[VIDEO]: The way we will remember the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2013

We’ll remember the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2013 because the warm-hearted people of Cold Hawaii welcomed the (wind)surfing world to the small fishing village of Klitmoeller. Over 100 volunteers, mostly from the local surf club, together with a small team of hard-working professionals made the Cold Hawaii wheel spin for the fourth year in a row. We’ll remember the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2013 as the year when His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik was the patron of the event. The Crown Prince visited the event Sunday, September 15. On that occasion the Crown Prince took up the challenge of windsurfing against 10 local guns. Later, the Crown Prince watched the pro sailors up close from a jet ski at the famous spot, The Reef, in Klitmoeller.

We’ll remember the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2013 as the year when the Cold Hawaii wind made us wait. This, however, gave us a different impression of Cold Hawaii, as a place that is much more than just Klitmoeller. In reality, Cold Hawaii consists of 29 registered sports. This means that no matter where the wind and waves come from, you can find somewhere ideal for windsurfing, kitesurfing or surfing.

We remember Sunday, September 22, as the day the wind finally kicked in. Cold Hawaii came back to life with a vengeance, as howling winds and big, powerful waves arrived just in time to make it a good competition for the fourth successive year. That day will live long in the memory of Marcilio 'Brawzinho' Browne, who managed to tame the ferocious North Sea by beating Philip Köster in front of a big crowd, to secure his first ever event victory on the PWA World Tour.

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Alex Mussolini can be number one windsurfer in the world after riding Cold Hawaii perfect wave

The Final Video Duncan Coombs, the head judge of the PWA windsurf tour, said that Barcelona’s Alex Mussolini can challenge Phil Köster as the number one wave windsurfer in the world. Mussolini, the 28-year-old world no.3 came agonisingly close to beating the German 19-year-old double world champion, Köster in the semi-final of the 2013 KIA Cold PWA world cup.

“Mussolini is a big threat to Köster,” Coombs said. “He was pretty angry about losing that sem-final. His wave riding is very strong. He had the best wave ride of the day, with a wave 360, a taka and a cutback on one wave – it was a perfect 10. There’s not much more you can do on a wave.  In the semi-final he had three points on Köster in the wave riding, I mean that’s a lot, if he’d had the jumps he would have beaten him. I think he crashed doing a big double (forward loop) in training a few years ago, so maybe that is something to work out. But he has what it takes to be at the top.

“I don’t think we’ve seen so many heats go down to the wire. Pretty anyone in the last 16 was dangerous.”

Coombs also said that Almerimar’s Victor Fernandez Lopez, the world no.2 should not be downcast after being knocked out in the quarter-finals by the eventual winner Marcilio "Brawzinho" Browne, the 24-year-old Brazilian.

“I don’t think he (Fernandez) should feel bad, if you lose to the guy that goes on and wins it, there’s no shame in that and Browne had one of the best and highest scoring heats of the day against him – he had two long great wave rides.”

Köster, German rider is still leading the world cup tour after winning the first round in Tenerife. He who was born and raised is Gran Canaria meaning Spain can lay claim to producing the best three wave windsurfers in the world.

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Marcilio Browne still in shock after beating Philip Köster as Klitmøller prepares for Cold Hawaii 5-0

The 2013 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup windsurfing champion, Marcilio "Brawzinho" Browne, was still shock on Monday after his surprise victory over the double world champion, Philip Köster, on Sunday. Browne was the fourth different winner in the four years of competition in Klitmøller, underlining the status of Cold Hawaii as the most open and exciting stop on the world cup tour. The Final Video

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“For me it’s my childhood dream, I never thought this would happen,” Browne, the 24-year-old Brazilian, said. “Sometimes I thought I was wasting my time. It felt like in this last couple of years I had some close heats that I lost.

