Heat 13 –
Heat 13 was the first in sequence, and the athletes hit the water with the wind pumping and the tide high at 10.30 am. Belgian/Spanish rider Jerome Cloetens was on fine form for the start of the day, opening with several good tricks, including a nice Double Heart Attack. He clinched the spot in the Semi-Final, together with Frenchman Nico Delmas, who knocked out Sergei Borisov by just 0.01 points, a very tight ending to this first heat of the day.
Heat 14 –
Four french athletes came together for Heat 14, each one wanting to beat his fellow team mate for a chance to advance to the semis. Each athlete pushed to go bigger, but struggled to land their attempts due to the increasing wind conditions. Arthur Guillebert and Louka Pitot managed to keep a lead on their competitors, trying their best to perform solid tricks in the gusty wind conditions. Their effort paid off as they both passed to the Semi-Finals.
Heat 15 –
Kalu de Sousa from Brazil was not going to let the difficult conditions deter him, and put on a strong display of riding. Elite Championship rider Gianmaria Coccoluto from Italy struggled at times to perform as he wanted, but he managed cover the basics, and he followed De Sousa into the Semi-Finals, knocking out Edgar Ulrich and Cohen van Dijk from the competition.
Heat 16 –
Local rider Soufiane Hassouni faced a difficult challenge coming up against 3 Elite riders in Heat 16. He worked his way through the heat but it was not easy, and was knocked out at this round. However he receives the Wildcard for the Elite Championship as he is the highest qualifying local rider. Val Garat from France managed to maintain a lead landing a good Slim 7 and Front Blind Mobe.Anthar Racca from Mexico and Frenchman Paul Serin remained very close throughout, but it was finally Serin and Garat who advanced to the Semi-Final.