PWA World Windsurfing Tour The Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) represents excellence in windsurfing. It's current and past members constitute the very best windsurfers in the World. We the PWA are the sailors who represent the sport at the highest level of competition, we strive to improve everyday and make windsurfing better for you, the public. en_GB PWA Worldtour Mon, 18 Oct 2021 13:29:54 +0200 Mon, 18 Oct 2021 13:29:54 +0200 TYPO3 EXT:news news-6508 Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:30:18 +0200 Foil Freestyle More Crazy Foil Freestyle with Balz Müller Balz Müller (MB-Boards / Severne Sails) is well known for pushing the limits of Foil Freestyle and the radical Swissman is back with another crazy foil edit!

Balz Müller: "Always a pleasure pushing the foil freestyle windsurf limits with my brother Jack at our home spot Bielersee :) filmed by Eva, windwasserwellen."

You can see Balz Muller's latest foilstyle session @

news-6506 Wed, 13 Oct 2021 07:12:10 +0200 The Right Path Antoine Albert Shares the Correct Extension Rope Pattern to Ensure the Easiest Downhauling Possible Whether you are an experienced sailor or a realtive newbie it's worth double checking that you are using the correct rope path when you are adding downhaul to your sails. Not only will it make the downhaul process easier, but it will also extend the life of your ropes!

Antoine Albert (Goya Windsurfing): “On every spot I'm going I always see windsurfers (even experienced) making a wrong "extension path" with the rope crossing and touching each other. So, I decided to dedicate a video on what is the proper path for the rope of the extension not to be crossing.

Here it is, please share it to all your windsurfer friends and clients so they can finally downhaul their sails with way less effort!

Please feel free to send me any feedback on the videos, they will be very welcom! 

Camera by Toya

Music: A Chant of Judah performed by Ital Milks & King Alpha

Hope you'll like the video !!

Stay tuned on my Youtube channel as I'll release a new video every Tuesday.

Please subscribe to my channel if you like my content! 

Thanks a lot for the support!”

You can see Antoine Albert’s tutorial on how to correctly downhaul your sail @

news-6504 Tue, 12 Oct 2021 07:31:12 +0200 Backyards Dreams Do Come True as Ricardo Campello Sails Backyards For the First Time with Kai Lenny Ricardo Campello (Naish / Naish Sails) has been wanting to sail Backyards for years, so when Kai Lenny (Goya Windsurfing) picked up the phone and said he was taking the short flight from Maui to Oahu he wasted little time in making his dreams come true by jumping on the same flight.

Ricardo Campello: “Dreams come true. For years I have seen videos of my fellow windsurfing friends windsurfing at Backyards. I received a last minute call from Kai Lenny to get on a plane to score some of the best waves I have ridden. It reminds me a lot of Cabo Verde. Although the locals said that swell wasn’t even the best direction I had a lot of fun. I am crazy to come back again. Thanks a lot for the windsurfing locals for hosting us and Kai Lenny for the call!”

You can see Ricardo Campello making his dreams come true @

news-6502 Mon, 11 Oct 2021 10:53:52 +0200 Guided Tour | Iceland Join Thomas Traversa & Jules Denel as they take you on a epic road trip through Iceland Iceland is often voted as one of the happiest place in the world to live, but it also boasts world class waves for those who don’t mind a bit of exploring. For Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails) and Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde) that’s exactly what they wanted and after a couple of trips they were just waiting for the right forecast to pop up again before their next adventure…

Thomas Traversa: “Jules and I traveled to Iceland in 2012 and explored some world class point breaks. I felt in love with the island. It’s one of the least known windsurfing destinations. In 2017 we returned to the Island in the northern Atlantic, discovered some great spots including one with great potential and had some great wave rides, but I thought that the conditions could be way better. Sylvain Bourlard joined us on our second trip. We knew that we have to come back, when a proper swell hits the island. In early September 2021 the forecast showed 2 days of big swell and strong winds… Louis Depoers joined us for a 3 days express trip, too. we were lucky!! The conditions worked out well at the rocky point.” 

You can see an epic Guided Tour of Iceland @

news-6500 Fri, 08 Oct 2021 09:36:18 +0200 Season So Far Maciek Rutkowski Talks Photoshoots, Israel & Croatia & Being in the Title Race Conversation For the First Time Heading into Season Finale in France Maciek Rutkowski (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails) was touted as being one of the best up and coming youngsters on the world tour having being crowned the Youth World Champion in 2012. However, it’s only in the last few seasons that that has started to come to fruition after a mixed bag of results in the preceding years. Now though, with a new level of maturity and consistency, the Pole is starting to become a force to be reckoned with. The 29-year-old finished 4th in Israel, whilst he successfully defended his event title in Croatia with an extremely strong performance. With the late edition of France to the calendar in November we caught up with Maciek to talk about the season so far, and how he feels about having his name in the title race doing into the decider for the first time.

Hey Maciek, how’s it going?

Very good! I’m just here in Tarifa for the annual FMX Racing photoshoot. It’s always exciting when you get to see the year’s ahead collection in real life with factory graphics and proper finish for the first time. It’s a very rewarding end of the whole process you go through with the designer and R&D team. You spend hours and hours talking, conceptualising, testing, testing, testing… then the boards go off to production and as a rider you have no awareness of what’s going on then until you see them at the photoshoot. So it’s always super exciting and the shooting part itself is pure fun, no more performance pressure, just cherry on the cake. The more fun you have the better it looks, so it’s pretty straight forward! 

