Highlights Day 4 - Tenerife PWA World Cup

Friday, 11 August 2017


 

The forecast promised epic conditions for Day 5 of the Tenerife PWA World Cup and that’s exactly what it delivered with winds in excess of 50 knots to begin the day and pumping waves. For a time, it was actually almost too windy, but Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) was able to tame the extreme conditions to win the single elimination ahead of Alex Mussolini (RRD / RRD Sails), but the Women’s Single Elimination saw an anti-climatic finish with Daida Moreno forced to withdraw from the final after suffering suspected broken ribs during her semifinal, which leaves Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) at the top of the podium at the close of play. During the double elimination, Tenerife produced quite possibly the best conditions we have seen here over the last 6 years to produce an amazing afternoon of action.

 

Philip Köster

 

Wave

 

Women’s

 

Single Elimination

 

 

Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) and Iballa Moreno (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) were involved in the first heat of the day and it was a heat that proved almost too close to call with just 0.14 of a point between them by the end. Offringa won the aerial battle with a pushloop and forward loop, but Iballa scored double points in the waves to leave the heat on a knife’s edge. Crucially Iballa only completed one jump - a pushloop - and she was furious at the end of the heat that her crashed backloop didn’t score more than 1 point, which would’ve been enough to advance into the final. However, her protests were in vain with the decision being upheld meaning Offringa deservedly progresse

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