Recap PWA Canary Islands

Recap PWA Canary Islands

GRAN CANARIA - Windsurf WAVE

Women Wave
Sarah-Quita Offringa: 2nd place

Sarah-Quita moved into 2nd place. The Aruban only managed to finished 5th here last year, but after two, second places so far this season, Sarah-Quita is firmly in contention for the title with two events to go.

Men Wave
Ricardo Campello: 3rd place

Ricardo's epic comeback was finally brought to an end leaving him to settle for an excellent 3rd place, which is his best start to a season since 2014. Ricardo defeated old Brunotti rider Dieter van der Eyken, before overcoming his nemesis Victor Fernandez for the first time ever in Pozo Izquierdo.

FUERTEVENTURA - Windsurf FREESTYLE

Women Freestyle
Sarah-Quita Offringa: 1st place

Sarah-Quita Offringa extends her incredible unbeaten run on the Women's PWA Freestyle World Tour to 11 years after winning both events this year to claim her 11th Freestye world title. Sarah-Quita continues to raise the bar for women's freestyle, and in a year where it was thought she would face her biggest test yet to regain her world title, Sarah-Quita has more than risen to the occasion. She still is undoubtedly the Queen of Freestyle!

Men Freestyle
Amado Vrieswijk: 4th place

In his first session, Amado overstretched his muscle from stomach to the back. A bit angry and disappointed this happened at the start of the event where he was training for since last year. With the help of the physio and painkillers, he decided to give a go for the competition. Sailing through his pain barrier, Amado scored the highest heat of the day and reached into the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, Amados opponents were very strong and he had to settle with a 4th place.

TENERIFE - Windsurf WAVE

Women Wave
Sarah-Quita Offringa: 2nd place

Sarah-Quita ends in second place and although the Aruban earned the highest single wave score in the final, she couldn't find the second wave score or better jump that she needed to trouble the number one on this occasion. However, Sarah-Quita has looked more dangerous than ever at this event. She will head into Sylt (Windsurf World Cup) ranked 2nd in the world.

Men Wave
Ricardo Campello: 4th place

After taking down one of this big rivals in the quarterfinals, Ricardo was in a good mood. However, he met title contender, but there wasn't much he could do. Ricardo produced a solid enough display in the semifinals but was powerless to stop his opponent on this occasion. Ricardo then won the battle for 3rd, but he was eager to try and climb higher in the double elimination in order to not lose ground on the title race. Unfortunately, he simply didn't have enough power for the second rotation and landed several single forward loops by sheeting out and showing the immense control he has. However, he bows out in 4th here. Ended up 4th is not what he wanted, but he's still happy to be on the top 3 of the overall rankings.

by Anouk Van Haaster