Overall you must be delighted with how you performed in both Israel and Croatia? Defending your event title in Croatia and finishing 4th in Israel… but were you also a bit gutted to miss out on the podium in Israel as you had a real shot at it?

Delighted is maybe not the right word. I’m so damn competitive it’s hard for me to be satisfied, let alone delighted with a 4th place. Having said that I’m happy to be in the mix as with the new format you never know - maybe somebody was hiding some piece of equipment and you’ll be 3 knots off the pace, you never know! Yeah Israel was right there for me to podium, a couple things didn’t go my way and I also wasn’t fully aggressive, especially in finals I didn’t make the most out of some opportunities. So I made adjustments for Croatia and I’m pleased it worked out the way it did. Both events were full of racing so it was a great barometer of where I’m at and what to work on. 

How happy are you, not only by your high level of performance, but also the extraordinary consistency you have shown at both events? You never finished outside of the top 8 at either event - and in Israel you were the only sailor who could boast a 100% Winners’ Final Qualifying Record…

This was something I was very aware of coming into 2020 and rolling over to 21. In 2019 I had some great heats, won my first finals etc but totally lacked consistency. So it was something that I was consciously working on and I’m very pleased it paid off. Funny enough in Israel it almost worked against me, as with 7 eliminations you’re right on 2 discards, so 7 is the exact number of eliminations you’re allowed to be the least consistent in. But I can’t complain, actually if I could make all finals for an entire season this would be something to be proud of I think! 

Where does winning Croatia rank for you in terms of achievements in windsurfing? It was a pretty strong lineup over there!

It’s gotta be somewhere up there for sure - it was a great event with perfect conditions and like you say most of the current top 10, World Champion included. I had to bring my absolute best every elimination and I’m stoked I managed to perform at that level. But I don’t necessarily rank my achievements or look back much at all. There’s so much going on in the moment, and so much to look forward to as well! 

There were a couple of occasions in Israel when it looked like you were cruising to excellent results - I think once you were about to finish 3rd in the final - and got lifted by a huge gust… how tricky were the conditions and is that what actually happened?

Haha yeah that was like the definition of “tricky”! The majority of the event was in really gusty and shifty wind. And when I say gusty I mean like all time 10-25 knots within the same reach. My smallest foil dedicated sail I registered for 2021 is an 8 meter, and as much as it has unbelievable high-end range and amazing stability, sometimes when you get a 25 knot gust with a 25 degree shift you just can’t handle it. And I guess in this case I was already cruising and my focus went from 100% to 98%… I just remember getting pressure from the leeward side of the sail, my foil lifting at the same time and my front foot going out of the strap. Like a perfect combination. Landing in the water didn’t feel the best I can tell you that much!

And then there was another final where I think you rounded the first buoy in second place and then got taken out by your teammate - to all but ruin your chances in that one - what was your immediate reaction afterwards?

Yeah that was the afternoon of the penultimate day. At that time you already know more or less where you are and what positions you’re chasing, what you can and cannot afford. I knew I had been super consistent so I could put everything on the line and risk it for a bullet or a top 3 or something. So I nailed the start toward the top with my 7.7 fin setup fully powered up and all I can see is a white sail below me. It was Pierre, who had an equally good start, and equally good speed. We came down the reach and arrived to the mark together with him on the inside, but I managed to push him down enough that I fancied my chances of getting a good exit and challenging him on the 2nd reach. As I’m finishing my gybe and eye that crucial exit I get hit and land in the drink. I was p***ed! I never really had a problem confronting someone and that’s what I did. Didn’t really get an explanation or an apology and that was that. Then you have to summon yourself and try to focus on the next one which is one of the hardest and most key skills in our sport!

It seems you’re sailing with a lot more maturity now - would it be fair to say that after being taken out in such a position in the past, that it then may have affected you for a few races? Whereas this time you seemed to just put it to the back of your mind and get on with it…

Yeah exactly. I think I learned for those things not to affect my confidence. After all it’s not something I can control and I can get p****d off as much as I want, but it’s not gonna change the fact. In a funny way that’s why I like no rules racing. You don’t kid yourself you’re right and you still have a chance at proving it in the protest room. Shake it off and go. It also helps when you’re fast and you see you can replicate that performance. Before I would probably think it was a fluke and it would never happen again. So you look a lot more mature and mentally strong when you’re fast haha! 

Is there anything specific that you would attribute to this level of consistency that you showed?

Just being aware it’s something that I should improve. And then believing it is something you actually can improve and finding ways to do it. I’m as analytical and self-critical as they come. I break stuff down… even too much sometimes. I’m happy it worked so far and I’m very motivated to keep that trend going! 

There was also an incident in one of your semifinals when Antoine Albeau sailed across the first mark in the opposite direction to you guys… what was going through your head when you could see where he was and what he was doing?

First thing that goes through your mind is trying to react and adjust your gybing line to the situation. In my case I had to go fully around him and lost enough places to push me outside of qualifying at the finish. So I’m happy the judges checked the video evidence and decided to re-run the heat. As for Antoine’s motivation I never really questioned it. He did what he thought was best for him at the time - whether it really was or wasn’t is not my place to judge.

After 18 months away from windsurfing on the world tour - how good was it to be back out there competing with the best guys in the world?

Yes. Competing was amazing and the response from the fans was amazing. They’ve been waiting for it as much as we did! But also just seeing everybody after a long time is cool. After all we’re like a family. Yes you might have the annoying cousin or the uncle you secretly don’t like but it is like a one big windsurfing family! 

Nicolas Goyard blew everyone away with his amazing performance on the foil, which led to a lot of people online particularly - asking why the two disciplines are together and not separate still… what’s your stance on this?

