The inaugural day of the 2014 PWA Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival saw the next generation of windsurfers take centre stage!
The junior’s contest was run as two, five man semifinals with the top two from each heat advancing into the final. In the end fourteen year old Noah Voecker-Roche (Fanatic/North) advanced from the first heat, before Arthur Arutkin (Fanatic / North) and Alexandre Grand-Guillot (Fanatic/North) also booked their place in the final.
In the final it was seventeen year old Arthur Arutkin, who really stepped up the level to claim victory. The young Frenchman rotated through a clean forward before sticking a perfect backloop as well as linking together a solid wave. Just behind him was Noah Voecker-Roche and Alexandre-Guillot from Team Fanatic France, who finished in second and third place respectively. Well done boys, what a great result for Fanatic!
Results Junior’s Contest (first round):
1st Arthur Arutkin (Fanatic/North)
2nd Noah Vocker (Fanatic/North)
3rd Alexandre Grand-Guillot (Fanatic/North)
4th Niklas Herrera Hattisen