Koster And Moreno Win PWA World Tour Tenerife 2011
The world’s most incredible wave sailors were blown away by the insane conditions that Tenerife delivered, which allowed Philip Koster and Daida Ruano Moreno to stamp down their authority on the second stop of the 2011 PWA World Tour.
On the opening day of competition, Philip Koster proved that he wasn’t just a one location wonder, destroying Albert Pijoan with his huge stunts and El Medano wave king Bruch made use of his local knowledge to take down Alessio Stillrich.
The second day of the competition produced another batch of perfect conditions allowing nine hours of back-to-back heats. Philip Koster kicked off the men’s heats with a colossal double forward loop to provide him with an early advantage over his opponent Swift.
Stone and Koster continued with their rampages in heat 23 and landed in the winner's final by taking down Seadi and Bruch.
The tide was at the optimum height for the men’s winners’ final allowing mast high waves to roll into the competition area. The sailors opened the heat with huge jumps, Koster landed a mammoth stalled double forward loop and Stone stuck a tweaked pushloop.
Stone continued to wow the judges, pulling vertical top turns and two aerials on one colossal wave. Koster replied with an aggressive cut back sending a huge wall of spray into the air and then turning straight into a taka. Confident that he would win, Koster entertained the crowds with a one handed and one footed backloop in the closing minutes of the heat.
The women took to wave arena as the tide was at its lowest, making the conditions particularly tough. The fleet had to be extremely tactful during their heats to select the best waves and avoid the rocks.
Karin Jaggi opened the competition with an enormous forward loop, keen to prove to her competitors that she meant business.
The sisters Daida Ruano Moreno and Iballa Ruano Moreno dominated heats 21, 22 and 23 defeating Aubet, Alonso, Laure Treboux and Jaggi respectively to earn them entry into the winner’s final.
Tenerife witnessed a familiar sight on the PWA World Tour, as the Moreno twins went head to head in the final. Iballa held the advantage in the opening few minutes of the heat, landing a stalled forward and then moving quickly onto a large wave to pull three aggressive turns.
After her initial backloop crash, Daida pulled her performance back, picking out a mast high wave and landing two frontside aerials. She then focused on her jumps and landed an enormous stalled forward loop to take the victory.
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