I believe the high end of the sport is always driven by performance. If Brawzinho went against Robby Naish in 1985 and did a perfect air taka would you ban air takas? Or say its freestyle not wave sailing? It’s human nature to be a little bit resistant to change, we often feel threatened by new things, but when this new thing is in certain conditions faster and gets us racing way earlier than before, providing overtaking opportunities, crashes, simply a better show… what’s not to like? 

Fans love to know what size gear you were on - so you can just give us a quick run down of your most used setups over the two events?

My most used setup in Israel was my CHS Aero + 8.1m foil slalom sail, FMX Racing 178 LR foil board and Exploder foil with 600cm2 front wing and 100cm fuselage. Of course I did heats on my 7.7m and 118, and even maybe some on 7.0 and 98. Croatia was a bit more mixed, we had some ultra light finals with 9.1, 700cm2 and 110cm fuselage pumping to even stay on the foils… all the way down to 7.0 and 98. But the killer combo that at some point won me 4 finals in a row was my FMX Invictus 118 and CHS Aero+ 7.7 with a 36.5cm fin. That combination was absolutely motoring there! 

After winning in Croatia have you given yourself a little bit of time to celebrate? If so, how did you celebrate? Or was it straight back to the grind and training?

Yeah I jumped on a sailboat with my family and we sailed around Croatia for 5 days, which was basically scratching the surface. The place has so many islands and hidden places you could probably spend months there, but at some point you gotta get back on the grind as you say and prepare for the next thing.

The PWA has just announced a grand finale in France with the SOMWR 10 x Marignane PWA Grand Slam. What are your expectations for that event coming in ranked 4th… with a shot at the World Title perhaps? 

First of all I’m really excited and grateful that we will have the opportunity to race again this year! And yeah it’s really cool to be in the title conversation. That was my goal for this year, to try to get in that conversation, get in the realm of possibility and just see how it feels, see what it takes, what’s the next step. Of course I’d prefer Croatia counted, even with less points or whatever, that would make my position even better, but being in that conversation is all I can ask for. From there it’s just about performing - I race good, good things will happen, simple as that! 

Great, thanks, Maciek. Good luck in France.

news-6498 Thu, 07 Oct 2021 10:39:06 +0200 Red Bull Storm Chase The world ́s toughest windsurfing contest returns - the 2021/22 Red Bull Storm Chase waiting period is now open! Red Bull Storm Chase, the world’s most challenging windsurfing contest, happens only in minimum Force 10 winds (89-102kph) and huge waves. Starting now, the hunt is on for those unique conditions – with a focus on Northern Europe and an extended 6-month contest window.

Winter is on its way with stronger wind, waves and heavy weather. This means: Red Bull Storm Chase returns for another waiting period!

After a challenging past season without a suitable situation to hold the competition, the team is back at it: Chasing wind and waves, looking for the perfect storm for the world ́s best athletes to perform at their highest level - whether it ́s rocketing into the air, or carving up moving walls of water.

As always, the location is to be determined and all riders and crew will travel on short notice once a storm hits and the chase is on.

This season ́s competition window opens today, October 7th and closes on the 30th of March 2022. This extended contest window leaves quite some time to score the Force 10 winds (89-102kph) and matching needs for a worthy contest.

Key Facts:

• The world’s toughest windsurfing contest
• Contest window: 07/10/2021 to 30/03/22
• Riders judged on jumps, wave riding, and execution of tricks
Event is confirmed only 72 hours before the start of competition



In choosing the event site for Red Bull Storm Chase, consideration is given to locations that offer: a likely combination of Force 10 wind and waves; close proximity to an international airport, adequate medical coverage and emergency services, and an absolute guarantee of adequate water access. During the defined waiting period, this is most likely to happen in Northern Europe.
Event Coverage and Timing

A ‘watch’ alert will go out to riders and crew approximately 120 hours before the event, and confirmation will come just 72 hours before the event, at which point, media will be notified and riders and event crews will travel to the selected location.

What ́s new? 

The pre, mid, and post-event updates will be available online at the social media handles of the PWA as our official event partner:

- Facebook: @PWA.World.Tour.Windsurfing
- Instagram: @pwaworldtour


news-6496 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 09:05:33 +0200 Merci Buku Antoine Martin is Back with a Bang with his Latest Edit - Merci Buku Antoine Martin (Starboard) is well known for his radical antics and his latest video more than lives up to those expectations with crazy double pushloop and one-footed pushloop attempts. 

The 2019 PWA Aloha Classic Champion looks to be in fine form with his crazy air game also being matched by his wave riding skills. Martin's latest edit was only meant to be a minute long, but thankfully they decided last minute to extend the clip, which you can see @

Antoine Martin: “Full dedication and ready for anything. Merci Buku
Edited by: Mattéo Nativelle”

news-6494 Mon, 04 Oct 2021 07:53:27 +0200 Mission Baja Sarah Hauser Heads to Baja on a Air Game Mission Sarah Hauser had been waiting for an opportunity to return to Baja, so when the appropriate forecast popped up she wasted little time in organising her mission to the land of no stores or electricty, but what it lacks in convenience, it more than makes up for with its waves.

Sarah Hauser (Tabou / S2Maui): “Punta San Carlos in Baja is one of the most special places I’ve been to. It’s about an 8 hour drive from the Mexican border. Once you get there, there is no store, no water, no electricity, but tons of waves and beautiful sunsets. I had been dreaming to get over there on a good swell before the end of summer to practice my aerial game and re-charge my soul. As we entered the month of September, the COVID-19 restrictions to travel between Mexico and the US by land were nonexistent for essential travels. Essential it was! I didn’t expect this trip to take me through so much growth and to a place of total bliss, whether it’s for my windsurfing career or my internal dialogue and deep motivations.”

