PWA Windsurf Worldcup Sylt - Freestyle Clip
The freestyle sailors of this years PWA Windsurf Worldcup Sylt were made to wait until the penultimate day of the contest in order to begin the single elimination, but the wait was more than worth it as the contortionists of the windsurfing world produced another fantastic display.
Jose "Gollito" Estredo was on fire throughout the single elimination and the Venezuelan was rewarded with not only the event victory, but so much more, as he saw his outside chance of winning this year’s world title come true - meaning Gollito now has an incredible six world crowns to his name. Estredo entered the event in third place and needed to win to be in with a shot, whilst also requiring Kiri Thode to finish fourth or worse. Thankfully, for Gollito, Thode, suffered a surprising fifth place exit, leaving the true king of freestyle back on top.
2011 PWA Freestyle World Champion - Steven Van Broeckhoven - was able to defeat Tonky Frans (Tabou / GA Sails) in the losers’ final to complete the top three, with Frans having to settle for fourth. The Belgian maestro narrowly missed out in the title battle with Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo in the semifinals, in what proved to be an almost inseparable heat. Unfortunately, for Van Broeckhoven the decision went to his opponent, but he can still be delighted with second overall for 2014.
Overall Results 2014 PWA Freestyle World Tour:
1st Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North / MFC)
2nd Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde)
3rd Kiri Thode (Starboard / GA Sails)
4th Amado Vrieswijk (Starboard / Severne)
5th Dieter Van der Eyken (Starboard / Severne)
6th Anthony Ruenes (Tabou / GA Sails)
7th Björn Saragoza (Starboard / Hot Sails Maui)
8th Tonky Frans (Tabou / GA Sails)
9th Taty Frans (Starboard / MauiSails / Mystic / MFC)
10th Davy Scheffers (Tabou / GA Sails)