Boujmaa Guilloul sails to victory at the 2018 Pistol River Wave Bash

June 12, 2018 | Windsurfing
Boujmaa Guilloul: he adapted well to the weather conditions of offer at Pistol River | Photo: Martin/IWT

Boujmaa Guilloul conquered the 2018 Pistol River Wave Bash, in Oregon.

The second stop on the International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) season attracted sailors from a dozen countries flocked to Gold Beach for yet another splendid contest.

The entire fleet took time to pay tribute to a fallen IWT campaigner, Attila Tivadar, who lost a battle against melanoma. He was a genuine and kind person, and will forever be remembered by his friends.

The waves and winds played a trick on all competitors, forcing the organization to suspend, resume, cancel, and get back to heats according to Nature's will.

There were parallel stand-up paddleboarding experiences, wind skateboarding sessions, kayak cruises, live music, and a few free surf sessions on the Oregon coast.

In the end, Sarah Hauser ended up winning the women's division with an efficient wave sailing performance, punctuated by occasional turns on the critical parts of the waves.

In the men's pro category, Moroccan wave sliding star Boujmaa Guilloul was crowned champion and relaunched the title race with four events to go.

"I am stoked on the win. Oregon is amazing, and I love coming here. We saw great sailing from everyone, especially from the Women's Masters and Grand Masters, and Amateur divisions. It is always a blast to be a part of this," said Guilloul.

2018 Pistol River Wave Bash | Finals

1. Boujmaa Guilloul
2. Antoine Martin
3. Nathan Mershon
4. Morgan Noireaux

1. Sarah Hauser
2. Sabine Zola
3. Cecilia Tolley