It's a bold statement but today we saw the biggest moves in freestyle get thrown down as conditions provided perfect port tack ramps and strong winds for the riders to push each-others level to the absolute maximum.
First the double elimination had to be completed and with it a couple names stood out as they charged back through eager to make an impression. Both Yentel Caers and Adrien Bosson pushed hard to pass a number of difficult rounds, in the end they faced each other to battle for 5th place. Unfortunately for Bosson, Caers got the upper hand this time and passed to the next heat where he met his match, Amado Vrieswijk.
However, it was the end of the double elimination that saw the most excitement as Antony Ruenes fended off a motivated Vrieswijk to then win not just the final against Tonky Frans but also the super final, handing Antony the current event lead.
However, this was not to last too long as the single elimination got underway in the best conditions so far. Sizeable stunt ramps, up to logo high in places and 30 knot winds meant the competitors were able to launch into huge huge moves. Amado Vrieswijk was stomping huge double forwards, Tonky Frans also as well as his perfect backloops, and there were pushloops all over the place. Yet it was the new moves that caught the public and the riders' attentions.
Amado was the first to pull one out the bag. Having never landed the double air culo in competition, it wasn't long until he attempted it and within two tries he nailed it. Not long after Antony Ruenes boosted a huge shifty and managed to sail away from it, albeit a little wet but given the height of this thing all the riders were congratulating him on the beach.
We've produced a quick rough clip of the double elimination final with Tonky Frans and Antony Ruenes. You can check that out below, there is also a full gallery of action below that and even further down are all the latest ladders, rankings and results.
DOUBLE ELIMINATION FINAL
Photos by Eric Bellande
RANKINGS, RESULTS AND LADDERS