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WWA - Freewave Round 3 Finale - Clayton Dougan crowned again

Awesome out of control conditions for the third and last round of the Wellington Freewave series for 2010. 40 knots plus at Lyall Bay and grunty logo southerly swell saw another reduced amount of entries. But enough for two heats, a repercharge and a final.

Because the last two previous events were wave events, the last event was earmarked as a freestyle event. A compromise was reached on the beach to run the contest in the waves but with an emphasis on freestyle. Because it was so windy, freestyle moves were limited giving way to wave orientated moves - loops, backside aerials, wave riding and big jumps.

Read the full story with pictures (James Court)

First heat. A perfectly powered up run off the beach into a 20 foot clean backward loop plane away landing. Flicked a clean table top forward out the back and jibed onto a mast high face. Good SW meant cracking good top to bottom turns with a tweaked out aerial on the last close out section. Easy admittance to the final.

Weeellll anyway....thats the way it should have gone. What actually happened....

And another account (Troy Purcell)

Pic by Anton

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