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The 2006 PWA Costa Teguise Super-X World Cup Preview

Sunday June 25, 2006

More info on this event: Event Preview| Event Summary| Event Results| Photo Gallery

For the 3rd consecutive year, the world’s best Men and Women Super-X racers will descend on Lanzarote’s Costa Teguise, and stake their claims for the 2006 PWA Super-X world titles.

2 Times world champion Matt Pritchard (US-10 Tabou / Gaastra), his brother and current tour leader, Kevin Pritchard (US-3 Starboard / Maui Sails), and many more, will arrive fresh from last weeks action packed Costa Brava Super-X event. The game is wide open, with the closely matched main players aiming to settle their scores, and decide who’ll walk away with the 2006 crown.

lz05 super X overall men winners
Courtesy of PWA/Alex Williams

They’ll be joined by women’s world champion Karin Jaggi (Z-14, F2 / North Sails), 2005 runner-up Junko Nagoshi (F2 / Simmer Sails), and the outrageously talented, wave-destroying twin-sisters, Daida Moreno (E-64, Mistral / North Sails) and Iballa Moreno (E-63, Mistral / North Sails).

lz05 women winners super X
Courtesy of PWA/Alex Williams

Super-X is the PWA’s dynamic obstacle race format. Full speed slalom-style racing, with inflatable jumps guarantee the spectator gnarly crashes. Added mandatory freestyle tricks, ensure the lead changes constantly between world’s best windsurfers, capable of advanced freestyle and racing skills.

In previous seasons, conditions at Costa Teguise have ranged from mast high surf and 45 knot winds, to seasonal Canarian breezes and flatter seas. But with the PWA’s exclusive Super-X discipline, thrills and spills are standard, no matter what the elements throw up.

With a Euro 45,000 purse on offer, there’ll be no prisoners taken as the action kicks off from June 26th through July 2nd.

A trip to witness this spectacle is a must. Featuring a natural viewing area and grandstand on the beach, the Las Cucharas point also provides plenty of space for tourist sailors to sail, whilst accommodating the dedicated PWA arena. Even if the surf kicks in big-time, there are plenty of flat areas well away from the gnarly reefs. If you can’t book a flight to Arrecife to combine watching and sailing, then follow every race at Here there’ll be up to the minute results, daily write ups, news, action clips and more.

lz05 Matt jumps
Courtesy of PWA/Alex Williams

For more information, please contact the PWA office at [email protected]


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