Impressive tow-in freestyle show on the water in Cold Hawaii

The second day of the netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup proved to be yet another lay day for the main competition as expected with light winds and small waves. 

During the afternoon a tow-in exhibition featuring – Amado Vrieswijk (NB-20), Dieter Van der Eyken (B-35) Alessio Stillrich (G-95) Sebastian Kornum (DEN-24) and Rasmus Øgelund (D-22) – was held to keep the everyone entertained.

The forecast for tomorrow again looks like very light wind, but with a long period swell (0.4m at 14s) there is the possibility of running a SUP competition  — in the event that the wind remains too light for float and ride. 

More news and live schedule tomorrow morning.

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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 :)!

 

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[Daily LIVE schedule]: Day 2 - netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2016

Today looks like there’ll be no sailing :) 

Starting at 14:00 CEST we’ve prepared the following live program for you:

0) Welcome to day 2
1) Ricardo Campello update on his injury
2) Ricardo Campello interview about his movie: Los Roques
3) Marcus Rydberg interview about his movie: The Viking Diaries - #13 Location North
4) Josep Pons about personal training and his new movie: Warming up for Klitmøller
5) Robby Swift & Morgan Noireaux about Jaws

Not bad - eh? 

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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 :)!

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A relaxed start to proceedings with high pressure currently dominating

Currently ranked number 1 in the world, Victor Fernandez (E-42), ready to defend his position in Cold Hawaii. 

Currently ranked number 1 in the world, Victor Fernandez (E-42), ready to defend his position in Cold Hawaii. 

With high pressure dominating the start of the 2016 netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup the opening day proved to be quite a relaxed affair with the sailors registering between 10am-11am, before rigging their equipment to ensure they are ready for the competition later in the week. 

As has become tradition over the last 7 years the Mayor of Thisted Municipality — Lene Kjelgaard Jensen — officially declared the event open at 12:30pm and it is now a case of waiting for the wind and waves, which usually arrive at some point with Cold Hawaii holding a 100% record for the past 6 seasons.

Outlook for the Event

Tomorrow also looks like a lay day, but Head Judge, Duncan Coombs, believes there is the possibility of competing on Wednesday in rare starboard tack down-the-line conditions, which could provide an interesting twist and possible some surprise results — if it happens. The local Danish forecast currently predicts winds of around 8 knots — meaning there is the potential for float and ride with a few more knots of breeze as an excellent long period swell is expected (0.4m at 14 seconds).

The weekend is also starting to look promising with a new low pressure arriving, which could provide a frantic last day showdown like we saw in 2014 with Sunday currently showing winds up to 28 knots accompanied by 2-metre waves. 

Before the start of the main draw 12 sailors — listed below — will battle it out in the Qualifying Round for the remain-ing 4 spots.

Qualifying Round

Heat 1: Loick Lesauvage (Goya Windsurfing / Shamal Sunglasses)  vs Gustav Haggstrom (RRD / RRD Sails) vs Amado Vrieswijk (JP / Severne Sails) vs Max Droege (Sailloft Hamburg) 

Heat 2: Mads Bjørnå (Fanatic / Simmer) vs Julian Salmonn (Severne / Severne Sails) vs Sebastian Kornum (JP / NeilPryde) vs Alex Grand-Guillot (Fanatic / NorthSails)

Heat 3: Julien Taboulet (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) vs Markus Rydberg (Simmer / Simmer) vs Rasmus Oegelund (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg) vs Julien Quentel (Patrik / Avanti)

*Winner of each heat progresses followed by 1 lucky loser, who will progress from a final heat consisting of the 2nd place finishers. 

Local boy Kenneth Danielsen (Simmer) will be hoping to replicate his performance from last year, which saw the Dane finish 6th as he used all of his extensive local knowledge to his advantage to equal his best ever result with the 32 year old also finishing 6th here in 2011. Danielsen earlier added his view on the weather forecast: “To be honest I don’t think we’ll be able to compete on Wednesday as the wind looks very light and there’s no thermal effect to help top it up. However, things can change so quickly here, so hopefully we’ll be able to gain a result here for the 7th consecutive year.”

