Brawzinho ranport la 2013 AWT Santa Cruz Goya planch Festival
Marcilio "Brawzinho" Browne reklame viktwa premye vag l 'pa pran premye evènman Tour a planch Ameriken an nan ane a ... epi ki sa yon evènman etonan li te choute a sou 2013 vwayaj. Head jij Keith Teboul anfòm nan yon konkou plen eliminasyon doub sou twa jou ak yon kantite lajan fou nan aksyon. Se pou yo jwenn nan kèk nan spesifik yo nan sa ki te desann jis konsa ou ka wè ki jan enkwayab evènman sa a vrèman te.
PI deplase ansam
Yon kavalye nan evènman sa a te ateri FOUR deplase ekstrèmman difisil ke pa gen okenn yon lòt moun nan konkou a menm te eseye. Sa a mete sa a kavalye apa pran an $1,000.00 pwi pou pi bon mouvman, which could have been any of these. Who was the rider? Marcilio “Brawzinho” Browne of course! What were the moves? First, you’ve probably already heard about all the Double Forwards he stuck cleanly. Second, his massive one-footed and one-handed Back Loop help him to victory in a tough heat. Third, his Air Chachoo at the end of a heat was simply incredible. Finally, the freestylers out there will be impressed by his Taka Diablo—a Taka with him finishing by ducking the sail behind his head! Congrats to Brawzinho for pushing the limits of wavesailing here at Santa Cruz and earning this award and prize money.
PRO DOUBLE ELIMINATION
The Double Elimination bracket allows all sailors a chance to comeback in the competition and improve their ranking or possibly take it all. The two sailors who took advantage of this more then any others were Kevin McGillivray and Ferdinando Loffreda. Both started the day tied for 13th with Loffreda moving all the way up to 9th and McGillivray to 8th overall. Advancing through the Double bracket means you have to sail a lot and Camille Juban found his groove landing tweaked Push Loops and stylish wave rides through his five heats advancing his position to 4th overall in the competition.
The Double Elimination ended with head-to-head battles against each of the finalists from the Single bracket. Juban narrowly defeated Morgan Noireaux in the first man-on-man heat earning the right to take on Bernd Roediger. Juban was on a roll and advanced to challenge Levi Siver in the Quarter Final for 3rd place. Sa se te yon super chalè sere avèk Siver pran soti Juban ak Wave360 l 'tankou yon chalè a rive nan yon fèmen. Tou de te gen nòt so gwo ak Siver rete soude yon bèl Loop yon sèl-men Retounen ak Juban kloure yon Loop pouse tweaked. Final nan semi wè Brawzinho jwenn yon bèl Loop yon sèl-men Retounen pandan y ap Siver plede jwenn so li byen bonè. Brawzinho te sanble yo kòmanse chak vag ak yon dèryèr nouvo lekòl 360 ak ki lye ak li ak kèk vire joliman konekte desann liy lan. Siver te voye bokit nan espre ak frape kèk antèn bèl nan kondisyon difisil kenbe fèmen nan chalè. Siver finalman te so li, yon Loop Retounen yon sèl-men, ak 30 segonn-kite nan chalè an, men li pa te ase kòm Brawzinho te gen pi bon nòt ak avanse al kontre Kevin Pritchard nan final la.
The final heat was extended to 14-minutes giving ample time for max scoring two waves and one jump. Pritchard looked to be struggling a bit in the lighter conditions while Brawzinho seemed to be spinning down the line scoring big. Pritchard did manage to find some nice waves and a solid Back Loop but it wasn’t enough to overtake Brawzinho’s jumps and his wave ride with a Taka Diablo. So they had to sail again.
Pritchard looked a lot more on his game in the re-match. His riding was powerful with big hits and some nice aerials. He hit a big one-handed Back Loop and was looking good to take the title. But Brawzinho looked determined nailing an insane Air Chachoo and some incredible new-school wave rides. In the end Brawzinho took it. Congrats to Brawzinho, the AWT Santa Cruz Goya Windsurfing Tour Pro champion!
WOMENS DOUBLE ELIMINATION
The first round saw Sam Bittner ripping up her waves to take the heat and Fisher advancing riding one of the biggest waves of the day. Up next they ran into Miho Tanaka and Sarah Delaunay. Tanaka was on fire hitting some aggressive lips while Delaunay picked off some big set waves allowing both her and Wylde to advance to meet Fiona Wylde in the semi final. With only one rider advancing to the final, Wylde was on fire hitting some aggressive lips and earning the right to battle Ingrid Larouche for the title. Over the next few contests expect to see these two women match up in some heated battles. Larouche’s experienced shone through with her scoring the best wave of the heat and her clean Forward Loop made sure she defended her title. Congrats to Ingrid Larouche, the AWT Santa Cruz Goya Windsurfing Tour Womens champion!
Amateur, MASTERS, GRAND MASTERS and YOUTH DOUBLE ELIMINATION FINALS
Action was intense across all the divisions for the double eliminations. Riders took full advantage of their second chance to improve their standings. The amateur final came down to a Simmer Style battle needing two heads of Reed Nelson versus Jerry McKay. Both these guys scored some epic wave rides but Jerry McKay’s absolutely sick Back Loop gave him the title.
The Masters final also took two heats with defending champ Brian Caserio up against Ferdinando Loffreda. Caserio scored better in the rematch but it wasn’t enough to match Loffreda’s vertical hits. Congrats to the new champ.
Davenport Surf Sail owner Joe Ray sailed a strong second heat giving him the Grand Masters title for the event. Ray obviously knows the break as well as anyone can finishing ahead of Steve Roy, Bruce Dilbeck and Andrew Cunningham.
The youth final came down to Casey Rehrer against Fiona Wylde. Both looked very strong but Rehrer slashy style and bigger jumps gave him the crown over Wylde.
Special thanks to Wind-NC for donating a nice portion of the prize money here at the 2013 AWT Goya Windsurfing Festival in Santa Cruz. It’s great to see a shop from the east coast supporting the tour in such a big way. Check them out online at wind-nc.com.
Also helping out with prize money are Olivia Jenkins, Jaipal Tuttle and MFC.
Words by Pete Dekay Windsport Magazine, photos by Mike Archer AWT