Wavemasters

October 14th 2023 - October 15th 2023

The BKSA Wavemasters headed back to Cornwall this weekend. Hoping to catch the best of the Autumnal weather as the sea stays warm and the winter swells start to arrive.

With good wind but less than perfect waves the event incorporated scoring for freestyle strapless moves as well as wave riding …

Solid wind delivered some close competition...

With a hefty Northerly 30kt wind kicking in on Friday afternoon several competitors headed North up St. Ives Bay to Godrevy for a warm up session in overhead cross onshore conditions, although the wind was forecast to be lighter and from the North West we were glad of the strong Northerly as it created enough swell to hang around and give us a wave at the Bluff for competition on Saturday.

Saturday arrived with bright skies and a solid 18-20kt breeze from the North West so courtesy of Kernow Kitesurf Club we were able to operate from the Bluff on Saturday. We had very light conditions forecast for Sunday so an 8:30 registration and 10am first start was called, thankfully everyone got moving on time and the competition kicked off on the dot!

There was a lot of close competition in almost every fleet and the judges often having to do countbacks to separate the eventual winners. It was great to see a full juniors comp for the first time at Wavemasters and there are definitely some rising stars coming through.

After competition finished we had a get together at Sunset Surf Cafe where Annabelle & Graham, the owners, fed the crew and fleet with their legendary Chilli Nachos.

Thank you to Glen @ Ocean Sports for providing safety cover Toby and Hannah from Buccaneer for the updates on the Buccaneer App and  Mystic, Ozone and Manera for sponsoring the event with some great prizes, and Marsh Insurance for their sponsorship contribution. Last but not least thank you to everyone who attended, looking forward to next year!

Competition Reports & Results

Open Men Report

With the Onshore conditions linking turns on the waves proved tricky but the aerial display was impressive with a round robin format First place changed from heat to heat but Jack Salmon’s air game just edged Mark Spencer who’s wave game was on point, with Tim Harley securing Third.

Open Men Results

First: Jack Salmon
Second: Mark Spencer
Third: Tim Harley

Open Men Podium

Open Women Report

The open women’s fleet was another close run affair with all to play for in the final round robin heat of  three.

All of the women put in a sterling performance and kept the judges busy during the close heats.

Sukie Robertson claimed first place with her busy, competition savvy, repertoire Francesca Maini came second and Katie Evans a close third.

Open Women Results

First: Sukie Robertson
Second: Francesca Maini
Third: Katie Evans

Open Women Podium

Amateur Men Report

The largest fleet produced some intriguing heat results, with the eventual winners putting on a display that had a few of the Open riders looking over their shoulders!

Eventually after a lot of judging deliberation Lendui Ramos Gomes took top spot with his high standard technical strapless freestyle moves, local rider Andy Annear put on some of the best wave savvy displays seen all day but couldn’ quite match Lendui all round Evan Sydenham came in a strong third place.

Amateur Men Results

First: Lendui Ramos Gomes
Second: Andy Annear
Third: Evan Sydenham

Amateur Men Podium

Amateur Women Report

Becky Bevan & Ella Saunders had a head to head over three rounds, and embodied the spirit of the Wavemasters kiting hard with smiles on their faces. Becky’s consistency won the day and was even smiling despite a typo on her trophy showing Wingfoiling! (we will get it fixed)

Amateur Women Results

First: Becky Bevan
Second: Ella Saunders

Amateur Women Podium

Juniors Report

It was so great to see a strong Junior Entry with the Mann brothers and Oli Evans going up against each other, they threw themselves full tilt into the comp and it was all to play for in the final round. The deliberations in the judging truck went on for a while in the final heat as it was really the closest run fleet of the whole comp. In the end Oli Evans shaded it with his remarkable wave prowess making the difference

Juniors Results

First: Oli Evans
Second: Matthew Mann
Third: Charlie Mann

Juniors Podium

West Cornwall’s geography means that within a few miles we have both coasts to operate from so that all wind and swell directions are covered.

If you havent been to Gwithian it is one of the best wave spots in Europe with a wide open beach and solid Atlantic swell, Marazion is the go to if the swell is coming from the south and can provide excellent conditions.

Event Information

Race HQ will be situated at Sunset Surf Cafe Gwithian, depending on wind and swell direction we will hold the competition at either Gwithian, Marazion or the Bluff so we have the best chance of catching the best swell and wind directions. With the focus on Kites primarily if the wind doesn’t deliver we may run a Wingfoil Wave expression session.


Event Dates

Last date for entries: October 13th 2023

Event Window: October 14th 2023 - October 15th 2023


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