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AWT Quatro Desert Showdown – Dag 4… Insane Finals!

[ 0 ] Augustus 1, 2013 |

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Die 2013 AWT Quatro Desert onthulling in Punta San Carlos sal gaan as die mees epiese Pro / Am golf gebeurtenisse in die geskiedenis. Dag 4 sien meer golwe en nog meer wind met die deelnemers meeding op die seil groottes van 4.5 af te 3.5. Plus die lang hitte lengtes en super billike "tweede kans" bracket stelsel het gehou 'n glimlag op elke gesig ruiters. Kom ons kyk na die finale aksie.

Pro hoogtepunte: Met die golf rol deur op die punt en ton van die wind was dit tyd om aan die gang met ronde 3 van die Pro-afdeling. Die druk was as van nou af net die boonste twee ruiters van elke hitte sou bly in die wedstryd. Die neem van die top plekke in die tweede ronde was Camille Juban, Levi Siver, Morgan Noireaux en Keith TEBOUL, terwyl dit ook die bevordering van 2de plek tellings was Russ Faurot, Jake Miller, Bernd Roediger en Kevin Pritchard.

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Die kwarteindronde het begin met 'n hitte met Juban, Siver, Faurot en Miller. Siver het die hitte gehou paar massiewe gutsen in sy stel golwe en landing 'n paar groot antennas. Die stryd vir die bevordering van ander plek was naby as Faurot en Miller beide getref paar massiewe antennas terwyl Juban neergestort gaan vir 'n paar baie laat treffers op 'n paar groot punt golwe. Maar Juban behaal groot op 'n lekker set golf laat in die hitte en gee hom genoeg om te bevorder.

Die tweede kwarteindstryd was 'n absoluut gestapel hitte met Noireaux, Roediger, TEBOUL en Pritchard. 'N stryd van die jong kanonne teenoor die ouer garde! Noireaux het die risiko van wag op die buitekant net vir die groter stel golwe te rol in, maar niemand het tot laat in die hitte, met nie genoeg tyd vir hom twee golwe aan te teken. Roediger geseil 'n lekker hitte vang 'n paar mooi golwe, maar die ervaring van TEBOUL en Pritchard getoon deur met hulle klop die tiener, Roediger, uit die wedstryd.

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Die semi-finale hitte was moontlik die beste hitte van die hele wedstryd in terme van talent en voorwaardes. Die wind was tot, die stel golwe rollende deur en die hitte featured Juban, Siver, Pritchard en TEBOUL. En wat 'n show wat hulle op! TEBOUL gesukkel hard, maar nie heeltemal vind die golwe die ander gedoen het en klaar die hitte in 4 posisie; egter, sy stylvolle draaie op elke golf lyk te lê die skaal vir die wat al draaie moet in 'n seilplankry kompetisie beoordeel word ... jy wil om te draai soos TEBOUL. Die stryd om vooruit was baie naby tussen die ander drie ruiters. Deel pad deur die hitte Siver geland het 'n gek Air Taka op 'n lekker golf, wat blyk om sy plek in die eindstryd te beklink. Dit kom neer op Juban se groot kop-dip antennas versus Pritchard se kragtige Roundhouse draaie. Pritchard selfs vas 'n een-been lug reg in die voorkant van die beoordelaars, maar dit was net nie genoeg om af te neem Juban. Sodat die finale is gestig: Siver versus Juban!

Die finale begin met beide Siver en Juban vang n paar middelmatige grootte golwe en neer te sit soortgelyke tellings. Dit het gelyk asof Juban was op soek vir 'n massiewe antennas terwyl Siver is te konsentreer op sy kragtige golf hacks. Deel pad deur die hitte Siver gevang 'n mooi telling golf, maar kon nie op sy Air Taka poging in die Chili Bowl. Juban het voordeel landing van 'n mooi een-handed lug by die punt met 'n ander skoon lug in die Chili Bowl. It was definitely a tough heat on the judges… who would come out on top? No one knew until the awards ceremony. In the end event announcer/beach marshal Tony Litke called out Camille Juban as the winner of the 2013 AWT Quatro Punta San Carlos Desert Showdown. Congrats to both riders on an insanely close and entertaining final heat!

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Women Final highlights: It was once again time for the battle of Ingrid Larouche versus Fiona Wylde in the Womens division of the 2013 AWT tour as they met in the finals both at Santa Cruz and Pistol River. Unfortunately it wasn’t the best heat for set waves and both riders were seriously overpowered, but still both made the most of the conditions. Larouche started the heat off with some slashy cut-backs on a couple smaller waves that were just a little more complete then Wylde’s. However, Wylde’s turns and wave selection improved as the heat went on making it extremely close. Following the heat neither rider nor spectators on the beach knew who won. In the end Larouche scored just a few fractions of a point more than Wylde to take the title. Congrats to both riders on an extremely close battle!

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Amateur Final highlights: The day began with the head-to-head battle for 3rd place in the Amateur division between Marc Bitoun and Eric Sinclair. Both riders scored some epic rides but Bitoun’s near-pro-level riding gave him the edge to claim the final podium spot.
The Am final was a battle of differing styles… Tom Soltysiak’s surf-style with aerials versus Ruben Lemmenspower wave riding. Halfway through the heat Lemmens scored a monster wave and made the most of it with nicely completed roundhouse cut-back turns for the heat’s biggest score. Soltysiak landed a super smooth aerial right in front of the judges but it wasn’t enough to overcome Lemmenswave-of-the-day. Congrats to Lemmens for winning the Amateur division and to Soltysiak for claiming 2nd in his first every wave contest.

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Masters Final highlights: This was a highly anticipated final of the AWT’s overall Masters division leader, Fernando Loffreda, versus Norm Roediger. Both riders have been also been competing in the pro division and have been ripping this week. Loffreda started the scoring off catching some smaller waves on the inside of the point and laying down some decent turns and aerials, but Roediger’s strategy of waiting for the bigger set waves on the outside seem to pay off. Roediger took the heat with some massive rides with powerful cut-back turns all the way from the point through the Chili Bowl. Congrats to Roediger on the win and Loffreda on a great final heat.

Youth Final highlights: The final of three youth heats saw these two young riders catching some epic rides on monster set waves. Fiona Wylde, who has been competing in three divisions this week, really has this break dialed and took the heat with some incredible turns…plus she’s now added an aerial to her bag of tricks. Alex McKirgan rode some huge waves and has definitely improved as the week has gone one putting in nice slashy cut-back turns in the critical parts of the wave. Congrats to both riders on a great final heat.

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