As it stands in the race for most varied wave title for many a year ,Kauli Seadi is just ahead of Victor Fernandez in the rankings ,of this prestigious windsurfing competition . Today in Brazil, Fernandez powered past McKercher, Campello, Angulo, Voget, Robbie Swift and Kevin Pritchard in formidable style as the pressure was on him to try to get a top three ranking, to keep in with a chance of the title.
It was the young gun of a certain Nik Baker who stopped the charging spaniard in his tracks. Baker who had been watching the action all day remained focussed in his heat, waiting for the best waves whilst Fernandez tried to build up the points quickly, settling for smaller waves. In this most important heat, both sailors struggled to find good jumps, although Baker managed a trademark table top, whilst Victor uncharacteristically crashed a double forward loop. The jury all went Bakers way, leaving the Brit to fight it out against Levi Siver. Baker once again chose his waves well and outsailed the younger American in the deterioating conditions.
The PWA judges decided to leave the windsurfing world in a shroud of suspense, as they put the competition on hold for better conditions forecast tomorrow. If Baker continues his amazing form and beats Kauli Seadi, then Fernandez and Seadi will be on equal points as a discard comes into play.
Until then we will just have to wait it out as these two friends, put up the closest fight in one of the most varied and exciting wave sailing tours in recent windsurfing history.