Gollito takes SE - Pic by JC/PWA
Victor in 2nd!
Victor Fernandez - Pic by JC/PWA
Laure Treboux - Pic by JC/PWA
Leon Jamaer - Pic by JC/PWA
Klaas Voget - Pic by JC/PWA
Gollo Shaka - Pic by JC/PWA
Gollo - Pic by JC/PWA
Laure Treboux - Pc by JC/PWA
Sunset Jump - Pic by JC/PWA
Day 2, 30.09.2012
Victor Fernandez finished 2nd in Wave SE and Laure Teboux in Top 4! Day two of the PWA Sylt World Cup saw great conditions as more wind and big, powerful, hollow waves hit the shores of Sylt. Throughout the day the conditions continued to improve as some epic action unfolded on the water. After six and a half hours of competition, and several sets of sacrificed equipment, the top four of the women’s wave single elimination has been decided, consisting of Iballa Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne), Daida Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne), Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne) and Laure Treboux (Fanatic / North), whilst the SE of the men’s wave was completed and Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) reigned victorious as he managed to defeat Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North) to restore parity by putting himself back at the top of the event ranking after Denmark.
Winners’ Final: The familiar line up of Philip Köster versus Victor Fernandez was restored in the winners’ final. Both sailors opened up the final with double forwards, Fernandez’s was the higher of the two but Köster’s was more upright, which left the scores on even par. The world champion then took control of the tie as he found a pitching section to throw a radical frontside wave 360. The battle between the two sailors continued as the Spaniard landed an absolutely superb one handed, one footed, backloop, however Köster was able to respond with an even better version of the same trick to once again edge ahead. As the heat headed into its final minutes the wonder kid threw another fantastic frontside wave 360, which happened to be just in front of Fernandez and the 2010 world champion dually responded by throwing a superb backside 360, however it wasn’t enough for him, as the man of the moment continued to grab the headlines by securing another victory. Köster may not have been at his absolute best for the entirety of today, but he did show once more his incredible competition sailing qualities, whereby he can pull any trick out of his never ending armor to overcome any obstacle (sailor) in his way.
Women’s Wave/SE: The quarter finals saw Karin Jaggi, Daida Ruano Moreno, Laure Treboux and Iballa Ruano Moreno advance into the semi-finals. As heat twenty-three progressed it seriously looked as though there was a major upset on the cards, as the legendary Moreno twins found themselves in trouble until the dying moments of their heats against the Swiss gems of Jaggi and Treboux respectively.
With the quickly fading light the decision was made to complete the women’s winners’ and losers’ final tomorrow. This means that for the third day in a row the skippers meeting for the wave and freestyle fleets will take place at 9am with the action commencing from 09:30, whilst the slalom sailors will have their skippers meeting at 10am with the view to starting from 10:30. Of course you’ll be able to see all the incredible action live by tuning into www.pwaworldtour.com.
More info & live stream: http://www.pwaworldtour.com
Results After the Single Elimination - Men’s Wave:
1st Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North)
3rd Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC)
4th Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra)
5th Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra)
5th Kauli Seadi (JP / NeilPryde)
5th Dario Ojeda (Tabou / Gaastra / MFC)
5th Dany Bruch (Starboard / Severne / AL360)
Day One, 29.09.2012:
Wet, wild and windy - Gollito Estredo takes Single Elimination!!!
The men’s freestyle single elimination was eventually completed after a number of failed attempts to begin the contest. Shortly after eleven o’clock, the first attempt was made to start the single elimination, however a squall with gusts of forty knots soon came and went, meaning the first heat was abandoned. After playing the waiting game for a few hours, the sailors patience was rewarded and Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North) was able to defeat Kiri Thode (Starboard / Gaastra) In the single elimination winners’ final, and the four times world champion now has one hand on the trophy as he edges ever closer to his fifth world title. Well done Gollito!!!
Winners’ Final: Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo opened the winners’ final with a monstrous shaka, which he later bettered, whilst his opponent Kiri Thode spent the opening couple of minutes of the heat off the plane as he failed to realize that the final had begun. However, having been off the plane for the entire time, he quickly jumped up onto the plane and within seconds Thode launched into an effortless shaka 360 and a forward loop to put himself firmly back in the game. The man from Bonaire though, was up against a formidable figure in the shape of Gollito, and the King of freestyle soon unleashed his full repertoire of tricks as he landed a superb backloop and an insane burner 900 to leave the judges in no doubt who had won.
Words from the single elimination champion, Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo:
“I’m super happy to have won of course, now we will see what happens in the double elimination, maybe I will share a beer with Andre (Paskowski) tonight.”
More info & live stream: http://www.pwaworldtour.com
From the 28th September until the 7th October one of the world’s biggest and longest running events will return for its next installment, the PWA Sylt World Cup. The world’s fastest, most radical and outrageous windsurfers are readying themselves to descend once again upon the North Sea, as the PWA title races reach their climax. The competitors will be competing in front of crowds in excess of 200,000 people as the biggest event on the windsurfing calendar takes place.
A ten-day windsurfing extravaganza as the finest sailors from the world of wave, freestyle and slalom battle it out for the final time on the treacherous waters of the North Sea. The 2012 PWA Sylt World Cup will once again decide the world champions for the women’s wave, men’s slalom and men’s freestyle, after the men’s wave title was decided at the recent event in Denmark. The competition will be more fierce than ever before as the contestants battle it out for the €120,000 prize purse, as well as those critical world tour points, which now have more power than ever to make or break someone’s season.
The four times PWA World Champion, Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North) has been back to his magnificent best in 2012, with two event victories out of two. The freestyle King will be hoping for one more outstanding performance as he looks to secure his fifth world title. Expect to see him flying through massive skopus and air chachoos to clinch the number one spot. Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North) is the only other person, along with Köster, to have finished on the podium at every event this season. The Spaniard already has second place wrapped up this year, but he’ll still be firing on all cylinders to secure his place in the top three again. Besides Gollito and Victor all other Fanatic riders like Klaas Voget, Leon Jamaer, Adrian Beholz, Laure Treboux, Pierre Mortefon, Gonzalo Costa Hoevel and Peter Volwater will be there.
Fanatic will also be present with an event tent at the beach front during the whole event, where customers can get information and tips from our team and riders. There will also be autograph sessions and other actions, so worth to stop by for sure!
On the 2nd weekend, there will also be the World Premiere of the upcoming Gollito Estredo movie "Rewarded" by Andre Paskowski. Total running time will be 60-80 minutes with some other new clips. The final date (5th or 6th) will be announced on Monday 1st of October. Tickets will be available at the Fanatic tent on Friday 5th of October, ask for Andre Paskowski.
The PWA is extremely proud to announce that even if you are not lucky enough to be at the event in person, you will still be able to get a taste of the incredible action via our live stream by tuning into http://www.pwaworldtour.com