​Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Wave World Cup 2020

Event Summary: Cold Hawaii Provides A Great Week Of Action While Next Generation Impress To Show Future Of Windsurfing Is In Safe Hands

After a week of action, cosiness (hygge, learn it, love it) and big smiles, the Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Wave World Cup concluded on September 19th with a moderate westerly wind- 16-18kts - which wasn’t quite enough to hold another super session with there still being a strong current on the inside.

However, that didn't keep these eager young surfers off the water. Light wind gear was rigged as there was still some swell leftover to enjoy.

During the final afternoon the winners of another highly successful week in Cold Hawaii were crowned by PWA Head Judge - Duncan Coombs.

In the Boy’s U13 fleet, Peter Gobisch (Fanatic / Duotone), competed against his elder peers to claim a commendable victory, 

Meanwhile, in the Boy’s U15s division - unseeded sailor - Anton Richter (JP / NeilPryde) - produced the upset of the event as he not only took down local boy - Tobias Bjørnå (Fanatic / Duotone) - but he would go on to win the entire event with a proficient display. Italian Giulio Gasperini (Starboard / Severne) claimed the second spot on the podium - whilst he was also able to claim and excellent victory in the supersession! Having harboured hopes of winning his local event - Bjørnå - eventually had to set for a solid 3rd place. 

In the U17 Boy’s last years world champion - Liam Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne) and vice-world champion - Lennart Neubauer (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) - were the clear standout sailors. However, it was Dunkerbeck who would take a decisive victory with the 16-year-old setting the highest scoring heat of the contest with the young Spaniard’s rail-to-rail wave riding really setting him apart. Neubauer sailed solidly throughout to claim second place ahead of Lars Bubelach, who completed the podium.

Their was a clear standout in the Boy’s U20s also with 19-year-old Henri Kolberg (Hot Sails Maui / Maui Ultra Fins) earning a comprehensive victory ahead of Simon Thule (Starboard / Sailloft Hamburg) and Malthe R. Øgelund. The German will now look to play his trade on the full World Tour as this was Kolberg’s final event as a youth, he added: ““Taking the win after a year with no competition feels great, so I'm pretty stoked.”

In The Girls U20s - Line Bang Wittrup (Goya Windsurfing) - claimed a narrow victory over 15-year-old - Lina Eržen (Fanatic / Duotone) - with Wittrup able to win two out of the three Finals completed. Meanwhile, Maria Behrens (Fanatic / Duotone) completed the podium, whilst all the girls particularly impressed the judges with their wave riding!

That concludes another highly successful week in Cold Hawaii congrats again to all of the next generation rippers, who continue to show the future of the sport is in safe hands! Big thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers, who made all of this possible. We hope to see all of you next time here in Cold Hawaii for more action.

Result ​Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Wave World Cup - Girl’s

1st Line Bang Wittrup (Goya Windsurfing)
2nd Lina Erzen (Flikka / Duotone)
3rd Maria Behrens (Fanatic / Duotone)

Result ​Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Wave World Cup - Boy’s U15s

1st Anton Richter (GER | JP / NeilPryde)
2nd Giulio Gasperini (ITA | Starboard / Severne)
3rd Tobias Bjornaa (DEN | Fanatic / Duotone)

Result ​Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Wave World Cup - Boy’s U17s

1st Liam Dunkerbeck (ESP | Starboard / Severne)
2nd Lennart Neubauer (GER | Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)
3rd Lars Bubelach

Result ​Noerstick Cold Hawaii PWA Youth Wave World Cup - Boy’s U20s

1st Henri Kolberg (GER | Hot Sails Maui)
2nd Simon Thule (DEN | Starboard / Sail Loft Hamburg)
3rd Malte Rahbeck Oegelund (DEN)

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