Bridge Bros taking the lead in Mexico
Day one of the Hydrofoil Pro Tour kicked off at 9:00am sharp with a skippers meeting at La Ventana Beach Resort, this years event host.
The wind filled in at around 1pm, with a light breeze of 7-11 knots- a mere 1 knot above minimum wind speed.
While the course was being set, riders picked out their quiver, ranging between 15 and 21 meter kites.
Race 1 was very challenging as the wind shifted frequently from North to East. This was not only tricky for the race director, whose goal is to set the best course, but for the riders as well. Most competitors spent the windward leg on port tack, and starboard on the downwind legs. This was perfectly executed by the leader Axel Mazella (Enata), who broke away fast from the remainder of the fleet. Axel was followed by Olly Bridge in second (Flysurfer) and Florian Gruber in 3rd (Flysurfer). Daniella Moroz comes in at a whopping 18th overall, taking women’s first place. She is followed by Kristyn OBrien in second.
Race two provided steadier winds, which allowed for a more square course. The first leg was lead by Olly Bridge and Nico Laundauer. Olly held his ground strong while Nico was surpassed by Guy Bridge ( Flysurfer) in 2nd and Riley Gibbs (F-One) in 3rd. Daniella Moroz remains comfortably in her 18th overall, 1rst place Women’s again followed by Kirstyn Obrien.
Olly and Guy Bridge pulled a stellar #teambridge effort claiming pole position after day one.
The hopes of races 2 and 4 quickly dwindled as the wind backed off for the remainder of the day.
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Words by Ella Johnson
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📷 Andres Tapia Lopez