Before the main event starts, a little update from the breakfast table at 313 Cable Park after Thursday’s exciting qualifier.
After a long sunny qualifying day, the last finalists for Red Bull WakeDuel 2023 have been decided since yesterday, Thursday June 8, evening. The weather showed its best side compared to the previous years and attracted enthusiastic spectators to the terrace of the restaurant.
There they got to see plenty of action as the riders had to give it their all to advance to the next round. From the mega Cab 900 (Busty Dunn) to the classic-clean nosepress-to-nosepress (rail-to-rail) of Nico von Lerchenfeld, there was something for everyone. In addition, one could marvel at a conspicuously large number of Rewinds.
It’s exciting to see that many young participants in men’s and women’s category want to and can compete with the wakeboard legends. It’s nice to see that the new generation is there – motivated and talented.
Also the local riders convinced with a very high riding level and had the opportunity at the unique “locals only” LCQ in the sunset to show the international field of riders again what they have got. What a day!
|Salome Le Ly||FRA|
|Guoda Saulė Malinauskaitė||LIT|
|Rien Van Der Pas||GER|
|Nico Von Lerchenfeld||GER|
|Busty Dunn (Nachrücker für Ryan Peacock)||AUS|
So on Thursday there was already a good foretaste of what we will see in the main event on Saturday. Since some of the favorites have dropped out, it will definitely be exciting to see who will fight their way to the podium.
Why fight? It’s not just about fierce tricks, creativity and style, but also endurance. The contest run goes a complete round and consists of various hacks. Those who still have power and oxygen after the kicker-to-Claudia have to shoot over the kicker in the end. Really exhausting, as the riders confirm.
Stay tuned – the livestream will run on Saturday here with us!
Photographers: Kozorez & Borotinskas