Alessio Stillrich (Fanatic / NorthSails), currently sits in joint 13th place and will hoping for a big performance here — particularly after the 21 year old finished 2nd in last year’s Super Session and sounds like he’s well prepared coming into the event adding: “Conditions have been firing at home at the start of September with plenty of wind and waves. Plus it’s been really quiet on the water after summer, so I’m feeling pretty good.”

More news and live schedule tomorrow. 

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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. 

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

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[Daily LIVE schedule]: Day 1 - netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2016

Good morning good folks :) 

Today looks like there’ll be no sailing.

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

0: Welcome to the netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup
1: What to expect from this year's event
2: Looking back on previous years
3: Head judge Duncan Coombes –"it ain't over till the fat lady sings"
4: Jaeger Stone Interview – including the Philip Köster injury
5: Adam Lewis & Ben Proffitt - current ranking
6: Interviews with sailors
   
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If the conditions change and we start the competition, we will of course let you know immediately.

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Strong field for the netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2016

Recap: 

  • Half way through the PWA Wave World Tour the windsurf elite in wave performance meet in Klitmøller, Cold Hawaii. 
  • Tremendous chance for the Spaniard, Victor Fernandez to further his lead. 
  • Due to injury current world champion German Philip Köster will not be competing in Klitmøller. 
  • Danish Kenneth Danielsen has yet another chance to prove that he belongs among the best when competing on his home ground.
Kenneth Danielsen (D38) is Denmark's greatest hope for a position in top ten in Cold Hawaii.

Kenneth Danielsen (D38) is Denmark's greatest hope for a position in top ten in Cold Hawaii.

The seventh edition of Cold Hawaii Windsurf World Cup starts in Klitmøller. From September 19 until September 25, the world's elite windsurfers, including the current ranked first on the PWA tour 2016, Victor Fernandez (E42) from Spain, will be crossing swords in the little fishing town, facing some of the best windsurfing conditions in northern Europe. Victor Fernandez's closest rival is the reigning world champion Philip Köster (G44) from Germany. Köster will be missing due to a severe knee injury. The netIP Cold Hawaii World Cup presented by Thisted Forsikring and Citylift is the third of six stages on the way to the crowning of this year's 2016 PWA world champion. 

The reigning vice-champion Victor Fernandez will be starting in Klitmøller ranked 1st on PWA tour 2016. 

Looking back at his performance over the last six events in Cold Hawaii, the chances of further advancing his lead looks good for the 32-year-old Spaniard. Thanks to the stable stormy conditions in Klitmøller, Victor Fernandes has been able to show off his amazing windsurfing skills, placing him among the top five riders every year. 

Victor Fernandez says:

"After intensive training at home in Almerimar, Spain, I’ve been in Klitmøller since September 10th. The event in Cold Hawaii is one of my favourite stops on the PWA World Tour. I love the place, the windsurfing conditions and not least the locals who are always wholeheartedly into the cause."

With two victories – one in Gran Canaria and one in Tenerife – Victor Fernandez currently has a comfortable lead over the reigning world champion Philip Köster (22) from Germany, who will be missing due to a severe knee injury.

The netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup will – however – be far from a walk in the park for Victor Fernandez. With fellow countryman, Alex Mussolini (E30) currently ranked number 3, along with Brazilian, Marcilio "Brawzinho" Browne (BRA105) ranked number 4, and the Australian, Jaeger Stone (KA120) ranked number 5; Fernandez will be under some pressure. Not forgetting Thomas Traversa (F3), two times winner of the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup and currently ranked number 6. Thomas will be breathing down Victor's neck, equally eager to gain points and further his success in Klitmøller. 

