Montag, 30. Juni 2008
With a hot Kalima day at Lanzarote the PWA Event ended. Gollito and Sara Quita won with Kiri Thode and Laure Treboux in teh second Places. Yesterday we arrived in Pozo, still with no wind and Kalima. We just dropped our Bags to watch the Final of the European Championchips in Football in the "Viento" Bar, together with whole Pozo I guess and the spanish went crazy... of course !!!
I also just uploaded the last images of the Lanzarote Worldcup :
Freitag, 27. Juni 2008
Donnerstag, 26. Juni 2008
It was a hot and quiet day at the Costa Teguise Worldcup today, the Competition started with less wind than in the past days, but teh end was the same, Gollito Estredo won the final against Kiri Thode and Sara Quita against Laure Treboux. Estredo and Quita are leading the Event Ranking now and before the next Elimination starting tomorrow. Former number two Marcilio Browne lost two places today by finishing seventh. You can always see the full reports and Picture Galeries in
Mittwoch, 25. Juni 2008
After yesterday´s exciting Double Elimination, with big Waves and great Action... today we started the day freezing, with clowdy skies and almost no winds.... at around two the wind kicked in for the next Single Elimination... For me pretty interesting how Yoli would do today and if Gollito could get the first Place from Brawzinho... thanx to his skills and help from Andre Paskowski, who won against Brawzinho, he did... Only Yoli lost with her Shaka, Eslider, Spock and more Switch Moves against Laure Treboux Spock attack.... and than it was time to get her back on her legs, when she doesn´t even win doing her better moves... maybe next time... competition life is hard and Laure advanced to second Place, which made us feel happy for her !!!
Dienstag, 24. Juni 2008
Freestyle at Costa Teguise, or maybe Waveriding, I didn´t really know if i came to the right Spot this morning, the morning of day number two at the 2008 Costa Teguise Freestyle Worldcup. Three to Four metre Waves were rolling in, only the Wind wasn´t constant enough for official Racing. After postponing the first Heat for one and a half hours, the Action could begin. The first guys using the massive ramps were british Sailor Andy Chambers with high Shakas and Antxon Otaegui with a nice double Loop. But the Jump Masters were still to come, after Tonky Frans went up the Ladder against Andre Paskowski, Normen Günzlein and than lost against Kiri, the Level rose equally to the excitement of all Sailors and Spectators. Kiri´s next Heat after beating Tonky was once again against Gollito Estredo. Kiri went for a Burner Heat, four of his 6 maximum Moves was that switch stance backwinded Goiter, while Estredo jumped a massive Pushloop, a super high Shaka, Switch Shaka, Puneta into one hand Burner, shove It Spock and than the..... tripple Spock !!! Sure Estredo adavanced into the next round against friend Ricardo Campello, who started his Heat agaisnt Estredo with a perfect Future and Double Loop. Estredo needed some time to recover but than stroke back with a Pushloop Table Top, Shaka, Switch Loop, Puneta Burner and the Shove It Double Spock and again Estredo advanced and had to face actual Worldchampion Marcilio Browne. Browne sailed a really smart Heat, with high Level Moves like Airflaka Cana Brava, Future and a planning one hand Burner, while Estredo struggled on his way out and couldn´t find the Ramps he was searching for. The Judges needed their time after this Heat, more than usual and the decision was really tight, for...... Browne.
Japanese Junko Nagoshi was on fire in the women double Elimination. First she eliminated Yoli de Brendt, who just couldn´t perform like she did yesterday, than Silvia Alba but than lost against Freestyle Expert Laure Treboux. The Swiss Treboux prooved her skills once again and with her Spocks, Grubbies, Flaka and Punetas she sent both Moreno sisters back to the Beach, before she came against Freestyle Wizzard Sara Quita from Aruba. After the decision in the men Final has been really close, the result after the women Final was more than clear. Treboux with her full repertoire plus Shove It Spock couldn´t do nothing against Quita´s Shaka, Flaka Diablo, Spocks, Grubby Diablo, Puneta Diablo, Switch Chachoo, Funnel. Maybe Quita should try it next year in the men Competition. I´m pretty sure she would kick some asses there.
Montag, 23. Juni 2008
PWA Freestyle part 2, after the Austria Event this is the second Freestyle only Event in 2008, at Costa Teguise at the Canary Island of Lanzarote. After having seen the Training of the guys and girls in the past days, I became pretty courious of how the Competition would be. The favourites after Training were Kiri Thode, Tonky Frans and Gollito Estredo and at the girls fleet I really couldn´t tell what would happen, all girls raised the Level and since only eight girls inscibed for the Event, and only the Top eight, so the Creme de la Creme of Freestyle, would make this Event also for the girls really close.
After the Insciptions around midday, the PWA waisted no time, the seeding was made quickly and the Competition started two hours after the Inscriptions. The first Sailor who managed to impresse Spectators and Judges was german Norman Günzlein, with Burner, Spock into Culo and much more.. Also the next German Andre Paskowski impressed with solid Heats and even won against one of the favourites, Taty Frans, but was than stopped by Teammate, friend and Top Favourite for the 2008 Title, Gollito Estredo. Two Sailors sailed really smart and used the new Freestyle judging format perfectly, Marcilio Browne and Ricardo Campello, which both sailed their way into the semifinal, where they met Gollito Estredo and Kiri Thode. Thode performed hsi best Moves after he had reached his maximum Moves of the Heat already and so lost against Browne, while Estredo had one of his worst Heats of the last two years and gave his ticket into the final to Campello. The Final was packed was worth to be called a worldcup Final. Huge Backloops, lots of Double and Cana Brava Tricks and with Marcilio Browne as winner. But the Final could still not reach the Level of the small Final between Estredo and Thode. Burner, Burner Diablos, Switch Shaka, Switch Goiter, Airfunnels, Puneta into Burner, Spock into Culo, Kono Flips and much more were just performed in perfection. The Judges decided to give third Place to Estredo.
The first women Heat of the day showed already the way of women Freestyle. Yoli de Brendt against Sara Quita. For Yoli her Shakas, Flakas Punetas etc. were just not enough against huge Shaka, Funnel, Punetas, Kono, Eslider540 from Sara Quita. The young Quita from Aruba seemed to be warmed up after the Heat against de Brendt, and with Moves like Gozadas, Switch Flakas, Flaka Diablos, double Flakas, Shaka and Esliders she sailed her way straight onto first Place, with Daida Moreno in second. A little disappointed was Laure Treboux, who just did not quite manage to perform like she did in the last days. But I guess that Treboux and de Brendt will make their way up, with more than excelent women Freestyle
Foto Galeries here : tom-brendt.de
Sonntag, 22. Juni 2008
Hopefully some Tourists will find their short way to the tribunes, which are located really close in front of their Hotels, It would be worth it and with teh actual weather forecast, the Show will be on a 100 percent.... Guys from more different Countries than ever before will be on Canarian waters to show their Skills. Riders arrived from Brasil, Venezuela, Bonaire, United States, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Japan and China
Freitag, 20. Juni 2008
Dienstag, 17. Juni 2008
Montag, 16. Juni 2008
Sonntag, 15. Juni 2008
Mittwoch, 11. Juni 2008
Montag, 9. Juni 2008
Yoli had already finished her training Session, which will be online as video pretty soon.... but now online is laso her newest Video Clip from her wintertraining in El Yaque....