The 2008 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf - Event Preview


Freestyle's Freshest Performers Get Set to Blow into Podersdorf and Spark up the 2008 Tour...

From April 29th through May 4th the PWA tour hits the mammoth beachside arena on the shores of Austria's Neusiedler See.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Podersdorf's Nordstrand’s packing in the curtain-raising 2008 PWA freestyle event alongside a massive musical extravaganza.

Big Hitters

Topping the bill is the current world champion Marcilio Brown of Brazil (Mistral / Gaastra). The 18-yr old snatched victory in the dying seconds of last season’s tour from archrival Jose Estredo - the '06 winner from the hotbed of freestyle innovation in Isla Margarita, Venezuela.

And piling on the pressure from the Caribbean is 3rd ranked rider Kiri Thode (Starboard / Gaastra) of Bonaire, who's got a whole new bunch of tricks up his sleeve along with team mate and training buddy Tonky Frans (F2 / Gaastra), and 3-times world champion Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde).

Plus, there’s the usual crew of homeboys such as Michael Rossmeier (Exocet / The Loft), Chris Sammer (F2 / North), ramp-master Tom Hartmann (Naish / Naish), and many more dedicated freestyle specialists who know this lake like the back of their hands.

But a sizzling winter of groundbreaking new moves from old hands and rookies alike will freeze out anyone who’s off the pace.

No Limits

Spectators at The PWA Surf World Cup can also expect to see the bar raised in the first event of the PWA's innovative new 'Best Moves' format.

With a maximum amount of tricks being set per heat, everyone's a winner as entrants are free to unleash the power moves, ditch the safe routines, and fully go-for-it without fear of falling.

Party Time

Famed throughout the region, the on-water energy in Podersdorf pumps on throughout the night as massive holiday weekend crowds roll into town to meet the stars and live the lifestyle.

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