Kauli Seadi has taken the first single elimination at his home patch. The Brazilian put distance between himself and the biggest threat to his title quest, Victor Fernandez Lopez, in the early stages of the Brazilian Windsurfing World Cup event. Victor Fernandez finished in 9th place after Robbie Swift showed that he was back on form.
The cross shore conditions with the wind blowing from the left boosted the chances of sailors favouring port tack. The waves were of good quality with a steep bowl section to really let the sailors express themselves and push forward a variety of the new wave moves. Despite the port tack conditions, Levi Siver really showed some of his potential with powerful top to bottom turns. However the stronger winds of the final and longer gap between sets did not seem to suit him. Kauli Seadi just increased his momentum through the heat and won through with a contorted goita.
Nik Baker showed his class in third place, yet again tactically superior, staying close to the peak and mixing deep backside turns with powerful ariels. Kevin Pritchard yet again showed that he is the best allrounder in the world settling for 4th spot in the single elimination.
The strongest nation so far in the contest is the British Team, with all but one sailor with a top 10 position, however there is so much more too play for as the day finished well into the double elimination where Julian Taboulet is putting right some wrongs. Brazilian wonder kid Brawziniho is having a bad day at the office, his lack of experience showing as he is defeated early on once again.