You can see Sarah Hauser’s mission to Baja @

news-6492 Sat, 02 Oct 2021 06:00:57 +0200 SOMWR 10 x Marignane PWA Grand Slam Marignane Set to Host a Blockbuster Finale for the 2021 PWA World Tour with Slalom, Freestyle & Wave World Titles up for Grabs Taking place in Marignane, France from the 12th until the 21st of November, the PWA confirms an event that will be an action collaboration between sports, brands and governments, and that will turn negatives to positives.

The Professional Windsurfers Association and clothing brand SOMWR will lead sports into actively combating climate change and plastic pollution, together with the Marignane community in France this November.

The PWA is pleased to announce its collaboration with SOMWR and Greentech Festival to realise this fantastic event opportunity. The SOMWR 10 x Marignane PWA Grand Slam, Presented by Greentech Festival is a ground-breaking multi discipline event that will bring the entire range of PWA athletes to the shores of Southern France for a contest that will not only showcase all 3 of the main competition disciplines, but for the first time, will generate a 10 x positive environmental impact, through the actions and philosophy of SOMWR.. 

Utilising the excellent resources of Club Nautique Marignanais as well as the Cercle de Voile de Martigue at Carro, the wave, freestyle and slalom sailors will come together for a 10 day festival of natural powered action, which will blow the lid off the pandemic and put windsurfing back in front of the world’s media.

For the slalom fleet it will be the third outing for some of the riders at PWA events this year, after the very successful events at Tiberias in Israel, and the  2 star event at Bol in Croatia, but for the freestyle and wave fleet, it will be their first chance to do battle on the PWA World Tour since 2019, creating huge anticipation for what will be a showdown of epic proportions.

The Collaboration

Synergies between the Grand Slam event and SOMWR are leading to joint efforts to sink ten times the amount of CO2 released through travel. It is well known that travel emissions are one of the largest contributors to CO2 emissions during similar scale sporting events. Approximately 180 riders, and some spectators travelling to the PWA event will result in a notable amount of planet warming CO2 released.

Clothing and environmental movement brand SOMWR will be utilising their connections with Worldview International Foundation, mangrove planting specialists.

These mighty mangroves absorb 1 tonne of CO2 within the first 20 years of life, and continue to do so after these years. Replenishing areas where mangroves once thrived, but have now degraded due to the farming of the land. Now local communities are able to secure an income from protecting and rehabilitating these mangrove areas.

Removing 1100 KG of Plastic Waste From Coastlines

Further efforts are being made for the spectators of the events. For the first 1000 people at the event, 1.1 KG of plastic waste will be removed from coastlines through the plastic clean up program developed by Starboard, SOMWR’s sister company. 1.1 KG accounts for the average amount of plastic each person is responsible for reaching the oceans each year!

Visitors on site can join beach clean ups, to learn through action, showing how much waste is truly on the shorelines of the PWA event locations. Guests can also share, learn and collaborate on new ideas on how we can do more to help our oceans and earth recover.

With SOMWR being the naming sponsor of this event, the brand has felt it is their duty to not contribute to stickers on sails. Notably these stickers are quite often lost when out at sea, adding to the 8 billion tonnes of plastic marine litter in the ocean, per year.

Will the SOMWR 10 X Marignane PWA Grand Slam, presented by Greentech Festival event be a benchmark for all sporting events?

Join the resistance movement with SOMWR and PWA in the Marignane commune.


SOMWR is committed to creating a future of freedom that is worth living, and therefore the brand is more than just a clothing brand; it is also a pioneering movement. Garments are made using certified organic cotton and work with supply chains where people are treated with respect and value. SOMWR aims to become a force in natural CO2 sequestration through reforestation and combatting ocean plastic pollution through collecting beach/ ocean plastic litter. More info can be found @

About Greentech Festival

The GREENTECH FESTIVAL was founded in 2018 by Nico Rosberg, the former Formula 1 World Champion and the two engineers and entrepreneurs Marco Voigt and Sven Krüger. The focus here is on the exchange of future-oriented innovations and far-reaching ideas that make a positive contribution to climate change. At the event, prominent thought leaders, entrepreneurs, activists and leaders from all over the world are invited to exchange ideas. As a result, the GREENTECH FESTIVAL has become one of the most successful and important international events for green technologies. Then, on November 4 and 5, the GREENTECH FESTIVAL will enter its first global round, celebrating in London! Here, not only the global acceptance and relevance of the festival is evident, but also the importance of sustainability, green energy and innovation. More info can be found @

news-6490 Wed, 29 Sep 2021 09:11:58 +0200 Best Of Part Two of Takara Ishii’s Best of Series Featuring Spots Around Gran Canaria Takara Ishii (RRD / RRD Sails) is back with the second part of his 'Best Of' series, which sees the young Japanese sailor exploring several spots around Gran Canaria.

Takara Ishii: “This video is #2 of my "BEST OF" series. It's a highlight videos which was filmed in GC(Gran Canaria).

GC is a special place for me, every year there is a huge comp and always compete.There was not this year though… I hope you guys enjoy this video!”

You can see part two of Takara Ishii’s best of series @

news-6488 Mon, 27 Sep 2021 05:17:23 +0200 Broken Molds Broken Molds is the complicated origin story of windsurfing; from its humble beginnings to becoming the fastest growing sport in the World. A new movie is coming from Poor Boyz Productions (The Windsurfing Movie 1 & 2, Who is JOB and Paradigm Lost) this November. Broken Molds is the origin story of windsurfing and explores the future of watersports.

