Victor Fernandez 2nd
Big results for the NorthSails wave team at the PWA World Cup Tenerife 2017: Victor Fernández 2nd, Adam Lewis 5th, Alessio Stillrich 6th, Klaas Voget 13th, Arthur Arutkin 17th, Gollito Estredo 25th and Noah Vocker F-210 1st (youth). Huge congrats for this awesome performance and maybe the BEST TEAM RESULT in NorthSails history.
2nd place: Victor Fernandez
For the 7th year in a row Tenerife delivered world class conditions to maintain its 100% record of gaining a result. After a slow first few days, El Médano more than made up for that with some of the best conditions we’ve ever seen in Tenerife with winds reaching in excess of 50 knots at times and waves up to mast high providing the ideal playground for windsurfing of the highest performance. In the men’s division Victor Fernandez came back strong in the double elimination and was defeating an on fire Brawzinho. Victor also claimed the scalp of local hero Alex Mussolini to end up in the event final against Philip Köster to finish on 2nd. So there is still the chance to defend his overall PWA title. Well done Victor.
5th place: Adam Lewis
Adam Lewis came into Tenerife on the back of equalling his best ever result on tour – joint 7th in Pozo – and the Brit continued his fine start to the season, which saw him break into the top 4 for the first time in his life after defeating Browne in the single elimination. However, the 29-year-old couldn’t quite hold off the Brazilian in the double, but he still finishes in a fantastic fifth place and ranked 5th in the overall rankings after the opening two events.
6th place: Alessio Stillrich
Lewis’s teammate – Alessio Stillrich has been on the radar for quite some time as one of the most promising young wave sailors in the world and this week saw the 22-year-old produce a breakthrough performance as he bounced back from a disappointing start to the season in Pozo – 17th – by breaking into the top 6 for the first time. Stillrich ended Marc Paré’s stunning comeback, before producing a last minute double forward to earn a high profile victory against Jaeger Stone to move into the top 6. Stillrich then achieved a higher jumping score than Marcilio Browne with a trademark super tweaked pushloop and a double forward, but couldn’t quite find the wave scores he needed as he bowed out of the competition with his head held high.
Worth to mention that our King of Freestyle, Gollito Estredo showed some serious wave skills with very clean doubles and slick wave riding which brought him a 25th place in his first PWA wave event after only 1 month of wave training on the Canaries.
Also the NorthSails youngsters were walking away with big results. Nicole Bandini finished 1st in the Girl’s 15-18 Year Olds, Julia Pasquale won the under 14 Girl´s, Noah Vocker took the 1st place and Valentino Pasquale 3rd at the important 16-18 Year Olds division.
Final Event results men
1st Philip Köster
2nd Victor Fernández Official Fansite (Fanatic / NorthSails / Shamal Sunglasses)
3rd Alex Mussolini
4th Marcilio Browne
5th Adam Lewis (Fanatic / NorthSails / SWOX)
6th Alessio Stillrich (Fanatic / NorthSails)
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