PWA World Cup Guincho Wave Contest 2006 Day One
Tuesday June 6, 2006
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The PWA World Tour celebrates its return to this legendary location for a second time since a break of a few years. Building on the success of last year’s epic event and classic conditions, we also see the return of the women’s fleet to the beautiful Estoril coast. All in all no less than 6 former wavesailing world champions line up with some of the hungriest new talent on the elite scene.
Eager to fill the podium are current world wavesailing champions Kauli Seadi (BRA253 Quatro/Naish), and Daida Moreno (E-64, Mistral/ North Sails), as well as former world champs Scott McKercher (KA-181, Starboard/ Severne), Josh Angulo (CV-1), Kevin Pritchard (US-3, Starboard/ MauiSails) and Karin Jaggi (Z-14, F2/ North Sails).
The top ranks of the ladies see a challenge from Maui-based starboard tack specialists Junko Nagoshi (J-11, F2 / Simmer) and Tiffany Ward (USA-69 Starboard). Their hardcore wave style on this tack will provide a stiff threat to the traditional high flyers Iballa Moreno (E-63, Mistral/ North Sails) and sister Daida.
Forecasts for the earlier part of the week are not as promising as the upcoming weekend where wind and waves are expected. Until the wind shows up, the competitors enjoy the legendary Portuguese hospitality of the Cascais region, in this dramatic location between the Cabo da Roca, Europe’s westernmost point, and the glamorous Casino resort of Estoril.