Gollito Estredo of Venezuela just lost out on the world title in Sylt despite winning the event, but he still found time to win the Air Madagascar windsurf challenge earlier this month. To incense the last 2007 Windsurf Challenge events, this years event took place at to the fabulous spot of the Suarez Island right in front of the Emeraude See close to Diego Suarez in Madagascar.
8 pro riders from the twenties best competitors of the world came to challenge the virgin spot of the Emeraude See: Jose Gollito Estredo (Venezuela) Freestyle World Champion 2006, Mattia Pedrani (Italy), Antony Ruenes (France), Antxon Otaegui (Spain), Leo Ray (France), Tine Slabe (Slovenia), Nicolas Akgazciyan (France) & Douglas Diaz (Venezuela).
After 4 incredible days of competition, it\'s young Venezuelan Gollito Estredo who\'s clearly the week\'s in form rider, with 2 freestyle eliminations already won, with Frenchie Leo Ray leading the waves contest ahead of Italian Mattia Pedrani... Last Wednesday saw the final freestyle elimination at the beautiful spot the Emeraude Sea, Madagascar, Diego Suarez, the Air Madagascar Windsurf Challenge... And it was no great surprise to find that in-form Gollito Estredo won the third round, but not without battling hard to see off Italian rider Mattia Pedrani who put up stern resistance !!! And in the overall standings that combines the wave round and the three freestyle eliminations, Gollito Estredo was the obvious winner followed by Mattia Pedrani and Nicolas Akgazciyan.
Results: 1 Gollito Estredo - Venezuela (Fanatic) 2 Mattia Pedrani - Italy 3 Nicolas Akgazciyan - France
Photo Credit: Fanatic