On day 3 of the PWA Tenerife World Cup the men’s single elimination kicked off. Although the waves were small there was still some decent action on offer with the sailors being given 16 minutes to land their best jump and link together their best 2 waves. After the completion of heat 5 the conditions then deteriorated, and despite patiently waiting until after 7pm, the wind and waves never became suitable again
2019 Tenerife PWA World Cup – Video Day 3
Camille Juban set the highest heat of the first round against Adam Warchol in Heat 1a as he set a score of 18.43 points. Juban also earned the joint highest single wave score – 7 points – after tweaking a frontside air and showing off vert snaps, while also landing a stylish backloop, which was the highest single jump of the day. Meanwhile, Miguel Chapuis comfortably dispatched of Logan Groenne to also book his place in the second round.
In Heat 2 Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo and Ben Proffitt easily navigated their way past Henri Kolberg and Takara Ishii respectively. Gollito landed a radical shifty, while also coming agonisingly close to sailing away from the only double forward of the day, while Proffitt equalled Juban’s highest wave score – 7 points – with three well-timed aggressive snaps.
Arthur Arutkin looked in impressive form in Heat 3 as the young Frenchman eased his way past Laurin Schmuth with the 22-year-olds wave riding in particular being in a different league. Meanwhile, Baptiste Cloarec came out on top against fellow countryman Antony Ruenes to progress.
Klaas Voget, who is making his first appearance of the season, set the fourth highest wave score of the day – 6.87 points – in tricky conditions and his experience proved far too much for debutant – Tomer Shamgar – while Martin ten Hoeve produced to solid wave scores after showing an aggressive approach in the small waves to win a close heat against Pablo Ramirez.
The final heat of the day turned out to be Heat 5 where Antoine Martin and Loïck Lesauvage proved too strong for Max Horchgrassl Alex Grand-Guillot.
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