“I really thought I didn’t win, because I didn’t see him sailing and I was so happy for second,” “For me to win it is unbelievable, especially in conditions like this. I never got better than ninth here. At some points I was like; ‘man, maybe I should try to get a starboard tack jump’ because it so onshore but I couldn’t quite get the speed. I got really angry but I’m pleased I got one (big double forward jump, which sealed the victory). I couldn’t see Philip and then I thought it is hard out here so maybe he’s finding it hard too, so I just had to get some points on the board and hope.”

Duncan Coombs, the PWA head judge, said that talent of Browne, who was making his first appearance in the final, had been evident for many years.

“We’ve known for a long time how good he is,” Coombs said. “He came onto the scene years ago and he’s the best free sailor there is but he’s never been able to put it all together in competition. You could see how emotional he was on the podium when he found out. I think a lot of people were.

“It’s not easy against Köster (the 19-year-old German prodigy), he is a machine. But I think he finds conditions difficult here. It’s not his home spot and he probably doesn’t train here. It’s probably the place he is most vulnerable but also perhaps Sylt. It’s difficult when the wind goes onshore like that, the waves jack up pretty much all over the place, you get multiple swells. I don’t think we’ve seen so many heats go down to the wire on the tour. Pretty anyone in the last 16 was dangerous.

“The thing is with Köster in the jumps he’s pretty much unbeatable but in the wave riding yesterday the difference in the final was that he was carrying only a 2.8 for his second wave. That’s why he lost.”

“But we have to remember Köster was second. He is the man to beat, he has a first and second in the PWA world tour so far this year and is way ahead in first place now. It’s just the expectation on him is so high.”

The wind continued to blow in Klitmøller yesterday, the North Sea waves rolled in and the current pulled across the musselreef and there was time for Robert Sand, the Cold Hawaii, event manager and a former PWA tour windsurfer who lives and learned to windsurf in Klimøller, to reflect on another emotional event in his hometown.

“I am really happy we got a result on Sunday, it’s been tantalising week here waiting. I’m very happy to see Brawzinho on top, it’s his first win on the tour and it’s great to see a new name.”

“We’ve had two first time winner here and four different winners in four years and it means all the guys are excited to come here because they know they have a chance.

“It’s also quite unusual to have four world cup events in a row with a result. With  wind involved it is a huge uncertainty when you run an event, but Col d Hawaii has proved four times in succession what a great spot it is for windsurfing and surfing.”

For Sport Event Denmark, who have helped back the world cup dream, it is  ”Klitmøller is Cold Hawaii, and this is due to the world cup,” Lars Lundov, CEO of Sport Event Denmark, said. “Cold Hawaii has also made windsurfing in Denmark fly.”

Sand is already thinking a year ahead. “We’re already working on Cold Hawaii and I’m sure there is going to be a fifth edition of the event.”

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[Video]: Brilliance from Marcilio Browne on Cold Hawaii super sunday

The final day of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup saw an enthralling day of competition as Cold Hawaii returned to life with a vengeance, as howling winds and big, powerful waves arrived just in the nick of time to allow a result to be gained for the fourth successive year. Today will live long in the memory of Marcilio 'Brawzinho' Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC), who managed to tame the ferocious North Sea, in front of a packed out crowd, to secure his first ever event victory on the PWA World Tour. Single Elimination

Winners' Final

Having defeated Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC) in the semifinals, Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) secured his place in his first ever winners' final, where he was met by the formidable force of Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins). The final was contested in challenging conditions as the wind swung more onshore making both jumping and wave riding extremely tough. The reigning world champion attempted a forward loop off the lip to kick the final off, but unfortunately he couldn't quite hold on as he fell out the back of the wave. Köster then racked up his first real score of the final as he rotated through two takas in quick succession on the same wave. In the meantime, Brawzinho, launched into an amazing forward off the lip, which he backed up with a frontside slash. With one wet double forward in the bag, Koster, set about writing the record straight as he launched into an absolutely incredible stalled double forward. However, Browne didn't panic, where others may have, as the Brazilian hunted out the perfect ramp of his own to also land a superb double forward. With the duel tightly poised, Browne seized his moment to strike as he landed a one-footed backloop, before demonstrating his riding skills by linking together several fluid front and backside turns on the final wave of the heat. After an agononizing wait, which must've felt like an eternity, the result was finally revealed as Browne got to experience the taste of victory for the first time.

