Victor Fernandez Lopez has finally shown glimpses what many have touted him to be – a future world champion.
The Spaniard swept aside the fleet in stunning display of powerful moves, and freestyle inspired wave riding. With monster double forward loops, table top forward loops, push loop table tops and shaka re entries he swept aside his challenger Kevin Pritchard. This is not to take any credit away from Kevin, he also sailed an amazing heat with his usual power and precision.
Despite Nearing 40 Bjorn Dunkerbeck still manages to stay in the game despite the fresh challenges and moves. His high jumping and flawless wave riding projected him to 4th place. Kevin Pritchard and Kauli Seadi preventing him from moving further up the ladder.
This is only the single elimination, there is still the double to go. The PWA site may suggest that it is going to be very hard for the old skool to challenge the younger guys. However we are not so sure, with Dunkerbeck and Pritchard in the top four, Pritchard fighting for an overall title, and Angulo, Baker, McKercher taking the 5th spots there is still some ground to go yet.
The women’s single elimination witnessed an all Moreno final, Daida took the honours over her sister once more. Nayra Alonso and Karin Jaggi battled for 3rd and 4th. Karin won this battle. Both Nayra Alonso and Anne Marie Reichman have sailed amazingly in the waves, but up against Karin they lose out on the jumping.
Today the hope to go into the double elimination. If a double is completed then it will be the first for many years. Keep and eye out for the charge from Campello, Mousilini, Horrocks and Proffit….
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