Neanche a Podersdorf, a cui, se devo essere sincero, il pensiero non l’ho proprio volto… ah, ah, ah… è successo poi granchè nel periodo non collegato. Archiviata la gara vera e propria con la vittoria di Jose Gollito Estredo che si “pappa” il primo evento dell’anno per quanto riguarda il freestyle, i ragazzi si sono dati al… tow-in, che ha visto l’incoronazione di Tonky Frans, nella super finale di ieri.
Prima di lasciarvi al consueto dettagliato report del PWA del day 5, visto che il tempo è tiranno e devo “correre” ad impaginare il prossimo numero di Wind News (il quarto dell’anno: giugno/luglio 2016), vi ripropongo la classifica ufficiale della gara che conta…
Standings after Double Elimination PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf — Men’s Freestyle
1st Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North / MFC)
2nd Amado Vrieswijk (JP / Severne)
3rd Adrien Bosson (Fanatic / North / Maui Ultra Fins)
4th Taty Frans (Starboard / GA Sails / Mystic)
5th Antony Ruenes (Tabou / GA Sails)
6th Yentel Caers (JP / NeilPryde)
7th Balz Müller (Patrik / Severne)
7th Kiri Thode (Starboard / GA Sails)
9th Youp Schmit (99NoveNove / Avanti)
9th Dieter Van der Eyken (Starboard / Severne)
9th Philip Soltysiak (Starboard / Sailworks)
9th Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde)
The final day of the opening event of 2016 saw the glorious weather continue as wall-to-wall sunshine attracted people in their thousands to see the conclusion of the tow-in final — before seeing the winners’ of the event crowned during the official prize giving.
Each of the 10 sailors in the final were given 3 opportunities to perform their most explosive manoeuvre, but as it turned out Tonky Frans (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg / AL360) won the entire competition with his opening effort as the Bonairean stomped a skopu to see off the remainder of the fleet.
Davy Scheffers (Tabou / GA Sails) secured second place with his final run as the Dutchman rotated through a perfectly executed double air funnel.
Meanwhile, Antoine Albert (Goya Windsurfing) secured the final place on the podium with a skopu of his own.
After the tow-in the official prize giving was held as Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North / MFC) was crowned the champion and he takes an early lead in the battle for the title. At this stage of the season Amado Vrieswijk (JP / Severne) and Adrien Bosson (Fanatic / North / Maui Ultra Fins) are his closest rivals — with the latter earning his maiden podium.