Kenneth Danielsen (D38) is Denmark's greatest hope for a position in top ten in Cold Hawaii. The 1 m 89 cm local muscle-bound has been participating in the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup every year since 2010. More than once he has shown that he can surpass himself on his home-ground. With a sixth place in 2015, only barely beaten by German Klaas Voget (G4) in heat 31, he did extremely well. Kenneth Danielsen says: 

“I always look forward to the event in Klitmøller. Something special happens to me when I'm competing on home ground. Everything mysteriously just works better. Part of it has, of course, to do with the fact that I know the waters "like the back of my hand". The atmosphere is always good in Klitmøller. I feel proud to represent my country and a place that now for the seventh time in a row has managed to create such a fantastic event.” 

PWA World Cup Ranking 2016: 

1. Victor Fernandez (ESP)
2. Philip Köster (GER)
3. Alex Mussolini (ESP)
4. Marcilio Browne (BRA)
5. Jaeger Stone (AUS)
6. Thomas Traversa (FRA)
7. Robby Swift (GBR)
8. Dany Bruch (GER)
9. Adam Lewis (GBR)
10. Leon Jamaer (GER)
...
28. Kenneth Danielsen (DEN) 

Nb.: After two of six World Cups. 

Event Location:  

netIP COLD HAWAII PWA WORLD CUP
Ørhagevej 189, Klitmøller
7700 Thisted

Denmark 

New title sponsor: netIP
netIP is deeply rooted in Thisted and views Cold Hawaii as one of the strongest place brands in Denmark. The sponsorship provides excellent opportunities for exposure, but first and foremost, they have invested in the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup to show local pride through an event of this magnitude in the area.

About Klitmøller:
It is no coincidence that the West Coast in Thisted Municipality is called "Cold Hawaii" by windsurfers from all over the world. Klitmøller is considered the capital of Cold Hawaii. Steady high wind and up to six-foot waves are the hallmarks of the little fishing village which is broadly recognised as one of Europes top windsurfing spots. The village is located in the centre of Thy National Park

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Local company becomes the title sponsor of the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup

Mike Overgaard (right) from netIP, the new Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup title sponsor, Kenneth Danielsen, D38 (middle) and event manager, Robert Sand on the beach in Klitmøller, Cold Hawaii. 

Mike Overgaard (right) from netIP, the new Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup title sponsor, Kenneth Danielsen, D38 (middle) and event manager, Robert Sand on the beach in Klitmøller, Cold Hawaii. 

When 32 of the world's best wave windsurfers meet again in mid-September for the PWA World Cup in Klitmøller, the local Thisted company, netIP, will be the new title sponsor. The event will now be known as the netIP Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2016.

netIP is a local world class IT-infrastructure provider and will also provide the infrastructure for the PWA World Cup in Cold Hawaii, for the benefit of guests and participants who will, as a result, have access to a fast and secure internet connection during the entire event.

Kenneth Danielsen (D38), cutback, Cold Hawaii. 

Kenneth Danielsen (D38), cutback, Cold Hawaii. 

Event manager, Robert Sand, is pleased that almost all sponsors are local companies:

"It says something about our community, and our ability to stand together to support big events like this. When we launched the event back in 2010, quite a few viewed the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup as a good thing, but not as something that they could be a part of. Now, many more local companies would like to contribute to the event and thus become part of the success."

Proud to be part of the PWA World Cup in Cold Hawaii

netIP is deeply rooted in Thisted and views Cold Hawaii as one of the strongest place brands in Denmark. The sponsorship provides excellent opportunities for exposure, but first and foremost, they have invested in the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup to show local pride through an event of this magnitude in the area.

Lars Petersen, D99 (left) and Kenneth Danielsen, D38 (right), Cold Hawaii. 

Lars Petersen, D99 (left) and Kenneth Danielsen, D38 (right), Cold Hawaii. 

"Cold Hawaii has indeed brought attention to the area. Each year, the athletes push themselves to the limit of what is possible. As in the IT industry, the competition is fierce; only the right combination of skills, heart, and a good head will bring you the right results. Through our IT-infrastructure solution, we will make sure that we add to this already remarkable event", explains CEO Carsten Hedemann from netIP.

