[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.


[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 ...


[Video]: Pro windsurfers go fishing in Cold Hawaii

Surfers in Klitmøller used to be seen as black sheep by the local community. They had a reputation of contributing very little to the local economy while giving locals headaches when rigging their sails in people's gardens, partying in the open air till morning hours or sneaking in to wash rooms of local camp sites to secretly rinse their wet suits. This haschanged.

Friday pro windsurfers and local fishermen from Klitmøller went fishing.

Take two colourful fishing boats, four professional windsurfers and a local fisherman in each boat, add some long antennas, hi-tech equipment, a film crew and the North Sea. What do you get? A world premiere of streaming a fishing competition live.

The winning team was the boat to catch the most fish. It was a task that turned out more difficult than the windsurfers had expected.

In the red wooden boat, Alex Mussolini (Spain) and Adam Lewis (Britain) teamed up with local fisherman Kurt Johansen, a leisure fisherman who moved to Klitmøller 18 years ago. Johansen Influence on their level of fishing success would not be small.

In the light blue boat, the two Germans, Florian Jung and Daniel Bruch, teamed up with local fisherman Peter Sand, a fifth generation-Klitmøller fisherman and father of Robert Sand, project manager for the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. His son, three-year-old Levin Sand is seventh generation.

The two boats spent a sunny afternoon on the North Sea and BSP Media did a shooting about it. This is the result.


[Video]: Big waves and down the line riding as the contest begins

Day two of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2013 started in the pitch black as the competitors and race crew congregated at the Cold Hawaii club house at 6am. The early start, however, didn’t pay off as the forecast that promised wind from first light failed to materialize due to the offshore direction. After seven and a half painstaking hours the wind finally followed forecast as it swung cross-off shore allowing the competition to begin shortly afterwards, in perfect, peeling down the line waves - half mast to logo high - and light to medium winds, which saw two waves to count over the duration of eighteen minute heats. Men’s


Heat A of the trials witnessed Moritz Mauch (Starboard / North), Lars Gobisch (RRD / NeilPryde), Tuomo Naalisvaara (Starboard / Severne) and Christopher Friis (Simmer) all battling it out against each other for the top two positions to qualify for the main draw. After two cancellations the heat was finally completed on the third attempt as Mauch came out on top followed by Gobisch, with Mauch in particular impressing with his dynamic wave riding.

Heat B saw only three sailors competing after Stefan Gobisch (JP / NeilPryde) had to withdraw through injury. Albert Pijoan (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) showed excellent wave selection and execution to win the heat ahead of Markus Rydberg (Hot Sails Maui) and Fabian Weber (Fanatic / North / Maui Ultra Fins) was left disappointed.

In the final qualifying heat Peter Volwater (Fanatic / Avanti) comfortably qualified for the main draw as the Dutchman demonstrated why he finished ninth overall here last year. Grabbing the final qualifying spot in the draw was Robert Baldyga (Quatro / MFC), who linked together several aggressive frontside hacks to see off the competition of Michael Kleingarn (Starboard / NeilPryde).

Single Elimination

Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) looked in superb form today after he confidently dispatched of Mads Bjornaa (Fanatic / Simmer) in the opening round. The Brazilian showed his class as he consistently connected aggressive frontside gauges to progress. On the B-side of the panel Moritz Mauch achieved the biggest win of his career so far as he managed to defeat Dany Bruch (Starboard / Severne / AL360). The seventeen year old showed maturity beyond his years as he picked out the best waves on offer, before taking full advantage of them as he delivered fluid, aggressive cut backs to advance by 0.75 points. Mauch will now face Browne in the last sixteen.

Heat two did begin for the second time shortly before 7pm as a squall approached, but unfortunately the wind didn’t last long enough in order to be completed, meaning that John Skye (RRD / MFC), Antoine Martin (JP / NeilPryde), Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC) and Lars Gobisch will be the first heat to be sailed when the contest resumes. Martin will be a little disappointed that the suitable conditions didn’t last after the Frenchman pulled off a fantastic goiter.


[VIDEO]: World class windsurfing live from Klitmøller Cold Hawaii just around the corner

We're only 12 days away from the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2013. Connoisseurs of the event will know that this is the most interactive and sustainable event on the circuit. Therefore, you can be sure that ever since 2012, we have worked hard to reduce the event's CO2 footprint; furthermore, we have done everything in our power to ensure that you can follow the event live.

Find out how-to follow - and remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel - trust us: we have more good stuff in the store for you

During the past three years, the event has been blessed with amazing weather conditions. Right now, we all turn our eyes to the sky, hoping that during September 14th through to the 22nd, the weather gods will let the strong westerly wind blow on Klitmoeller and Cold Hawaii.

This is, indeed, the period where you can follow the world's best windsurfers from one of Northern Europe's best windsurfing spots - the Reef in Klitmøller. Spread the word to friends, family, and people you meet on your way. We hope to see you online or, even better, in Klitmøller during the event. Until then, lean back and enjoy.


[Video]: Podcast 8: Day 7, THE LEGACY - the Cold Hawaii family

The 2012 legacy - in BSP wrapping, just the way we like it. As if it knew it was time to stop, the wind dropped for the closing day of the 2012 Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup in Klitmøller on Sunday.

