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Cementos Pacasmayo Classic 2010
Posted On: 04/06/2010 12:31:04
After 5 days of competition, the International Long Wave championship event finished with great wind and good waves. This event was presented by Cementos Pacasmayo, Starboard, Mormaii, Severne Sails and El Faro Adventure Resort. There were more than 70 competitors registered for the event, most of them coming from Brazil, Chile, France, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. And definitely, it was one of the most competitive events of this continent in recent years.
The first 3 days of competition the waves were small and the wind light to moderate, but by the weekend every wave got bigger and on Saturday morning the judge started the elimination system for Windsurfng and Kiting. After a very long day, heat after heat with no rest, the judges advanced enough and finished the day leaving just semifinals and finals to the last day.
Sunday started as a cloudy day but with very good waves up to 2 meters height. Some competitors were worried about big clouds affecting wind conditions but, at 10am the sun came out and strong winds started blowing over 25 knots most of the day. This made this last day a perfect and spectacular day for Windsurfing and Kiting finals with some of the best world and continental sailors.
People in the beach was really impressed about all tricks and maneuvers. The semifinals and final of Windsurfing was a show of big jumps, aerials and many impressive tricks. For sure, all competitors there were showing the best possible and all were really good. All results were kept secret until the prize giving ceremony. Each competitor planned their strategy and added their own style. Damon Facco for example was more focused on extreme waveriding while Ricardo Guglielmino and Cesar Zavala added one of the most impressive jumps seen. Andres Tobar did really good waveriding in very long waves while Vitor Adame was looking for a good balance between waves and jumps.
Finally, Ricardo Guglielmino (PER) won the event in the International Division, followed by Damon Facco (PER) and Vitor Adame (BRA) in third place. Cesar Zavala (CHI) was fourth and Andres Tobar (CHI) fifth. In women, Carolina Butrich (PER) was the best girl of the event and Sebastian Aguirre (PER) the best Youth.