Tenerife PWA World Cup
The waiting game finally paid off on the last day of the 2019 Tenerife PWA World Cup as the promised wind and waves, which were due yesterday, eventually arrived just in time to provide a full day of competition, while also maintaining Tenerife’s 100% record. After a slow start to the day, the wind eventually filled in and the waves increased in size to deliver a solid end to the event after 6 days of patiently waiting.
Iballa Moreno (Severne / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra Fins) sailed extremely consistently throughout and it was that level of consistency that would eventually see the reigning world champion claim the event title for a 4th consecutive year as she continued her recent domination of El Médano. Out of the 4 heats that Iballa sailed today, she posted 3 scores between 14.07-14:38 points
Justyna Sniady (Simmer / Simmer Sails / AL360) proved that her maiden podium in Gran Canaria last month was no fluke as the Pole backed up that performance with another brilliant display in Tenerife to earn back-to-back podiums on the world tour. Sniady got the better of Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) for the second time this season as she defeated the Aruban in the semifinals after landing a one-foot backloop. Sniady couldn’t find the jump she needed in the final to rival Iballa, but after securing back-to-back second places she now leads the world tour after the first two events.
Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) had to settle for third place again in Tenerife, but for a long time, it looked as though she may miss out on the podium with Lina Erpenstein (Severne / Severne Sails) leading the battle for 3rd and 4th for the majority of the heat. However, Offringa produced a buzzer-beater by earning her highest wave score with her final effort to snatch 3rd place.
Erpenstein was making her first appearance of the season having missed the opening event in Gran Canaria and she slotted seamlessly back into the competition as she showed off her trademark aggressive wave riding approach to earn a hugely deserved 4th place.
Jaeger Stone (Starboard / Severne / SWOX) has come close to winning the Tenerife PWA World Cup on a couple of occasions in the last few years - winning the single elimination in 2015 and finishing second again last year. The Australian looked a threat throughout today and he deservedly earned his place in the winners’ final after winning an extremely close semifinal against Ricardo Campello (Brunotti Boards). In the earlier round, it was Stone’s explosive wave riding that proved pivotal and against Campello, it was Stone’s wave-riding which separated the two sailors again.
Campello wasn’t happy that his big double forward only scored 7.78 points, but he would’ve needed it to score at least 8.08 points in order to reverse the result as Stone won the heat by 0.29 points. In reality, Campello’s downfall was the fact that he was left counting a 4.75 point wave as his backup score.
Stone then saved his best performance until last in the winners final against reigning event and world champion - Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / Duotone / Shamal Sunglasses) - as the 28-year-old posted his highest scoring heat of the contest - 23.75 points - at the perfect time to become the first sailor, other than Fernandez or Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins), to win the Tenerife PWA World Cup since 2011, while also deservedly earning his first victory on the world tour. Stone signed off the final in style as he tweaked an aerial before backing it up with a taka to earn the joint second highest wave of the contest - 9.5 points.
Victor Fernandez continued his unbelievable record in Tenerife by making the podium again meaning the Spaniard has not finished outside the top 3 here since 2012. The reigning world champion couldn’t quite find a way to stop Stone, but showed off his silky smooth wave riding time and time again to navigate his way into the top 2 and should be very happy with his days' works.
Philip Köster completes the podium after claiming a clear cut victory against Campello in Heat 24. The German suffered a narrow defeat to Fernandez in the semifinals with just 0.36 of a point separating them, but is still well positioned for a shot at the title.
Ricardo Campello recorded the highest scoring heat of the competition - 25.62 points - against Dieter van der Eyken (Severne / Severne Sails), while also recording the highest single wave score - 9.87 points - and highest single jump score - 9.27 - points - for a monumentally high double forward, but eventually had to settle for 4th place. However, given how the rest of the result played out Campello remains the world tour leader.
Elsewhere, Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing) finishes in joint 5th alongside Alex Mussolini (RRD / RRD Sails), Antoine Martin (JP / NeilPryde), who caused an upset by eliminating Adam Lewis (Fanatic / Duotone / SWOX) in Heat 19a and Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails).
With there only enough time to complete a single elimination this time around that means that 8 sailors share joint 9th: Leon Jamaer (GER | JP / NeilPryde), Robby Swift (UK | JP / NeilPryde / SWOX), Marc Paré (ESP | Simmer / Simmer Sails), Dieter van der Eyken (BEL | Severne / Severne Sails), Adam Lewis (UK | Fanatic / Duotone / SWOX), Jules Denel (FRA | JP / NeilPryde), Moritz Mauch (GER | Severne / Severne Sails) and Julian Salmonn (GER | Bruch Boards / Gun Sails). We will take a full look as the results in the summary on Tuesday
After almost 10 hours of competing the winners’ were then crowned just after 8pm at the beach to conclude a pulsating final day.
After the completion of the single eliminations the Boy’s U20s was then concluded which saw Marino Gil (Goya Windsurfing) claim the top spot on the podium ahead of Adam Warchol (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing), Miguel Chapuis (JP / NeilPryde) and Takara Ishii (RRD / RRD Sails).
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Result 2019 Tenerife PWA World Cup - Women's Wave
1st Iballa Moreno (ESP | Severne / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Justyna Sniady (POL | Simmer / Simmer Sails / AL360)
3rd Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU | Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
4th Lina Erpenstein (GER | Severne / Severne Sails)
5th Maaike Huvermann (NED | Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)
5th Josanne Mossink
5th Arrianne Aukes (NED | Fanatic / Duotone / Maui Ultra Fins)
5th Caterina Stenta (ITA | RRD / RRD Sails / AL360 / Maui Ultra Fins)
Result 2019 Tenerife PWA World Cup - Men's Wave
1st Jaeger Stone (AUS | Starboard / Severne / SWOX)
2nd Victor Fernandez (ESP | Fanatic / Duotone / Shamal Sunglasses)
3rd Philip Köster (GER | Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)
4th Ricardo Campello (VEN/BRA | Brunotti Boards)
5th Marcilio Browne (BRA | Goya Windsurfing)
5th Alex Mussolini (ESP | RRD / RRD Sails)
5th Antoine Martin (FRA | JP / NeilPryde)
5th Thomas Traversa (FRA | Tabou / GA Sails)
9th Leon Jamaer (GER | JP / NeilPryde)
9th Robby Swift (UK | JP / NeilPryde / SWOX)
9th Marc Paré (ESP | Simmer / Simmer Sails)
9th Dieter van der Eyken (BEL | Severne / Severne Sails)
9th Adam Lewis (UK | Fanatic / Duotone / SWOX)
9th Jules Denel (FRA | JP / NeilPryde)
9th Moritz Mauch (GER | Severne / Severne Sails)
9th Julian Salmonn (GER | Bruch Boards / Gun Sails)
Result 2019 Tenerife PWA World Cup - Boy’s U20s
1st Marino Gil (ESP | Goya Windsurfing)
2nd Adam Warchol (POL | Quatro / Goya Windsurfing)
3rd Miguel Chapuis (ESP | JP / NeilPryde)
4th Takara Ishii (JPN | RRD / RRD Sails)