Great start into the season for the Maui Ultra Fins wave team!
The Pozo Wind and Waves festival saw the kickoff to the competitive season for the PWA wave fleet. Men, women and the youth were fighting for the podiums in the howling winds of Pozo Izquierdo on the island of Gran Canaria. The Maui Ultra Fins teamriders showed an outstanding performance during this event and scored the first points for the 2015 PWA waveriding season.
After quite some bad luck in the 2014 season, Philip Köster is back on track and showed his dominance by winning the single elimination and completing his victory unbeaten in the double. He also showed an almost completed triple loop rotation during the single elimination final, definitley the closest try, ever witnessed in a PWA contest. After winning the contest Philip Köster underlined his dominance by also winning the super session, which was held on the last day, as the wind and waves continued to deliver at Pozo.
Teamrider Robby Swift had a great event as well, despite loosing his heat against an on form Jaeger Stone in the double elimination, Robby was really happy about his performance during the competition which included his first ever stalled double, right away with a clean landing! He finished the event in 9th place after the double elimination.
Teamrider Florian Jung finished in 17th place.
In the women’s fleet the Maui Ultra Fins team clearly dominated the whole competition. The Moreno twins showed another breathtaking performance at their homespot and were rewarded with first and second place. This time it was Daida coming up on top and also claiming the supersession victory.
Finishing in third place, freestyle queen Sarah-Quita Offringa showed that she is definitely a force to be reckoned with in waveriding.
Caterina Stenta from Italy, up and coming talent in the waves, finished in a formidable 6th place.
Lena Erpenstein, a young talent from Germany, who received the talent of the year 2014 award on the Boot tradeshow in January, showed a great performance which guaranteed her the 9th place.
Caro Weber from Germany finished in 13th place.
Our young teamriders Noah Vocker Roche and Marc Paré showed great talent during the youth competition, finishing in 2nd and 3rd plce. Marc Paré fought back and won the supersession.
All in all a very successful event for the whole Maui Ultra Fins team and we wish good luck to all of them for the upcoming wave event on Tenerife in August.