The full men’s elimination was completed today in Tarifa, with strong conditions gusting up to 35 knots of south wind.
As predicted in the forecast, the crew and athletes arrived to the competition site today to find strong south wind and rough sea conditions. Due to the wind direction, the competition area was moved to Playa Chica, on the Mediterranean side of Tarifa.
It was non-stop action from the very start, as we blasted through Rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Men’s Elimination. The level of performance from the men was high throughout each heat. With each round, the execution, performance, and difficulty of the tricks increased.
There were several standout performances from the morning. Maxime Chabloz from Switzerland who landed perfect backflips, and showed great general style, fluidity and variety.
Titouan Galea, who won our previous event in Fortaleza, Brazil, rode with great flow and style, adding height and speed in his tricks.
Balz Müller is a trick machine, and his performance did not disappoint, proving once again that he is a true pioneer within this sport.