On the second day of the American Windsurfing Tour evet at Pistol River the double elimination got finished. The wind kicked in nicely just as the skippersmeeting started at 11 am…it was go time. The action was intense in all divisions with everybody enjoying a second chance to win their way back into title contention.

Josh Stone making it into the final - Pic: AWT

EXPERT DIVISION: Kai Lenny showed up fresh from his high school graduation to join the double elimination. He battled his way through the bracket winning four heats in the row before being knocked out in the quarter-finals by Graham Ezzy and Josh Stone. Ezzy put on a clinic on Day 2 with his waverides throwing down countless Takas but lost out in the semi-finals to Boujmaa Guilloul and Stone in a heat that saw the wind lull at times. Stone was on fire late in the day advancing past Boujmaa to set up a final against Nathan Mershon.

Stone and Mershon impressed all despite the setting sun and lightening winds. They matched Forward and Back Loops and made the most of the waist to shoulder high sets that came through. When the final ended…it didn’t really end. Stone won the heat forcing a re-match as Mershon would have to be beat twice before giving up the title. The re-match was even better then the first!