Entering day six of competition, the majority of the single elimination had already been completed, leaving only 6 heats to be run in order to declare an official event winner. Following the skippers meeting, the last of round three’s heats got underway in a steady force 4 breeze.

Andre Paskowski (Fanatic, North Sails) put up a stellar fight against his rival, Frenchman Nicolas Akgazciyan (Starboard, Gun Sails) but failed to provide an answer to Nicolas’s smooth repertoirethat , including a super tech voquech diablo, granting Nicolas passage into the quarter finals.

The first quarter final pitched Tonky Frans (F2, Gaastra) against team mate, Kiri Thode (Starboard, Gaastra) and Taty Frans (Starboard, North Sails) against his team mate, Gollito Estredo (Fanatic, North Sails). The steady breeze allowed the riders to throw down their full arsenal of moves. Kiri unleashed his signature kono, but failed to take down an on form Tonky Frans, who was killing all his moves. Gollito took no prisoners as he ended Taty Frans’s campaign with a run including no handed flakas and a burner.

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Regrettably, the PWA, in conjunction with Club Overpower, has been forced to announce the postponement of the Guincho World Cup, previously scheduled for early June.
 
Due to reorganization of the Portuguese Tourism Authorities, it has been impossible for Club Overpower (the event organizers) to get confirmation of the event funding in time for the event to take place in June as had been planned.

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French filmmaker Grégoire Schepre has just finished a fascinating new documentary about one of the world tour’s favorite stops on the Estoril coastline at Praia do Guincho.

Over the history of pro tour windsurfing Guincho’s pretty much delivered every time and Grégoire even makes a trip to the University of Lisbon to find out why from the expert meteorologists based there.

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