GRAN CANARIA PWA WAVE WORLD CUP – DAY 6
The PWA Freestyle "Supersession" results from yesterday had no changes
today. Anyone who missed the live broadcasts with the Supersession
champion Ricardo Campello’s (JP / Neil Pryde) new move the ‘shaka’ or
runner up Robby Swift’s (JP / Neil Pryde) double forward loop can still
see these moves and more online at <http://www.high.tv.com
By 4pm today the surf had not picked up enough to complete the first PWA
Wave World Cup of 2003, so unfortunately the contest finished with no wave
result. All the sailors have enjoyed an amazing week in Vargas and the
beautiful area of Aguimes though, with decent surfing on the days before
the contest and great freestyle sailing throughout the week.
Also, an amazing new stage was set for 2003 with high.tv broadcasting the
whole competition live and direct through the internet, so viewers around
the world can see the latest moves and the most radical action from the
comfort of their armchairs instead of a windswept beach.
The next PWA Wave World Cup is back here in Gran Canaria beginning on June
26th at the infamous Pozo beach, renowned for nuclear winds, high
adrenalin action and never without injury or excitement.
Both current Wave World Champion Kevin Pritchard (Starboard / Gaastra) and
third in the world Nik Baker (Mistral / North) should have made full
recoveries from their broken feet, which made them miss this event in
Vargas. No doubt they are breathing a sigh of relief as with no result
here this week, they are back in the title race for this years Wave World
In fact, so long as Pritchard and Baker both make full recoveries, 2003
will be the first year in the last decade that all the highest ranking
wave sailors in the world will all be able to compete, as every other year
one of them is out of action with injury.
The PWA Freestyle tour moves to Costa Brava in Spain on May 20th for their
second Qualifier event ahead of the World Cup events later in the year.
Currently leading the Freestyle rankings, is seventeen year old world
beater from Margarita, Douglas "Cheo" Diaz (Fanatic / North). However,
with all the highest ranking events still ahead, Cheo, along with all the
other freestyle specialists, will be in secret training in different
corners of the world developing new freestyle tricks to impress the judges
in the end of June at Pozo.
So keep an eye on <http://www.pwaworldtour.com/ for all the latest news
from the professional world of windsurfing and <http://www.high.tv.com
over the next few days to see all the action we’ve had here in Vargas this