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Brilliance from Marcilio Browne on Cold Hawaii super sunday

The final day of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup saw an enthralling day of competition as Cold Hawaii returned to life with a vengeance, as howling winds and big, powerful waves arrived just in the nick of time to allow a result to be gained for the fourth successive year. Today will live long in the memory of Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC), who managed to tame the ferocious North Sea, in front of a packed out crowd, to secure his first ever event victory on the PWA World Tour. Click to see images.

Single Elimination

Winners’ Final

Having defeated Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC) in the semifinals, Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) secured his place in his first ever winners’ final, where he was met by the formidable force of Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins). The final was contested in challenging conditions as the wind swung more onshore making both jumping and wave riding extremely tough. The reigning world champion attempted a forward loop off the lip to kick the final off, but unfortunately he couldn’t quite hold on as he fell out the back of the wave. Köster then racked up his first real score of the final as he rotated through two takas in quick succession on the same wave. In the meantime, Brawzinho, launched into an amazing forward off the lip, which he backed up with a frontside slash. With one wet double forward in the bag, Koster, set about writing the record straight as he launched into an absolutely incredible stalled double forward. However, Browne didn’t panic, where others may have, as the Brazilian hunted out the perfect ramp of his own to also land a superb double forward. With the duel tightly poised, Browne seized his moment to strike as he landed a one-footed backloop, before demonstrating his riding skills by linking together several fluid front and backside turns on the final wave of the heat. After an agononizing wait, which must’ve felt like an eternity, the result was finally revealed as Browne got to experience the taste of victory for the first time.

Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne speaks after his maiden victory on the PWA World Tour:

“I’m so surprised, I don’t really know what to say I can’t believe it. Philip [Koster] is such a machine, I have so much respect for his sailing and he’s been dominating so hard that for me just having the chance to win here was unbelievable. I kind of had a hard time because the condtions were really hard in the final, but I sort of figured maybe it was the same for him and I might get lucky. I just tried to focus on getting whatever points I could. I’m so happy - this has always been a childhood dream for me.”

Close Calls

Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde) recovered from the verge of a first round exit to battle his way to his best ever result on the PWA World Tour - joint fifth along with Victor Fernandez, Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins) and Leon Jamaer (Fanatic / Hot Sails Maui). The Frenchman was involved in two, almost inseparable heats, firstly against Alessio Stillrich (Fanatic / North) in heat five. By the end of the heat the two sailors finished on exactly the same points, but Denel advanced - after a change in decision, due to Denel having the greater single wave score. Denel’s greater wave scores also proved vital against Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) after the two teammates finished on equal points in heat eleven. Denel was only stopped by Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra), who eventually clinched the final place on the prestigious podium having defeated last year’s champion Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) in the losers’ final.

Swift Recovery

Having broken his leg only two and a half months ago Robby Swift defied the medical odds to complete a stunning comeback. Not only did Swift manage to recover in time to compete, but he excelled as he showed no fear by repeatedly throwing himself into double forwards and powerful wave rides to finish in a sublime fifth place. The Englishman defeated Aleix Sanllehy (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) in the first round before dispatching of fellow compatriot Adam Lewis (Patrik / Point-7). Swift also pushed Traversa all the way in heat thirteen, with the Frenchman clinching a narrow victory with his final wave of the heat.

Perfect Ten

Alex Mussolini achieved the highest wave ride of the entire contest as he scored perfect tens across the board from the judges. The Spaniard was in inspired form today, and against Jules Denel he was unstoppable. On his magic wave Mussolini propelled himself into a magnificent frontside wave 360 before spinning through a smooth taka and a vertical frontside snap.

