- 29 July 2013 | Windsurfing
Jose "Gollito" Estredo and Sarah-Quita Offringa have reigned at the PWA Fuerteventura World Cup 2013.
Winds between 20-30 knots greeted the competitors allowing two double eliminations to be completed, as some of the most radical moves in the world were thrown left, right and centre.
"Gollito" Estredo completed the event with a perfect record of four victories from four. The reigning world champion's unbeaten record now stretches back to April 2012 when he won in Austria to prove his is the undoubted King of Freestyle.
The winners' final this time around though was agonizingly close, with Thode pushing Gollito to the verge of defeat.
Estredo dug deep and pulled out an amazing no-handed burner and an incredible backloop to take the final victory of the week - and more importantly the event title - by way of a 3:2 decision from the judges, leaving Thode to settle for second place overall.
Steven Van Broeckhoven successfully secured his spot on the podium as he defeated Tonky Frans once more. The Belgian maestro landed amazing paskos, shuvit spocks and massive burners to claim his place in the illustrious top three and Frans narrowly missed out in fourth place.
Five-time PWA Freestyle World Champion Sarah-Quita Offringa also completed the week unbeaten - just like Gollito - as she marched to another impressive victory on the PWA World Tour.
The Aruban gem faced Arrianne Aukes in each of the four winners' finals and each time Offringa produced the goods to claim her familiar place at the top of the podium.
Offringa demonstrated her amazingly high level time and time again as she landed perfect burners and regular konos combined with powerful shakas and air funnels, to win the judges' approval.
Aukes also landed some excellent moves such as smooth funnels and big flakas, but she couldn't quite do enough to defeat Offringa. Aukes will leave the event extremely happy though as she achieved her best ever result as she finished in second place overall.
PWA Fuerteventura World Cup 2013 Men's Freestyle:
1. Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo
2. Kiri Thode
3. Steven Van Broeckhoven
4. Tonky Frans
5. Dieter Van Der Eyken
PWA Fuerteventura World Cup 2013 Women's Freestyle:
1. Sarah-Quita Offringa
2. Arrianne Aukes
3. Yoli de Brendt
4. Olya Raskina
5. Maxime Van Gent
5. Oda Johanne Brodholt