Tenerife PWA World Cup
After a long day on hold, the first round of the 14-15 Year Old Boy’s contest was completed in light winds and varying sized waves. With not much wind on offer, the contest was a pure wave riding test with the best two waves to count over a 14 minute duration.
In the opening heat Adam Warchol (Goya Windsurfing) was the standout sailor as the young Pole demonstrated excellent wave selection and execution as he continually took a vertical attack to each wave he chose to claim a clearcut victory to book his place in the final. Meanwhile, Mike Friedl (Goya Windsurfing) will have another shot to earn his place in the final as he secured second place to move into the repechage round.
Takuma Sugi (Tabou / GA Sails) also looked to be in fine form as he claimed the top spot in Heat 2 ahead of Oliver Rodriguez (Fanatic / NorthSails) after showing better wave selection.
In the final heat of the day, the conditions looked even trickier with the wind slightly lighter than in the previous two heats, which led to a tight affair with not much separating the 4 sailors. However, by the end of the heat top seed Marino Gil (Goya Windsurfing) managed to edge into the lead as he safely navigated his way into the final ahead of Laurin Schmuth (Severne), who claims the last place in the repechage round.
The forecast continues to look promising for tomorrow with the conditions expected to improve throughout the day and the best of the conditions could again be in the evening. The skippers’ meeting has been called for 10am with the action commencing from 10:30am (GMT+1) onwards.
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