Riders from across the globe headed to Mexico to compete in Rd 3 of the 2018 IFWA Freeride World Champs.
The star studded international field has been going off all season long. Pilots from Mexico, USA, Brazil, Australia, France, Argentina and the UK have been battling it out.

The location and event didn’t disappoint as the riders went all out and battled until the eventual champion was crowned.

 Abraham Hochstrasser (Mexico, Jetpilot) took out his home event and finished his finals run off with an insane double off the waves. Abraham rode amazing and in the semi was forced to ride against good friend and 3 x time world champion the one, the only Mark Gomez (USA) who once again showed off his dominant talent and range of tricks to take home 3rd place.

Image source: Jon Currier  @joncurrier

 Huge respect goes out to all the riders in the competition!!

 Rd 3 Results from Mexico as below:

 TOP 10

 1: Abraham Hochstrasser (MEXICO) JP Team Rider

2: Hugo Goirre (FRANCE) 

3: Mark Gomez (USA) JP Team Rider

4: Daniel Foy (UK)

5: Sean Star (USA)

6: Carter Brackett (USA)

7: Joel Barry (AUS) JP Team Rider

8: Mick Anthony (AUS)

9: Bruno Jacob (BRAZIL)

10: Francois Lavergne (FRANCE)

With 2 more events to go (USA and JAPAN) the race is tight for the overall championship.

Mark Gomez has just the slightest points edge over Abraham Hochstrasser with Daniel Foy lurking closely in 3rd followed by Mick Anthony, Bruno Jacob, Hugo Goirre and Joel Barry all within striking distance should they step up and claim top spot at the next event for Blowsion Surf Slam, Pacific City, Oregon on September 7-9. 

Image source: Chris Rauen @racuwerx

Current 2018 IFWA Freeride World Championship Points

TOP 10

1: 65 points – Mark Gomez (USA) JP Team Rider

2: 61 points – Abraham Hochstrasser (MEXICO) JP Team Rider

3: 56 points – Daniel Foy (UK)

4: 49 points – Mick Anthony (AUS)

5: 39 points – Bruno Jacob (BRAZIL)

6: 38 points – Hugo Goirre (FRANCE)

7: 36 points – Joel Barry (AUS) JP Team Rider

8: 34 points – Francois Lavergne (FRANCE)

9: 33 points – Jeremy Bosser (FRANCE)

10: 26 points – Martin Fernandez (ARGENTINA)


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