Archive for August 8th, 2019

Tenerife PWA World Cup

Posted: 8th August 2019 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post:

With Tenerife going flat on day four of the 2019 Tenerife PWA World Cup the Pro’s were given a lay day, while the Youth’s remained on hold throughout the day, but with the swell showing no signs of returning they were eventually released at 4:30pm (GMT+1).

Earlier in the day we caught up with current World No.2 Justyna Sniady (Simmer / Simmer Sails / AL36) for an interview which you can read below:

PWA: You earned your first ever podium in Pozo last month after coming quite close over the last couple of years…

JS: “Yeah, actually it happened to me twice now that I was in the battle for a third place and then the wind ran out. Two years ago in Pozo I made a come back through the whole double - I can remember that I had just come in from a heat against Sarah-Quita [Offringa] and then we stopped immediately. And then last year here I had a heat to defend my fourth place and then we stopped again. So it's happened twice already, it’s been a long battle.” 

PWA: How did it feel to finally get that podium? You had a couple of big victories against Sarah-Quita and Iballa Moreno to get there…

JS: “Amazing. Unbelievable. I think it's not that I got the podium, but it's how it happened. You know? Because it wasn't an easy route to  make the top 3. And you know, I was talking to the guys, like to get to two finals in Pozo in the single and double also, I don't know if that many people have done that [Besides Daida and Iballa]. So, I wouldn't exchange that for like a third place three years ago, if you know what I mean. Because it was how it happened, rather than that it happened, that it was so amazing. I still wake up in the morning and I go… arghhhh is it a dream?

PWA: Over the winter, or spring, you also did a camp with Marcilio Browne and Levi Siver, do you think that helped? And how much of an impact do you think that had?

JS: “I think every little bit helps. And you never know, like some of the tips that I have heard in the past, that are similar to what I've heard before, start to make more sense because It's the timing of them as well. 

I also think that hanging out with people, who know what they're doing, and then having them believing in you, showing you what you're good at, but also highlighting the things that you need to work on, while giving you the confidence that you're good enough is extremely important and that was probably the biggest thing for me and I think that's what they gave me.

Also I've been training a lot with Jorge [Philip Köster’s caddy], but more for actually sailing heats and working out a strategy and stuff makes a big different. I also sailed with Philip a lot in Australia this year, but I think it was more the mental training that I got from all these guys rather than the technical side because technically, I knew what I had to do already."

PWA: Having had those victories in Pozo now do you think that that's changed your mindset?

JS: “Yeah, I think my perspective has changed but it’s been kind of weird. In one way, I feel less pressure because I was like, wow, I finally did something good. So now I’m like, okay I can relax, but on the other hand, I'm like, well, now I'm in it to win it, so it's more pressure than before. So for sure it's changed.“ 

PWA: Okay, so to build on that, because you're in a position to win it now, how is it playing the waiting game in Tenerife this week?

JS: “You know, I'm really bad at doing nothing anyway at the best of times, so it's definitely playing on my mind, but to be to be fair even when I was losing, and coming outside the top 10, I was always stressed, so I would say that my current stress levels are about the same as that  in my current situation. It's only when I hit the water that I'm much calmer than I used to be. I'm really calm and collected once I’m out there, but before I go on the water, ask anyone and you’ll find out that I’ve checked the forecast 70 times and I have everything rigged right now from 3.7-5.0m and that’s for Thursday [today] when there was no forecast. So I am definitely anxious, but that's just how I am, I think.”

Thanks, Justyna. Good luck for the rest of the event. 

The forecast for Friday is marginally better than today, but with the waves expected to remain small tomorrow could well prove to be another lay day for the Pro’s, while there is a slim chance of some Youth action! The skippers’ meeting has been called for……

To stay up to date with all the latest developments from Tenerife — including the live stream, elimination ladders, entry list, images and live ticker simply click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Flying Foils

Posted: 8th August 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
Original Post:
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Olly Bridge had an amazing experience being towed by a F50 SAILGP catamaran boat in the UK. Watch the video from that awesome day!

Tenerife PWA World Cup

Posted: 8th August 2019 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post:

The Men's Single Elimination began on Day 3 of the 2019 Tenerife PWA World Cup in small and generally light conditions, while with the competition beginning just after low tide the sailors had to do their best to dodge the El Cabezo rocks in the opening few heats. Although the waves were small there was still some decent action on offer with the sailors being given 16 minutes to land their best jump and link together their best 2 waves. After a promising start conditions then deteriorated as the tide filled in and only the opening 5 heats were completed on a day of slow progress.


Single Elimination

Camille Juban (Quatro / S2Maui) set the highest heat of the first round against Adam Warchol (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing) in Heat 1a as he set a score of 18.43 points. Juban also earned the joint highest single wave score - 7 points - after tweaking a frontside air and showing off vert snaps, while also landing a stylish backloop, which was the highest single jump of the day. Meanwhile, Miguel Chapuis (JP / NeilPryde) comfortably dispatched of Logan Groenne (Goya Windsurfing) to also book his place in the second round. 

In Heat 2 Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / Duotone) and Ben Proffitt (Simmer / Simmer Sails) easily navigated their way past Henri Kolberg (Starboard / Hot Sails Maui / Maui Ultra Fins) and Takara Ishii (RRD / RRD Sails) respectively. Gollito landed a radical shifty, while also coming agonisingly close to sailing away from the only double forward of the day, while Proffitt equalled Juban’s highest wave score - 7 points - with three well-timed aggressive snaps. 

Arthur Arutkin (Fanatic / Duotone) looked in impressive form in Heat 3 as the young Frenchman eased his way past Laurin Schmuth (Goya Windsurfing) with the 22-year-olds wave riding in particular being in a different league. Meanwhile, Baptiste Cloarec (Severne / Severne Sails) came out on top against fellow countryman Antony Ruenes (Tabou / GA Sails) to progress.

Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Duotone), who is making his first appearance of the season, set the fourth highest wave score of the day - 6.87 points - in tricky conditions and his experience proved far too much for debutant - Tomer Shamgar - while Martin ten Hoeve produced to solid wave scores after showing an aggressive approach in the small waves to win a close heat against Pablo Ramirez (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg).

The final heat of the day turned out to be Heat 5 where Antoine Martin (JP / NeilPryde) and Loïck Lesauvage (Goya Windsurfing) proved too strong for Max Horchgrassl (Severne / Severne Sails) Alex Grand-Guillot (Fanatic / Duotone).

After the completion of Heat 5 the conditions then deteriorated, and despite patiently waiting until after 7pm, the wind and waves never became suitable again, so the sailors were released for the day. The skippers’ meeting has been called for 11:30am (GMT+1) with a first possible start at 12pm, but based on the forecast the next couple of days do not look too promising on paper with lighter winds and smaller waves predicted.

To stay up to date with all the latest developments from Tenerife — including the live stream, elimination ladders, entry list, images and live ticker simply click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.


















Cabrinha presents a teaser for the 20th kiteboarding collection! Check it out and stay tuned for the new product range in 15th August.