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Philip Köster (G44), Reigning World Champion, triple World Champion, winner of event 2015: „I can’t wait to come back to Denmark. I love the conditions and am always amazed by the hospitality of the locals, who are simply stunning. The whole community comes together and gives its all to make this event happen. Of course I will again do my very best to be on top of the competition.“

Victor Fernandez (E43), Current leader of the PWA World Tour ranking in wave-performance: ”Right now I am at home in Almerimar, Spain. I will come to Klitmøller around the 10th of September to get used to the Cold Hawaii conditions. I am looking forward to competing in Klitmøller as it’s one of my favourite stops of the PWA World Tour. I love the town, conditions and the people, who are committed with all their hearts and souls.”

Facts about netIP:

netIP provides secure, reliable, and flexible IT infrastructure to businesses. The company was founded in 1996 by Martin Kjølhede and today employs 80 people. It is headquartered in Thisted, with local offices in four other cities in Jutland.

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Browne snatches victory from the claws of Stillrich in Super Session Finale

Cold Hawaii once again lived up to its name to further enhance Klitmøller’s reputation as one of Europe’s premier wave sailing destinations as the now legendary KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup maintained its 100% record with some of the best conditions seen yet.

The sailors patience was tested over the opening few days of the contest, but their patience was rewarded on day five with strong winds and epic waves pounding the Cold Hawaii coast for the entire day — allowing both the single and double elimination to be completed in fantastic conditions.

Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) earned the prestigious title of being crowned the Cold Hawaii King for 2015 as the two-time world champion remained unbeaten during this years event. The twenty-one year old beat Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) in the single elimination, before bringing an on fire Victor Fernandez’s (Fanatic / North / MFC) march back through the double to an end in a closely fought finale. On his way to victory Köster notched up a perfect 10 point wave as well as landing numerous trademark, bolt upright, double forwards. This was Köster’s second victory in Cold Hawaii — having won here in 2011 — and his latest success sees him move to the top of the overall rankings, although still level on points with Fernandez, such is the closeness of this year’s title race — so far.

Victor Fernandez was the only other man to post a perfect 10 wave score, but he couldn’t quite force the double elimination into a super final despite his best efforts. The Spaniard posted the highest scoring heat of the contest versus Jaeger Stone (Starboard / Severne) — 28.5 points — before also defeating Marcilio Browne to maintain his 100% record of appearing in every final this year. Fernandez takes home second place in Denmark, which leaves the 2010 world champion equal on points with Philip Köster after three events. 

The opening two events of the season hadn’t quite gone to plan for Marcilio Browne, but the Brazilian recaptured his best form in Denmark to earn a return to the prestigious podium, which sees Browne rise to seventh in the overall rankings. The 2013 Cold Hawaii Champion then capped the week off in perfect fashion by winning the Super Session with a textbook double forward.

Jaeger Stone cemented his place in the overall top three by claiming fourth after another superb display. The Aussie ripper consistently racked up waves in the excellent as he showed off more of his trademark fluid wave riding, as well as landing massive one-footed backloops, to dispatch of his opponents, before running into an unstoppable Victor Fernandez in Heat 33.

Cold Hawaii is like home for Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC) and the German used his years of local knowledge to stage a stunning comeback through the double elimination to win five heats on the bounce. Adam Lewis (Fanatic / North) was Voget’s firs victim followed by John Skye (RRD / RRD / MFC), Alex Mussolini (RRD / RRD), Ricardo Campello (Patrik / Point-7 / MFC) and finally Kenneth Danielsen (Simmer), which saw Voget deservedly earn his best result of the season — fifth — as well as return to the overall top ten.

Local Dane — Kenneth Danielsen — was another sailor to produce a brilliant comeback through the double elimination, much to the delight of the local crowd, as he too won five consecutive heats. Danielsen’s comeback began in the first round where he defeated Marc Paré (99NoveNove / Simmer / Maui Ultra Fins) before also going on to beat Alessio Stillrich (Fanatic / North), Graham Ezzy (Tabou / Ezzy), Moritz Mauch (Starboard / Severne / MFC) and Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde), before the battle for fifth and sixth between himself and Voget proved a step too far. Danielsen will be delighted with his performance though as this result equals his best result ever — sixth here in 2011.

