Marcilio Browne: back looped

The penultimate day of the PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup saw the superstars of the wave sailing world deliver a spectacular display, as the City Lift Super Session took place.

Light starboard tack winds and small waves provided ideal conditions for the competition, as three heats were run before the final, with the top two men from each heat advancing.

The super session final consisted of three English sailors, John Skye, Robby Swift, Jamie Hancock, the Brazilian boys Marcilio Browne and Kauli Seadi, and finally Spain's, Victor Fernandez.

In the light winds and difficult jumping conditions Victor Fernandez was able to gain an early lead as he landed a tabletop forward, however his lead was short lived as Marcilio ‘Brawzinho' Browne landed an amazing air chachoo.

The Brazilian then went one better as he rotated his way through an outstanding one footed backloop to cement his place at the top. Browne's fellow countryman, Kauli Seadi, completed the top three as he also landed a brilliant air chachoo to wow the crowds on the beach.

The deteriorating wind in the final minutes of the heat meant that none of the sailors were able to land any more moves, and Marcilio Browne was crowned the super session champion.

"It was a little bit tricky on the water today, but I managed to land my jumps right at the start, before the wind dropped. I'm happy that I was able to get my jumps in and claim the win", said Browne.