KPWT Portugal Day 5

After such a successful day on the KPWT Santa Cruz Ocean Spirit yesterday, today was far more subdued.
Yesterday stamped its mark in the history books with a huge Wave Masters event! Strong and constant 20 knot winds and 3 meter swells! Jesse Richman pushed himself and challenged the conditions with everything he had yesterday and really put on a great show.


Kirsty Jones showed most of the male riders why they don’t want to square up against in a heat! Her strong and powerful style proved she handles even the biggest of conditions with great bottom turns and hard cut-backs!

A skippers meeting was held at 11h00, unfortunately the wind from the North didn’t arrive today.
We were stuck between two fronts, the cold usually bringing the wind and the warm not. Today, to the delight of those who wished to work on their tans, got to enjoy the warm front.

Those who had come down to Santa Rita beach were not only able to enjoy the sun, but also some world class kayaking and longboarding.
At 17h30, the Sunset Stage began its usual entertainment, inviting all to sit, relax and enjoy a beer and some local music on the beach.

A final skippers meeting was called at 18h30 and the decision was made to come back tomorrow and hopefully the wind does the same so we can complete the highly anticipated double elimination Wave Masters 2009
Thank you to Bruno Melo and his local organization for putting together such a successful event. This year has proved that Santa Cruz is a TOP spot in Europe for waves and wind!

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male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

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male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Estefania Rosa  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Karolina Winkowska  Poland   

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