Antoine Martin triumphs at 2018 Pacasmayo Classic

September 10, 2018 | Windsurfing
2018 Pacasmayo Classic: perfect wind and wave conditions | Photo: Cortez|

Antoine Martin has taken out the 2018 Pacasmayo Classic, in Peru.

Hailed as the longest sailable wave in the world, Pacasmayo delivered the goods and provided thousands of meters of perfect wave faces.

The breathtaking left-hander saw Federico Morisio, Morgan Noireaux, Maxime Fevrier and Martin battling it out in the pro men's final.

The decisive heat started with a bang with all riders catching and riding set waves beautifully and adjusting well to the speed and momentum of the rollers.

It was a tough challenge for the judging panel, as all finalists put out an over-the-top wave sailing performance. The windsurfer from Guadeloupe ended up winning the even with his perfectly-timed goiters.

"It was my first time in Pacasmayo. I'm stoked to be here because the wave is amazing, and there are good vibes between people. I hope to come back next year, and have more fun during the week," said Antoine Martin.

On the women's side, and after a false start due to a temporary drop in the wind, Maria Belen Baz, Sarah Hauser, Jessica Crisp, and Lina Erpenstein got back to the water with the desire to take the trophy back home.

After a relaxed start, riders stepped on the gas pedal and embarked on an impressive, high-performance display of sailing that ignited the crowd at the beach.

"Yes! I'm so happy. It was so much fun sailing the final with Jessica, Sarah, and Maria. It's been a great week, and I'm so glad for all the nice memories I'll be taking home," added Lina Erpenstein.

The next stop on the 2018 International Windsurfing Tour is the Matanzas Wave Classic. The event gets underway in Chile from September 29 through October 6.

2018 Pacasmayo Classic | Finals

1. Antoine Martin (GUA)
2. Maxime Fevrier (FRA)
3. Morgan Noireaux (HAW)
4. Federico Morisio (ITA)

1. Lina Erpenstein (GER)
2. Jessica Crisp (AUS)
3. Sarah Hauser (NCL)
4. Maria Belen Baz (PER)

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