2019 PWA Freestyle World Tour
For 2019 the Men’s PWA Freestyle World Tour will be reduced to just the top 32 sailors from the prior 48-man fleet, which will allow the contest to be switched to two-man heats earlier, or if the forecast is suitable then the whole competition may be run man-on-man, which will lead to a much more immersive viewing experience - particularly when paired with the live scoring.
The FQS (Freestyle Qualifying Series)
In 2018 the Freestyle Qualifying Series (FQS) was established in association between the PWA and the EFPT (European Freestyle Pro Tour) to unite the freestyle windsurfing circuit and to create a more comprehensive and professional format.
The top 20 sailors from the 2018 PWA Freestyle World Tour are guaranteed a place at all 3 Freestyle events this season - Bonaire, Fuerteventura & Sylt. The remaining spots will be allocated through the EFPT Qualification (places 21-26), PWA wildcards which will be valid for the whole season and then organiser wildcards for each respective event.
The six qualified sailors from the EFPT, who will compete on the entire 2019 PWA Freestyle World Tour tour are as follows:
Name: Loick Spicher (RRD / RRD Sails)
Best EFPT Result 2018: 2nd place EFPT Sardinia
Name: Julian Wiemar (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)
Best EFPT Result 2018: 5th place EFPT Sardinia / 5th place DAM-X
Name: Adam Sims (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg)
Best EFPT Result 2018: 9th place EFPT Sardinia / 9th place DAM-X / 9th place EFPT Lanzarote / 9th place Surf Worldcup Austria / EFPT tow-in Champion 2018
Name: Julien Mas (JP / Gun Sails)
Best EFPT Result 2018: 9th place DAM-X
Name: Eliran Levi (Tabou / GA Sails / Maui Ultra Fins)
Best EFPT Result 2018: 9th place EFPT Fuerteventura
Name: Dudu Levi (Fanatic / Gun Sails)
Best EFPT Result 2018: 9th place EFPT Sardinia
Make sure you stay tuned to www.pwaworldtour.com when the contortionists of the windsurfing world raise the curtains on the 2019 PWA World Tour in beautiful Bonaire (April 9th - 13th) to see how the first event of the season unfolds!