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04
October
2014

Pushloop vs. Burner 360 - which move should win?

Pushloop vs. Burner 360 - which move should win?

Yesterday night a big "Tow-In Night Session" took place at the Windsurf Worldcup Sylt and Ricardo Campello looked to have stolen the top prize, and the show, after finding a rogue wave and launching into a quite incredible pushloop - earning 44 points. However, five-time PWA Freestyle World Champion - Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo - was still to come and the showman produced the goods yet again to steal the victory from under the nose of Campello, as he landed an immaculate burner 360. After a brief wait it was soon revealed that the Venezuelan had toppled Campello with 45 points

What do you think? Should a Burner 360 should count more than a Pushloop (at night without any wind)

Tags: freestyle, pwaworldtour, wave, windsurfing

02
October
2014

2014 Windsurf Worldcup Sylt / Webisode 2

2014 Windsurf Worldcup Sylt / Webisode 2

Still no wind in Sylt ! There’s SUP , Tow-In and a lot of waiting going on but the forecast looks a bit better for Saturday and Sunday so everyone’s still in a good mood. In the meantime check out the second webisode with Björn Dunkerbeck, Robby Naish and Philip Köster below.

Tags: pwaworldtour, windsurfing

01
October
2014

Federico Morisio – Just let me ride

Federico Morisio – Just let me ride

This summer Federico Morisio spent one entire month in Oman and only had one intention as you can read in the title. “Just let me ride”. The waves aren’t super powerful there but it’s pretty much endless and a good basis to get new maneuvers on lock, if you like Starboard tack. The young italian from Torino trained hard on Goiters and Backloops and got some nice ones on video. Unfortunately he injured his leg on the last day of his trip and had to put on a cast – now he’s almost fully recovered and ready for some action. All the best man!

Text: Windsurfnews

Tags: down the line, Oman, wave, windsurfing

30
September
2014

Marc Paré - Climbing to the top

Marc Paré - Climbing to the top

Marc Paré showed up for the first time on the PWA Worldtour this year and made it straight into the spotlight. The 16 years old from Spain won the juniors competitions in Pozo and Tenerife plus he participated in the trials of Cold Hawaii. Check out his summer review below. All the best for the upcoming winter- Marc will train a lot and we’ll follow his way.

Tags: video, wave, windsurfing

29
September
2014

Phil Soltysiak - US East Coast

Phil Soltysiak - US East Coast

The canadian Freestyler Phil Soltysiak is currently waiting for wind at the PWA Worldcup in Sylt, – and he’s using the waiting time to publish a new video which he recently captured in the United States where he travelled to straight after the PWA indoor event in Poland.

Phil:After arriving home from the Indoor in Poland, I received an e-mail from my sponsor Makani Fins that there was a good forecast for Lac Champlain in the state of New York, and for Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The best day was our first one on Lac Champlain, but we also scored 3 days of wind in Cape Cod before returning home. This is a short edit by Adam Wojtkowiak of some of the windsurfing on the trip.”

Phil is always up to some new adventures – he already did a lot “Windsurfing into the Unknown” Trips with Tricktionary owner “Rossi” in the past

Tags: freestyle, windsurfing

28
September
2014

PWA Windsurf Worlcup Sylt - Day 2

PWA Windsurf Worlcup Sylt - Day 2

Freestyle was due to kick off day two of the DAVIDOFF Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam in explosive fashion, but as the competition started the wind decreased. After two heats, the decision was made to abandon the freestyle in favour of slalom, which produced some of the most exhilarating, edge of your seat racing of the year, as slalom met waves. Sylt’s infamous shorebreak struck on several occasions, but Arnon Dagan (RRD / NeilPryde) was one of the men to survive unscathed as he claimed the opening victory of the event.

Slalom – Elimination One – Winners’ Final

The winners’ final had to be re-sailed, which caused uproar on the beach between many of the sailors, due to the finish mark drifting as the sailors headed down the final straight. Upon the restart, Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun Sails), once again made the best start, as he did on many occasions today, but he was unable to make the most of his lead as he dropped his opening gybe, allowing Arnon Dagan to gain control of the ahead of Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde), Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / North) and Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard / Severne). Over the remainder of the course the Israeli was able to extend his lead and he was soon celebrating claiming victory, his second bullet of the year. Behind him Cyril Moussilmani was able to overtake Quentel for second, whilst Mortefon claimed fourth after Taty Frans (Starboard / MauiSails / Mystic / MFC) slipped back to fifth place, having worked so hard to climb back through the field after a poor start.

