Condizioni veramente perfette e rare da “programmare” per una gara di windsurf hanno segnato il debutto della coppa del mondo di windsurf PWA a Capo Verde….
Punta Preta Cabo Verde PWA World Cup goes off with epic conditions
The first event of the PWA Windsurfing Wave World Cup Tour kicked off this week with unbelieveable conditions. Perfect eight to ten foot waves rolled through the point break, and fifteen knots of wind made for the best competition conditions the PWA has ever seen. Thirty-two of the top pros battled it out for $35,000 and precious World Tour points.
Making it to the finals were Australias Jason Polokow, Mauis Kevin Pritchard, the current PWA Wave World Champion, Cabo Verde recent transplant Josh Angulo, and Brazils Kauli Seadi. Theyall managed to push their level high enough to make it into the top four.
In the outstanding conditions, the local boy, Josh Angulo, poweredhis way into first place. With impeccable timing from knowing the break so well, Angulo ripped to pieces every part of the wave to come up with the title. In second was Kauli Seadi, who was laying some beautiful turns carving right in the pocket. Maui Sails Team Captain, Kevin Pritchard, took third place with his massive aerial attack, and Jason Polokow rounded out the top four with his power sailing arsenal.
“I am super happy to win this event. My friends and family were here to watch me take the victory. I could hear the beach cheering me on after every hit on the wave, it was really cool” said Josh Angulo.
Kevin had this to say. “The level of sailing here was just incredible! It was cool to be part of this event with such amazing conditions. My Maui Sails/Starboard combination was really working good out there on the water. I used the 5.3 Legend, and it was just great the way you could get going early to move around, as well as drive itwhen hitting the lip. I was happy to get third place and it is a good start in defending my world title again this year!”.
(from MauiSails.com newsletter – photo PWA-Carter)