Here’s the PWA Report by Ed Sinclair 2011 Aruba Hi Winds Grand Slam
Opening up the women’s heat’s experienced competitors Laure Treboux (Fanatic / North) and Yoli De Brendt (Fanatic / North) pushed ahead of Mio Anayama (NeilPryde) and Maxime Van Gent with their display of consistent switch stance maneuvers, seeing them make their way quickly into the semi-finals.
On the other side of the elimination Xenia Kessler (JP / NeilPryde) took down Arrianne Aukes (RRD / Simmer) for the first time, having lost out to her four times in Bonaire. Kessler looked to favor the slightly choppier water and the stronger winds of Aruba.
In the semi-finals Treboux quickly disposed of De Brendt displaying a particularly impressive heat, she landed a clean shove-it spock and a high switch kono. Meanwhile Offringa appeared to be in the zone claiming a shaka, and an array of switch maneuvers as she worked her way past Kessler.