First time ever the Schweitzer family has opened their treasure trove of original material for director Jace Panebianco to mix with the action filmmaking that is Poor Boyz Productions' trademark.

Set to a great banging soundtrack that includes Blondie and Guns N Roses, get your popcorn ready!


Featuring: Gerry Lopez, Laird Hamilton, Matt Schweitzer, Kai Lenny (Naish / Naish Sails), Robby Naish (Naish / Naish Sails), Jamie O’Brien, Zane Schweitzer ( and the world's best water athletes.

You can see a stunning wipeouts snippet from Broken Molds here.

news-6486 Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:21:55 +0200 A Summary of 2021 Summer 14-Year-Old Carlos Kiefer Quintana is Setting the Bar Even Higher For the Future - Watch his Summer Highlights Now Carlos Kiefer-Quintana (Fanatic / Duotone) has already taken his wave sailing to an extraordinary level at the age of just 14, but the young German isn't planning to rest on his laurels any time soon. The young rippper has been out in Gran Canaria for the summer and you can see his highlights reel now @

Carlos Kiefer-Quintana: “This summer I’ve learned the double forward, the forward off the lip and the backside wave 360. I also improved my stalled forward, the one handed backloop and my pushloops. For end of next summer i would like to learn the pushforward, taka and wave 360 and also to improve the doubles and my surfing.”


news-6484 Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:55:50 +0200 Maui Summer 2021 Summer Time Waves With Ricardo Campello in Maui The Pacific Ocean tends to go flat over the summer, but every now and again there's a bump, which gave Ricardo Campello (Naish / Naish Sails) the opportunity to sneak in a few bonus days of wave sailing around Maui.

Ricardo Campello: “We normally don’t have much waves during summer on Maui (Hawaii), but in the beginning of this summer we had some really good days on the water until it got completely flat. Here are a few of my best moments windsurfing mostly at Ho’okipa and also Surf Foiling! The next winter is around the corner. So stay tuned for more action!”

You can see Ricardo Campello's latest edit @

news-6482 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:54:07 +0200 How To Gu Screw Want to Take Your Wave Sailing to the Next Level? Perhaps it’s Time to Learn to Gu Screw Ben Proffitt (Simmer / Simmer Sails) is back with another tutorial... this time it's aimed at taking your wave sailing to the next level with the gu screw.

Windsurfing TV: “Looking for a move to try to spice up your wave sailing? I think the gu screw could be the one... plus it will help get your head around wave 360s and even forward loops!"

To see Ben Proffitt’s top tips on the gu screw visit @


news-6480 Mon, 20 Sep 2021 16:56:38 +0200 Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf Wave World Cup 2021 NoerStick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf Wave World Cup Ends with a Bang The NoerStick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf Wave World Cup’s last day was just as good as yesterday. Winds kept coming from the northeast. The waves were still rolling ramps, which tempted the surfers to jump into the sky. The sun didn’t show, but for these athletes it is all about wind energy. 

BREAKING NEWS: The PWA has funding for the next two years to come due to sponsorships and hard work. Mads Bjørnå was relieved to tell me about the fortunate situation. 

Talking about taking advantage of good opportunities the surfers went out for one last time time at this event. They did another nerve wracking Super Session. If you had a trick that you hadn’t pulled off yet, now was the time to shine. in a 40 minute heat everybody gave it their best. But some were ahead of the pack. Marino Gil (Goya Windsurfing) landed a perfect  backloop, which led to gold for him. Takuma Sugi (Tabou / GA Sails) amazed us all with a double front loop and brought home silver to the kingdom of the rising sun. Last but not least, Lars Bubelach, put all his weight and power into a massive turn that meant he earned bronze.

The prize ceremony took place at 14:00 Danish time. The head judge, Emilio Barquin, who led by example for the whole event, said a few words about the fantastic enthusiasm and social environment at this year's PWA. He emphasised that the reason why they come here every year is because of the consistency of the waves and the wind, Emilio said: “That’s why we always come here”. He also made it clear that everybody should just bring their friends to the PWA, there’s space for all. It is actually an open event. 

The next generation, exhausted with big salty smiles on their faces harvesting results. Everybody cheered each other on - real sportsmanship. 


1st: Maria Morales (Goya Windsurfing)
2nd: Maria Behrens
3rd: Line Wittrup 

Boys’ U15:

1st: Arthur Van Den Brande
2nd: Leon Maethner 
3rd: Peter Gobisch

Boys’ U17: 

1st: Anton Richter (JP / NeilPryde)
2nd: Tobias Bjørnå (Fanatic / Duotone)
3rd: Valters Videnieks

Boys’ U20: 

1st:Takuma Sugi (Tabou / GA Sails)
2nd: Liam Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne)
3rd: Marino Gil Gherardi (Goya Windsurfing)

news-6478 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:37:56 +0200 Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf Wave World Cup 2021 Day 4: Victories For Takuma Sugi & Anton Richter After Both Sailors Successfully Defend Single Elimination Crowns in Down-The-Line Showdown Hurricane swell and offshore winds arrived as predicted on Day 4 of the Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf Wave World Cup 2021 meaning the competition continued in solid conditions with starboard tack winds and set waves around 2 metres.

