The 2006 Colgate PWA World Cup Sylt Bonus Super Session
If there’s ever a time you can guarantee awesome windsurfing conditions, then it’s either the day after a contest, or on a Monday morning. An excellent forecast meant that few of the world’s elite were making the usual scramble to the airport the day after this years Sylt event, as instead a whirlwind of activity spread throughout the storage tent in a mad rush to rig more gear than had already been packed up!
Pent up energy and tension had risen amongst the wavesailors at this Sylt 2006, after the Slalom 42 racers and Freestylers got their chance to impress their fans, but a lack of waves denied the waveriders their share of the limelight.
Seeing the weather map, and knowing the level of competitiveness amongst the PWA’s finest, the contest organisers threw in a load of extra cash as an incentive to impress the sizable crowds that skipped work on Monday to see their heroes do battle in a no holds barred waveriding contest! PWA photographer John Carter barely caught his plane home after bringing you these shots of the action.
Winning the un-official contest was Josh Angulo (CV-1), who beat Peter Volwater (H-24 F2 / North). Kauli Seadi (BRA-253 Quatro / Naish) came third. Daida Moreno (E-64 Mistral / North) won the women's category.
As a bonus to the bonus session, the dedicated followers were treated to the sight of windsurfing’s greatest legend, Robby Naish (US-111 Naish / Naish) giving an outstanding display of waveriding just upwind of the competition area. Many have said he’s sailing better than ever; a sentiment that proved itself on seeing his incredibly stylish waveriding style in the gnarly North Sea swells.
© PWA / Brian McDowell