Straight from his victory from the Guincho PWA wave world cup, Kevin Pritchard changes sails and boards to win the first round of the Costa Brave Super X
The new rules and lighter winds meant that some competitors were using 8.5 metre sails to race on, there was a spock in the course, so imagine that – spocking with an 8.5! As it turned out not many people made the inside spock because it was so light by the beach. Out to sea it may have been a lot windier, but apparent wind kept the competitors going towards the beach.
Because of the light winds it was decided to omit the forward loop, keeping the spock, duck gybes and jumps on with a straight dash to finish on the four leg race. The first heat of the day opening up the with UK’s Phil Horrocks winning on a 6.7 sail and Kevin Pritchard just qualifying. By the end of the ladder it was Kevin in the lead. Ross Williams in his first Super X competition came in really well at 6th, Nicolas Agazcyian was in second with really good speed he never fell in, and Albeau with a massive sail in 3rd place. Speedwise everyone was similar, perhaps the two that stood out the most were Ross Williams and Kevin Pritchard
Today the winds are up and they are thinking about getting a race underway.