In the U17 boys - Valters Videnieks LAT33 - had a great battle against - Hannes Gobisch GER 801, but it was Videnieks, who would advance to setup a tie against local boy Tobias Bjørnaa D36 (Fanatic / Duotone), who looked comfortable on starbord tack at his home break. In the end local knowledge prevailed with Bjørnaa coming out on top to set up a final against Anton Richter Ger-441 (JP / NeilPryde), who won the Single Elimination. Bjørnaa produced an excellent display in the first final after landing an aerial to force a decider, but the local boy couldn’t quite hold off Richter at the second time of asking. Richter may not be used to sailing on starboard tack, but some how he achieved the highest heat score with 6 points to win the rematch and with it Richter walks away with the NoerStick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf World Cup 2021 title in the U17s division.

The U20s battle was tough for Nick Spangenberg G-141 (JP / GUNSAILS) going up against Liam Dunkerbeck Esp-11 (Starboard / Severne). In the down-the-line conditions Dunkerbeck junior excelled with his surf style earning plenty of points with the judges.

Next up for Dunkerbeck was a match against his buddy - Marino Gil Gherardi E-959 (Goya Windsurfing). This heat proved to be another exceptional one with two contrasting styles going head-to-head. Gil took the more aerial approach, whilst Dunkerbeck stuck to his surfing guns, which turned out to be the right decision with the 17-year-old earning the nod and the right to take on Takuma Sugi J7 (Tabou / GA Sails) in the final. 

The next generation didn’t disappoint once more with Dunkerbeck and Sugi producing another high quality display, but Dunkerbeck couldn’t quite force a Super Final with Sugi successfully defending his Single Elimination crown to become the U20 champion of the NoerStick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf World Cup 2021.

Looking Ahead

Thursday should hopefully allow us to complete the remaining heats in the U15s and U20s Girl’s fleets, whilst Friday looks set to be another windy one, which could see some Super Sessions held. 

news-6476 Wed, 15 Sep 2021 11:08:16 +0200 Top 10 Antoine Albert Selects His Top 10 Moves Since 2017 Antoine Albert (Goya Windsurfing): “Hello,

This week I went through my hard drive and made a montage of my 10 best moves I have on video since 2017. Which one do you prefer?

Please feel free to send me any feedback on the videos - they will be very welcome!! 

Camera by Adam Sims / Jordan EmaOtu / Gill Chabaud / Joan Pare / PH Albert / Felix Volkhardt / Toya / Marc Pare

Music: Velvet performed by The Big Pink

Hope you'll like the video!

Stay tuned on my YouTube channel as I'll release a new video every Tuesday.

Please subscribe to my channel if you like my content! 

Thanks a lot for the support!”

You can see Antoine Albert’s best 10 moves from the last few years @

news-6474 Tue, 14 Sep 2021 13:53:08 +0200 Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf Wave World Cup 2021 Cold Hawaii Begins with a Bang on Sunday Funday With low winds early on Sunday, the first possible start was set for 10:30am, but proper conditions didn’t arrive in Klitmøller until at around 15:00 - when the wind started to turn more westerly and picked up to around 20kts. All competitors were eager to get on the water and in true Cold Hawaii fashion sailing continued until dark.

First up was the U-15 and U-13 between Leon Maethner G-34, Peter Gobish G-802 and Arthur Van de Brande B-9. The young boys performed impressively in conditions where the waves were still on the smaller side. Even so, the heat had nice forward loops and some excellent wave riding as well as solid fundamentals. In the end, Leon Maethner G-34(Fanatic, Duotone, ION), ended up third, Peter Gobish G-802 (Duotone, Fanatic, Ion) second with Arthur Van de Brande B-9(Flyhigh Sports) taking first place with his well executed forward loops proving to be the difference.

Next it was U-17s turn, with a 3 brackets battle, and it started out strong with a stalled forward from Tobias Bjørnaa D-36 followed up immediately by a clean backloop by Gregorios Stathopoulos GRE-73. In the heat between Arthur Kahrs GER-187 and Anton Ricther G-441, both competitors executed great forwards, but Richter stole the show with a beautiful backloop! For the U-17 finals it was between Anton Richter G-441, Hannes Gobish G-801 and local talent Tobias Bjørnaa D-36. Richter started out with aggressive wave riding, followed up by a nice forward from Gobisch. Later on in the heat Bjørnå showed a great stalled forward. At this point the wind was onshore, which led to a forward off-the-lip attempt from Richter. The final ended with Anton Richter G-441(Neilpryde, Jp-Australia, Surfpirates) in first, Tobias Bjørnaa D-36(Duotone, fanatic, ion, k4 fins, noerstick) in second and Hannes Gobish G-801(Duotone, Fanatic, ION) in first

The women U-20 turned out to be a great show! All 5 girls were on the water against each other, and it only brought out the best of them. Their wave riding was impressive all round, with frontside and backside wave riding in increasing sizes of waves and a lot of current. In the jumping department, it turned into a front loop galore with every girl gunning for it. Line Wittrup D-82 and Maria Behrens G-209 had really nice forwards, Maria Navarro E-737 even over rotated her first forward, but redeemed it later on and young Sol Degreick B-5 had an absolutely massive forward loop. It was so tough for the judges to decide who came out on top that two competitor finished tied on points, such was the closeness of the battle. The girls had to go at it again in another heat after the U-20 Men’s Final to find the final score. In the end, Maria Naavarro E-737(Goya windsurfing, Godzilla surf shop, MFC, Malavida, Deportes granadilla de Abona) claimed first, ahead of Maria Behrens G-209(Fanatic, Duotone, MauiUltraFins, Chiemsee), second, and 13-year-old Sol Degrieck B-5(Severne) in third. 

