Guincho is so far proving to cause a bit of an upset to form. Polakow, Matt Pritchard, Kevin Pritchard, Levi Siver, Nik Baker, Ricardo Campello, have all been knocked out perhaps a lot earlier than expected at the starboard tack location that is Guincho. Witnessing the warm ups, if you were a bystander you would have put the money on Ricardo Campello who was consistently pulling backside 360\’s and Nik Baker with front side ones.
Out of the high finishers at Cabo Verde, it is only Josh Angulo and Kauli Seadi who remain in the quarter finals at Guincho in the single elimination. The conditions were by no means perfect, some regarded them as a bit of a lottery. Flukey onshore winds to start, with the odd reasonable sized wave. Some found it hard to get even a jump in their rounds. But competitions are about working the conditions and those who showed consistency shone through, notably Boujamma Guillol, Kauli Seadi, Victor Fernandez, Tomas Traversa, Jonas Ceballos and Marcillo Browne, Josh Angulo and surprise of the day, Yann Sorlet. The frenchman having a great day beating literal high flyers Regis Bouron and current world champion Kevin Pritchard.
The womans round was a bit of a different story, where the top seeds of Anne Marie Reichman, Daida Moreno, Iballa Moreno and Karin Jaggi pushed onto the final, where the wind dropped and the sun set on the days competition.
For a full glimpse of the results so far check out the PWA website pwa.com
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