SOMWR Movement 10 x Marignane PWA Grand Slam
Monday always looked light on the forecast compared to yesterday and that’s how the day played out with almost zero wind throughout Day 4 of the 2021 SOMWR Movement 10 x Marignane PWA Grand Slam. With things remaining extremely calm it was left to a few members of the Freestyle fleet to entertain the crowds and TV crew with a tow-in display.
2021 EFPT Tow-in Champion - Lennart Neubauer (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins): “It was really fun to be able to get in the water for a bit today, although we didn’t have as much speed that I would like for tow-in. But just good to be in the wetsuit and I’m ready for whatever is thrown at us here. I still managed to land a few moves and just keep a bit of the stoke flowing with some water time. It was fun with Youp, Antony and Takuma.”
Youp Schmit (Tabou / GA Sails), who finished 4th overall on the Freestyle PWA World Tour in 2019: “The tow-in was a bit different as we had almost no wind when we were doing it. But overall it was a lot of fun with the boat as you can a little wake to pop off.”
Antony Ruenes (Tabou / GA Sails) - 7th overall in 2019: “The tow-in today was fun - we were a really small fleet with just me, Lennart, Youp & Takuma, we just wanted to try and give a show for the TV. We made the best of what we had. For me it was just fun because I haven’t done tow-in for about 3 years.”
Takuma Sugi (Tabou / GA Sails) - who finished as the U20 Youth Vice-World Champion in both Wave & Freestyle: “It was so much fun to do some tow-in and I’m stoked from today. I did have a big crash though which was super scary. It was super shallow where I crashed, so it hurt, but I’m okay. I think in the end we all landed some good moves.”
The forecast looks light once again for Tuesday, so the Wave fleet have been given a lay day, whilst the Slalom & Freestyle fleets will both have their skippers’ meetings at 10am tomorrow morning with the action commencing from 10:30am onwards - if conditions are suitable. Whilst Tuesday may not look too bright on paper the good news is that Wednesday now offers a bit more promise than before.