The PWA 2009 season is officially starting today, Saturday 14th. Most of the men wave sailors are already down there in the Island of Sal, ready to shred apart the wave of Punta Preta.
Fanatic wave Team riders are over there and they have had the chance of sailing together and share opinions about their new boards. Victor Fernández, Klaas Voget, Marcilio Brown and Jonas Ceballos have been down there tuning up their babies and getting ready for the competition. Victor had a minor injury in Southafrica last month, but it seems like he is fully recovered for the event.
Victor Fernandez (E-42): Have you had some days to get ready for this event? How did you get prepared?_“Yes, actually it has been a good winter for me travelling to Chile and South Africa.I score some good swells in both places.Just a bit unlucky the last days for me in SA cause I miss the biggest day of the trip cause of injured my ankle a bit.I am here in Cape Verde now and I feel already quite well and looking forward to start the contest with a lot of motivation."
Marcilio “Brawzinho" Browne (BRA-105): You arrived here on Sal almost two weeks ago? How has it been and how do you feel on your new boards?_“It´s been great here, we scored 4 really good days in 3 different spots of the island. Great timing to try new gear and get tuned up. I visited Sebastian 3 weeks ago in Lisabon and now I have the three boards we designed together here, first tests so far really good. I am feeling good and really looking forward to have a lot of fun in ponta preta as there is a very good forecast for this contest."
Klaas Voget (G-2): “I got here three days ago, just after the good days Brawzinho scored. But I had some days in South Africa in January with big waves and down the line conditions and I feel good. Also I just received two new Boards from Sebastian and can’t wait to get them under my feet. The forecast looks like we’ll get a good swell on Saturday/Sunday with the beginning of the event and then another big one next Tuesday/Wednesday, plus it looks pretty much windy enough every day."
Jonas Ceballos (E-40), how did you spent the last weeks to get ready for the event? Which boards did you bring for Ponta Preta? “I been sailing a lot in fuerte this winter I have been lucky because I got lots of good swells and similar conditions as Punta Preta. I also have been doing lots of diferents sports like climbing, I have spend lot of time in the mountains as well. This is a very good sport to get all body and mind in good performance and keep myself very positive. About boards I have with me 78lt prototype that’s close to the production 78l Twinser. This board I really love it,,I also did bring 72lt and 84lt production boards to see how they are working in this perfect conditions.