On the second day Pozo presents its gentle side, lighter winds and smaller waves ensured the sailors spent the day soaking up the blazing sun and relaxing to the tunes on the beach. The day ended without a sailed heat, but the forecast for the weekend is amazing and promises waves and wind.

The event setup - Pic: PWA/John Carter

The PWA took advantage off the down time and caught up the world’s rippers to find out how they prepared for the gnarly conditions Pozo is famous for.
Laure Treboux
“I rig my smallest sail, eat as much pasta as I can and hope for light winds.”
Boujmaa Guilloul
“I didn’t really prepare, I sailed the day like I was free sailing and just had fun with it.”
Kauli Seadi
“I arrived ten days before the contest, so that I was used to the strong winds because Pozo is unique. It is important to know that your gear works in the conditions.”
Marcilio Browne
“I went to Cape Town for twenty days, to practice my jumping and I have sailed a lot in Maui this winter so that I am fit and ready for the 2011 tour.”
Evi Tsape
“I arrived two weeks before the competition so that I could get used to the conditions, but the wind has only been good for a few days, I am hungry for more action.”
Peter Volwater
“I am more focused on slalom at the moment, but I have been here for the last fifteen years so I think I have that advantage over my opponent’s. However last year I didn’t have such a great result so I have to fight my way through the top seed’s this year.”
Jules Denel
“I have sailed at home in the North of France all winter and it gets really windy there, so I am used to the kind of conditions that Pozo provides.”
Camille Juban
“The wind hasn’t been great at home so I have tried to stay in shape for the last two months so that I am strong and don’t get too tired in my heats.”