Jules Denel is another sailor to produce their best effort this season in Denmark as the Frenchman finished in joint seventh place — alongside Ricardo Campello (Patrik / Point-7 / MFC). 

Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails) came into the event as the defending champion, as well as being the only man to have won twice here at the time, but suffered a shock second round exit in the single elimination at the hands of Moritz Mauch. Traversa started to make his comeback through the double before Ricardo Campello ended his hopes meaning TT had to settle for joint ninth — alongside Mauch — who finishes in the top ten for this first time this year — Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins / SWOX) and Alex Mussolini. 

Cold Hawaii continues to provide world class conditions, allowing the world’s most radical sailors to produce world class action and the PWA would like to once again extend their thanks to the organisers and the locals for their hospitality. We are already looking forward to returning next year.

Where’s Next on the PWA World Tour?

In just a few days time the biggest event of the year kicks off in Germany with the 2015 Sylt Davidoff Sylt Grand Slam, which will see all three disciplines raring to go between the 25th September until the 4th October. Make sure you tune into www.pwaworldtour.com to stay up to date with all of the latest news via the PWA live stream and live ticker.

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[Daily LIVE schedule]: Day 6 - KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2015 (super session!)

There’s still some wind in Klitmøller, Cold Hawaii - and we’ll do all we can to milk every last bit of it. That’s why we’ve prepared a super session for you today. Before that we’ll take a look at yesterday’s epic action. That leaves us with the following program: 

13:00 CEST: Recap of yesterday’s epic action & reaction from the sailors
15:00 CEST: Super session 

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Philip Köster is the King of Cold Hawaii for 2015 after an epic day in Klitmøller

The sailors patience may have been tested in the opening four days, but their patience was more than rewarded today as Cold Hawaii maintained it’s 100% record in epic fashion. Not only was the single elimination completed, but also the double as Klitmøller reinstated its reputation as Cold Hawaii with wall-to-wall sunshine, frothy North Sea nuggets and howling winds.

By the end of an enthralling day it was Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins), who fought his way to the top of the podium as he remained unbeaten after defeating Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) in the single elimination — followed by Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC) in the double, which takes the two-time world champion to the top of the overall rankings, with his second victory of the year. However, there was several fascinating battles throughout the day with big upsets and epic comebacks, which really made the today one to remember.

Single Elimination
Philip Köster lined up against Marcilio Browne in the winners’ final and the German made an explosive start to the final with a trademark, bolt upright double forward — earning him 9.5 points — but the final wasn’t won in the air on this occasion as his Brazilian counterpart matched him toe-for-toe in the jumps department after landing a perfect double of his own almost immediately afterwards. The difference came in the waves — or in particular one outstanding wave from Köster — which consisted of a sick frontside 360 right in the critical section, landed fully planing, and a couple of vert snaps to earn perfect 10s from the judges. Browne also produced one wave in the excellent range but it wasn’t enough to stop the twenty-one year old from claiming first blood.

The biggest upset in the single elimination saw Moritz Mauch (Starboard / Severne / MFC) take down the defending event champion and reigning world champion — Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails) — in the second round. TT dominated in the air, but unusually the Frenchman couldn’t find the wave rides he required. Mauch looks dangerous all day on the wave combining vertical snap, after vertical snap with consummate and advanced by 0.12 of a point.

Alessio Stillrich (Fanatic / North) landed one of the best double forwards of his life against Ricardo Campello (Patrik / Point-7 / MFC) in Heat 9b as he almost planed out of it to be awarded 9.88 points. However, despite an amazing jump the 20 year old couldn’t quite claim one of the biggest scalps of his career as he failed to find a backup wave. At the end of the heat Stillrich missed out by just over half a point and would’ve only required a 5.5 point to advance.

