Title Race Contention
Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins) has firmly established himself as one of the big top 3 in recent years. However, up to now a maiden world title, despite several vice-world titles, has evaded him.
Heading into the final event of the season - the Bureau Vallée Dream Cup - Mortefon is perfectly placed to reach his goal of becoming world champion as he will enter New Caledonia tied on point with current world tour leader - Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne) - and it is likely whoever beats who in that pairing will claim the 2019 Men’s PWA Slalom World Championship.
Mortefon arrived nice and early in New Caledonia to prepare and shake off any jet lag and had this to say ahead of the event: “I am happy to be here in Nouméa for the 4th time, I have some great memories here. I am arriving here in a good position to fight for my goal. I think it’s a good place for this kind of exciting final because we should have some great conditions throughout the week, and it’s easy - the best will win ;)
I took some days off after Sylt as I was a bit sick and tired after a long month in Northern Europe. Then I start again my workout program and sail as much as I can. Autumn is always pretty good in South of France with a lot of wind, different conditions and even some waves. I also enjoy to be home with my family, it gives lot of energy before flying to this kind of event!
I decided to arrive almost one week before the event and I think it was a good choice. The trip is pretty long and the jetlag solid . I already had a good session yesterday and there is more to come. I tried to make my best to be ready, now I just need to sail well, go fast and then we will see next week ;).”
You’ll be able to see how Pierre Mortefon’s title challenge goes by tuning into www.pwaworldtour.com between 18th-23rd November.