Daida Moreno extends her incredible Pozo record to 22 event victories & counting, while Marcilio Browne defeats Marino Gil in a super final to earn first Pozo victory.
The final day of the 2023 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing Grand Slam produced better conditions than expected – with 25-35 knot winds and small waves – which allowed both the Men’s and Women’s Double Eliminations to be completed after 8 enthralling hours of competition.
Daida Moreno extends her incredible winning run in Pozo Izquierdo to an unrivalled 22 event victories since 1999 after another dominant display. Daida had to do it the hard way in the final today after suffering a broken mast after her first jump, which meant she was on the back foot early on. However, despite the less than ideal start, Daida eventually powered to victory as she set the highest heat of the contest – 21.13 points – to leave the result in absolutely no doubt. The highlight included an insane frontside air 360 which earned an excellent 8.75 points. With victory in the bag, Daida celebrated by throwing herself into a double forward attempt as the buzzer sounded.
Sarah-Quita Offringa led the opening half of the final, but couldn’t land any major telling blows to force a Super Final, which means Offringa walks away from Pozo Izquierdo with a solid second place for 2023, which is one place better than 2022.
Lina Erpenstein completed the comeback of the day in the Women’s Double Elimination as the German gathered momentum with a series of solid displays to firstly defeat Caroline Foveau followed by Sol Degrieck, Alexia Kiefer Quintana and Justyna Sniady to progress into the top 4. With the news that Iballa Moreno was unable to sail due to a knee injury that meant things would get even better for Erpenstein as she received a bye into the next round, which would guarantee her a place on the podium – third.
Iballa Moreno finishes fourth at the 2023 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing Grand Slam, whilst the top 5 is completed by Justyna Sniady.
Marcilio Browne survived a late last day scare to eventually secure his first Pozo event victory. However, the reigning world champion was made to sweat it out after his teammate, and local favourite, Marino Gil forced a Super Final meaning one extra 14 minute heat would decide this year’s event champion. Browne seized the initiative early on with a perfect double forward, whilst later in the heat the Brazilian would do brilliantly to rotate through a one-hand, one-foot backloop – despite the deteriorating ramps – to build an unassailable lead. Browne’s previous best result here was second last year, so he’ll be delighted to go one better this time around.
Marino Gil sent the home crowd wild as he landed a double forward and a huge one-foot backloop in the dying stages of Heat 50 to setup a Super Final. The local boy couldn’t quite bring the event title in the end, but the 20-year-old should still be absolutely delighted with second place here after sailing superbly throughout the contest. Gil walks away from this week with his best result – second – and a first podium on the World Tour which will feel even more special being at his home event.
Marc Paré started the day in fourth place, but after defeating – Ricardo Campello – in Heat 49 the Spaniard would advance into the top 3 to guarantee himself a second career podium. Paré was disappointed not to have beaten his friend, and rival, Gil in the battle for second and third, but moving up to second in the overall world rankings should help soften the blow.
Having just being pipped to a place in the single elimination final by – Marino Gil – in the dying seconds of the heat, Ricardo Campello will be slightly gutted to have just missed out on the podium here after Paré edged him out this evening. Campello felt the conditions were too much of a gamble, but ultimately fourth place here is still enough to keep him in control of the world title race as he goes in search of his first wave world crown.
Philip Köster produced an excellent come back in the Double Elimination as the former 5-time world champion recovered from joint 9th in the Single to 5th place as he took down; Robby Swift, Victor Fernandez, Alessio Stillrich – whom he posted the highest score of the day against – 22 points – and Leon Jamaer, before Paré brought his come back to an end.
