Today was the first day of the 2016 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam and we saw plenty of radical action and crashes. More than 40 knots and some waves were the perfect playground for the world’s best freestylers. By the end of the first day over half the men’s single elimination and the opening round of the women’s single got completed.

Balz Müller, Amado Vrieswijk, Gollito Estredo and Kiri Thode are already in the quarter final and top 8. Yentel Caers, Antony Ruenes, Adrien Bosson, Nicolas Akgazcyian, Francesco Cappuzzo, Phil Soltysiak, Jacopo Testa and Dieter van der Eyken will try everything tomorrow to advance to the top 8 as well.

In the ladies single elimination the first two heats got completed and saw Maxime van Gent, Birgit Rieger, Arrianne Aukes, Yoli Freitas de Brendt advancing. In the next round they will meet next Maaike Huvermann, Oda Johanne, Jazzy Zwerus and Sarah-Quita Offringa.

The forecast predicts excellent conditions again tomorrow, so the single eliminations of the men and ladies will be definitely completed.

And as we saw many crashes today we thought to make a quick edit with some of the best ones.

Crash Compilation Day 1 – 2016 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam