At the start of the week the forecast was looking marginal at best for the fifth edition of the Tenerife PWA World Cup and there was more a question of whether it would be possible to gain a result – rather than trying to predict who would win.
In the four years prior Tenerife had always delivered outstanding conditions and thankfully the wind and wave gods were smiling upon us again to setup an at one-time unlikely grandstand finale to end of the event. Over the course of Saturday and Sunday solid waves were accompanied by winds gusting in excess of 50 knots creating world class conditions in El Medano once more – as the world’s most radical sailors produced what the Head Judge Duncan Coombs described as someone of the best jumping ever seen.
Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC) was truly on-song in the double elimination – just as he was in Pozo – as the Spaniard denied Jaeger Stone (Starboard / Severne) a maiden victory on the PWA Wave World Tour to be crowned champion, whilst Daida Moreno (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) maintained her unbeaten record for 2015 to extend her lead at the top of the overall rankings. Don’t miss the highlight gallery by John Carter below and click here for the video of the Double Elimination.
Siam Park Dunkerbeck Challenge
The curtain was brought down on the 2015 Tenerife PWA World Cup in spectacular fashion as Ricardo Campello stole the show at Siam Park for the Dunkerbeck Challenge, which took place on the final night. Campello dominated the event last year and this time around it was no different as he landed an absolutely insane double pushloop to defeat Adam Lewis – who took home second place – and Antoine Martin (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) – who completed the podium.
Tenerife pulled through again in the end despite a shaky looking forecast at the start of the week to provide another scintillating week of action, packed with some of the biggest stunts ever seen. El Medano once again show cased itself as a world class destination for wave sailing and the PWA would like to extend their thanks to the locals for the fantastic hospitality again and to Dany and his team for making the event possible.
Where’s Next on the PWA World Tour?
After a short break the men’s slalom fleet are readying themselves for their fourth battle of the season, whilst the women will be returning to action for the first time since Korea in May as both slalom fleets prepare to once again descend upon the beautiful turquoise waters of Alacati from the 17th-22nd August – for what promises to be another adrenaline-fuelled week of racing. Make sure you tune into www.pwaworldtour.com to follow the event as it happens.