Just one stretch of Crozon's amazing coastline
France produced unbelievable conditions last year, but this time around the wind and wave gods didn’t quite shine on our side — meaning that unfortunately it wasn’t possible to gain a result during the Crozon Morgat PWA World Cup.
While it may not have been possible to gain a result, the potential to produce world class windsurfing was there for everyone to see and aside from the potential for windsurfing, Crozon Morgat, boasts some of the most staggering pieces of coastline in Europe, if not the world, with a vast array of beautiful bays and beaches, which hold a wealth of history too.
Plage de Goulien - one of the contest beaches
With the wind and waves failing to play ball a tow-in contest was arranged to keep the crowds entertained. Ricardo Campello (Patrik / Point-7 / MFC) walked away with the victory after earning perfect 10s from the judges for a radical air burner 360, leaving Dieter Van der Eyken to settle for second place after earning an impressive 29 points for a burner 360 of his own, whilst Marc Paré (99NoveNove / Simmer / Maui Ultra Fins) completed the podium by stomping a clean ponch.
Tow-in podium - Dieter Van der Eyken, Ricardo Campello & Marc Paré (left to right)
Where’s Next on the PWA World Tour?
Next up for the wave sailing elite is a return to the windsurfing Mecca of Maui for the grandstand finale of the 2015 PWA Wave World Tour as the most radical sailors in the world prepare to battle it out in the NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic, which runs between the 28th October until the 10th November.
After no result in France its advantage Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) in the men’s title race with Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC) now facing the huge task of winning the Aloha Classic in order to steal a third crown away from the claws of Köster.
Meanwhile, the women’s title race sees a repeat of last year’s showdown with Daida Moreno (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) currently leading the way with a perfect record so far this season. A third place finish or better would guarantee Daida the title, but as last year proved anything can happen. For Iballa Moreno (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) to retain her world crown she would need the following scenarios:
If Daida were to finish 4th — Iballa would need to win the NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic
If Daida were to finish 5th — Iballa would need to finish 2nd or better
If Daida were to finish 6th — Iballa would need to finish 3rd or better etc.
The forecast for Maui currently looks great with a big north swell expected to hit Ho’okipa right from the word go together with the clockwork like trade winds, which means we’ll hopefully see the event start with a bang. Make sure you tune into www.pwaworldtour.com to find out who will be crowned this year’s King and Queen of the waves via the PWA live stream and live ticker. www.pwaworldtour.com