Federico Morisio, Pacasmayo Classic Pro Men winner!
On the Pro Men’s side, the four sailors headed out into the setting sun for the final heat of the Pacasmayo classic. Russ Faurot continued with his smooth flowing style, earning a full set of solid scores for his big boosty aerials and smooth turns on waves he rode through completely onto the beach. Yann Rifflet sailed a solid heat full of tweaky aerials and late hits, but was unable to match his magical performance that earned his win in the semi-final. The clear standout sailors were Morgan Noireaux and Federico Morisio, who went head-to-head and wave for wave, both picking up great waves and sailing them to their full potential. Morgan displayed his trademark vertical ascent up the face, followed by powerful hacks directly below the breaking lip, as well as solid aerials and finishing off his second wave with a goiter at the end. Federico put on a show with his first wave of the heat, displaying a beautiful array of powerful carves, late hits, and controlled floaty aerials, all linked together with his smooth flowing style. Not finding another solid wave for the next 14 minutes of the heat, Federico was in the unenviable position of having the top scoring wave of the heat, but without a high-scoring second wave while his competitors were racking up points. At last, his patience paid off as a large set reeled off across the point, with Federico putting on another masterful display to best his previous wave, earning himself the highest wave score of the heat, and ultimately securing his maiden victory on the IWT. Morgan Noireaux had to settle for second place, and Russ earned his second career podium finish, stepping up to pick up third place.
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