The waves returned to Cold Hawaii on Day 3 to allow a SUP contest to be run during the afternoon with the long period swell hitting Klitmøller’s shores, but the main competition remained on hold again with extremely light winds continuing.
The SUP contest saw 9 sailors competing for a place in the final — Victor Fernandez and Pablo Ramirez successfully advanced from the opening heat before Lars Petersen and Moritz Mauch secured the last two places in the final.
For the final the heat duration was extended to 20 minutes to allow the competitors more time to wait for the sets. Mauch destroyed the final with a combination of carving roundhouses and slashy turns to claim a clear cut victory. The battle for 2nd and 3rd saw a close run fight between Petersen and Fernandez, but Petersen just edged the duel with his local knowledge proving pivotal, while Ramirez completed the top 4.
The forecast for tomorrow shows moderate offshore winds for the morning, but with a smaller, shorter period swell running, which looks like it will be another tricky day to run any official competition. The sailors will meet again tomorrow morning at 10am (GMT+1) for the skippers’ meeting.
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Result netIP Cold Hawaii SUP Contest
1st Moritz Mauch
2nd Lars Petersen
3rd Victor Fernandez
4th Pablo Ramirez
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