Pretty pleased with my 9th place which has put me in 8th on the IKA official ranking with just the Cape Verde event to go next month. Still should of gone through to the quarters as had the highest wave score of round 4 but got a little hung up on my backup wave which the judges said after the event, cost me 1 point and i only lost by 0.34!
Still Pacasmayo is an amazing place with super friendly and welcoming people and of course super long waves. We were staying at the El Faro adventure resort, which is a great place with lovely wodden cabanas and super cool staff who even pump and Had some amazing surfs with one morning catching a wave from the top of the point all the way back to the hotel. Sky measured the distance after on google and it was 1.25 miles. Sick!
and i did this about 15 times surfing and 30 times kiting during the 2 weeks i was there in waves in the 6-8ft range.
Light wind was the name of the game the whole time and i only used the 2012 North Rebel 11m on 25m lines along with my Resin8 Scoops in size 6'0 and 5'7.
These boards were perfect for the wave here and so impressed by the feel. the 5'7 is a magic board and i suggest you get one before they run out!!!
The comp was won by Guilly Brandao (brasil) 2010 world champ and Milla Ferreria (brasil) who were both ripping and definately had the right tactics for this wave of waiting for the good ones. Guilly only rode 2 waves in the final which is risky if you fall but paid off for him and he killed it with some super critical backside turns.
After the comp I went to Lobitos for a week, pics and write up to come once the mags have chosen what they want.
Pics from the comp below.
Stay tuened for the Ponta Preta pro in Cape Verde starting 2nd Dec. Watch it live at www.kspworldtour.com
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North, Resin8, Rip Curl, Freeriders, Wiley X, BKSA