A week of waiting while absorbing the Cold Hawaii culture

Unfortunately, for the first time in history it was not possible to gain an official result for the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup — sponsored by netIP — with the wind and wave gods not quite aligning this time around. 

Over that last 7 year’s Cold Hawaii has developed its reputation as one of Europe’s premier wave sailing locations and although this week may not have produced a result, it still produced plenty of fantastic moments and remains firmly on the windsurfing map.

While waiting for the wind and waves, Moritz Mauch, was able to claim victory in a fun SUP contest, while reigning freestyle world champion — Dieter Van der Eyken — stole the show in the tow-in on the final day.

For a small window on Saturday the wind and waves did pick up which allowed the trials to be completed, but unfortunately conditions deteriorated before it was possible to start the main draw. 

While offering world class windsurfing, Cold Hawaii also has so much more to offer with its tight-knit, family, community making it one of the most welcoming and friendly spots on the tour — with a real sense of togetherness. This combined with Cold Hawaii’s untouched, pristine nature means that it’s a great place to visit even on the rare occasion that the elements fail to play ball. The PWA would like to thank all those involved with the event. 

Current Ranking 2016 PWA Wave World Tour — Men’s 

1st Victor Fernandez (E-42)
2nd Philip Köster (G-44)
3rd Alex Mussolini (E-30)
4th Marcilio Browne (BRA-105)
5th Jaeger Stone (KA-120)
6th Thomas Traversa (F-3)
7th Robby Swift (K-89)
8th Daniel Bruch (G-1181)
9th Adam Lewis (K-516)
10th Josep Pons (E-203)
10th Leon Jamaer (G-208)
10th Jules Denel (FRA-41)

http://www.worldcup.coldhawaii.com/blog/2016/9/27/a-week-of-waiting-while-absorbing-the-cold-hawaii-culture

Dieter Van der Eyken secures tow-in victory

Amado Vrieswijk air-time during the netIP tow in Competition, day 7. 

Amado Vrieswijk air-time during the netIP tow in Competition, day 7. 

Unfortunately, the conditions failed to materialise on the final day of the netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup meaning it was not possible to gain an official result here in Denmark.

Head judge, Duncan Coombs, had set a 6.45am skippers meeting in the hope of some early action, but light offshore winds and small waves were below the standard required to start the competition.

By mid-morning the conditions were still unsuitable so the decision was made to hold a tow-in jump contest, which saw Dieter Van der Eyken, Amado Vrieswijk, Ricardo Campello and Robby Swift providing the entertainment.

The offshore wind proved tricky for the competitors but eventually, it was Van der Eyken, who landed the best move as he spun through a massive one-handed burner 360 to claim a narrow victory over Campello.

After the prize giving at 2pm the sailors were released and they will meet again on the 30th September for the Mercedes-Benz Sylt PWA Grand Slam.

Tow-in Result:

1st Dieter Van Der Eyken
2nd Ricardo Campello
3rd Amado Vrieswijk
4th Robby Swift 

http://www.worldcup.coldhawaii.com/blog/2016/9/25/dieter-van-der-eyken-secures-tow-in-victory

[Daily LIVE schedule]: Day 7 - netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2016

First announcement - at first light. 

First announcement - at first light. 

The wind is still here, but the direction has changed to a bit offshore. 
We’re on hold. Next announcement at 9.00 CEST

The clock is ticking in Klitmøller. If conditions change to our advantage we’ll go live. Starting at 8:30 CEST we’ve prepared the following live program for you:

0) Update on the current weather  
1) Yesterday's qualification (recap)
2) Ricardo Campello update on his injury (recap) 
3) Ricardo Campello interview: Los Roques (recap)
4) Marcus Rydberg interview: The Viking Diaries - #13 Location North (recap)
5) Josep Pons, about personal training and his new movie: Warming up for Klitmøller (recap)
6) Robby Swift & Morgan Noireaux about Jaws (recap)
7) Tuesday’s tow-in exhibition (recap)
8) Victor Fernandez & Klaas Voget - talk about equipment (recap)
9) Whipperkids & equipment for (very) small kids (recap)

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Digital hug

If you feel that the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, and what we do to bring you the event, is pretty cool - and are thinking: I wonder how I can do more to support those guys and girls? - well, there’s a way :) You can give us a big digital hug by joining Friends of Cold Hawaii, the non-profit organisation behind Cold Hawaii & the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. Buy a personal membership for as little as 10 €/year (goes exclusively towards supporting voluntary work within the organisation).

