Vidar Jensen (Drops, North) and Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) have both taken

victory in their respective divisions of the men’s and women’s single

elimination at the first PWA Wave Grand Prix of the season. Jensen, the wild flyer

from Norway defeated his best friend Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Proof, Neil Pryde) in a

closely fought battle as the contest went down to the wire late this afternoon.

Daida Moreno had to overcome a fierce challenge from her twin sister Iballa (Mistral,

North) in the women’s final but held her nerve to clinch victory.

It was a perfect finish to the competition today here in Vargas with the dramatic

action on the beach eventually finishing at 7pm this evening. Jensen who lives

in Gran Canaria sailed a brilliant heat in the final and performed a repertoire,

which included one handed forward loops, back loops and down the line aerial

antics on the waves. In the battle for third and fourth Dutch sailor Peter Volwater

(F2, Arrows) defeated radical Hawaiian sailor, Josh Angulo (RRD). Volwater landed

a huge back loop and attempted a double forward during the heat, Angulo battled

hard but was unable to match the Dutch sailors higher jumps.

The women’s competition was equally thrilling with the Moreno sisters

going head to head in an explosive final. Daida managed to find better ramps

and pulled of the only back loop of the heat, which helped seal, the deal and

gain her the favour of the judges. The battle for third and fourth was won by

Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows) who took out Tony Frey (RRD) of Greece in a closely

fought encounter.

The competition here in Vargas has also seen the bright light of a rising star.

Eighteen year old Jonas Ceballos Sanchez (Proof, Simmer, E40) shone and pulled

off some of the most impressive manoeuvres of the contest.

The ballistic action we experienced on Tuesday showed us just how superb the

conditions can be here in Vargas. The action today was in tougher conditions

but made for a tense and dramatic finish to what has been an incredible competition.

Vidar Jensen and Daida Moreno the winners of the event will no doubt be celebrating

tonight…Gran Canaria is not only renowned for its

incredible winds but also has quite a reputation for those that like to party!

VIDAR JENSEN (N44, Drops, North)

“We had one really good day and a pretty decent last day here in Vargas.

I am super happy right now. This is the second time I have won in Gran Canaria

and it has been a couple of years since the last time. This is definitely going

to help my motivation for this year. I could not ask for a better start”

BJORN DUNKERBECK (E11, Proof, Neil Pryde)

“It was kind of gusty out there today. I was having difficulty getting

speed for my jumps. I had a couple of all right waves but didn’t really

get the jumps I wanted”

DAIDA MORENO (E64, Mistral, North)

“I am really happy. I won because of the back loop that I did. I am excited

because this is the first time that Iballa and myself are first and second in

an official PWA contest”


Mens

WAVE Final Results

1

JENSEN, Vidar, N-44

0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails, Drops,

Team O'Neill

2

DUNKERBECK, Bjoern, E-11

2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde, Red

Bull,VW,Rip Curl, Andorra Ski

3

VOLWATER, Peter, H-24

3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Arrows,F2,Quiksilver,

Oakley

4

ANGULO, Josh, US-11

4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

RRD,Billabong,

Powerex,Streamlined

5

PRITCHARD, Kevin, US-3

6.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Gaastra,Bic,, The

Team,Fiberspar

5

WATTEZ, Pierrick, F-41

6.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde,Bic,

Oxbow,Westair

5

PEREZ, Marcos, E-7

6.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

North ,Mistral,

No Fear, Adidas, Maui Magic

5

HUART, Xavier, F-33

6.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails, Mistral,

Oxbow,Gruissan Wsurf, Da Kine,Riding Zone

9

BAKER, Nicholas, K-66

12.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails,Mistral,

Adidas Eyewear, Animal Watches

9

SIVER, Levi, USA-0

12.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails,F2,

Oxbow

9

WOLFF, Andy, G-9

12.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde, F2,,

Red Bull,Oakley

9

VISCOVICH, Michael, D-0

12.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Simmer, Quiksilver

9

ALLAWAY, Greg, KA-38

12.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde, J.P.

Australia

9

JENSEN, Orjan, E-19

12.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails

9

OJEDA NILSEN, Dario, E-211

12.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Manhattan Club

9

SANCHEZ, Jonas Ceballos, E-40

12.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

17

GOYA, Francisco, A-211

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Arrows,Fanatic,,

O'Neill,Da Kine, Maui Fin Co.

17

STONE, Josh, USA-6

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde,JP,

Jet Set,Red Bull, Kaenon Sunglasses

17

FENTON, Scott, KZ-1

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Gaastra,55DSL,

Camaro Wetsuits

17

BRINGDAL, Anders, S-10

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Simmer,RRD,Liberty,

Powerex,Maui Fins

17

MCKERCHER, Scott, KA-181

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Naish,Starboard,

Animal,Otis Sunglass

17

ALBEAU, Antoine, F-192

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

NPryde,AHDQuiksilver,

Atan,Select,

17

TERIITEHAU, Robert, F-2000

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails, Bic,

Quiksilver,, Club Med

17

TROOSTHEIDE, Erik, H-90

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails,Mistral,

Pro Limit,Brunotti

17

BOXFORD, Tristan, K-35

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

North,Fanatic,RedBul,

Billabong,Adidas EP

17

TABOULET, Julien, F-100

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

AHD, Neil Pryde,

Rip Curl,Boll, Leucate,Micro Fins

17

SAND, Robert, D-62

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Arrows,F2,Quiksilver,

Quizpeople,Sparthy, Northshore

17

ALLEN, Steve, KA-0

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Gaastra,Fanatic,

Rip Curl

17

HAWKINS, Jamie, K-96

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Gaastra, Bic, Animal,Bolle

17

VAN DER STEEN, Ben, H-57

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails,Fanatic,

Oxbow

17

MOUSSILMANI, Cyril, F-71

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

North, AHD, Oxbow,Deboichet,

ridingzone.com

17

ETIENNE, Stephane, E-66

24.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Bic Sport,Matador,

Rip Curl

33

CARVILL, Scott, US-12

48.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Naish Sails, Naish

33

FLESSNER, Bernd, G-16

48.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde ,F2,

Team, O'Neill, Norderney

33

CALICO, Luis, P-62

48.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde,JP,

No Fear, Red Bull

33

TALMA, Brian, KBA-8

48.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Arrows, F2, Chiemsee,Virgin,

SilverRock Resort

33

MARKHAM, Rick, US-91

48.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde,Dickies,

Capri Sun,Zippo, Cactus Juice, Cactus Juice

33

MERVE, Mikko, L-1

48.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

North Sails, Excel,

Streamlined

33

OPSAL, Frithjof, N-4

48.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Simmer

33

SEADI, Kavli, BRA-253

48.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Naish, Mormaii,

Powerex

33

PRITCHARD, Matt, US-10

48.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Gaastra,AHD,Fiberspr,

The Team

33

BRUCH, Daniel, E-13

48.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Arrows,Fanatic

33

BYL, Pieter, H-280

48.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde,JP,

Zembla,www.slem.nl

33

HIBBARD, John, K-007

48.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

North, Mistral,Sych,

Hewadworx,RiverClear

33

GUADAGNINO, Dionico, V-69

48.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Neil Pryde,JP, Kaenon Polarized

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