Following on from the previous evening’s fun-filled parade and opening ceremony, 314 competitors faced challenging conditions for Sunday’s practice race. A thunderstorm delayed proceedings before the race committees could leave the harbour and set their courses. [more]

Once it was time to call out the competitors from the beach the 15 knot onshore breeze had picked up and created a lot of waves for them to master before reaching their starting area.
Even on the start line the surfers needed to be wary of the odd “rogue” wave!
Liepaja – “City where the wind is born” – did not disappoint all assembled on the shoreline.
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