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9 December 2003, 09:25 am
Penultimate Day - Still Light
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PWA - King Of The Caribbean
Bonaire

Light winds continue to blow here. A tropical storm currently passing over the Dominican Republic has disrupted the regular trade wind pattern although forecasts are calling for strengthening winds over the next few days.

We still have the double elimination of the men's and women's fourth rounds on standby so if conditions allow the competition should finish with an explosive climax.

The men's event here in Bonaire has been dominated by the incredible talents of eighteen year old Ricardo CAMPELLO (JP, Neil Pryde) of Brazil. Constantly impressing the judges with mind-blowing routines of high complexity maneuvers, the young Brazilian has wrapped up the PWA overall world title with a clear margin. Campello also looks set to take the King of the Caribbean title and only needs to advance through his next heat in the men's double elimination to seal the deal. Other notable performances in the men's division have come from local brothers, Tonky and Taty FRANS (Gaastra, AHD) who have been devastating with their incredible fluid style, while Douglas DIAZ (Fanatic, North), Kauli SEADI (Naish, AHD), Kevin MEVISSEN (JP, Neil Pryde) and Nicholas AKGAZCIYAN (AHD, Neil Pryde) have all been equally impressive raising the overall level to new incredible heights.

The event has been a bitter disappointment for Britain's Robby SWIFT who came here with high expectations tied in equal first with Ricardo CAMPELLO. Swift seemed to struggle in Bonaire's light wind flat water conditions and it looks like he will have to settle for tenth overall in the King of The Caribbean and drop to third overall in the PWA 2003 rankings with Kauli SEADI (Naish, AHD) of Brazil moving up into the second slot.

In the women's battle, the top four positions should be unaffected by any further competition with Daida MORENO taking the 2003 PWA Overall and Queen of the Caribbean titles, last years champion, Karin JAGGI of Switzerland pushed back into second, Iballa MORENO taking third and Tanja EMIG back in fourth.

Stay tuned to the event website for all daily updates of all the news, results and pictures as the PWA world freestyle tour draws to an exciting climax. Also be sure to check out www.high.tv on a daily basis where the latest internet streaming technology brought to you by Sportshows TV, will enable you to check out every jump, slide and transition live from the finals.

MENS RESULTS AFTER ROUND 4 SINGLE ELIMINATION; DOUBLE ELIMINATION IS STILL TO RUN.

1. Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde)
2. Taty Frans (Gaastra, AHD)
3. Douglas Diaz (Fanatic, North)
4. Tonky Frans (Gaastra, AHD)
5. Kauli Seadi (Naish, AHD)

WOMENS RESULTS AFTER ROUND 4 SINGLE ELIMINATION; DOUBLE ELIMINATION IS STILL TO RUN

1. Daida Moreno (Mistral, North)
2. Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows)
3. Iballa Moreno (Mistral, North)
4. Tanja Emig


Vivienne Masters (As Amended By ISAF News Editor)
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