Gnarly Conditions for Day 2 of Hydrofoil Pro Tour
Gnarly conditions. Epic racing. San Francisco delivered and more for the second day of the 2018 Hydrofoil Pro Tour at the St. Francis Yacht Club. Sunny skies and 20-knot winds blessed the first heats of the day and gave competitors their most satisfying rides.
Heat one blasted off with France’s Nico Parlier (Ozone, Lynch & Associates, The Black Dog, Julbo) rounding the first weather mark and exploding, losing about ten places. He fought back and managed a second in the heat to Guy Bridge (Flysurfer, Mike’s Lab) -- an incredible comeback in tough conditions. “It was very hard. I had a nice little lead and I hit something and crashed,” Parlier explained, noting that something went awry for him in all four races today, preventing him from taking any firsts after yesterday’s five bullets.