TeamFranceWindsurf via Sophia Regerbis brings us this action packed video from the 2013 PWA Sylt world Cup.
Sylt (Sep 26th-Oct 5th) was the fourth and last event of the 2013 world tour for the freestylers, and delivered consistent conditions to end the season with a complete double elimination.
The riders had to deal with offshore and gusty wind, choppy waters and very cold winds during the 2 days of competitions, and even in those tricky conditions everyone showed some good sailing.
Day 5: The perfect day for Angulo as he storms to the top of the event rankings
The fifth day of the GP Joule PWA Sylt World Cup saw the wind return as a further two slalom eliminations were completed in chilly, but beautiful weather. The offshore winds made for tricky racing in 7-15 knots of breeze, but there were still some exhilarating battles over the course of the day. Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun Sails) continued his fantastic form this week as the secured another bullet and a second place to move to the top of the event rankings, whilst Alberto Menegatti (Starboard / Point-7) hit back in race four with his first race victory of the event.
Josh Angulo timed his start to perfection in the opening winners’ final of the day as he crossed the start line in first place. Angulo then built on his brilliant start as he held the lead ahead of Alberto Menegatti, Arnon Dagan (RRD / NeilPryde) and Kasper Larsen (Starboard / Loft Sails), whilst Cedric Bordes (Tabou / Gaastra) and Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde) collided with each other, but both sailors did well to stay upright. Over the remainder of the course Angulo showed blistering speed and perfect gybes – which he pumped out of – to storm to his second victory of the week. Behind him Quentel once again demonstrated that he is one of the quickest sailors on the tour as he fought his way into second place, with Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) and Dagan completing the top four, leaving Menegatti to settle for fifth place.
Elsewhere in race three there were several upsets in the opening round – the first of which came in heat three as Jordy Vonk (Patrik / Loft Sails) – who was ninth at the beginning of the day – narrowly missed out on a place in the quarterfinals after finishing in fifth place, whilst Steve Allen (Starboard / Severne) was also knocked out. Heat four was eventually completed at the fifth attempt – after a combination of a false start and the wind dropping on several occasions – but in the end Finian Maynard (RRD / Avanti) and Ludovic Jossin (Patrik / Loft Sails) both took earlier than planned exits, whilst Chris Pressler (Starboard / Severne) did well to clinch the final qualifying place. The drama wasn’t finished there either as Taty Frans (Starboard / MauiSails / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins) also failed to escape from heat five, before Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne / Chris Benz / Dunkerbeck Eyewear) was disqualified for sailing in the wrong heat – heat seven when he was supposed to be in heat eight.
Further drama ensued in the opening semifinal as Sebastian Kornum (JP / NeilPryde) crashed into Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (Starboard / Loft Sails) on the exit of the third gybe – at the time both sailors were qualifying for a place in the winners’ final, but neither qualified after the collision – instead Julien Quentel and Peter Volwater (Fanatic / Avanti) benefitted as they finished in third and fourth place respectively.
Josh Angulo made another blistering start to the second winners’ final of the day as he once again crossed the line in first place, however this time around he couldn’t quite hold his lead into the first mark as Alberto Menegatti came flying down the opening reach to take the lead ahead of Angulo, Steven Allen and Antoine Albeau. With clean wind and acres of clear water ahead of him, Menegatti extended his lead over the chasing pack to claim his first victory of the week, which moves him up to fourth place overall for the event. In the meantime Angulo cemented his place at the top of the rankings after finishing in second place with Albeau and Julien Quentel finishing third and fourth respectively.
Just as in race three there were further upsets in the first round of elimination four – firstly Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / North) failed to qualify from heat one. The Frenchman entered the first gybe in the lead, but after struggling to get back onto the place he ended up finishing in seventh place. Jordy Vonk, meanwhile, suffered his second first round exit of the day in heat two, whilst Ross Williams (Tabou / Gaastra) was also knocked out in heat three after catapulting and finishing in fifth place. Jimmy Diaz (Starboard / North) was the final upset in the opening round as he finished heat eight in sixth place.
The forecast for tomorrow is predicting strong winds, with gusts of up to 29 knots being predicted. With this in mind it looks as though the freestyle sailors will take center stage for the first time this week, depending how the conditions materialize, whilst there is still the potential for some high wind slalom as well. The skippers’ meeting for the freestyle and slalom fleets will be held at 10am with the action commencing at 10:30am, whilst the wave sailors will meet at 1pm. Don’t miss any of the explosive and radical action by tuning into the PWA livestream at www.pwaworldtour.com.