The sunset on another brilliant KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup shortly before 8pm, as Klitmoeller showed almost every dimension it has to offer over the duration of the week.

Overall Results of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup: Men’s Wave

1st Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) 2nd Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) 3rd Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra) 4th Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) 5th Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins) 5th Leon Jamaer (Fanatic / Hot Sails Maui) 5th Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC) 5th Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde) 9th Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC) 9th Martin ten Hoeve (Goya Windsurfing / Point-7) 9th John Skye (RRD / MFC) 9th Omar Sanchez (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) 9th Ben Proffitt (Simmer) 9th Moritz Mauch (Starboard / North) 9th Adam Lewis (Patrik / Point-7) 9th Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC)

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[Press release]: Brawzinho’s late Cold Hawaii roar shocks world champion Köster

In the biggest upset in windsurfing since Philip Köster was beaten in the Cold Hawaii final last year, Marcilio "Brawzinho" Browne, from Brazil, beat Köster in the final of the 2013 KIA Cold Hawaii world cup in Klitmøller on Sunday. 2013 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA world cup – day 7, final 

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Browne, in his first wave world cup final, defeated Köster, the 2011 and 2012 world champion, by less than a point, 26.38 points to 25.75. Browne won it with a late comeback and there was high drama at the finish with his spectacular double forward loop near the end of the 15-minute heat getting held up in the live scoring system. It looked like the 19-year-old prodigy Köster, who won here in 2011 and for whom this was only a second world cup defeat since 2010, had won again and Browne, 24, only found out he had won when it was announced on the podium.

“I can’t believe it, I really can’t understand it,” a visibly stunned Browne said. “Philip is a machine, I have so much respect for Philip. For me to win here I absolutely unbelievable, he’s been dominating the sport. Lucky me. I just tried to squeeze every point out. I was really struggling but I then I thought he might be too, because it was onshore and difficult, so I knew I just to get some jumps and points up.”

Köster, the German rider who grew up in Gran Canaria, had dominated the final early, with a trademark towering double forward loop. But with the wind shifting from side-onshore to more onshore it became trickier in the final stages of the competition and Köster, who was beaten in the final by Thomas Traversa in similar conditions last year, was clearly under pressure. He looked a little stunned on the podium too.

“I’m happy to be in second place, but I wanted to win the heat, so I’m not the happiest person at the moment,” he said. “But it’s great to be on the podium and it great to be in Klitmøller.”

Köster, who won the second round of the world cup in Tenerife in August, after his home world cup in Pozo, Gran Canaria was cancelled due to a lack of wind, will have a quick chance for revenge in Sylt, from September 27 to October 6.

It was a day of upsets with Browne beating Víctor Fernández López, the Spanish world no.2, in the quarter-final, deposing Traversa, from France in the semi-final and shocking Köster, the crowd and himself in the final.

Spain’s Alex Mussolini beat Traversa in the ‘losers’ final’ to finish third.

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Media Alert: 2013 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA world cup final on Sunday evening

The final of the 2013 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA world cup is scheduled for 17:15 hrs on Sunday. Philip Köster, the world champion, is in dominant form and is into the semi-finals. Photos and an initial report will distributed when winner is known.

A second report with photos from the podium will be distributed as soon as possible.

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[Daily LIVE schedule - it's all happening tomorrow!]: Day 7 - KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2013

8:00: Skippers meeting8:30: First possible start

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Weather forecast:

PWA Head Judge Duncan Coombs: “The forecast looks great with winds of up to 35 knots accompanied by waves of up to three meters by 5pm. We’re aiming for beginning with 15 minute heats with two waves and one maybe two jumps counting. Later on we’ll probably go for 14 minutes heats."

