Friends of Cold Hawaii, the team behind the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup have just announced Klitmoller will not host a PWA World Cup in 2014. They are still hoping and working to hold an event in 2015.
No Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup in 2014!
In 2013 it was the 4th time that Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup was held in Thy. This time with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark as patron. It was a culmination of an amazing journey with an event, which we all can look back at with pride.
2014 will not be the 5th time. The board of Friends of Cold Hawaii has just decided this. This happens in the aftermath of Thisted City Council’s decision to grant 350,000, and not the 500,000 that the association had requested. President of Friends of Cold Hawaii, Finn Jorsal says:
“I would like to emphasize that we have been pleased to collaborate with the municipality of Thisted, which we consider as one of the customers who get a lot from our product. However, we must conclude that we can not deliver for the price they will pay. We have had to take the consequences of that. The 500,000 is necessary to create the stability, which is needed to reach the goal of the overall project. Without stability, we can not do it.”
Friends of Cold Hawaii is not closing down. Finn Jorsal continues:
“The association is still active, and we still have a burning desire for a Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup in 2015. However, one should not be blind to the unique situation we have had in the period in which the event has been running. It is rare that the right resources are passionate about the same idea at the same time, and furthermore decides to make it happen. Whether we can mobilize it one more time is uncertain. As president of the association, that worries me”
Friends of Cold Hawaii has a board meeting again on 25th of February, where the plans for a year without a World Cup, among other things, is to be discussed.
“We’ll remember the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2013 because the warm-hearted people of Cold Hawaii welcomed the (wind)surfing world to the small fishing village of Klitmoeller. Over 100 volunteers, mostly from the local surf club, together with a small team of hard-working professionals made the Cold Hawaii wheel spin for the fourth year in a row.
We’ll remember the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2013 as the year when His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik was the patron of the event.
We’ll remember Sunday, September 15, when the Crown Prince paid the event a visit. On that occasion the Crown Prince took up the challenge of windsurfing against 10 local young guns. Later, the Crown Prince watched the pro sailors up close from a jet ski at the famous spot, The Reef, in Klitmoeller.
We’ll remember the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2013 as the year when the Cold Hawaii wind made us wait. This, however, gave us a different impression of Cold Hawaii, as a place that is much more than just Klitmoeller. In reality, Cold Hawaii consists of 29 registered sports. This means that no matter where the wind and waves come from, you can find somewhere ideal for windsurfing, kitesurfing or surfing.
We remember Sunday, September 22, as the day the wind finally kicked in. Cold Hawaii came back to life with a vengeance, as howling winds and big, powerful waves arrived just in time to make it a good competition for the fourth successive year. That day will live long in the memory of Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne, who managed to tame the ferocious North Sea by beating Philip Köster in front of a big crowd, to secure his first ever event victory on the PWA World Tour.
KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup presentred by City Lift A/S and Thy-Mors HF & VUC in collaboration with Thisted Municipality, The North Denmark Region, Sport Event Denmark, LAG Thy-Mors, Visit North Jutland, Feriepartner Thy, Sparekassen Thy, Gripsign og Spar Klitmøller. The event is recurring and has existed since 2010.”
BRILLIANCE FROM BRAWZINHO ON SUPER SUNDAY
The final day of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup saw an enthralling day of competition as Cold Hawaii returned to life with a vengeance, as howling winds and big, powerful waves arrived just in the nick of time to allow a result to be gained for the fourth successive year. Today will live long in the memory of Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC), who managed to tame the ferocious North Sea, in front of a packed out crowd, to secure his first ever event victory on the PWA World Tour.
Overall Results of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup: Men’s Wave
1st Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
2nd Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
3rd Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra)
4th Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra)
5th Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins)
5th Leon Jamaer (Fanatic / Hot Sails Maui)
5th Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC)
5th Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde)
9th Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC)
9th Martin ten Hoeve (Goya Windsurfing / Point-7)
9th John Skye (RRD / MFC)
9th Omar Sanchez (Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
9th Ben Proffitt (Simmer)
9th Moritz Mauch (Starboard / North)
9th Adam Lewis (Patrik / Point-7)
9th Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC)
Stunning sunshine, swell and a superb SUP competition
Sunshine and brilliant waves came on day three of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, but no wind was to be found. The call of the day was to run a SUP competition which saw the pros take on the locals. The competitors took full advantage of the clean, peeling waves to produce a fantastic display for the crowds.
Results of SUP Contest:
1st Dany Bruch (Starboard / Severne / AL360)
2nd Sebastian Kornum (JP / NeilPryde)
3rd Dario Ojeda (Tabou / Gaastra / MFC / Al360)
4th Moritz Mauch (Starboard / North)
Big waves and down the line riding as the contest begins
Day two of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup started in the pitch black as the competitors and race crew congregated at the Cold Hawaii club house at 6am. The early start, however, didn’t pay off as the forecast that promised wind from first light failed to materialize due to the offshore direction. After seven and a half painstaking hours the wind finally followed forecast as it swung cross-off shore allowing the competition to begin shortly afterwards, in perfect, peeling down the line waves – half mast to logo high – and light to medium winds, which saw two waves to count over the duration of eighteen minute heats.
Moritz Mauch, Lars Gobisch, Albert Pijoan, Markus Rydberg, Peter Volwater and Robert Baldyga all advanced through the three trials heats for main competition.
In the first heat of the contest Brazilian Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne looked in superb form today after he confidently dispatched of Mads Bjornaa. On the B-side of the panel Moritz Mauch achieved the biggest win of his career so far as he managed to defeat Dany Bruch.
Heat Two Began but had to be abandoned due to deteriorating conditions.
World class windsurfing live from Klitmøller Cold Hawaii is just around the corner!
The 2013 Klitmoller PWA World Cup is only 12 days away. Event organizers have worked hard to insure that you can follow the event live, and we’ll have that all right here for you!
Over the past three years, the event was blessed with amazing conditions. Right now, we all turn our eyes to the sky, hoping that during September 14th through the 22nd, the weather gods will let the strong westerly wind blow on Klitmoeller and Cold Hawaii.
This is, indeed, the period where you can follow the world’s best windsurfers from one of Northern Europe’s best windsurfing spots – the Reef in Klitmoeller. Spread the word to friends, family, and people you meet on your way. We hope to see you online or, even better, in Klitmøller during the event. Until then, lean back and enjoy.
A nice edit featuring World Wave Champion Philip Koster at Klitmoller during the last two PWA stops there during 2011 and 2012. Enjoy the action which is a compilation of some of the best moves Koster threw down during the events.
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!
Expectations for day 2 at the 2012 Kia Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup were high. Storms disrupted the wind patterns, and a tornado even rolled through. Unfortunately no heats were completed. With the competition in standby mode for the entire day the PWA caught up with the local hero, Kenneth Danielsen (F2 / Simmer) for a quick chat about yesterday and the prospects for tomorrow. Read the entire interview with Kenneth Danielsen.
The first day of the Kia Cold Hawaii PWA Worldcup is complete. The best wavesailors in the world got warmed up with 6 more days to go riding on the now legendatry North Sea in Klittmøller. Winds where on the lighter side, as the riders began to battle in the single elimination. Brunch, Koester and Ferdanaz all impressed as did other riders expected to advance, advancing, with no big upsets or surprises.
Enjoy the video by Fanatic for high lights of Day 1. And check out a full write up of the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup Day 1 from Chris Yates at the PWA.