The winds returned and the freestyle action could continue on the final day of the 2012 IFCA European Freestyle Championships. Finally the Youths finals between Yentel Caers and Rafael de Windt could be completed as the first heat of that day. Both riders were on top form performing a great show of new school freestyle tricks.
Double eliminations 1
Straight after the youth finals we continued with the Pro Kids the U 15 category. The conditions were great and the wind was smoothly building up towards the rest of the day.
Rider of the day was Mattijs Lasore who made a strong comeback smashing all his opponents with a fluent routine of moves such as e-sliders, high flakas and flawless one handed spocks.
Yesterday's second place finalist Kostya Smirnov puts a hold to Mattijs his smashing flow and just like yesterday he continues to battle it out with the Arubian Freestyler Steven Max who was more than ready for the battle which he eventually did win in the end.
U15 pro Kids: Event Final Results after Double Elimination # 11. Steven Max ARU-888
2. Kostya Smirnov RUS-1
3. Mattijs Lasore BEL-160
After a small Break the Juniors the U 17 category was next in a bit more stronger winds.
Surprise of the day was when Matts Moyson got to kick out his buddy Mattijs Lasore in one of the first heats followed by Jonatan Yagen from Israel who beats Mr Mats and faces the Italian Nicolo Tagliafico, JY did the same thing as before and faces Riccardo Marca also from Italy who could not get his game together. Kostya the most focused and organized kid teaches Jonatan a lesson with a selection of powerful moves. The final was sailed between Steven Max and Kostya who missed a few of his tricks against the technical sailor from Aruba.
U17 Juniors : Event Final Results after Double Elimination # 1
1. Steven Max ARU-888
2. Kostya Smirnov RUS-1
3. Jonatan Yagen ISR-02
The Youths the U 20 category, were all ready for the double elimination with stronger wind gusts blowing over the skoljic bay. The high lights of this awesome elimination started where Giovanni Passani from Italy gave all he had versus Yentel Caers the second finalst of this morning's single elimination. Yentel won thanks to his explosive moves and continued his battle facing Rafael de Windt. Both Riders gave a great show even the judges were full of excitement.
Yentel scored higher with the following moves Burner, shaka, punch and a forward loop, unfortunately Yentel had to beat Rafael two times to claim the first position of this elimination.
A super Final was sailed between the two, many got to see the two sailors performing at their best and giving the judges a hard time to score.
U20 Youths : Event Final Results after Double Elimination # 1
1. Yentel Caers BEL-16
2. Rafael de Windt CUR-45
3. Giovanni Passani ITA-139
A fun super session was held so the kids could enjoy the great Croatian conditions all together for the last time.
This event was a success with lots of activities and most of all, results after a double elimination was completed for each age category.
A big Thanks to the Public Institution of Kamenjak in Premantura and everyone who took part in organizing this event. Continentseven for their support, Makani fins and the local windsurf station for the great products and prices. See you in 2013!
IFCA/EFPKT Ruben Petrisie
Images by: BOJAN SIROLA