On Sunday, the Jericoacoara Association of Windsurfers; in association with ‘EU AMO JERI’; organised a freestyle competition at the point. In typical competition fashion, the wind was not its usual self, meaning competitors rushed to rig their 5.0m sails, which don’t see so much action in Jeri!
At about 2pm the first heats were started with an impressive Brazilian force knocking out a lot of the European competitors. The moves were very radical, despite the dwindling breeze and wind shadow; everything from culos to skopus kept the judges’ attention and the crowd watched in disbelief as Edvan Souza and Ian Mouro both landed fully planning pushloops one after the other in the tense final!
Throughout the afternoon ladies heats were also sailed. Arianne Aukes dominated with a powerful display of fully planning freestyle moves. And Emmy Roosling managed to land her first ever spock in the first girls heat, which was met with a cheer from her friends on the beach!
At the end of the three hours of heats, Edvan came out on top of the Men’s Pro Fleet, with Ian Mouro in second and a stand out performance from another Jeri local ‘Sassa’ (Francisco Teixeira) put him in third position, closely followed by Chico Bento.
In the ladies fleet Arrianne (Holland) won overall, with British Maeli Cherel in second and Emmy Roosling taking third place.
A big thanks goes to all the organisers involved and the judges; Will, Bastien and Chris. It was a great day for competitors and spectators alike!