For many years the PWA have been restricted to 4 locations to hold its wave competitions. The news that Cabo Verde will be hosting an invitational event will add a lot of prestige to the 2007 wave crown. The conditions of Cabo Verde range from smooth hollow peeling rights, to cross onshore starboard tack jumping. (you can guess where everyone might choose to go). The time of year should conicide with the best swells and winds to showcase the best styles in the world. Josh Angulo, now resident of the Island will be the favourite, but Kauli Seadi, Ricardo Campello, Alex Moussolini and the reigning World Champion Kevin Pritchard will also be snapping at his heels. Jason Polakow and Bjorn Dunkerbeck only just get a look in as they both missed wave events in 2006, so had a low overall.
Richie Page, PWA Tour Manager:
“This will be a landmark event in PWA history. The conditions in Cape Verde provide a near perfect wave riding environment to challenge the finest sailors on the planet. As a specialist contest, featuring the top 32 men in the world, competitors will have a chance to purely express their abilities in a true challenge of man against the elements. We hope that the ground breaking agreement with Cape Verde Investment to host the event, will set the stage for Cape Verde to take its rightful place on the PWA World Tour for years to come’.
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