The U20s went through 7 heats of the Single Elimination to find a winner. In the cloudy weather the wind and waves had picked up, and it showed from the first heat, with a forward from Marlon Maethner, whilst Takuma Sugi made a strong start with a one-handed backloop and a huge forward loop. In the second heat - Liam Dunkerbeck E-11 - came in flying with stunning planing forwards and pushloops. All competitors in the first round had excellent backside and frontside wave riding in difficult conditions. 

The second round of heats saw the wind peak and Marino Gil Gheradi E-959 impressed in his first heat, with the biggest backloop of the day, perhaps only surpassed with a one-footed backloop. In the wave riding department he showed a frontside 360, a cutback taka and an off the lip cutback. In the finals it was Dunkerbeck, Sugi and Gil, which proved to be an impressive spectacle. Dunkerbeck stomped a huge stalled forward, whilst Gil responded with a technical aerial.  Gil then showed up his aerial prowess with an impressive repertoire of one-footed backloops, stalled forwards and a  huge pushloop. Takuma Sugi showed off his superb wave riding and closed it out with pushloops - and raised the bar by landing the only double forward of the day! So, after a great final Liam Dunkerbeck E-11(Red Bull, Starboard, Severne, Mfc ) finished third, just behind Marino Gil Gheradi E-959(Goya windsurf, MFC, Mala vida rest, Pozowinds) in second, whilst Takuma Sugi J-7(Gasails, Tabou,  maneuverline, satiworks, テイクビルシステム、グローバルアイ) takes home a well deserved victory in the Single Elimination.

That's the result following first day of competition at Noerstick Cold Hawaii Youth PWA in Klitmøller, with competitors being crowned well into dusk. As of now tomorrow might just suprise us, and we will be standing by. That's all for today, only thing left to say is congratulations to all the winners, and a huge thanks to our sponsors and helpers who made it all possible. 

Looking Ahead

Tuesday’s skippers’ meeting will be at 10am, but also the forecast does not look too promising. Wednesday and Thursday, however, looks promising at the moment for some great waves and offshore conditions, which should hopefully provide an excellent show! Stay tuned!

news-6473 Sat, 11 Sep 2021 16:31:10 +0200 Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf Wave World Cup 2021 Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf Wave World Cup 2021 Set For Epic Start Tomorrow From 12pm CET Mads Bjørnå: "Hallo we are super excited about tomorrow Sunday 12 o´clock CET we will go live with action from the PWA Youth here in Klitmøller. 

We hope you will help us share the action of the Young Windsurfers and put this one out as many places as possible  �� 

Save the link give it a like we are Live tomorrow at 12 o'clock CET with Action from the NoerStick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf Wave World Cup 2021. 

see you soon." 

news-6471 Thu, 09 Sep 2021 10:02:48 +0200 Summer in Pozo Simon Thule's Summer Training in Pozo Izquierdo Simon Thule (Starboard / Saillloft Hamburg / Maui Ultra Fins) is just one of the youngsters who is preparing to compete at the Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf Wave World Cup 2021, which starts on the 12th September. The young Dane has been training out in Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria, this summer and you can see how his training went @

Simon Thule: "Windy everyday here in Pozo Izquierdo. A lot of moves and some crashes also double forwards! enjoy!!

Video: Stig Thule / Tobias Bjornaa / Matin Lundgreen"

news-6469 Tue, 07 Sep 2021 05:27:17 +0200 Guincho Summer Sessions Summer Time Fun with Thomas Traversa in Guincho, Portugal Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails) has been spending the some time in one of his favourite summer destinations… Guincho, Portugal, which can be fickle at times, but when it’s on the sailing looks super fun.

Thomas Traversa: “Here is a short clip out of 3 sessions in Guincho, Portugal, which is one of my favourite summer destinations, conditions can be tricky, but it s a good windsurfing-skatepark when the wind cooperates.

Music : Kids N Cats - AIR
Camera : Siam Images”

You can see Thomas Traversa’s Guincho summer sessions @

news-6467 Mon, 06 Sep 2021 07:10:51 +0200 Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf Wave World Cup 2021 In just six days time, Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf Wave World Cup 2021, is ON in Cold Hawaii, Denmark. The small cosy fishing village Klitmøller will host the 'Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Windsurf Wave World Cup 2021' in the Youth and the Juniors division, age of under 20 and U17 - U15 – U13 boys and girls, between September 12th and Sunday, 18th.

- We do say boys and girls, but when you see them on the water doing massive double rotation jumps over the horizon or the smoothest wave ride any surfer would envy, it's hard to believe that they are only youngsters, comments Mads Bjørnaa from the surf club NASA.

Ten years of proud PWA history

Klitmøller and Cold Hawaii have been a well-known PWA-spot for more than a decade.

We are pretty sure to get great conditions and have a fantastic week, when we try to find a World Cup Winner in every class and most likely also decide the World Wave Youth Ranking for 2021.

The event is a part of Cold Hawaii Games with more than ten different sports events on the coastline of Cold Hawaii and Cold Hawaii Inland.

- We look forward to welcoming surfers and crew during the best time of the year for wind and waves in Denmark, says Kristian Kjøller, Head of Cold Hawaii Games.

The event is created as a co-work between Friends of Cold Hawaii and the local surf club North Atlantic Surf Association (NASA) and the PWA with support of Thisted Kommune, Spar Invest and Nordjyske Medier - and a wide range of sponsors.

The classes are U20, U17, U15 and U13 - both boys and girls.

Main sailing location is in front of the NASA clubhouse Ørhagevej 189, 7700 Thisted. If the wind turns more Westerly, we have an option to sail in the nearby town of Hanstholm.

