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We are back in action here at the Gran Canaria PWA 2002 Grand Slam. This afternoon the wind picked up enough to allow ten heats of the fourth round of freestyle to be completed.

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We are still on hold here at the PWA Gran Canaria, 2002 Grand Slam. The nuclear winds of Pozo wind have currently deserted us but look set to return before the end of the competition.

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The wind has finally taken a breather here in Gran Canria. After five days of hectic conditions and radical action sailors arrived at the beach this morning to the scene of a light breeze and glassy waves.

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We are down to the final stages of the men’s double elimination wave competition here at the Gran Canaria PWA 2002 Gran Slam

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Kevin Pritchard (Bic, Gaastra) of the USA has taken first blood in the men’s single elimination wave competition after defeating local maestro Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Proof, Neil Pryde) in a thrilling climax to a day of extreme wave action.

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17-year-old Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) of Venezuela has won the third round of men’s freestyle in nuclear conditions here at the Gran Canaria 2002 PWA Grand Slam.

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Current world number one PWA freestyler, Antoine Albeau (AHD, Neil Pryde) is back on top after winning the second round of the men’s freestyle here at the PWA Gran Canaria 2002 Grand Slam.

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Dutch sailor Remko De Weerd (Gaastra, AHD) and local girl, Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) have taken first round victories in their respective men’s and women’s freestyle eliminations here today at the PWA, Gran Canaria Gran Slam.

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The titans of the windsurfing world have all congregated here on the windswept shores of Gran Canaria, ready to compete in what promises to be one of the biggest and most radical events on this year's PWA world tour.

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The final of the 2002 Red Bull King of the Lake was unbelievable and it might have been the best performance of Freestyle Windsurfing ever.

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The battle between two generations of windsurfers couldn't have been more dramatic at this year's Red Bull King of the Lake - right through to the final, which saw rising young star Colin Sifferlen (Mistral/North Sails) defeat surf legend Briton Nik Baker...

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Q: Are you ready for the big winds in Pozo?

 

FG: I am really looking forward to sailing in Pozo like never before. I hope we have some really fun conditions.

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Still not enough wind at the Red Bull King of the Lake today, but we got enough action on the water to get a taste of what's ahead.

 

In the warm-up sessions for the King, we saw some amazing performances of the very young riders from Venezuela

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Still no competition. Unluckily, the wind doesn't seem to cooperate in this edition of the Red Bull King of the Lake.

 

In the early afternoon, the Ora looked like it would allow us to start a contest and there were some very promising gusts

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It was a perfect preparation day for the world's most prestigious windsurfing Freestyle event. On that beautiful warm and sunny day loads of spectators found their way to Conca d Oro at Torbole, Lake Garda to see their favorite riders.

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After ten days of grueling competition in Gran Canaria, the PWA world tour then moves over to the neighboring Island of Fuerteventura for more action.

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