With the third day of the competition and the remaining heats of the second double elimination, came new chances, yet also disappointments. With a slightly lighter forecast than yesterday, the pick of gear was between 4.8s - 5.2s and the 90lt freestyle boards.
Still having the chance of winning the event, by sailing his way back up in the double elimination, all eyes were on Jacopo Testa (RRD/RRD). Testa was sailing eight heats in a row, taking out Wiemar (Starboard/Severne), Riccardo Marca (North/Fanatic), Loick Spicher (RRD/RRD), Giovanni Passani and Tonky Frans (RRD/RRD) to then face Yentel Caers (JP), Sam Esteve (JP/Neilpryde) and Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP/Neilpryde) in the final heats. The stylish Italian sailor was dispatching one by one by landing spock culos, kabikuchis one-handed, bonkas, paskos, super high one handed burners, pushloops, shove-it double spocks and regular chachoos in pretty much every heat. In the first two heats of the day, the RRD rider didn’t even get his hair wet.
Read more about the run-through of Jacopo Testa HERE ->
Supercross Supersession - The Final Day
After completing two whole double eliminations over the past three days here at Costa Teguise, where we have seen exciting freestyle battles and one of the greatest comebacks of a rider in a single elimination ever, the final day started off very easy for the crew and the sailors.
It became kind of a tradition in the past years to run a supercross instead of a conventional supersession at the last day of this event. The competition was open to riders and judges, with twelve competitors signing up. Amongst them head-judge Tom Hartmann, three of the international judges and eight riders. With the likes of Steven Van Breockhoven (JP/Neilpryde), Yentel Caers (JP), Tonky Frans (RRD/RRD), Sam Esteve (JP/Neilpryde), Johnny Yagen (RRD/RRD), Lennart Neubauer (Starboard/Neilpryde), Marco Lufen (North/Fanatic) and Eilon Wilson (Patrik) completing the fleet, the race promised to be a very exciting one, as the course didn’t only challenge the riders speed-wise, but would also challenge their technical skills through a mandatory forward loop, a spock, duck-jibes at every mark and a chop hop over a big inflateable tube.
Read more about the final day HERE ->
The spirit at the event was amazing with the organisers being just as passionate about windsurfing, as the crew and the riders themselves. We’ve seen outstanding action on the water and incredible performances by the competitors. The EFPT Lanzarote has one more time been an absolute pleasure to attend and we are already looking forwards to return to this windy island in 2018!