Laure Treboux from Switzerland followed her debut year on the PWA freestyle tour with another third in Lanzarote. We caught up with her in Pozo and asked her a few questions about the Lanzarote contest.
Describe the conditions!
They were pretty strong and gusty wind, choppy water with some good waves in the middle. Awesome fun for freesailing, I loved it! but hard to compete in as it\’s difficult to be consistent with moves.
What was the best move you saw?
The best move I saw was a triple eslider from Kiri I guess, but Gollito\’s one handed burners fully planing were amazing!
Is Ricardo Campello still in touch, did he look like he could win?
Yes he\’s still up there! But Gollito and Kiri Thode are doing more moves. They do more technical slidy moves that you\’ve never seen before. I don\’t know the names of the moves but they are like clew first ponch from Kiri, all those double and triple stuff.
Can they jump as well as him?
Gollito\’s really good at jumping as well, almost as good as Ricardo I would say, but I\’ll be able to judge better when I see them here in Pozo, Kiri does amazing shakas, but not that many other big jumps.
Why wasn’t Kauli Seadi there?
Kauli was injured, he\’s got something wrong with his foot.
And why did Laure Treboux not win?
Ha ha, cause she wasn\’t good enough!!!!! Rubbish I really wanted to do better. Sarah Quita Offringa is ripping though and Daida Rueno Moreno sailed good as well. (tLaure came third overall which is pretty good)
What tricks did Sarah Quita have up her sleeve, has she learnt more stuff?
Sarah is doing all the switch moves like chacho’s and was consistent.
How come Tonky and Taty Frans were placed lower than usual?
Dont know! they are sailing really well though! it\’s competition, anything can happen, that\’s why I guess.
What did Slivia Alba and Nayra Alonso do to beat Iballa Moreno?
Spocks mainly and Nayra did some grubbies. iballa is crashing everything, and has injured her shoulder. She is not so much into freestyle anymore.
What was the best moment of the competition?
There were a lot of good moments in the slalom, especially when there was waves! For me personally it was the first double, when I sailed like 7 heats in a row to work all the way up to 3rd! In general I think it was the men\’s final in freestyle
What is it like in Pozo today?
3.3 for the guys overpowered. I was on 3.4 today though, never sailed so overpowered in my life!!!! It better drop a bit…