to come back through a huge number of heats in the double elimination, securing their places in the top 10 overall. Adam showed a true level of determination as he scored one of the highest wave rides of the day and consistently landed huge backloops and pushloops to take his first top 10 PWA result, check out the update on patrikuk.com. However, it was John Skye who finally finished top of the brits, making his way through one more heat than Lewis and taking out Robby Swift, Ben Proffitt and Scott McKercher on the way he certainly had one of his better days at the office.
Although it is all talk in the mens, the women have certainly shown that they mean business this year and we are pretty certain the level in the girls will shoot up over the next year or two. For now though, the determination to push to that next level has certainly taken its toll on the chicks as they really have had more than their fair share of injuries in the last few weeks. First off was Justyna Sniady who broke her foot in 7 places during a forward loop whilst training for PWA Pozo. Then during that very event Olyga Raskina suffered a heavy forward crash during a heat and was escorted off to hosiptal with a badly damaged knee and finally in the recent PWA Tenerife event we hear that Alice Arutkin has also had to visit the hospital after dislocating her shoulder. Savage injuries and we really do wish them all a speedy recovery.
Talking of Justyna, unfortunately she will be missing out on the Red Bull Storm Chase this year, despite desperately wanting to enter. However, here is her video submission for the event with some down to earth reality of her injury but a strong focus to come back stronger and enter for the next Storm Chase.
Finally, we wrap up this morning with news that the 10 riders have been selected for that very Storm Chase. Check out the picture on the left and keep your eye open for more…
We\’ve got plenty for you this afternoon so be sure to tune back in later today.