|MEN'S FREESTYLE: |
1. Tom Hebert (Airush, NCL)
2. Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUS)
3. Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA)
4. Reno Romeu (North, BRA)
|WOMEN'S FREESTYLE: |
1. Bruna Kajiya (Flexifoil, BRA)
2. Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP)
3. Jalou Langeree (Naish, NED)
4. Kari Schibevaag (Ozone, NOR)
The first heat of the day on Day 6 between Kelby Bright (North, NZL) and Mark Gee (BenWilsonSurf, AUS) was abandoned because the wind was still a bit too light to compensate for the strong current. A second attempt commenced ten minutes later and was successfully completed as Bright took the lead with 7.67 points over Gee’s score of 5.50 points. Tom Hebert's (Airush, NCL) score of 4.10 point was not enough to defeat opponent Paul Jackson (Naish, AUS) who had a score totalling 6.50 points. Troy Gibson (Slingshot, AUS) eliminated Luca Hearn (North, AUS) in a very close heat with a total of 5.47 points over Hearn’s score of 5.17 points. Torrin Bright (Ozone, NZL) automatically advanced as his opponent Daniel Bevan (F-One, AUS) did not start. Heat # 9A between Matt Tobin (Slingshot, AUS) and Stuey Martin (Cabrinha, AUS) was rerun due to a discrepancy. Martin won the rerun with a total of 8.33 points over Tobin’s score totaling 7.77 points.
In the men’s and women’s freestyle single eliminations, Tom Hebert (Airush, NCL) was on fire winning four consecutive heats leading him into the final against the official 2010 PKRA World Tour champion and local superstar Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUS). Hebert defeated Yates in a very close, 3/2 judge’s decision due to better execution on his switch tricks, a super nice NIS and an L3. Yates finished the singles in second place having eliminated Marc Jacobs (Switch, NZL) in a very close heat with a 2/1 judge’s decision with power being the deciding factor. Yates also eliminated Mario Rodwald (North, GER) in yet another super close heat with a 2/1 judge’s decision; better execution of the same tricks was the deciding factor in this heat leading him into the semi finals against Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA). Yates took another win with a 3/2 judge’s decision which lead him to the final, while Rondina moved on to the runners up final against Brazilian rider Reno Romeu (North, BRA). Rondina defeated Romeu with a 5/0 judge’s decision enabling him third place in the singles while Romeu takes fourth.
In the women’s freestyle division, it was a winning day for Bruna Kajiya (Flexifoil, BRA) who eliminated Johara Sykes-Davies (Flexifoil, GBR) as well as Jalou Langeree (Naish, NED) in two consecutive heats due to better power and degree of technical difficulty. Kajiya moved on to win the women’s final against Gisela Pulido (Airush, ESP) in a close 3/2 judge’s decision due to Kajiya’s excellent execution of switch tricks such as her Blind Judge 3 and performed with more power than Pulido who takes second place in the singles having defeated Shannon Ducker (Ozone, Australia) as well as Kari Schibevaag (Ozone, NOR) which lead her to the final. It was a great day for Jalou Langeree (Naish, NED) who defeated Marine Sudre (Cabrinha, AUS) as well as New Caledonia women’s freestyle event winner Karolina Winkowska (Slingshot, POL) in a super close 2/1 judge’s decision. Both Langeree and Winkowska performed with full power however Langeree had a better variety of tricks enabling her a spot in the semi final against Kajiya. Langeree was defeated in the semi final by Kajiya, which enabled Langeree third place in the singles by defeating Kari Schibevaag (Ozone, NOR) in the loser’s final where Schibevaag takes fourth.
The day finished with three women’s wave heats where Jalou Langeree (Naish, NED), Michelle England (Slingshot, AUS) and Almudena Naranjo (F-One, ESP) all move on to the third round.