Day 3 (later)
So after updating you yesterday the conditions only got harder as the wind got stronger. The doubles continued until 7.30pm and then the judges called it for the day. Compeitiors advancing to the semi finals are Randy Hereman (F One) and Rui Meira (Naish) to compete agaist Mike Blomval (JN) and Reno Romeu (North). To then go up against Alvaro Onieva (Best), Aaron Hadlow (Flexifoil), Etioenne Lhote (F One) and the winner of the singles Kevin Langeree (Naish).
Conditions look to be around 20 knots for day 4 although you can never tell with this place.
Ill update you when more happens...
Quick update because its straight to the double elimination so i have a heat in an hour
Conditions are not quite as bad as day one, but the wind is around 30 knots and cross offshore. There are no waves, but it\'s hell gusty!!!
The only handle passes seen are the occasional flat 3 or 313, but there was barely a mobe, slim or KGB pulled out until the semi finals. Moves of the day are big kite loops.
Aaron(Flexifoil) went down in the semi\'s to Etienne Lhote (F One) in a close heat, so Etienne progressed to the final. Alvaro Onieva (Best) also went out in the semi\'s to Kevin Langeree (Naish.)
Kevin and Etienne battled it out, but Kevin came out on top and its the winner of the single elimination.
For the girls Jalou Langeree (Naish) was riding strong. She kept it up the standard like Kevin to ensure two Langeree\'s in the final. Kristin Boese was obviously struggling with the conditions like everyone else proving that she is not a machine, but in a few close heats she managed to come through as the winner for the single elimination. Ania Grezlinska (North) was riding solidly and Brunha Kayja (Best) but both were in the losers final.
Today is the only day realistically with wind for the rest of the contest so the double will be pushed right on through. It gets dark here around 10pm, so we could have the final results here with you tonight!!!
Can Aaron Hadlow make it back to the top and Emma York dazzle us with more spectacular wipeouts (she definately gets wipe out of the day) and will I (Jo Wilson) sort it out and bust some radical tricks...
Keep you posted...
So after experiencing an extremely gust 40+ knots yesterday today went to the other extreme. This morning looked promising with big kite weather - 10 - 15knots, but it wasn\'t enough to get the competition underway.
From being overcast the day slowly got brighter, but the wind didn\'t slowly pick up. However the beach was a hussle with hundreds of spectators coming to watch. Despite the lack of action there was plenty of entertainment from bouncy castles through to Red bull humers with decks.
The competition has been called for the day in time for a Corona party tonight, but an early start of 9am will surely keep riders under control!?
Here are some shots from today - hopefully in better focus to yesterdays choices!
Photo Credit: Boardseeker