Join during this year's event and participate in the raffle for: 

- 1 x North Sail Hero Rig
- 1 x Fanatic Free Wave Stubby Textreme
- 5 x one week's stay in a Vigsø holiday house in Cold Hawaii

Thanks to the over 300 people that already did :)!

http://www.worldcup.coldhawaii.com/blog/2016/9/25/daily-live-schedule-day-7-netip-cold-hawaii-pwa-world-cup-2016

Qualification complete

 Local boy Mads Bjornå secured the remaining spot in the main competition. 

 Local boy Mads Bjornå secured the remaining spot in the main competition. 

After five days on hold, the penultimate day of the 2016 netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup finally provided a small window of competable conditions, which allowed the qualifying round to be completed during the afternoon.

Qualifying Round

Loick Lesauvage was the standout sailor in the qualifying round and the 16 year old deservedly booked his place in the main draw after coming out on top against Amado Vrieswijk, Gustav Haggstrom and Max Droege.

Julian Salmonn and Julien Quentel advanced from the second and third heat, while local boy Mads Bjornå secured the remaining spot in the main draw after winning the repechage round. 

There is still an outside chance of competing tomorrow with the forecast showing 15-24 knots and 1.5 metre waves, but it will all depend how offshore the wind is. Tomorrow will see a bright and early skippers’ meeting at 6:45am with the action commencing from 7:15am (GMT+1). 

http://www.worldcup.coldhawaii.com/blog/2016/9/24/qualification-complete

[Daily LIVE schedule]: Day 6 - netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2016

We're so close. 30 min of sailing yesterday, and you get this. Dieter VAN DER EYKEN (B-35) slash. 

We're so close. 30 min of sailing yesterday, and you get this. Dieter VAN DER EYKEN (B-35) slash. 

The wind is still here. The wind direction is better and should be quite a bit stronger than yesterday, this afternoon. 

Starting at 11:00 CEST we’ve prepared the following live program for you:

0) Current weather forecast
1) Recap of the week
2) Competition starts (cross your fingers) 

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A digital hug

If you feel that the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, and what we do to bring you the event, is pretty cool - and are thinking: I wonder how I can do more to support those guys and girls? - well, there’s a way :) You can give us a big digital hug by joining Friends of Cold Hawaii, the non-profit organisation behind Cold Hawaii & the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. Buy a personal membership for as little as 10 €/year (goes exclusively towards supporting voluntary work within the organisation).

Join during this year's event and participate in the raffle for: 

- 1 x North Sail Hero Rig
- 1 x Fanatic Free Wave Stubby Textreme
- 5 x one week's stay in a Vigsø holiday house in Cold Hawaii

Thanks to the 260 people that already did – lots of love from Cold Hawaii :)!

http://www.worldcup.coldhawaii.com/blog/2016/9/24/daily-live-schedule-day-6-netip-cold-hawaii-pwa-world-cup-2016

[Daily LIVE schedule]: Day 5 - netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2016

The wind just picked up - cross fingers in Cold Hawaii. 

The wind just picked up - cross fingers in Cold Hawaii. 

The wind just picked up here in Cold Hawaii. 

It's not quite there, yet, but there could be sailing later today. 

