Marcilio Browne: wave guru

Marcilio "Brawzinho" Browne has claimed his first wave victory at the Santa Cruz Goya Windsurfing Festival, first stop of the 2013 American Windsurfing Tour season.


The final heat of the double elimination was extended to 14 minutes, giving time for two waves and one jump. Pritchard looked to be struggling a bit in the lighter conditions, while Brawzinho seemed to be spinning down the line scoring big.

Pritchard did manage to find some nice waves and a solid Back Loop. but it wasn't enough to overtake Brawzinh's jumps and his wave ride with a Taka Diablo. So they had to sail again.

Pritchard looked a lot more on his game in the re-match. His riding was powerful with big hits and some nice aerials. He hit a big one-handed Back Loop and was looking good to take the title.

But Brawzinho looked determined nailing an insane Air Chachoo and some incredible new-school wave rides. In the end Brawzinho won the event.

Browne also took the "Best Move" Award for four incredibly difficult moves landed. First, all the Double Forwards he stuck cleanly. Second, his massive one-footed and one-handed Back Loop. Third, his Air Chachoo at the end of a heat. Finally, his Taka Diablo-a Taka finished by ducking the sail behind his head.

The Women's double elimination saw Fiona Wylde on fire, hitting some aggressive lips and earning the right to battle Ingrid Larouche for the title. Larouche's experienced shone through, with her scoring the best wave of the heat and her clean Forward Loop made sure she defended her title.