After a week of tough competition between the best 43 wave windsurfers in the world. After three successful years of competition, Klitmøller, for decades a place of pilgrimage for the windsurfers in the know, is now firmly on the professionals trail - enjoy ...


[Video]: Day 6, highlights: KIA cold hawaii PWA World Cup

The penultimate day of the PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup saw the superstars of the wave sailing world deliver a spectacular display, as the City Lift Super Session took place at 1pm. Light starboard tack winds and small waves provided ideal conditions for the competition, as three heats were run before the final, with the top two men from each heat advancing. The super session final consisted of three English sailors, John Skye (RRD / Mystic / MFC), Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins), Jamie Hancock (Tabou / Gaastra), the Brazilian boys Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) and Kauli Seadi (JP / NeilPryde), and finally Spain’s, Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North).

In the light winds and difficult jumping conditions Victor Fernandez was able to gain an early lead as he landed a tabletop forward, however his lead was short lived as Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne landed an amazing air chachoo. The Brazilian then went one better as he rotated his way through an outstanding one footed backloop to cement his place at the top. Browne’s fellow countryman, Kauli Seadi, completed the top three as he also landed a brilliant air chachoo to wow the crowds on the beach. The deteriorating wind in the final minutes of the heat meant that none of the sailors were able to land any more moves, and Marcilio Browne was crowned the super session champion.

Results of the City Lift Super Session:

1st Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) 2nd Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North) 3rd Kauli Seadi (JP / NeilPryde)


[Video]: Day 5, highlights, KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup

The fifth day of the PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup saw clean, chest to shoulder high waves rolling into Klitmoller, with light to medium cross shore wind. With the double elimination being completed yesterday, with Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) there was no windsurfing competition today. However, there was still plenty of action on the water as a stand up paddleboard contest was held in the ideal conditions. After a leisurely start to the day ten riders signed up for the competition, consisting of Mor Meluka, Casper Steinfath, Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC), Sebastian Kornum (JP / NeilPryde) and Leon Jamaer (Fanatic / Hot Sails Maui) in heat one. Whilst heat two saw Oliver Hartkopp, Peter Steinfath, Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North), Lars Petersen (JP / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) and Albert Pijoan (Starboard / Severne) battling out for a place in the final.

The first heat resulted in Casper Steinfath and Sebastian Kornum advancing into the final, and they were soon joined by Peter Steinfath and Oliver Hartkopp. The final was extremely close between, the Steinfath brothers and Sebastian Kornum with each of them leading at one point or another. Kornum scored the wave of the day as he picked up a big set wave and rode it all the way to the inside with several nice smooth turns. As the scores were calculated there was a tie between Peter Steinfath and Kornum, as both sailors scored a combined score of 10.33 for their two waves. In the end the decision went in Steinfath's favor due to his greater fluidity and style on the wave.


[Video]: Day 4, highlights, KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup

It's here - the video - enjoy. The fourth day of the PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup saw the double elimination completed as Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) took on the 2011 and 2012 PWA Wave Champion, Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) in the super final. With the conditions looking marginal throughout the morning the sailors and the crowds had to wait for a few hours before the action began. Shortly before 1pm the wind picked up a touch and after a brief warm-up session to check the conditions head judge, Duncan Coombs, made the call to begin the final. With the light winds and waves, the super final consisted of the best two waves over a duration of twenty-five minutes. This is a film produced during the KIA cold hawaii PWA World Cup in 2012. The first blood in the super final went to Thomas Traversa as the Frenchman made the perfect start in his bid for his maiden event victory. TT picked up a great first wave within the first few minutes, and he linked a super nice frontside, into backside followed by another frontside hit, whilst Köster’s first wave closed out on him, giving the early advantage to Traversa. A few moments later Traversa then scored his highest scoring wave of the heat, as he unleashed a couple of radical backside smacks, before finishing with a silky smooth frontside. After working his way upwind, Köster, delivered the wave of the heat. The double world champion opened with a quite brilliant backside 360 in the light conditions, before linking in a couple of extra front and backside hacks. This wave saw him score 7.88 points across the board and put Köster right back in contention, after a slow start. However, Traversa notched up another solid wave and despite his best efforts, Köster, couldn’t find the wave he needed to respond as he scored 4.38 points for his final wave. The end result meant that Traversa’s better wave selection had secured him his first ever victory by 0.87 points, he also became the first man to defeat Köster, after a five event winning streak.


[Video]: Day 3, highlights, KIA cold hawaii PWA World Cup

The third day of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup proved to be one of, if not the most dramatic day of the 2012 PWA World Tour. The sailors and the committee arrived at the beach for 7am in anticipation of the forecast wind, and unlike yesterday, the wind Gods delivered. The day saw an epic marathon, as the competitors battled it out over the duration of twelve hours, as the single elimination was completed by the early morning, which saw a maiden elimination victory for Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra). Meanwhile, in the double elimination, there is only the super final to sail, between Thomas Traversa and Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins). The biggest news of the day though, without doubt, belongs to Köster, after he came storming back through the double elimination to secure his second PWA Wave world title in a row, at the age of just eighteen. This is a film produced during the KIA cold hawaii PWA World Cup in 2012.