With the extreme racing conditions on offer there was plenty of drama, close calls and hard fought battles throughout the entire first race. In the opening round there were shock early exits for both Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) and Matteo Iachino (Fanatic / North), who sit third and sixth respectively in the world rankings, proving just how tricky the conditions were. Meanwhile, Alexandre Cousin (Patrik / Loft Sails / Mystic) pipped Milan Gielingh (Patrik / KA Sail), who was making his debut on the PWA Slalom World Tour, to the final qualifying place from heat eight as the duo enjoyed an enthralling battle for the line. Unfortunately for the eighteen year old, Cousin just came out on top after the photo finish.

Elsewhere, Andrea Rosati (RRD / NeilPryde) and eventual winner Arnon Dagan did brilliantly to qualify from heat twelve after overtaking both Sebastian Kornum and Ludovic Jossin (Patrik / Loft Sails). Maciek Rutkowski (Patrik / Point-7) pipped Cedric Bordes (Tabou / GA Sails) to the final qualifying place into the winners’ final. As the Frenchman approached the line he caught a wave, causing him to slow, whilst allowing Rutkowski to steal fourth.

Reigning world champion – Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) – failed to qualify for the first winners’ final of the week after crashing into Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic) on the exit of the first gybe of heat fourteen. However, Albeau was able to win the losers’ final to limit any further damage.

The second elimination was started, but after the opening six heats had been completed the wind dropped back. Sailors remained on hold until 4:45pm, but with conditions failing to improve were released for the day.

The forecast for tomorrow again shows wind for the morning, so the skippers’ meeting for the wave and freestyle fleets shall be held at 8am with the action commencing from 8:30am, if conditions allow. Meanwhile, the slalom sailors will meet at 10am with a first possible start of 10:30am. For more info and livestream check www.pwa-worldtour.com

Tags: pwaworldtour, slalom, windsurfing

27
September
2014

2014 Windsurf Worldcup Sylt - Live

2014 Windsurf Worldcup Sylt - Live

Yesterday the PWA Windsurf Worldcup Sylt kicked off with the waves in bolt onshore lightwind conditions – this morning the freestylers already gave it a try but the conditions were too light for the Freestyle gear. Now it’s all looking like Slalom – tune into the livestream and don’t miss the action

www.pwa-worldtour.com

Tags: pwaworldtour, slalom, windsurfing

27
September
2014

2014 Windsurf Worldcup Sylt - Day 1

2014 Windsurf Worldcup Sylt - Day 1

The inaugural day of the DAVIDOFF Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam saw the men’s and women’s single eliminations begin in extremely challenging conditions, as the wind swung bolt onshore throughout the afternoon, whilst gradually dropping in strength, eventually bringing day one to a close shortly after 7pm. Earlier in the day the sailors from all three fleets – wave, slalom and freestyle – registered for the upcoming nine days of contest

Men’s

First priority today was the men’s trials, which began before 2pm. Albert Pijoan (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) and Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) were able to qualify from the first heat, Aleix Sanllehy (Goya Windsurfing / MFC), Nicolas Akgazciyan (99 International / Point-7 / Maui Ultra Fins / AL360), Maciek Rutkowski (Patrik / Point-7), Dieter Van der Eyken (Starboard / Severne), Kenneth Danielsen (F2 / Simmer) and Pablo Ramirez (Patrik / Loft Sails) all managed to successfully navigate their way into the main draw.

Single Elimination

The first heat of the single elimination was kicked off in style as Ricardo Campello (Patrik / Point-7 / MFC) produced the performance of the day in the difficult, onshore conditions. The Brazilian opened his best scoring wave – which proved to be the highest scoring wave of the day, 9.575 points – with a sick, tweaked backside aerial, before backing it up with a perfectly executed taka to defeat Maciek Rutkowski. Meanwhile, Jaeger Stone (SSD / Severne), returned to winning ways after Denmark as he took down Omar Sanchez (Patrik / Loft Sails / Dunkerbeck Eyewear).

