Day 7: Adam Lewis takes victory at the Siam Park Dunkerbeck Extreme Jump Challenge
The final day of the 2016 Tenerife PWA World Cup saw a thrilling finale with the top 10 sailors from the Super Session held on Friday qualifying for the Siam Park Dunkerbeck Extreme Jump Challenge on Sunday evening.
The 10 sailors were then given two runs each to produce their biggest and most radical move with the top 4 sailors progressing into the final and after some savage crashes and miraculous moves it was Adam Lewis (Fanatic / NorthSails / SWOX), Dieter Van der Eyken (Starboard / SeverneSails, Antoine Martin (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) and last year’s winner Ricardo Campello (Patrik / Point-7 / MFC), who secured the top 4 positions with a combination of sick shifties, paskos and double pushloops / pushloop shakas.
In the final the top 4 sailors were then asked to go as big as they possibly could with an air time jump off before being given a further 3 attempts to produce 2 different jumps with the highest combined total winning and it looked as though Antoine Martin was on course for victory after arching his way through a massive one-handed pushloop, while waving to the crowds to earn perfect 10s across the board. However, Adam Lewis, then produced a moment of magic as he rotated through an insane double air move to earn 36 points, which brought him level with Martin on 53 points.
With the two sailors tied on points the contest would be decided with a jump off in which Martin and Lewis were given a further 3 jumps with just their best effort counting — ensuring more radical action — including Martin snapping the tail of his board with his shin after a huge bailout. Lewis once again left his best effort until last and he stole the victory from the grasp of Martin with another perfectly executed shifty / double pushloop to once again earn 36 points and with no more chances for Martin to reply the Brit was crowned the winner in front of a packed out crowd.
Result Siam Park Dunkerbeck Extreme Jump Challenge:
1st Adam Lewis (Fanatic / NorthSails / SWOX)
2nd Antoine Martin (JP / NeilPryde / MFC)
3rd Dieter Van der Eyken (Starboard / Severne)
4th Ricardo Campello (Patrik / Point-7)
Credits: Highlights mash up clip courtesy of KumaMovie