The 6th Jibes Sunrise Surf & SUP
This year the competition was held towards the end of November on the beautiful beach of Full Moon Village Suoi Nuoc. We held out as long as we could for the best conditions and the waves did not disappoint, neither did the competitors. We saw a definite increase in local Vietnamese riders, great to see local enthusiasm from some of the best Vietnamese riders in the country. Other nationalities included Russia, America, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Italy and Spain, making for a great mix of nationalities sharing their passion together. With over 32 competitors we knew this was going to be one of the most exciting Surf competitions seen so far. We were also very happy to announce that this year’s event would be professionally supported and recorded by Rufus Blackwell, using the very latest in DJI Drone and sport media technology, keep your eyes open for the final cut in and amongst the action, coming soon.
The event started off seeing the previous winners Pandanus using their free entry prize from last year to battle it out on the courts for a repeat result.
This year saw seven teams competing in a double elimination event giving each team the chance of winning the tournament even if they have had a loss along the way, with extra excitement and pressure being put on the leading teams not to relax too much.
Day 9: The final day in Vietnam turns up the heat to showcase some of the most nail biting action the World Tour has witnessed in recent years.
Following the frustration of the two previous windless days, all hopes boiled down to the competition’s final day to deliver suitable conditions for the racers to take to the water. With a mediocre forecast and talk of pressure systems interfering with the local thermal effect, the outlook looked bleak.