This weeks Photo Friday has tons of spectacular shots from all over the World. Some of our favorites this week are Philip Soltysiak freestyling in Vienna, Ricardo Campello sky high, some RS:X training in Portugal, but this weeks cover photo is a spectacular cut back by Ricardo Campello.
The inaugural PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup was held in 2010. Every year thus far the competition has been blessed with a mixture of monstrous swells and port tack howling winds, to starboard tack float and ride – which has tested the top sailors in the world to their limits – whilst providing jaw dropping action aplenty.
Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) reigned victorious in the first two competitions, but he was denied a famous hat-trick of Cold Hawaii victories by a rampaging Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) in 2012. In doing so the Frenchman became the first man in five events to defeat the back-to-back world champion, but more importantly, Traversa held his nerve to claim his first ever PWA event victory.
The next amazing installment of the Cold Hawaii World Cup will take place later this year, between the 16th to the 22nd September. To wet your appetite, a brand new teaser has just been released to give you a taste of things to come. Expect to see double forwards galore combined with sick cutbacks and aerial antics off the lip, in what is sure to be another epic event on the Danish shores of Klitmoeller.
Enjoy this teaser that highlights exactly what Cold Hawaii has to offer!
A great interview with AWT director, founder, and organizer. She is a very busy lady, and doing an amazing job for windsurfing in North American. Organizing 9 events this year, drawing in amateurs and pro to events in Top windsurfing destinations in North and South America. And word spreading with quite a strong likely hood of a PWA/AWT collaborated event in Maui this year. Something I’m sure a lot of people are looking forward to and an event that could draw many big names.
Catch up with Sam in this interview as she discusses how her dream all began, and how she came to organize the AWT. Best of luck to Sam, and fingers crossed for and AWT/PWA event on Maui this year!
Find out more at www.americanwindsurfingtour.com.
Swedish rider Gustav Haggstrom scored some sick day on Maui, while there for his first ever photo shoot with new sponsor RRD. Here’s what he had to say about Maui, “Maui is not like Sweden. It’s really fun to ride some waves in off shore wind instead of trying to hit the lip here in sweden in sideon/onshore wind.” Check out this clip he put together.
Freestyle rider for the BlackTeam, Nicolas Akgazicyan, visited El Medano in April 2013, and hit up 5 spots. He scored some good conditions for both freestyle and waves. He managed to check all of the spots available around El Medano, including, Playa de la Tejita, Playa de el Cabezo, El Muelle (The Wall), Medano Bay (Pig’s Bay), and New Harbour (Port de Granadilla de Abona).
Ben Severne and Matt Holder shredding the famous Australian spot called Gnaraloo in April 2013.