Team France in Pozo

Another great clip from Pozo, this Time from Team France Windsurf featuring Antoine Martin, Thomas Traversa and brothers Jules and Justin Denel.

Pozo World Cup – Day 6 Video

The final day at the 2013 Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival still didn’t give conditions good enough for official PWA competition. In its place a super session was held to get a result for the event and distribute the prize Money. Philip Koster won the mens Super Session and Daida Ruano Moreno won the womens division. You can check out a full report on the Day 6 Super Session here.  Enjoy this clip from the Super Session action!

Pozo World Cup – Day 6 – Koster wins the Super Session

A super session saves the day and wows crowd

The 25th anniversary of the PWA Pozo World Cup didn’t quite play out as everyone was anticipating after the wind and wave God’s deserted the shores of Pozo for almost the entirety of the week, meaning that – incredibly – no official results were obtained, with neither the men’s or the women’s competitions even beginning. Seventeen year old Moritz Mauch (Starboard / North) deserves a special mention as the youngster claimed the Junior’s title. Despite the lack of wind and waves the PWA Gran Canaria Wind&Waves Festival was still a fantastic event with plenty of action off the water throughout the days and well into the evenings. The final day of the event did see the return of the wind, combined with a selection of sporadic waves, which enabled both a men’s and women’s super session to be held and the action was nothing short of exceptional.

Super Session

Men’s Final

After the top two sailors from the four qualifying heats had been decided the final boiled down to fifteen minutes of jumping madness, in which the top two jumps would count for each sailor. Qualifying for the final from heat one were Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) and Eleazar Alonso (Tabou / Gaastra), whilst heat two and three saw Philip Koester (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins), Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North), Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) and Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde) all successfully advance into the final. The remaining qualifying heat saw Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North) and his fellow teammate Alessio Stillrich (Fanatic / North) secure the top two places.

In the end the reigning PWA Wave World Champion – Philip Koester – proved exactly why he is number one in the world. The nineteen year old started off the final in emphatic fashion as he exploded into one of his trademark, bolt upright double forwards, before later adding a quite exquisite – yet ridiculous – no-handed backloop to seal his place at the top of the fleet. Meanwhile, it was almost impossible to separate Fernandez, Campello and Browne such was the closeness of their performances. Eventually Fernandez and Campello completed the podium positions in second and third place respectively, with Browne being forced to settle for fourth place. The only real separating point between them was the cleanness of their landings on their double forwards. The reigning PWA Freestyle World Champion – Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo – also showed his jumping prowess with monumental shakas and a perfectly executed air chachoo, whilst the youthful talent of Stillrich showed his potential again with fully planing tweaked pushloops.

Women’s Final

Daida Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne) proved why she has so often dominated Pozo through the years with an accomplished display in the super session final. The multiple times world champion showed off her repertoire of moves, which ranged from brilliant tabletop forwards to one-handed backloops. Iballa Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne) didn’t finished far behind but this time around the reigning PWA Wave World Champion had to settle for second place. Iballa opened the heat with a clew-first backloop before going on to land a clean forward, but it wasn’t enough to see of her sister. The remaining spot for the podium saw a hard fought battle between Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne) and Steffi Wahl (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg), but eventually the Swiss gem managed to claim third with a clean backloop being the decisive factor.

Pozo World Cup Day 5 Video

Finally some action on day 5 in Pozo, the Juniors finished there final, and the pros took to the water for some freesailing. Enjoy the clip!

2013 PWA Pozo World Cup Live

We will have all your news and results from the 2013 PWA Pozo World Cup, and the live stream above!
(Competition runs July 9th – 14th.)

News and Videos

Day 6 Video – Super Session Action
Day 6 – Koster wins the Super Session
Day 5 Video – Check out the pros, freesailing, the conditions look pretty good to us, but the waves were to flat!
Day 5 – The juniors finish there event, and the pros go freesailing, as conditions never materialized.
Day 4 Video – Finally some action!
Best of Action from Day 4 – Photo Gallery
Day 4 – The Juniors hit the water
Day 3 Video – How about some Sushi?
Day 3 – All remais quiet.
Day 2 Video – Tow-in, sexy massages, and quick questions
Day 2 – The waiting game continues…
Day 1 Video – Behind the scenes
Day 1 – A slow day with little wind.

More to Come!

Event Forecast

Event Website

Event Facebook Page

Event Twitter

Event YouTube

Event Flickr

Pozo World Cup Day 4 Video

The 4th day of the Gran Canaria Wind and Waves festival finally saw some action, two heats of the junior contest were run, and a few pros hit the water.

PWA Pozo World Cup – Day 4

The next generation of windsurfers take centre stage at the PWA Pozo World Cup

Day 4 of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival finally saw some action, as Juniors took centre stage. Howeve, promising winds at the start of the day soon deteriorated which resulted in the Juniors final being canceled, while the men’s and women’s heats have yet to begin.

Junior’s Heat 1
Moritz Mauch dominated Heat one with with out standing wave riding ability. The 17 year old Moritz made the most of the conditions as he demonstrated both front and backside riding, before sliding his way through a smooth taka. Mauch also landed two clean forwards. Competitors Noah Roche-Vocker and Loick Lesauvage both demonstrated nice forwards, but it wasn’t enough to stop Moritz Mauch from winning the heat.