Into heat two and Moritz Mauch (Starboard / Severne / MFC) advanced against Ben Proffitt (Simmer), whilst two-time world champion – Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) – navigated his way past Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) in what could easily have been a tricky heat for the twenty-year old. The highlight was without doubt Köster’s fluid reverse, which earned him 8.5 points.

Leon Jamaer (JP / NeilPryde) looked in impressive form again today as he made the most of the conditions on offer. The German combined more aggressive hacks to dispatch of Aleix Sanllehy. The b-side featured Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun Sails), who won the PWA Wave World Tour in 2003 and 2009, but the ex-champion couldn’t end Klaas Voget’s (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC) hopes as the German marched into round two.

Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde) and Martin ten Hoeve (Goya Windsurfing / Point-7) endured a hard fought battle in heat 4a, but the Frenchman was just able to edge the battle to advance into heat ten, where he will face the reigning world champion – Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) – after the Brazilian dispatched of Dieter Van der Eyken, who produced a good display and came agonisingly close to landing a smooth backside 360.

The penultimate heat of the day saw the closest battle as Dany Bruch (Starboard / Challenger Sails / AL360) and Alessio Stillrich (Fanatic / North) proved almost inseparable. Both sailors finished the heat tied on 10.12 points with identical first and second wave scores, meaning the verdict would come down to the third highest wave. Unfortunately for Stillrich, Bruch advanced with a third wave score of 4.375 compared to the nineteen year olds 4 points.

The final heat of the day featured Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails) – who won the last event in Cold Hawaii – and the Frenchman looked equally as dangerous today as he continued to effortlessly link turns and spin through fluid takas to defeat fellow countryman Nicolas Akgazciyan. Meanwhile, Antoine Martin (JP / NeilPryde) was able to progress into round two after beating Kenneth Danielsen

Women’s

In the first round of the women’s single elimination Arrianne Aukes (RRD / Simmer / Maui Ultra Fins) and Lina Erpenstein (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg) progressed after knocking out Chantelle Pöttgens (Patrik / Hot Sails Maui) and Josine Schmitz (KA Sail), respectively.

In the only women’s heat of the day Eva Oude Ophuis (Fanatic / North) received a bye into round three, with Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Mystic) absent from the single elimination. In the next round Oude Ophuis will face Steffi Wahl (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg / SWOX) after the German produced a good display to stop Sara Sommer (Severne) in her tracks.

Numerous attempts were made to complete heat 7 and 8 but unfortunately the conditions weren’t suitable for a result to stand.

The forecast for tomorrow predicts winds ranging from 14-20 knots so the freestyle and wave sailors will meet at 8:30am tomorrow morning for the skippers’ meeting, with the first possible start at 9am. Meanwhile, the skippers’ meeting for the slalom sailors will take place at 10am with the action commencing from 10:30am. Check out www.pwa-worldtour.com for more

Text: Chris Yates / PWA - all pics by JC / PWA

Tags: pwaworldtour, wave, windsurfing, worldcupsylt

26
September
2014

Windsurf Worldcup Sylt - LIVE

Windsurf Worldcup Sylt - LIVE

The PWA Worldtour moves on and it’s “Grand Slam Time” – the Windsurf Worldcup Sylt is running and the registration is done since a few minutes but the trials of the men are already running. It’s onshore and pretty light – let’s see who’ll make it into the main event.

Click here for the livestream

 

25
September
2014

Gabriele Varrucciu – Freestyle & Motocross

Gabriele Varrucciu – Freestyle & Motocross

Gabriele “Varrux” Varrucciu living in the north of Sardinia and looks back to some of his sessions in 2014 with a little “raw” teaser. Whenever it's windless, "Varrux" goes big with 2 wheels and going for some Moto-X which makes the shortclip perfect for our Tricktionary Newspage - we love Xtreme Sports!

More to come from the Italian - a big video project is on the radar for 2015

Tags: extremesports, freestyle, Moto-X, windsurfing

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