The final day in Korea saw yet more twists and turns, in an event where no-one has been able to dominate. One more elimination was completed on the final day of the evtn and the tricky Korean water’s continued to claim new victims. As the 2012 PWA Ulsan World Cup concluded, it was Micah Buzianis and Valerie Arrighetti who had stepped up to the plate to reign victorious at Jinha beach.



Micah Buzianis: “I’m super happy, it’s been a while since I’ve won or had a good event period. I’m excited on so many different levels. I’m really happy for my new sponsors, MauiSails, and really grateful to the whole team. I can’t wait to go back to Maui and celebrate with everyone, they’ve all given me so much support and helped me through some tough times, so it means a lot that I can reward them for sticking by me.”


Valerie Arrighetti: “I thought I had ruined my chances of winning the event. I was sure that Karin Jaggi would go on to win as she is such a good competitor. I was just left to pray that she didn’t win. I watched the winner’s final and I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw that Karin was in third place. It hasn’t fully settled in yet that I have won, as I have a lot of things running through my head, but I’m obviously delighted because I knew I had to win here to improve my overall ranking. I really thought it wasn’t going to be my year in Korea, especially after the last race yesterday when I got seaweed around my fin on the last reach and it cost me first place. Luck was definitely shining on me today.”


Micah Buzianis jibes first – Pic: PWA/John Carter

Valerie Arrighetti leading – Pic: PWA/John Carter

Result PWA Slalom Korea 2012 – Men

  1. Micah Buzianis
  2. Antoine Questel
  3. Ross Williams
  4. Antoine Albeau
  5. Ben van der Steen

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The top three men in South Korea – Pic: PWA/John Carter


Result PWA Slalom Korea 2012 – Women

  1. Valerie Arrighetti
  2. Karin Jaggi 
  3. Delphine Cousine
  4. Fanny Aubet
  5. Fujiko Onishi

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The top three ladies in South Korea – Pic: PWA/John Carter