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01/08/2010 - created by Paul Griffiths

'Cold Hawaii'

Klitmøller is set to play host to the world's top wave sailors this Autumn.

In September 2010, the wind and waves of the northern part of Denmark will welcome the best international windsurfers at the first Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. A unique event, which is part of the most prestigious windsurfing world cup series worldwide.

The Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup will be staged in the northern part of Jutland from 13-19 September 2010 and will form part of the PWA’s wave series.

The Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup embraces the best 48 wave sailing windsurfers in the world, who will no doubt do their utmost to achieve the important world cup points and qualify for the prize of 30,000 Euro.

The Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup is meant to be an annual event in the village of Klitmøller,- the capital of Cold Hawaii.

Project manager for the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup is Robert Sand, who grew up in Klitmøller and is still living there today. Robert Sand is one of Denmark’s most experienced windsurfers and has competed on the world tour for many years.

The majority of the financial foundation for the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup comes from the municipality of Thisted and Sport Event Denmark as well as development assistance by LAG THY-Mors, without all of whom the event would not be possible.

Head of business and tourism affairs in the municipality of Thisted Jan Krogh says: “We are extremely pleased to stage the world cup. It will no doubt be a unique event, especially thanks to the fantastic volunteers in the local surfklub, NASA. It is our vision in North West Jutland to stage two large international events annually and this is a good beginning”.

Chief Executive Lars Lundov, Sport Event Denmark adds: “We welcome as many international sports events as possible in all parts of Denmark and this Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, indeed, puts Thisted on the event map. The event is part of the world cup series and the target group is among others young surf enthusiasts. Therefore we will do our utmost to tell people about the event both leading up to, and during the contest through the media.”

Laurids Mortensen from LAG Thy-Mors continues: ”LAG Thy-Mors supports the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup because the event puts the region on the world map. We are convinced that the event reflects the positive image of our region. But also, the world cup is expected to attract lots of spectators and later on numerous tourists, who want to experience the wonderful surfing facilities themselves”.

PWA tour manager Rich Page finishes: “The PWA is delighted to finally be making the Journey to Klitmoller for the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. As a well known and long established wave sailing location, Klitmoller is well overdue its place on the PWA Tour, having been visited by PWA riders on many occasions.”

Finally, thanks to the hard work of the local organisation team and the generous support of all those contributing to the event, Denmark will have an opportunity to prove to the world just what it has to offer in terms of top rate windsurfing conditions, as the greatest windsurfing show on Earth comes to town!

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