COLD HAWAII PWA WORLD CUP – DAY 2
Big waves and down the line riding as the contest begins
Day two of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup started in the pitch black as the competitors and race crew congregated at the Cold Hawaii club house at 6am. The early start, however, didn’t pay off as the forecast that promised wind from first light failed to materialize due to the offshore direction. After seven and a half painstaking hours the wind finally followed forecast as it swung cross-off shore allowing the competition to begin shortly afterwards, in perfect, peeling down the line waves – half mast to logo high – and light to medium winds, which saw two waves to count over the duration of eighteen minute heats.
Moritz Mauch, Lars Gobisch, Albert Pijoan, Markus Rydberg, Peter Volwater and Robert Baldyga all advanced through the three trials heats for main competition.
In the first heat of the contest Brazilian Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne looked in superb form today after he confidently dispatched of Mads Bjornaa. On the B-side of the panel Moritz Mauch achieved the biggest win of his career so far as he managed to defeat Dany Bruch.
Heat Two Began but had to be abandoned due to deteriorating conditions.