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PATRIK TEAM RIDER Ricardo Campello captures maiden victory at the PWA wave event in La Torche as title race is thrown wide open.
La Torche only produced one day of wind over the nine days, but the one day of competition was one to remember as La Torche produced some of the best conditions of the year, for the wave sailors, with 20-30 knot winds and powerful, peeling, clean waves. At the end of an amazing single elimination, PATRIK team rider Ricardo Campello celebrates his maiden victory on the PWA Wave World Tour in front of thousands of adoring fans, which propels Campello into the title race for the 2014 PWA Wave World Tour.
Having come so close on so many occasions, Ricardo Campello, finally celebrated his maiden victory on the PWA Wave World Tour, after producing a superb performance in the single elimination. Victory in La Torche rockets Ricardo Campello into third in the overall rankings but more importantly victory throws him into the title race with just one event to go. The whole PATRIK TEAM crosses its fingers that Ricardo Campello will be able to capitalize on the momentum he has created and rock the 2014 wave world championship.
Ricardo Campello had this to say after capturing his maiden PWA Wave event victory:
“This event has been absolutely amazing for me. This is the first time that I’ve won a PWA wave event, so it’s a special one. I’ve been fighting for it for many years and have been close on several occasions, so to finally win is great. The level on the tour at the moment is amazing, all the boys are sailing unbelievable.”
“I’d also like to thank everyone who has believed in me and of course my new sponsors – PATRIK, Point-7, Powerex and MFC – who have offered me unbelievable support, I’m really, really happy. And lastly I’d like to dedicate this victory to two really good friends of mine who passed away. 4 or 5 years again one of my good friends past away and then last year the windsurfing world lost André Paskowski, who was also one of my best friends. So this is for them. …”
After winning the wave competition Ricardo was still hungry for another victory and rocked the show of the radical tow-in contest. After rotating through a crazy double pushloop / inverted pasko he earned 29.5 points out of a possible 30 to claim a well deserved victory.
For the final PWA wave event in Hookipa Oct. 29 – Nov. 11 the PATRIK TEAM will send Ricardo all its energy for a glory season final!
Thank you so much Ricardo for your outstanding performance in La Torche!
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