Planet Win 365 PWA Wave event Tenerife – Day six: Some of the world’s most radical wave sailors descend on the Siam Water Park to show case their skills on the radical rides. They surfed the artificial wave on their short boards or SUP´s.
Nayra knows how to surf. She lives in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Pic: PWA/Carter 2011).
Lighter winds and smaller waves were forecast for the sixth day in Tenerife, providing the sailors with the perfect opportunity to have a day of rest and relaxation.
However with an invitation to the legendary Siam Water Park it proved difficult for many of the sailors to say no. Siam Water Park opened the doors to seventy of the elite sailors and their guests to spend the afternoon riding their awesome rides or to sit and soak up the sun by the pool.
Dany Bruch after the take off (Pic: PWA/Carter 2011).
The afternoon also provided the super-session winner’s the perfect opportunity to claim their prize of a two-hour private surfing session in the incredible artificial wave pool.
Siam Park boasts the largest artificial wave in the world reaching a record 3 meters high. The wave pool is fully customizable allowing the operator to decide whether the wave is a left or right-hander and choose the size of the waves.
With a group of the world’s most competitive windsurfers it wasn’t long before the sailors were charging around the pool in a bid to outdo each other.
Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC), Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / NorthSails / Quiksilver) and Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) proved that they weren’t just windsurfing talents tearing up the artificial wave with their slick top turns.
Victor on fire without a sail (Pic: PWA/Carter 2011).
Ricardo likes to surf and everybody can see this (Pic: PWA/Carter 2011).
After a few practice run’s Iballa Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne) and Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne) ripped the wave to pieces for the crowds.
Iballa Moreno with great skills on the SUP (Pic: PWA/Carter 2011).
The wave of the day has to go to Kauli Seadi (JP / NeilPryde) as he brought the fluidity from his windsurfing into the wave pool, working the wave with a clean set of linked turns all the way to the shoreline.
Kauli can rip all waves, it doesn´t matter if they are natural or artificial (Pic: PWA/Carter 2011)
In the evening the sailors got invited to a place in the mountains for a meal to re-fuel after an action packed day. The official pricegiving will be held on day 7 at 21.00 at the event site.
The meal after the surfing session (Pic: PWA/Carter 2011).