2009 World Waveski Titles - day 3 summary

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Submitted by john on Mon, 09/07/2009 - 08:12

Smaller conditions greeted competitors today with set waves reaching only 3ft.

Wave selection has been critical. The day started with sunny weather and clean surf conditions for most of the contest until the mid afternoon.

The top 16 Open Qualifiers have been determined with most of the fancied surfers progressing as expected to meet the Main Round seeds.

A notable exception from this group was young South African gun Andre Burger (2006 Open finalist) who managed only a 3rd place in his heat. Burger was unable to surpass the score achieved by the 2nd placed surfer Virgil Humbert despite an interference call going against Humbert. The heat was won by seasoned Australian Master, Mark Spencer.

2009 World Waveski Titles - day 2 summary

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Submitted by john on Sun, 09/06/2009 - 21:38

Still sunny and warm with lighter winds today. Solid swell also still hanging in there and ranging in size from 3 to 4 ft. The tide has a significant influence on the standard of the waves with the better waves occurring on the higher tide. The low tide around the middle of the day presented some very shallow banks claiming a couple of casualities and quite a few opting to do the beach run into the corner of the point for the easier paddle out.

Defending world Champ Rees Duncan surfed the highest scoring wave for the day...

2009 World Waveski Titles - day 2 progress

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Submitted by john on Sun, 09/06/2009 - 02:48

Day 2 is progressing with a solid 4ft swell, light winds and marginal banks making for a tough paddle out for those that miss the rips. Stand-out performances so far have been in the seniors rounds with strong surfing by Dave Dinning (Aus), Reec Duncan Snr (Aus) and Matthiew Babarit (Fr). Also impressive has been Fletcher Burton (USA) and Nigel Bryant (NZ).

A dual-bank setup was run this morning to push through the heats. Seniors are into round 2 this afternoon.

2009 World Waveski Titles - day 1 results

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Submitted by john on Sat, 09/05/2009 - 12:29

Results from the first day of the 2009 World Waveski Surfing Titles are available online in spreadsheet format from here. As mentioned earlier, nothing alarming in the results so far. Looking forward to day two.

Also, don't forget to check out Subgraviti's video footage from the opening cerimony here, and Penior Photographies photos here (some stunning shots - big airs - already!).

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