Results After Four Eliminations – Men’s Slalom
1st Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun Sails)
2nd Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde)
3rd Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde)
4th Alberto Menegatti (Starboard / Point-7)
5th Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard / Severne)
6th Steve Allen (Starboard / Severne)
7th Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (Starboard / Loft Sails)
8th Micah Buzianis (JP / MauiSails)
9th Alexandre Cousin (Patrik / Loft Sails / Mystic)
10th Matteo Iachino (F2 / Challenger / AL360)
A short video from Ricardo Campello of his Night Session at the 2012 PWA Sylt event back in October. He won the night session and wowed huge crowds that watched on from the beach and on the PWA Live stream. Those doubles, push loops and more are impressive in the day time, but in pitch black, its a whole different game!
The fourth episode of Starboard’s “Around” series is here. In this episode Sean O’brien leads us to Germany to meet Oliver-Tom Schliemann who shows us around the island of Sylt. Sylt is best know for its long sandy beaches and host the PWA finale for many year.
Team France Windsurf always puts awesome videos together from the PWA events. Check out this one from the Sylt PWA World tour Finals, and the north sea delivered for the final event. The freestylers ran a double elimination in challenging conditions, and the waveriders who enjoyed the nice waves that hit Sylt for this year’s event.
Eric Bellande bring us this short exciting clip of the night session from the 2012 PWA World Cup in Sylt. It highlighst amazing night windsurf jump session, where Ricardo Campello stole the show landing double forwards on both port and starboard tack. Check it out and enjoy!
Waves was the call for the final day of the 2012 Sylt World Cup. Iballa Ruano Moreno and Philip Koster win the wave double eliminations on the final day of the 2012 PWA World Tour.
Results of the men’s wave double elimination:
1st Philip Koster
2nd Alex Mussolini
3rd Victor Fernandez
4th Ricardo Campello
Result of the women’s double elimination:
1st Iballa Moreno
2nd Moreno Daida
3rd Laure Treboux
4th Karin Jaggi
With sylt being the last event of the season the The 2012 PWA World Champions are now decided:
Iballa Moreno – Women’s Wave
Valerie Arrighetti – Women’s Slalom
Sarah-Quita Offringa – Women’s Freestyle
Antoine Albeau – Men’s Slalom
Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo – Men’s Freestyle
Philip Köster – Men’s Wave
Awesome video of Friday nights, night session. Four competitors hit the water, Ricardo Campello, Victor Fernandez, Alex Mussolini and Daniel Bruch. Ricardo Campello came out on top.
Thanks to cough ummm… continentseven for putting this video together.
The night session just finished in Sylt. Four competitors stepped up to the to keep in the night super session for the €4000 prize purse.
The first heat pitted Dany Bruch verse Victor Fernandez, both competing neck to neck throwing some big jumps. Victor landed a nice double racking up some serious points, but wasnt to be out done, and attempted a big double stalled forward. The continued to push the moves in the dark. Victor stopped sailing with a few minutes left after injuring his ankle, but he still had enough points to qualify for the next round.
Next heat, the light was even darker as Alex Mussolini started strong with some super nice back loops. A few minutes in Ricardo Campello began to dominate, and showed some serious stones, hucking moves like a crazy man. And even showing off for the crowd for no points with a nice wave 360. He continued to throw move after move on both tacks. The highlight was an ankle dry double forward.
Victor was unable to advance to the final due to the injury. Dany Brunch advanced as the next highest score, unfortunately he was unable to find nice ramps, and only scored a few jumps. Campello on the other hand made use all of all the ramps that came his way out and way in. He trough a nice tweaked push loop and than close tot he end, a double forward on starboard tack! Campello took the win, and the largest share of the purse. Big shout out to these four athletes that wowed the big crouds in almost no light!
(Cover Photo of Dany Brunch With a nice one handed back loop)
Day six was the first day without wind at the PWA Sylt World Cup and this meant that the slalom fleet spent a frustrating day on hold, the day was called at 4:30 when suitable conditions had not materialized until than. So far today hasn`t been better, the Slalom fleet is on hold, waiting for better conditions. But that doesn`t mean nothing`s been happening. Tomorrow is the World premier of Andre Paskowski and Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North) at the 2012 Windsurfing Film Festival held at the cinema in Westerland, Sylt. The PWA grab a quick interview with Andre head over and read it now.