The wait is finally over. Nik Baker and Kauli Seadi had to wait till 2pm today to have their sail off for the final. Hailing from Brazil, Kauli Seadi definately had the home advantage, as his fans and friends were letting of fireworks way before the heat was over.
The conditions had dropped significantly since yesterday and the waves were smaller. The wind was also a bit gustier too. Baker selected waves well considering the quality on offer and did the most to do something with them, he wisely returned to the beach to pick a bigger sail and for a small while seemed to have the advantage over Kauli Seadi. Seadi soon followed suit and took out a bigger sail, this really helped him as he answered Bakers reasonable back loop with a higher scoring Pushloop Table top, which seemed to slightly distract Baker on his wave. Kauli then creamed another wave and came straight into the beach. In an unusual and questionable tactic, Seadi opted to run upwind on the beach to another set of kit whilst Baker had to slog it out. Both windsurfers did their best to try and put something special in the dropping conditions, Seadi looked more at home, before the heat was over it crowd seemed sure that their local hero was the winner..
They were not wrong. Seadi takes victory and maintains his lead on the world tour, whilst Baker yet again proved there is no stopping the Shoreham boy just yet.
1. Kauli Seadi
2. Nik Baker
3. Levi Siver
4. Victor Fernandez
5. Kevin Pritchard
Photo Credit: PWA/John Carter