Finally a sunny windy morning, a perfect day for the official windsurf freestyle competition here at the Sosh Freestyle cup / 2012 IFCA Pro Kids, Junior, Youth Freestyle World Championships presented by SONY.
The skippers meeting was held at 9:00 am and the pro kids were up for the first single elimination rounds on the 3rd competition day. During the start of the first heat the winds started to get lighter and the heat had to be postponed. The conditions were very gusty but the first rounds were finally running with some great light wind action from some of the riders.
A few heat cancelations where made but, later on the winds changed direction and started to get a little better, so the head judge decided to extended the heat duration from 5 to 8 minutes due to the tricky onshore winds.
Full single eliminations were also completed in the junior and youth category, the youths managed to show off some of the new school tricks such as funnels, flakas, shakas and several tricks in the switch stance mode. The day ended with the announcement of the top four finalists of the first single eliminations in the sosh freestyle cup event village.
Pro Kids Highlights:
The youngster from Aruba Steven Max made his way to the semifinals with a combination of light wind sail tricks and geckos.
In the final round we had two training buddies from Belgium competing against each other for first place; it was a quite interesting show.
Pro Kids Single elimination # 1
4. Smirnov, Kostya RUS 1
3. Max, Steven ARU 888
2. Lasore, Mattijs BEL 160
1. De Cooman, Michiel BEL 161
Once again the up and coming Belgian talent Mattijs Lasore who is also one of the kids who is signed up in two age group categories managed to score higher with a solid routine of tricks performed on both tacks.
Another new kid on the block named; Jonathan Yagen from Israel was thrilled to reach the finals in his first international event here in France.
Juniors Single elimination # 1
4. De Cooman, Michiel BEL 161
3. Lasore, Mattijs BEL 160
2. Yagen, Jonathan ISR 02
1. Max, Steven ARU 888
In the first heat of the youths Mr.Yentel Caers simply caught the attention of the people with his energetic flow of style on the water. Dutch kid Nick van Ingen, another great competitor from managed to accomplish some of the high rated moves which allowed him to take the victory in the first single elimination rounds of the Sosh Freestyle cup / 2012 IFCA Pro Kids, Junior, Youth Freestyle World Championships.
Youth Single elimination # 1
4. Caers, Yentel BEL 16
3. Albert, Antoine NC 21
2. De Windt, Rafael CUR 45
1. Van Ingen, Nick NED 122
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