PWA Cabo Verde, 22nd Feb to 4th March
Could this be the defining wavesailing competition of the 00\’s. During the 90\’s there were some classic venues at off the beaten track venues such as Namouto and Margaret River. As time goes the legendry status of these events grew and grew as the PWA tour made the best out of situation and focussed on cross onshore windy Euro locations. This was no bad thing and to be perfectly honest pushed wavesailing well forward as more and more diversity was pushed into making competitions like Pozo, Guincho and Sylt more spectaculor than could have possibly been imagined 10 years ago. The new generation windsurfer was born, but their wave sailing ability was still questioned. Purists hid their jealousy of this new style.
Recently with Hookipa on the menu we have seen the so called proper wavesailing, but it was all much of the same. Now with the Cabo Verde event we really have got some unchartered territory with an amazing forecast. The mobile feature of the event allows the competition to be moved to the best locations of the day. The hollow peeling righthander of Punta Preta is a purists dream, fast, powerful and long. Some are calling for classic waveriding to win through, but when everyone is styling it, then the main moves have to come into play. Josh Angulo must be the favourite, he is local now. But the younger generation have a big point to prove here, they have a chance to firmly put their stamp on the scene. Kauli Seadi, Ricardo Campello, Marcillo Browne, Victor Fernandez, Alex Moussolini and Robbie Swift are the main players of the new game, it could be legendary and our cameraman is on hand to bring you the best of it all.
Photo Credit: Spirit of Punta Preta