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KPWT Portugal Day 9

Written by Editor on . Posted in News

Today marked another great day for the KPWT Ocean Spirit Wave Masters Grand Slam 2009!
The day did not started with low clouds and rain, but the promise of wind kept the riders and the team at the beach.

The sun broke through in the afternoon and the wind increased up to 16 knots with swells reaching 2 meters.
The race director called a skippers meeting just before17h00 and prepped the riders for the start of the double elimination in 45 minutes.

They ran ten minute heats and took scores from the 2 best waves. On average there were 10 waves per set so more than enough to make a good selection.
The early rounds saw Bruno Melo, the local, use his local knowledge in wave selection performing some good turns on the open faces. Unfortunately losing out to Paulo Silva (POR), in the quarter-finals, who was looking good in his earlier rounds.
Silva went on to face Jan Marcos Riveras (DOM REP, STARKITES) who seems to be rested well and recovered from his knee injury sustained in the single elimination.
For the women, Ania Grzelinska (POL, NORTH) ended the progress of Celine Collaud (SWI, JN) and will face Ainhoa Garcia (SPA, AIRUSH) in the semi-final.

The wind had unfortunately dropped off at 19h30 and the heat was placed on standby until tomorrow, the last day of this exciting Wave Masters competition.

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