Live stream, Full video, photo and social media coverage going out to PWA and many more .

Cold Hawaii Games is presented By: Thisted Kommune, Spar Invest and Nordjyske Medier.

Follow the event here where we also link to the live stream.

Pre-registration :

news-6465 Fri, 03 Sep 2021 06:09:08 +0200 Injury Timeout Marc Paré Reflects on Some Summer Highlights From Pozo Whilst Waiting to Recover From a Foot Injury Marc Paré (Fanatic / Duotone) has been forced to take a rest after tweaking his foot whilst training in Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria, so with his feet up resting he’s been flicking back through his hard drive to compile this action packed 60 second clip.

Marc Paré: "Really been missing sessions like this one, after being out of the water for 3 weeks due to a foot injury. I’m super excited and looking forward to the new adventures though."

You can see Marc Paré's explosive new clip @

Photo Credit: Jose Piña

news-6463 Thu, 02 Sep 2021 04:11:20 +0200 Noerstick Cold Hawaii Youth PWA World Cup Event Organiser Mads Bjørnå Gives a Glimpse into What You Can Expect From the Upcoming Youth PWA World Cup in Cold Hawaii The 2021 Noerstick Cold Hawaii Youth PWA World Cup is now just over a week away with the next generation of wave sailors ready to show off their skills in Klitmøller between the 12th-18th September. 

You can hear a little from event organiser Mads Bjørnå (Fanatic / Duotone) ahead of the event event to gain a glimpse into what to expect from the week ahead here

news-6461 Wed, 01 Sep 2021 06:35:37 +0200 Spain To Portugal Cascais & Guincho With Antoine Albert Antoine Albert’s busy summer of travels continued last week with the New Caledonian making his way by ferry from Spain to Portugal on the hunt for wind & waves. By the sounds of it, it wasn’t the luckiest trip of the year, but Albert was still able to sneak in a couple of wave sessions. 

Antoine Albert: “The video of the week was filmed in Portugal straight after our 30 hour ferry trip from the Canary Islands to Huelva (Spain). We spent about a week in Malveira da Serra, a little village close to Cascais, but only got a couple of wave sessions. A day in Cresmina with pretty light on shore wind and an evening in Guincho with a nuclear cross shore wind. We also surfed a lot but because we were both enjoying the conditions, we have unfortunately no surf videos…"

You can see Antoine Albert’s latest edit @

news-6459 Tue, 31 Aug 2021 08:48:39 +0200 Karpathos A Day in Karpathos with Oda Brødholt & Sarah-Quita Offringa Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) & Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) jumped on a plane to Karpathos, Greece, which is renowned for its consistently strong winds. 

Oda: “Join us for a day in Karpathos! After we had our windsurfing camp with Meltemi Windsurfing we went for some proper freestyle training! 

Filmed by: Oda, SQ and Alexis Vangelis”

You can see what a day in Karpathos usually consists of for Oda and SQ @

news-6457 Fri, 27 Aug 2021 06:34:58 +0200 Pimp My Ride Building the Perfect Windsurf Van with Nico Prien For many windsurfers owning the ultimate windsurfing van ranks pretty high up on the list as it gives you portable accommodation, whilst you can carry all of your toys all the time, so you are never caught short on on unexpected conditions. Nico Prien (Starboard / NeilPryde) has just finished completing his perfect windsurf van and you can see the full guided tour now @

Nico Prien: “I finally got my absolute dream van for windsurfing!”

news-6455 Thu, 26 Aug 2021 06:34:04 +0200 My Home Turf Arthur Arutkin Takes You on a Guided Tour of Wissant, France Arthur Arutkin (Fanatic / Duotone) is the next sailors up from the Fanatic and Duotone Team to take you on a tour of their home spot, which in this case means Wissant.

Arthur Arutkin: “Home turf Project with Duotone Windsurfing about my home spot and home in Wissant! Enjoy”

You can see Arthur Arutkin’s guided tour of Wissant, France @

news-6453 Tue, 24 Aug 2021 05:26:07 +0200 Best of Takara Ishii A Pick of Takara Ishii's Best Waves From Ho'okipa Takara Ishii (RRD / RRD Sails) is one of the thriving next generation of wave sailors starting to come through the ranks on the World Tour. The 20-year-old has already earned multiple podiums on the Youth PWA Wave World Tour, whilst he’s equally adept on port and starboard tack. 

The young Japanese ripper has released his first YouTube video for a while, which shows a selection of Ishii’s best waves from Ho’okipa Maui. You can see Takara Ishii’s best of highlights @

Takara Ishii: “Hey guys,Thank you for watching. Finally I started my own YouTube channel. Now try to post a video 1~2 time in a month! I hope you like it :)” 

news-6451 Mon, 23 Aug 2021 07:41:56 +0200 Classic Pozo Must Watch | Ricardo Campello Talks About Landing the Biggest Jump of his Life After Returning to Pozo For First Time in 3 Years Ricardo Campello (Naish / Naish Sails) has long been considered one of the most radical windsurfers on the planet and his latest video from Pozo Izquierdo doesn’t disappoint with the 36-year-old giving a world class jumping performance. 

Ricardo Campello: “I did a last minute trip to Gran Canaria to get a good  forecast. It’s been 3 years I didn't sail in Pozo conditions and I really needed it, plus I wanted to test my new Naish gear on those conditions and its working really well. 

This video is a bit longer than usual as I am talking a little bit about the bIggest jump of my life, but make sure you watch it until the end for the crash part!”

You can see Ricardo Campello’s latest Pozo video @