17/07/2019 – 6th day of the Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival: a day of epic comebacks, but in the end the 4 best male and female fleet riders remain the same in the day of the finals
The wind and the wave continued the 6th day of the Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival 2019, that led to another full day of world-class competitions in some of the best conditions of the event so far. At the end of the day only the first 4 men and women are left standing in double eliminations, then Thursday is all set for the final day where you can’ see if Daida Moreno (Severne / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra-bright Fins) and Ricardo Campello (Brunotti) will defend their crowns of single elimination.
Women's double elimination
The true story of the Double knockout women involves Alexia Kiefer Quintana, He finished second in the U15 girl earlier in the week. The 14-year-old has returned from the second round of the double elimination, up to 5th place when he won 4 consecutive heats defeating Maeli Cherel (Severne / Severne Sails), Birgit Rieger (Flikka), Oda Brødholt (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra-bright Fins) and Maaike Huvermann (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra-bright Fins). The young man looks a real prospect for the future and already has a great style and aggressiveness in the wave, While land even the forward.
Iballa Moreno (Severne / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra-bright Fins) eventually he beat Kiefer Quintana and the reigning world champion Sarah-Quita Offringa tomorrow will (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra-bright Fins) in the battle for third and fourth place.
Men's double elimination
Jaeger Stone (Severne / Severne / SWOX / Shamal Sunglasses) She completed a solid return today fighting from 9th place in single elimination to 5th place in the Double knockout. The Australian beat Dieter van der Eyken (Severne / Severne Sails), Amado Vrieswijk (JP / Severne) that in turn had beaten Dany Bruch (Bruch Boards / GA Sails / AL360), Leon Jamaer (JP / NeilPryde), Alex Mussolini (RRD / RRD Sails) and finally Marc Paré (Simmer / Simmer Sails) with a series of impressive performances, showing his quality game on rails and his stunts.
The return of Stone was then taken and completed by reigning world champion – Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / Duotone / Shamal Sunglasses) – that scored the best result of the day with 32.32 points. The Spaniard will face tomorrow Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra-bright Fins) in an attempt to get on the podium.
Marc Paré has completed an ascent of nearly identical to clinch his best result in world tour – 6° – After winning 4 consecutive heats beating Morgan Noireaux (JP / NeilPryde), Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / SWOX) and Gollito Estredo (Fanatic / Duotone) landing a huge double forward and stalled forward and connected two excellent gamma waves to reach the top 6 for the first time in his career. Unfortunately, Paré didn't have his best heat against Stone, but it will be happy with a great start to the season.
Elsewhere, the 20-year-old Julian Salmonn (Bruch Boards / Gun Sails) He got his first win in the top 10 the world tour – 9° – After passing the first round of the double elimination. The German has inflicted a lot of damage with his wave riding, While he made several huge jumps to overcome Alex Grand-Guillot (Fanatic / Duotone), Takuma Sugi (Tabou / GA Sails), Adam Lewis (Fanatic / Duotone) and the local boy Omar Sanchez (Star-Fish / KA Sail) before losing Gollito Estredo (Fanatic / Duotone).
Even Antoine Martin (JP / NeilPryde) It came from the first round of the double-elimination to record his first finish in the top 10 the world tour from 2016. The 25-year-old has made a late pushloop forward – one of the only ones of the day – in Heat 41a to snatch victory to Alexei Stillrich (Fanatic / Duotone).
Con una simile previsione per giovedì si dovrebbe assistere ad una finale epica per il Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival 2019. Riders will meet again at 10:30 (GMT + 1) di domani mattina con l’azione che inizierà dalle 11:00 onwards.
Current Ranking 2019 Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival – Women’s Double Elimination *Top 4 places may still change
1St Daida Moreno (ESP – Severne / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra-bright Fins)
2nd Justyna Sniady (POL – Simmer / Simmer / AL360)
3Sarah-Quita Offringa Rd (ARU – Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra-bright Fins)
4th Iballa Moreno (ESP – Severne / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra-bright Fins)
5th Alexia Kiefer Quintana (GER – Fanatic / Duotone)
6th Maaike Huvermann (NED – Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra-bright Fins)
7th Catherine finds it hard (ITA / RRD Sails / Maui Ultra-bright Fins)
7th Oda Brødholt (NOR – Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra-bright Fins)
Current Ranking 2019 Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival – Men’s Double Elimination
*Top 4 places may still change
1St Ricardo Campello (BRA/VEN – Brunotti Boards)
2ND Marcilio Browne (BRA – Goya Windsurfing)
3Dr Philip Köster (GER – Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra-bright Fins)
4th Victor Fernandez (ESP – Fanatic / Duotone / Shamal Sunglasses)
5th Jaeger Stone (AUS – Starboard / Severne / SWOX / Shamal Sunglasses)
6th Marc Paré (ESP – Simmer / Simmer Sails)
7th Jose ' Gollito ' Estredo (FRI – Fanatic / Duotone)
7th Alex Mussolini (ESP – RRD / RRD Sails)
9th Thomas Traversa (BETWEEN – Tabou / GA Sails)
9th Julian Salmonn (GER – Bruch Boards / Gun Sails)
9th Leon Jamaer (GER – JP / NeilPryde)
9th Antoine Martin (BETWEEN – JP / NeilPryde)
photo: JC (c) PWA
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