The Wavecompetition – Ben Severne on top of the podium
The first day of the Lancelin Ocean Classic saw some spectacular windsurfing conditions ideal for the Wave competition with winds of 15 knots and 3m swell. During the heats the top riders landed big stalled Forwards, Backloops and Pushloops as well as some spectacular wave riding. Tenerife resident Adam Lewis from the UK landed 2 amazing double Forward loops. The crowd on the beach and the judges got excited!
In the Elite division Ben Severne did some superb wave sailing to beat Peter Volwater in the semi final and went onto face Ben Proffitt in the final. It was a very close heat, but Ben Severne took home the Macquire trophy at the presentations on Saturday 12th Jamuary.
Ben stated after the comp: “We had great conditions, way better than forecast. In the heats I was against Peter Volwater I got lucky and it all came together, that’s as good as it gets. After the long heats when I met Proffitt in the final my energy levels were low, I only had about 20 – 30 minutes worth of energy all I could think of was hanging on so I could get back for a beer.”
Dan Engdahl just beat Jonah Desforges in the Masters final, James McCarthy Price beat Peter Tomsett to be the Open champion. In the ladies final we saw two very experienced PWA sailors. Karin Jaggi, who lives most of the year at Margereth River beat world class freestyler and wavesailor Laure Treboux, who spends most of the winter in Australia.
Saturday January 12th 2013 – The Marathon from Ledge Point to Lancelin with Steve Allen and Karin Jaggi on top
More than 100 sailors arrived at ledge point from 8am for the Lancelin Ocean Classic marathon. Jet Ski West put on a an entertaining demonstration for the crowds of people waiting to see some of the world’s best windsurfers take to the water.