Tenerife PWA World Cup

Day 2: The Youth’s Kickoff The Contest in Tenerife as Northeasterly Trades Return

Light southerly winds greeted the competitors on Day 2 of the Tenerife PWA World Cup, which led to the pro fleets being released immediately after the 10am skippers’ meeting - before taking a short walk into El Médano harbour for a group photo. 

As forecast, the wind switched back to the northeasterly trades during the afternoon, which allowed the opening Youth’s heats of the week to be completed in small waves and winds which increased to around 20-25 knots by the evening. 


Girl’s U13+15

Alexia Kiefer Quintana (Fanatic / Duotone), who won both the U13 and U15 division in Pozo Izquierdo, also won the opening final in Tenerife against Maria Morales (Goya Windsurfing), but it was an incredibly close heat with Kiefer Quintana winning by way of a 2:1 decision. An excellently executed forward loop proving to be the difference.

Girl’s U17

By winning the U13+15 Final, Kiefer Quintana progressed into the U17s division where she would face Mar de Arce (Loftsails) and Julia Pasquale (Fanatic / Duotone). Kiefer Quintana landed another excellent 7 point forward loop, but couldn’t find the wave scores she needed to earn the top spot this time around. Instead, that honour goes to Pasquale with her stylish wave riding proving to be the difference - earning wave scores of 6 and 7.5 points. 


Julia Pasquale, who won the U17 Final went on to win the U20 Final with her wave riding once again impressing! Meanwhile, Tessa van der Meer clinched second place after producing her best wave in the dying seconds, while Coraline Foveau secured 3rd ahead of Nikki van der Meer.



Having won the U13s category in Pozo Izquierdo, Tobias Bjørnaa (Fanatic / Duotone) continued that winning form by edging a tight final against Carlos Kiefer Quintana. Both landed forward loops, but Bjørnaa executed his slightly better while performing slightly better on the wave.


Takuma Sugi (Tabou / GA Sails) stole the show in Heat 1 of the U17s to book his place in the final after landing a fully planing forward, ankle dry backloop and earning two waves in the excellent range. José Casanova Perez (Fanatic / Duotone) and Adrian Artiles Gonzalez will go into the repechage.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the top seed in Heat 2 also came out on top - Marino Gil (Goya Windsurfing) - who finished joint 17th in the main draw of the Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival. The 15-year-old showed off an impressive repertoire of jumping - a one-handed backloop being the pick of the bunch - while finding a couple of solid wave scores late on - although not in the same league as Sugi’s riding in the previous heat. Mike Friedl (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing) and Leonhard will also go into the repechage where the top 2 out of the 4 sailors will advance into the final.

With a better-looking forecast to come the Youth’s were released shortly after 7pm and all fleets will meet again tomorrow morning at 10am for the skippers’ meeting - with the action commencing from 10:30am (GMT+1) onwards. 

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Result Girl’s U13+15 - 2018 Tenerife PWA World Cup

1st Alexia Kiefer Quintana (Fanatic / Duotone)
2nd Maria Morales (Goya Windsurfing)

Result Girl’s U17 - 2018 Tenerife PWA World Cup

1st Julia Pasquale (Fanatic / Duotone)
2nd Alexia Kiefer Quintana (Fanatic / Duotone)
3rd Mar de Arce (Loftsails)

Result Girl’s U20 - 2018 Tenerife PWA World Cup

1st Julia Pasquale (Fanatic / Duotone)
2nd Tessa van der Meer
3rd Coraline Foveau
4th Nikki van der Meer

Result Boy's U13 - 2018 Tenerife PWA World Cup

1st Tobias Bjørnaa (Fanatic / Duotone)
2nd Carlos Kiefer Quintana (Fanatic / Duotone)

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