The Pacasmayo classic has started. Two days ago the opening ceremonies kicked off with dancing and traditional Peruvian Pisco drinks. Even the Mayor of Pacasmayo was present to support the event. There are 16 countries represented between 35 riders and besides the windsurfing event, there are also competitions held in SUP and kitesurfing.

Kevin Pritchard at Pacasmayo


Diony Guadagnino

The windsurfing contest got already started. Mast high waves and 18 knots of wind gave the sailors plenty of opportunity to show their best moves. Highlights of the day included Tom Juban winning first place in his heat against Francisco Goya. Levi Lenz from Brazil won first place in his first heat against Camile Juban, however Camile came back strong in the winning first in the second round. Gabriel Cajaty from Brazil had a great heat pulling off takas and vertical top turns. Kevin Pritchard sailed very well in his heat with multiple huge aerials on each wave.


Results from Day 2 for Women at the AWT Pacasmayo Classic:
1st: Tatiana Howard (Maui)
2nd: Miho Tanaka (Japan)
3rd: Katie McAnaena (Ireland)
4th: Sam Bittner (Maui)
5th: Carolina Butrich (Peru).


Elimination ladder Men Pro (click on the pic to enlarge):


VIDEO DAY 2 (Spanish language)