Day 2 just wrapped up at the 2012 PWA Sylt World Cup, and Philip Koster came out on top beating Victor Fernandez. The Heat was exciting with Victor Fernandez dominating early on, with great wave rides, but in the last minutes Koster came back with a nice wave 360 and one handed one footed back loop to take the lead, and win the single.
ON the losers side, Ricardo Campello dominated over Alex Mussoline. Ricardo’s aggressive style had him throw many more jumps, including his signature onehanded one footed forward, he’s currently the guy doing this. Ricardo jumping ability put him in the lead over Mussolini who showed some nice wave rides, with tackas and a nice downwind 360.
1st Philip Koster
2nd Victor Fernandez
3rd Ricardo Campello
4th Alex Mussolini
Check Back tomorrow for even more action and check out PWAWorlTour.com for a live stream and mroe detailed reports.
The final event of the season is underway, as freestyle, wave and slalom sailors compete in Sylt. The Freestyle single elimination is complete, congratulations to Gollito who took it.
1st Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo
2nd Kiri Thode
3rd Steven Van Broeckhoven
4th Tonky Frans
Check back here for updates, and head over to http://www.pwaworldtour.com/
Check out Köster quadruple forward!! Sick!! We suspect a bit of editing trickery…
Surf World Champion Philip Köster drives to the beach in his new Volkswagen Beetle Turbo and gets quite some attention already. On his surfboard, he eventually lands an incredible jump. But still in the end the question lasts – who is the real start. -VW
What’s your ride of choice? We’d go for a van, or something small maybe a GTI, or WRX STI.
The Wesh Centre have announced their event the King of the Wesh. All disciplines seem to be covered and just check out that f-ing massive kicker! There’s got to be something in the snails that these guys are eating down there, however, if that is what turns you on then head on down to this open invite contest, free entry so free use of the kicker… more on www.weshcentercrew.com
A year of training, traveling and organizing Windsurf Beauties camps, here’s a look inside Olya Raskina’s life with a lil fun part at the end.
Filmed in Hawaii, Mauritus and South Africa by good friends Lena Bam, Lars Petersen, Christian Gobel, Sergey, Ivan and Zan Zanz.
Edited by Lena Bam.
Music from hip hop mixtape New Style Volume 3.
Thanks to ROXY for making the video, thank you other sponsors JP-Australia, NeilPryde, Five Square windsurf center, MFC and all my love to my family and friends.
Next coming up is “Made in Ocean”, a new Russian windsurfing movie.
n early 2012, Windsurfing Into the Unknown set out to discover Kenya’s picturesque coastline and wild safaris as a windsurfing destination.
Many of you may have already seen photos and stories from the journey in magazines and now the full movie from the trip is complete and ready for you to watch. All the footage is from Kenya’s coastline, both north and south of Mombasa, and inland from Tsavo East National Park, and all music is by Kenyan artists.
Featuring Michael Rossmeier and Phil Soltysiak
As if it knew it was time to stop, the wind dropped for the closing day of the 2012 Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup in Klitmøller on Sunday, after a week of tough competition between the best 43 wave windsurfers in the world. After three successful years of competition, Klitmøller, for decades a place of pilgrimage for the windsurfers in the know, is now firmly on the professionals trail.
“It’s an established part of the tour now,” Rich Page, the PWA tour manager, said. “Klitmøller was an event that that had been years in the development phases working with Rasmus Johnsen (head of new media and technology at the Active Institute at the University of Aarhus) and then later with Robert (Sand, the event manager). So that when it came to fruition it was very well organised.
The ‘T’s had been crossed and the ‘I’s dotted and that gave it a solid foundation. It was never going to be a flash in the pan. That hard work has paid off and we expect it to continue to grow.”
And grow it has, driving a digital revolution in the sport. In their inaugural year in 2010, the organisers of Cold Hawaii brought live streaming video technology to the windsurfing World Cup for the first time and this year the introduction of live scoring by the PWA has helped revolutionise the sport.
The official summary video of the 2012 Defi Wind, which took place from May 17 -20 in Gruissan on the Mediterranean Sea. The event had 850 participants for the largest global gathering of windsurfers, with pros and amateurs mixed on the same starting line.
The video is in French but has English subtitles, enjoy.
The fall is the time of year when many wave spots begin going off. Ireland is no exception and has been kicking off this year. Check out these perfect lines in Gowlane Strand and Brando Bay from Clive Boden. Enjoy the action, we say it looks like fun!