Starting at 12:00 CEST we’ve prepared the following live program for you:

0) Skippers meeting
1) The current weather forecast with head judge
2) Steven Seagull fly-over - looking at the Cold Hawaii coast

13:00: First hourly live update on the current weather situation

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A digital hug

If you feel that the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, and what we do to bring you the event, is pretty cool - and are thinking: I wonder how I can do more to support those guys and girls? - well, there’s a way :) You can give us a big digital hug by joining Friends of Cold Hawaii, the non-profit organisation behind Cold Hawaii & the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. Buy a personal membership for as little as 10 €/year (goes exclusively towards supporting voluntary work within the organisation).

Join during this year's event and participate in the raffle for: 

- 1 x North Sail Hero Rig
- 1 x Fanatic Free Wave Stubby Textreme
- 5 x one week's stay in a Vigsø holiday house in Cold Hawaii

Thanks to all of you that already did :)!

http://www.worldcup.coldhawaii.com/blog/2016/9/23/daily-live-schedule-day-5-netip-cold-hawaii-pwa-world-cup-2016

The waiting game continues

Antoine Martin, Jules Denel, Loick LESAUVAGE and Morgan NOIREAUX catching a small party wave. 

Antoine Martin, Jules Denel, Loick LESAUVAGE and Morgan NOIREAUX catching a small party wave. 

The waiting game continued on Day 4 of the 2016 netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup with the small swell and light winds continuing. During the afternoon a fun SUP race was held, which saw Team France — Jules Denel, Antoine Martin, Camille JubanAlex Grand-Guillot — came out on top.

With the conditions refusing to play ball — up to now — we caught up with a few sailors to see what they get up to while waiting for the wind and waves:

Adam Lewis: “Over the last few days I’ve been surfing and mountain biking, we’ve got quite a good crew so I’ve been out with - Flo [Jung], Robby [Swift] and there are some pretty good trails around Klitmøller. Fortunately, I’m staying with [Josep] Pons, so we’ve been doing some training with him over the last few days. The trick is to stay busy otherwise, it’s easy to become frustrated.”

Pablo Ramirez:  “While waiting for the conditions we normally just prepare all the gear and everything for the contest, once all is ready we just spend time at the beach at the event playing ping pong or foosball, waiting till some expression session or something is run. Apart from that we just lay at home, there is always some email or something to work on, and then just watching movies is usually a great way to kill some hours…”

Leon Jamaer: “I kept busy with surfing and running the last few days. The weather has been perfect to enjoy the nature to the fullest around here.”

Tomorrow is a new day and with it, it looks like a new cold front arrives bringing the possibility of starting the main draw. The forecast is currently predicting westerly winds of up to 20 knots and the conditions should improve throughout the day. With this in mind, the skippers’ meeting has been called for 8am tomorrow morning with the action commencing from 8:30am (GMT+1) — if conditions allow.

http://www.worldcup.coldhawaii.com/blog/2016/9/22/the-waiting-game-continues

[Daily LIVE schedule]: Day 4 - netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2016

Waiting for wind in Cold Hawaii. 

Waiting for wind in Cold Hawaii. 

There will be no sailing today ... BUT the weekend is looking a little bit better. 

Starting at 13:00 CEST we’ve prepared the following live program for you:

0) Welcome to day 4
1) The weather forecast
2) The future of windsurfing: 
– Whipperkids & equipment for (very) small kids
– Inflatable sails - Klaas Voget sailing at Ho’okipa

3) The netIP Cold Hawaii - XXL SUP party board competition :) 

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A digital hug

If you feel that the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, and what we do to bring you the event, is pretty cool - and are thinking: I wonder how I can do more to support those guys and girls? - well, there’s a way :) You can give us a big digital hug by joining Friends of Cold Hawaii, the non-profit organisation behind Cold Hawaii & the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. Buy a personal membership for as little as 10 €/year (goes exclusively towards supporting voluntary work within the organisation).

