In terms of race for the world title, with a 9th place provisional, it is Philip Köster who keeps for the moment the rope in the annual ranking ahead of Marcilio Browne (5th at Hookipa for the moment) and Ricardo Campello (7th provisional). Antoine Martin returns to a beautiful 4th place in the world, just ahead of Victor Fernandez (provisional 13th in Maui) and Thomas Traversa (9th tonight). Now all eyes are on the wind forecast for the coming days. The swell will remain more than consistent tomorrow, but the trade winds seem to want to run out of steam for the rest of the week. Will the double elimination take place? Will it be finished? Nothing is less certain but with a waiting window that only starts and three days of running license remaining, everything is still possible.
In replay video, the final of the simple elimination won by Antoine Martin: