Day Three at the Lord of the Wind Showdown 2015 event in Los Barriles, Baja, started with light wind on Saturday, but by 1 pm the wind kicked in and course racing began with the Men’s Elite class. Bryan Lake, Julien Kerneur, Adam Withington and the rest of the competitors pushed their limits during each racing heat.

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The Men’s Elite Quarterfinals Freestyle competition came next and did not disappoint. The beach crowd saw plenty of old school moves and technical tricks being thrown.  Naish’s Drew Christianson, Airush’s Julien KerneurCabrinha’s Evan Netsch as well as fellow team rider Dylan Murphy advanced into the finals.

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Julien Kerneur wowing the crowd

Men’s Open/ Masters followed the Elite class and competitors in these events also put on a fabulous performance with spectators cheering things on as each heat progressed. Fritz Otiker, Cosmonm “Guacamole” Noonan, Nemo Taylor and Jaime Ancira advanced to the finals.

Nemo Taylor

Nemo Taylor

The Women’s Freestyle started with no less ferocity as the men’s prior heats. With the crowd cheering them on and three heats of action on the water, the ladies put on a show. When it was all said and done, six were left standing going into the finals; Kris Kinn, Fiona Wylde, Cynthia ‘Cynbad’ Brown, Justi Vonada,  Mary Lacroix-Samson and Laura Mayer.

For 2015 LOTW Showdown event wrap and race results click here:LOTW SHOWDOAN RESULTS.