The conclusion of the single elimination is on the horizon
Earlier in the day an attempt was made to complete the resail of women’s heat ten but light winds soon brought an end to the proceedings. Eventually though good, but sometimes tricky, conditions did prevail with winds of 22-30 knots and small to medium sized waves rolling through the bay of El Medano, meaning that wave selection played a key role today.
Alice Arutkin (Fanatic / North) and Daida Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne) successfully navigated their way through the resail of heat ten to advance into heat thirteen, whilst Steffi Wahl (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg) and Nayra Alonso (Fanatic / Severne) also advanced through their second round duels.
In heat thirteen Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne) saw off the challenge of Eva Oude Ophius (Fanatic / North) with a combination of a great backloop and solid wave rides, whilst on the b-side of the heat saw Daida Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne) produce a good performance against Alice Arutkin. Meanwhile, Steffi Wahl and Nayra Alonso enjoyed a tight heat in the final battle of the day. Wahl booked her place into the top four eventually after stomping a bolt upright forward and a superb wave - Alonso also produced a terrific wave but the German advanced after a better performance in the air.
With just over three hours to complete the single elimination, tomorrow should see the winners’ of the single elimination crowned. The skippers’ meeting has been called for 10am tomorrow morning with the first possible start at 10:30am. Follow all of the brilliant action live by tuning into www.pwaworldtour.com