Join during this year's event and participate in the raffle for: 

- 1 x North Sail Hero Rig
- 1 x Fanatic Free Wave Stubby Textreme
- 5 x one week's stay in a Vigsø holiday house in Cold Hawaii

Thanks to all of you that already did :)!

http://www.worldcup.coldhawaii.com/blog/2016/9/22/daily-live-schedule-day-4-netip-cold-hawaii-pwa-world-cup-2016

Moritz Mauch takes victory in SUP contest

Pablo RAMIREZ (E-244), Moritz MAUCH (G-103), Lars Petersen (D-99), Victor Fernandez (E-42) on stage after finishing the netIP Cold Hawaii SUP competition, day 3 at the netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2016. 

Pablo RAMIREZ (E-244), Moritz MAUCH (G-103), Lars Petersen (D-99), Victor Fernandez (E-42) on stage after finishing the netIP Cold Hawaii SUP competition, day 3 at the netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2016. 

The waves returned to Cold Hawaii on Day 3 to allow a SUP contest to be run during the afternoon with the long period swell hitting Klitmøller’s shores, but the main competition remained on hold again with extremely light winds continuing. 

The SUP contest saw 9 sailors competing for a place in the final — Victor Fernandez and Pablo Ramirez  successfully advanced from the opening heat before Lars Petersen and Moritz Mauch secured the last two places in the final. 

Final

For the final the heat duration was extended to 20 minutes to allow the competitors more time to wait for the sets. Mauch destroyed the final with a combination of carving roundhouses and slashy turns to claim a clear cut victory. The battle for 2nd and 3rd saw a close run fight between Petersen and Fernandez, but Petersen just edged the duel with his local knowledge proving pivotal, while Ramirez completed the top 4.

The forecast for tomorrow shows moderate offshore winds for the morning, but with a smaller, shorter period swell running, which looks like it will be another tricky day to run any official competition. The sailors will meet again tomorrow morning at 10am (GMT+1) for the skippers’ meeting. 

To stay up to date with all the latest developments from Cold Hawaii — including the live stream, elimination ladders, entry list, images and live ticker simply click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Result netIP Cold Hawaii SUP Contest

1st Moritz Mauch
2nd Lars Petersen
3rd Victor Fernandez
4th Pablo Ramirez 

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A digital hug
If you feel that the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, and what we do to bring you the event, is pretty cool - and are thinking: I wonder how I can do more to support those guys and girls? - well, there’s a way :) You can give us a big digital hug by joining Friends of Cold Hawaii, the non-profit organisation behind Cold Hawaii & the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. Buy a personal membership for as little as 10 €/year (goes exclusively towards supporting voluntary work within the organisation).

Join during this year's event and participate in the raffle for: 

- 1 x North Sail Hero Rig
- 1 x Fanatic Free Wave Stubby Textreme
- 5 x one week's stay in a Vigsø holiday house in Cold Hawaii

Thanks to all of you that already did :)!

http://www.worldcup.coldhawaii.com/blog/2016/9/21/moritz-mauch-takes-victory-in-sup-contest

[Daily LIVE schedule]: Day 3 - netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2016

There will be no sailing today :/ 

Starting at 12:30 CEST we’ve prepared the following live program for you:

0) Recap form the freestyle tow in show yesterday
1) Victor Fernandez & Klaas Voget - talk about equipment
2) The netIP Cold Hawaii SUP competition 

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A digital hug
If you feel that the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, and what we do to bring you the event, is pretty cool - and are thinking: I wonder how I can do more to support those guys and girls? - well, there’s a way :) You can give us a big digital hug by joining Friends of Cold Hawaii, the non-profit organisation behind Cold Hawaii & the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. Buy a personal membership for as little as 10 €/year (goes exclusively towards supporting voluntary work within the organisation).

Join during this year's event and participate in the raffle for: 

- 1 x North Sail Hero Rig
- 1 x Fanatic Free Wave Stubby Textreme
- 5 x one week's stay in a Vigsø holiday house in Cold Hawaii

Thanks to all of you that already did :)!

http://www.worldcup.coldhawaii.com/blog/2016/9/21/daily-live-schedule-day-3-netip-cold-hawaii-pwa-world-cup-2016