Winners Gran Canaria
Result 2023 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing World Cup – Women’s Wave Double Elimination
1st Daida Moreno (ESP | Bruch Boards / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU | Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
3rd Lina Erpenstein (GER | Severne / Severne Sails)
4th Iballa Moreno (ESP | Severne / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra Fins)
5th Justyna Sniady (POL | NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins)
Result 2023 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing World Cup – Men’s Wave Double Elimination
1st Marcilio Browne (BRA | Goya Windsurfing)
2nd Marino Gil (ESP | Goya Windsurfing)
3rd Marc Paré (ESP | Fanatic / Duotone)
4th Ricardo Campello (VEN / BRA | Naish / Naish Sails)
5th Philip Köster (GER | Starboard / Severne Sails / Black Project Fins)
6th Leon Jamaer (GER | Flikka / GUNSAILS)
7th Josep Pons (ESP | CS Custom Boards / Point-7 / Black Project Fins)
7th Alessio Stillrich (ESP | Simmer / Simmer Sails)
9th Jules Denel (FRA | JP / NeilPryde)
9th Adam Warchol (POL | Goya Windsurfing)
9th Antoine Martin (FRA | Starboard / NorthSails)
9th Victor Fernandez (ESP | Fanatic / Duotone)
Result 2023 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing World Cup – U20 Boy’s
1st Liam Dunkerbeck (ESP | Starboard / Severne Sails / Black Project Fins)
2nd Lennart Neubauer (GER | Starboard / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra Fins)
3rd Tobias Bjørnaa (DEN | Fanatic / Duotone)
4th Anton Richter (GER | JP / NeilPryde)
5th Hayata Ishii (JPN | RRD / RRD Sails)
6th Samuele Ferraro (ITA | Patrik)
7th Takumi Moriya (JPN | Severne / Severne Sails)
7th Marc Alonso (ESP | Ezzy Sails)
Result 2023 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing World Cup – Master’s
1st Ben Proffitt (UK | Simmer / Simmer Sails)
2nd Dario Ojeda (ESP | Flikka / Flight Sails)
3rd Toni Pijoan (ESP)
Result 2023 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing World Cup – Girl’s U20 Wave
1st Alexia Kiefer Quintana (GER | Fanatic / Duotone)
2nd Isabel Triviño Delgado (ESP | Severne / Severne Sails)
3rd Maria Morales Navarro (ESP | Goya WIndsurfing)
Result 2023 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing World Cup – Girl’s U17 Wave
1st Sol Degrieck (BEL | Severne / Severne Sails)
2nd Annagiulia Piccaglia (ESP)
3rd Lizzlotte Schilling Andrew (ESP | Angulo / Duotone)
Result 2023 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing World Cup – Boy’s U17 Wave
1st Carlos Kiefer Quintana (GER | Fanatic / Duotone)
2nd Arthur Van den Brande (BEL | RRD / RRD Sails)
3rd Ryu Ngochi (JPN | Starboard / Severne Sails)
4th Iu Pijoan (ESP | Severne / Severne Sails)
Result 2023 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing World Cup – Boy’s U15 Wave
1st Ryomi Sugi (JPN | Severne / Severne Sails)
2nd Javier Escribano Toribio (ESP | Goya Windsurfing)
3rd Peter Gobisch (GER | Fanatic / Duotone)
4th Bjorn Olesen (DEN | Severne / Severne Sails)
Result 2023 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing World Cup – Women’s Slalom
1st Blanca Alabau (ESP | Starboard / Severne Sails)
2nd Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU | Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
3rd Marion Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone)
4th Jenna Gibson (GBR | Fanatic / Duotone)
5th Justine Lemeteyer (FRA | FMX Racing / S2Maui / LOKEFOIL)
Result 2023 Gran Canaria PWA Windsurfing World Cup – Men’s Slalom
1st Enrico Marotti (CRO | JP / NeilPryde)
2nd Maciek Rutkowski (POL | FMX Racing / Challenger Sails)
3rd Pierre Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins / Phantom Foils)
4th Matteo Iachino (ITA | Starboard / Severne Sails)
5th Nicolas Prien (GER | JP / NeilPryde)
6th Jordy Vonk (NED | Fanatic / Duotone)
7th Amado Vrieswijk (NB | Future Fly / Severne Sails)
8th Michele Becker (GER | Patrik / Patrik Sails / Patrik Foils)
9th Bruno Martini (ITA | JP / NeilPryde)
10th Jimmy Thieme (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone)