The wind and wave conditions yesterday were ferociously wild with promising competition conditions however the wind direction was not favorable in order to successively begin the competition. Riders waited patiently for a sudden shift in the wind direction, which would enable for the kick-off of the event here in Lanzarote but ceased to occur.
Today was unlike yesterday, the wind was on the lighter side with very small waves but on the other hand the swell began to build and a light breeze increased as the day progressed. The forecast for the following days predicts outstanding wind and wave conditions for the debut of the PKRA Lanzarote SantaKitePro 2011 wave single and double eliminations.
Despite the light wind this afternoon, riders took advantage of the massive building swell at La Santa. The barreling waves rose as high as 5 meters while some of the bravest and skillfully talented PKRA riders such as Keahi De Aboitiz (Cabrinha, AUS) the winner of the PKRA Morocco wave event title as well as Thomas Paris (North, FRA), Tom Hebert (North, NCL), Mauricio Pedreira (Naish, BRA) and Lee Harvey (North, GRB) to name a few have the ability to master various maneuvers proficiently such as impressive backside riding, fluent turns and cutbacks, breathtaking aerials to remarkable 360 degree rotations.