Platinum Sponsors

News

09/29/2010 - created by Paul Griffiths

Colgate World Cup Sylt

Day 5 - The world’s craziest freestylers flipped the vibe on day five with a spectacular display of tow-in trickery, which saw the king of pop, Steven Van Broeckhoven play true to his name on the becalmed North Sea!

Despite very light winds forcing the official competition on to hold, the PWA’s freshest were desperate to jump back in the water and return to the limelight. So late in the afternoon head judge, Duncan Coombs organised a light wind freestyle exhibition allowing the sailors to wow the crowds with a technical display of tow-in-styling.

Having had more than twenty-four hours to recover from the single elimination, the four o’clock freestyle frenzy was oversubscribed with riders. Six were lucky enough to be automatically seeded through to the final, and the remainder had to fight it out in the qualifiers for their chance to challenge the best!

The final eight consisted of the crazy French men, Anthony Ruenes (Tabou) and Nicolas Akgazciyan (Starboard, Gun). The boys from Bonaire, Kiri Thode (Starboard, Gaastra), and Tonky (F2, Gaastra) and Taty Frans (Starboard, MauiSails). Belgian boy wonder, Steven Van Broeckhoven (F2, Gaastra). And, the Venezuelan whiz kids, former world champion Ricardo Campello (JP, NeilPryde, MFC), and current world champion Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic, North).

After being towed along the shore at full speed behind a jet ski, the man with more pop than a tube of Pringles, Steven Van Broeckhoven managed to impress both the judges and the spectators with an awesome culo on the glassy North Sea to win himself the top prize of a Panasonic camcorder. Second went to the current world champion, Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo who was actually the first to gain respect from the crowd with a clean air flaka. And, the final prize went to Taty Frans for his slick double trick – a burner into a flaka!

The remaining fleets had to watch on in awe after a full day on standby had tested the nerves of even the most experienced of competitors. However, with four days still to go, there’s everything left to play for. And, with a new low pressure rolling in, the North Sea will soon turn into a windsurfer’s paradise!

Eye On The Horizon

The forecast for tomorrow looks much more promising than today, and the wind ordered for the weekend will ensure a spectacular finale for the last racing, freestyle, and women’s wave events of the year.

Official Competition Results

Freestyle After The Single Elimination

1st Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic, North)

2nd Taty Frans (Starboard, MauiSails, Mystic)

3rd Steven Van Broeckhoven (F2, Gaastra)

4th Kiri Thode (Starboard, Gaastra)

Slalom After One Race

1st Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard, Severne, Mystic)

2nd Antoine Albeau (JP, NeilPryde)

3rd Jimmy Diaz (Starboard, North)

4th Alberto Menegatti (Starboard, Simmer)

5th Kevin Pritchard (Starboard, Gaastra, Dakine)

Keep in the groove

For more information on all the entrants, and to keep up to date with every piece of the action, click on www.pwaworldtour.com

Here you can:

• View the live streaming broadcast

• View the live ticker service for heat-by-heat bulletins

• Check live elimination ladders

• Check results

• Read daily news summaries

• Browse awesome action photo galleries

There’s also a dedicated event website which can be found at www.windsurfworldcup.de

Or for more information, please contact the PWA office via info@no-spam-pleasepwaworldtour.com

Latest News

3 Storms, 10 Sailors, 1 Champion. The Entire Planet As A Stage.

>>

Event Summary: 2014 PWA World Tour ends in style as Albeau and Cousin are crowned champions of world, whilst Van Der Steen wins maiden event

>>

Day 6: Van Der Steen claims maiden event victory, whilst Albeau wins battle for the 2014 world title

>>

Day 5: Delphine Cousin officially world champion, whilst men’s title race hangs in the balance ahead of final day

>>

Day 4: Men’s title race takes a twist - Van Der Steen heads to top of event rankings and Delphine Cousin edges ever closer to world title

>>

PWA Prints to Order

PWA Prints to Order