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[Video]: Windsurfing and weather - the Cold Hawaii waiting game over

Is the waiting game over? Tomorrow's forecast is still predicting excellent conditions with winds of up to 35 knots accompanied by waves of up to three meters by 5pm, which should generate brilliant cross-on jumping and riding conditions, giving the most radical sailors in the world the opportunity to truly showcase their skills as they launch into gravity defying stunts. Will Thomas Traversa be able to defend his Cold Hawaii crown, will Victor Fernandez finally get his first victory, will Philip Köster live up to his role as the favorite beat them all - or will it be something we never would have thought possible? Only time can tell ...

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[Press release]: Soulsurfer Traversa defends title against Köster and Fernandez on Cold Hawaii super Sunday

Sunday’s final of the 2013 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA world cup will see classic Klitmøller conditions with winds gusting towards 40 knots and the riders jumping like popcorn on the North Sea. There will be the perfect conditions to showcase the keen rivalry of Philip Köster and Victor Fernandez Lopez. Victor Fernandez Lopez, the 29-year-old world number 2 will be first on the water in the first heat of the day against German qualifier, Lars Gobisch. Fernandez, the 2010 world champion, is hungry to get his title back from Philip Köster, the 19-year-old wunderkind, who has taken the windsurfing world by storm. Köster goes in the bottom of the draw of the 32 best wave windsurfers in the world. The soulsurfer Frenchman who beat him in the final here last year, Thomas Traversa, goes in the third heat of the day.

“I would say my hardest competitors are Fernandez, Mussolini and Traversa,” Koster, the 2011 and 2012 world champion, said.

“I like the forecast for tomorrow, it’s good when you see the forecast in red,” Fernandez said. “It’s strong and I like strong winds. I am in the first heat so I will be ready.”

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World cup weather watch: Duncan Coombs, PWA head judge: “Conditions improved enough for the guys to freesail but not for competition (on Saturday). The skippers’ briefing is at 0800hrs for a first possible start of 0830hrs. The forecast has remained constant throughout the day with a south-west wind veering northwest providing great side-onshore jumping conditions. We will have a winner.”

They said:

Victor Fernandez Lopez (Spain, world no.2 and 2010 world champion): “I like the forecast for tomorrow, it’s good when you see the forecast in red. It’s strong and I like strong winds. I am in the first heat so I will be ready. I’ll have everything ready from 4m up to 5.6m sails. I don’t think it’s going to be stronger than 4.0 (metre sail). The wind is going to be cross-onshore and with a lot of current it means I’ll have to be on a bigger sail than normal (to get back upwind). I think it’s pretty open conditions for everyone.”

Alex Mussolini (Spain, world no.3): “Tomorrow is going to be windy and everybody wants to sail after sitting around for one week. I brought seven sails with me from 3.7 to 5.0 and two boards, size 75 and 82 litres. I’m still happy with that choice. To prepare myself I visualise the wind inside my head and how I can preform in those conditions.”

Philip Köster (Germany, 2011 and 2012 world champion, 2011 Cold Hawaii champion): “In the last few years we have had great conditions here in Klitmøller. Twice I got my world title here. I think it’s a cool place.Everyone sails really good but I would say my hardest competitors are Fernandez, Mussolini and Traversa.

I know the conditions here from the last years world cups in Cold Hawaii so I feel prepared.”

Thomas Traversa (France, 2012 Cold Hawaii champion):

“I’m in the third heat and that might be a bit tricky in the beginning. In my first heat I think I just have to sail solid and not try too much. Before the heat I know pretty much which jumps and manoeuvres I can make. There are a lot of talented sailors here but my biggest competitors are for sure Fernandez and Köster. I still count on Mussolini’s help like last year (Mussolini acted as Traversa’s caddy in the final rounds) but hopefully we’ll both get through to the final heats and then off course we can’t help one another anymore. I’ve brought three sails with me 4.0, 4.2 and 4.5 and three boards; a 70 litres and two 65 litres in case something happens to one of them. It’s nice to be back to Cold Hawaii.”

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