Junior’s Heat 2
Seventeen year old Benjamin advanced into the final after beating Marc Pare and Nicklas Herrera Mathisen. Benjamin edged out the tow competitors with superior wave riding, confidentiality linking together several waves, with both front and backside hits. Pare came a close second but may have been able to edge out pare if he was able to hang onto a very close back loop attempt. 12 year old Herrara Mathisen can be proud of his heat landing several forward loops, and is definitely one to watch in the coming years.

The final of the Juniors heat was started, but deteriorating wind conditions forced it to be cancelled. The junior Heat will be concluded tomorrow.

The forecast for tomorrow is similar to today. Hopefully the local effect will hold as the winds are a bit more easterly, allowing for the competition to begin. The skippers meeting has been called for 10AM with action beginning at 10:30 if conditions allow.

PWA Pozo – Day 3 Video

The third Day more waiting for wind in Pozo. What do the top windsurfers in the World do when they are stuck with little to know wind? Well a little tow-in, interviews, and a little fishing from the back of your longboard, with Dario Ojeda

PWA Pozo – Day 2 Video

It was another day of no wind in Pozo. Ricardo Campello does some tow-in, Dario Ojeda gets a massage well Thomas Traversa, Alex Mussolini and Kenneth Danielsen answer some quick questions. Here’s to hoping they see some wind soon!

Pozo World Cup – Day 2

The waiting game continues at Pozo

The second day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival was very relaxed as wind and waves didn’t cooperate for the second day in a row. Temperatures sored into the 30’s as competitors took to seeking shade and cover out of the sunshine, as they continued to wait.

PWA Pozo World Cup – Day 1 Video

It was a quite first day at this years Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival. Check out this clip for a fun behind the scenes look at what top pros do when there is no wind!

Pozo World Cup – Day 1

The day was quieter then usual for the first day in Pozo.

No official competition was completed on the first day of the 35th PWA Pozo World Cup, but crowds and other competitiors were treated to some sick freestyle from five time PWA Freestyle World Champion Sarah-Quita Offringa. By the afternoon the PWA crew released the three trials heats.

Check back for more updates as the 2013 PWA Pozo World Cup progresses.

Pozo World Cup Preview 2013

Beginning tomorrow, July 9th the 25th edition of the PWA Pozo World Cup begins, and runs until July 14th. pozo Izquiredo is recognized as one of the best windsurfing spots on the planet due to its super strong winds which can exceed 50 knots and it’s steep waves. This combinations turns Pozo into a waveailing and jumping paradise, allowing radical windsurfers to boost huge and spectacular moves!

As the top wavesailors in the world come to the shores of Pozo, Gran Canria, who will be the ones to watch and what action will unfold? Six days of unbelievable wave sailing, as the top wavesailors battle for another World Title, and work to gain points for the World Tour season.

Top 32

There has been a change in format this season, only the top 32 men in the World will be allowed to compete, down from 48 in previous years. This will mean a result in an increased level of competition, but heats will now only feature two sailors instead of four, meaning the action will be easier to view on the PWA live stream.

Who to Watch

There is no doubt a lot of eyes will be on the reigning PWA World Champion, Philip Koester as he try’s to complete a hat-trick of event victories. Judging from his latest videos it will be hard to beat him.

Vice Wave World Champion Victor Fernandez will be hoping to one better last years finish. The Spainard is one of the most stylish riders on the tour, and has doubles that are almost as effortless as Koesters.

Ricardo Campello is not one to hold back, he is considered by many to be on of the best jumpers on the tour. With little to no fear Campello pushes the boundaries and we may see him attempt or even land a triple forward in the contest as he grabs for Glorey as he tries to better his performance from the past three seasons.

There are five other sailors to also keep an eye on. Alex Mussolini, from Spain is one of the best wave riders in the World and scored him well in Pozo last year. Brazilian Macilio Browne will no doubt be a serious competitor having been training on Maui all off season. Dario Ojeda escels in harsh conditions found at Pozo, and is a local favorite. German Dany Bruch has a fluid style and finished fifth at last years event. Thomas Traversa clamed his first event victory at Klitmoeller last season beating Koester will he be able to ride that high into this years Pozo contest?

On the womens side the Moreno twins will continue to dominate. Iballa Moreno and Daida Moreno have dominated the top two places in Pozo for the last 13 years. Gran Canaria local Nayra Alonso makes her return after becoming a mother last year, in 2011 she finished third overall. Swiss wider Karin Jaggi will also be looking to make a strong start to her season as well as PWA world champion Sarah-Quita Offringa, Pollands Justyna Sniady and Germany’s Steffi Wahl.

This year is the 25th anaversary of the PWA Pozo World Cup events, which makes this years titles that much more special. Stay tuned for more action.

There’s also dedicated websites at all of the following:

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Event Facebook Page

Event Twitter!/GCWindWavesFest

Event YouTube

Event Flickr

And for the live feed of the event head over to

TeamFranceWindsurf in POZO World Cup 2012

A short teaser clip from the PWA Pozo World Cup, with promise of a full movie coming soon!

PWA Pozo 2012 – Philip Köster´s winning heat

Watch the winning heat of Philip Koster at the 2012 PWA Worldcup at Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria.  Thanks to Continent Seven who was there and shot the video.