The World Cup Sylt is one of the biggest and longest running windsurfing events on the planet. Featuring all of the three main disciplines, 200,000 spectators on the beach, and some of the most extreme conditions. We are more than stoked to win all three titles there: Freestyle, Slalom and Waves!
Victor Fernandez was in top shape during the whole event and defeated Marcilio Browne in the final, which was held in solid starboard tack winds and decent waves. He connected with 4 frontside turns on one wave to earn 8 points and linked together a solid 6 point wave with his final ride. Victor finished first in the event and as Vice World Champion for the year! Also big congrats to Adam Lewis who is in 5th in the Wave event and for the year! Adam finishes the season with his best ever result on the world tour – 5th – after an extremely impressive and consistent year which saw him finish 7th, 5th and 5th. He has shown glimpses of brilliance in the past, but found a way to link it all together this year to scale new heights. And Alessio Stilrich in 9th:-)
Also the men’s Freestyle was completed in challenging conditions. Despite the tough conditions the contortionists of the windsurfing world put on a radical display to entertain the crowds, who had gathered in their thousands and in the end there was no denying Gollito Estredo an incredible 8th world title as he reinforces his reputation as the King of Freestyle! Gollito racked up the points with his usual style and flair and had to face Amado Vrieswijk in the final. Gollito once again not only demonstrated his world class execution of moves, but also that ruthless competitive instinct which makes him such a formidable competitor and he deservedly walks away with his 8th PWA Freestyle World Title!
And last but not least all credits to Marco Lang in the Slalom! Marco had never won an elimination before, but that all changed on Sylt as he claimed two highly impressive victories in both races completed. On both occasions, Marco led from start to finish with his blistering speed leaving his rivals in his wake. Marco was in fantastic form – so stoked for him! Also well done to Vincent Langer, who was competing in his first PWA event of the season finishing 2nd place behind Marco – and Jordy Vonk in 6th and 3rd in Foiling:-)
What a team – so stoked!!!
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