Published on octobre 14th, 2013 | by Supworldmagazine
SUP World Series Finals at Turtle Bay – Day 1
A beautiful day here on the North Shore of Oahu saw the World’s Best line up to do battle one last time, as it has all come down to this final event of the 2013 season to determine the World Championship Title. With all eyes on the front runners Connor Baxter (Starboard) and Kai Lenny (Naish) as they battle it out to the bitter end, it was the young Australian Jake Jensen (Fanatic) who stormed to victory here on day one of the World Series Finals, much like he did in the last event in Huntington Beach, California.
The ever impressive dark horse, always a major threat here in Oahu, Andrew Logreco once again put on a stellar performance to finish in 2nd place. It was then the 2 front runners who finished in 3rd and 4th place today, with Connor in 3rd and Kai in 4th, keeping the points race extremely tight coming into the final day of competition here at Turtle Bay. A strong result for either Connor and Kai in the World Series Sprint racing tomorrow will either make or break their title hopes. Make sure to tune in live to www.watermanleague.com to watch history in the making and the crowning of the 2013 World Champions.
Also intensifying is the battle for 3rd, 4th and 5th, as Jake Jensen (Fanatic) just improved his position significantly with his win today, while current number 3 and 4, Casper Steinfath (Naish) from Denmark and Zane Schweitzer (Starboard) from Maui had a photo finish, with Casper just getting the edge up the finish shoot to take 8th place and Zane 9th. Once again, it will all be to play for tomorrow here at the World Series Sprints in front of Hang Ten Pool Bar at Turtle Bay.
Meanwhile in the women’s division, Annabel Anderson Starboard) chose to sit the finals out having already secured the Title for 2013 and nursing some injuries, leaving the door open for an impressive performance from Kauai competitor Mariko Strickland (Naish), who took the win today here in the Long distance race of the World Series Finals at Turtle Bay.
In second, Angela Jackson (Fanatic) from Australia put together another strong performance at the final event of the 2013 season, with France’s Olivia Piana (Fanatic) in 3rd place. With the Title already decided, it will be the battle for second here at Turtle Bay, as it will all come down to the final day of action here at Turtle Bay, as the World Series Sprints will be broadcast live from 11am tomorrow morning at www.watermanleague.com