A slow start but in the end the single elimination got underway. With most of the riders on their 4.8 sails the wind provided suitable conditions for some decent top level freestyle.
Having almost completed the first round of the single elimination, only four heats were actually finished today as the final heat of the day saw the winds drop to a level that was deemed unfair for those on the water.
The highlight of the day certainly came from Anthony Ruenes, who sailed at an incredibly high level to show that he means serious business at this event. Unfortunately for his opponent, and the only female competitor Maxime Van Gent, Anthony managed to land all his moves, including a huge pasko, kabikuchi, air funnels and more.
DAY 1 Report from the EFPT
“27 riders from 16 nations registered today for the second stage of the EFPT Lanzarote taking place from the 8th – 12th of July at the shores of Costa Teguise.
Next to many experienced EFPT riders like Adrien Bosson (North/Fanatic), Mattia Fabrizi (North/Fanatic), Yentel Caers (JP/Neilpryde) and Amado Vrieswijk (Severne/JP) just to name a few, we are delighted to also have see some new faces and even a girl entering the competition. Maxime Van Gent (North/Fanatic) who is a PWA competitor for many years already is on a big promotional roadtrip through Europe together with Bonairean top rider Amado Vrieswijk and spontaniously decided to participate.”
Meanwhile if it is action you are after, then flick through our mega gallery below. Courtesy of Eric Bellande.
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Last but by no means least. The standings after day 1.