Bright skies and steaming temperatures on the second day of the Sosh Freestyle cup / 2012 IFCA Pro Kids, Junior, Youth Freestyle World Championships. After the skippers meeting a group picture was taken on the beach in front the event site.
The winds were very light so the riders were put on standby until after lunch as a freestyle expression session and a tow in show sponsored by; Sosh, Freegun (partner clothing brand of the Moussilmani bro's) and Makani Fins were scheduled for later in the afternoon.
The winds remain light but the show had to continue so the riders got ready for the freestyle expression session which was divided into 2 categories; the Pro Kids and the Youths, there was also a selection of 5 riders chosen for a tow in show.
Day 2 Highlights:
In the pro kids we saw a young and upcoming talent from Israel Jonathan Yagen a.k.a Johnny boy spinning and pulling out some interesting trick combinations and geckos.
Some real cool light wind sail tricks were done by Yentel Caers from Belgium in the youth category.
As for the tow-in; the show was stolen by the Caribbean freestyler from Curacao, Rafael de Windt who managed to pull off some clean funnels in front of the crowds who did enjoy watching the expression session.
Skydiving is one the daily activities here at the Sosh freestyle cup and everyday people get to try skydiving for the first time, clear skies and the crowded beach made it a spectacular show.
Later on tonight the first official day of summer kicks off with the national music festival here in Marseille at the Sosh freestyle cup village where we have the following line up: Antoine Clamaran DJ ternationnal, Basto tube 2012 "Again and Again", Les Jumo Tube Decale Gwada.
Tomorrow the skipper's meeting is scheduled at 9:00am with a promising forecast of winds for the whole day so the best of action is yet to come.
Winners of the Sosh, Freegun and Makani Fins expression session:
1. Yagen, Jonathan ISR-02
2. De Cooman, Michiel BEL-161
2. Max, Steven ARU 888
3. Lasore, Mattijs BEL-160
1. Caers, Yentel BEL-16
2. de Windt, Rafael CUR-45
3. Ingen, Nick NED-122
1. de Windt, Rafael CUR-45
2. Albert, Antoine NC-21
3. Ingen, Nick NED-122
IFCA/EFPKT Ruben Petrisie
Day One started off cloudy with temperatures around the 26 degrees, the first skippers of the event was held in the riders lounge area at 13:00 after the inscriptions took place. The general event information and the event crew were presented to the riders. We have riders from 4 continents and 9 countries signed up.
The riders were put on standby due to the lack of wind, but the winds started to kick in so the riders went out to practice and to get the feeling of the conditions in the competition area. The day was hot as the sun came out, a lot of people came to the event site where they could enjoy the bmx and skateboard contests and also participate to fun games organized by Sosh the official event sponsor.
In the evening the riders will have their little private gathering in the Sosh Freestyle cup event village and the following performances will be live on stage at the Corona Sunset Music Festival: KEYSCOLORS live - David Walters / Tee Two Mariani / Bianca Girard - Dj Set / Tee Two Mariani and David Walters
Tomorrow the skipper's meeting for the windsurfers is scheduled at 10:00am at the riders lounge area in the sosh freestyle cup event village.
photo credits: Luc de Cooman