Let get straight to the fact that I made it to the final of the Masters division. The final was the last heat of the day and, quite uncharacteristicly, it was windy as hell (overpowered on a 4.7) and almost dark...
My good friend (and only sponsor) Jeff Henderson won and I came second, so I couldn't wish for a better end. Seriously, he's such a better sailor than me that if I had won it would have felt unfair...
Congrats also to Yasu and Rob who were third and fourth.
Here's the "podium" in the dark...
Photo taken from here.
And here's the winner in one of his great clean aerials (thanks Nino for the photos).
Now a bit of me. Here's a little spray.
A late hit.
This jibe on the wave wasn't easy. The wall in front got pretty steep but fortunately I managed not to catch a rail on the way down... that would have been entertaining!
This wave did not count (I caught it just after the heat was over) and I was aware of it. That's why I rode it more relaxed (and better).
I'm trying to build a possible sequence here. This photo was taken by Sofie and I took it from this album. It might be the first bottom turn on that last non-counting wave.
No photos of the final whatsoever, because it was late and dark.
Here's the single elimination Master's results.
Here's a few shots I took.
A bit of that.
Nice goiter by Morgan!
It's pretty clear that this lady needs some attention if she goes surfing like that...
Too bad she's wearing it upside down, otherwise it could be a nice ad for MFC harnesses...
Good friends Tati and Shawna.
Today looks kind of flat and I really hope they will hold the contest. Monday and Tuesday the waves are going to be big and the wind forecast is not too bad... can't wait!