Double Elimination
Victor Fernandez was on fire in the double elimination — just like he has been in each event this year. The Spaniard was the only other man aside form Köster to earn perfect 10s in the contest as he defeated Jaeger Stone (Starboard / Severne) and Marcilio Browne with a combination of stunning doubles and radical wave rides. Against Stone, Fernandez actually recorded the highest individual heat score of the entire competition to setup a mouth-watering final against Köster. However, Browne, will still be delighted with his performance today as he recorded his first podium finish of the year and also his best result by far as he returned to form.

The Battle of the World Title Contenders

Coming into the event Victor Fernandez led the world rankings, closely followed by Philip Köster, and fittingly the top two title contenders were the last men standing in the double elimination. 

Köster may have made a quick start in the single elimination final, but in the double he came absolutely flying out the starting blocks — landing another trademark double forward straight off the bat — before further piling the pressure on Fernandez by wracking up the highest wave score of the heat — 9.5 points. Fernandez responded with a superb double forward of his own and soon brought the scores almost level with his best wave of the heat on his first attempt to earn 8.5 points, but unlike the prior two heats the 2010 world champion couldn’t find an amazing second wave to overhaul Köster — meaning Köster recaptured the title of being the Cold Hawaii King — a status he last held in 2011. 

Philip Köster reacts to being crowned the King of Cold Hawaii for the second time: “I felt very comfortable on the water today once I changed to my bigger board and sail, which I need because I’m a bit heavier than everyone. For me it was a perfect day, Everyone heat went great and I scored my best wave ever here with the 360 in the single elimination.”

When asked about the final Köster added: “I wasn’t sure if I was going to win the final because I had one very good wave, but then the second one was a bit sketchy, Overall I was very happy though, I’d been watching Victor [Fernandez] in the heats before and he was absolutely ripping and it was a huge challenge to sail against him like always.”

Comeback Kings
Local boy Kenneth Danielsen (Simmer) staged a stunning comeback through the double elimination, much to the delight of the local crowd as the Dane won five consecutive heats. Danielsen finished 6th here in 2011 and he was in similar devastating form today as he firstly dispatching of Marc Paré (99NoveNove / Simmer / Maui Ultra Fins) followed by Alessio Stillrich (Fanatic / North), Graham Ezzy (Tabou / Ezzy), Moritz Mauch and Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde).

At the same time as Danielsen another — almost local — Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC) was staging a brilliant comeback of his own as the German slashed his way past four opponents in a row in the shape of; Adam Lewis (Fanatic / North), John Skye (RRD / RRD / MFC), Alex Mussolini (RRD / RRD) and Ricardo Campello (Patrik / Point-7 / MFC).

The two warriors of the North Sea were on a collision course and the duo inevitably came together in Heat 31 in the battle for 5th and 6th. Both sailors know Cold Hawaii like the back of their hands, but on this occasion it was Voget who would advance. 

Jaeger Stone then halted Voget in his tracks as the Aussie ripper set his sights on back-to-back podiums, As always Stone’s wave riding was on point and he landed stylish one-footed, double kicked backloops on demand, but even this wasn’t enough in Heat 33 as Victor Fernandez delivered an almost perfect heat — leaving Stone to settle for fourth place. 

Jules Denel saved his best until last against Dany Bruch (Starboard / Challenger Sails / AL360) in Heat 26 to snatch victory from the grasp of Bruch in the last minute of the heat. The Frenchman then defeated Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins / SWOX) to finish 7th overall in the double elimination — which is Denel’s best result of the season.

Result of the 2015 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup:

1st Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Victor Fernández (Fanatic / North / MFC)
3rd Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
4th Jaeger Stone (Starboard / Severne)
5th Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC)
6th Kenneth Danielsen (Simmer)
7th Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde)
7th Ricardo Campello (Patrik / Point-7 / MFC)
9th Moritz Mauch (Starboard / Severne / MFC)
9th Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins / SWOX)
9th Alex Mussolini (RRD / RRD)
9th Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails)

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[Daily LIVE schedule]: Day 5 - KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2015 (action day!)

It on fire here in Klitmøller, Cold Hawaii. 
Tune in to the live streaming and watch the action
After the single elimination we’ll continue to the double elimination. 
Stay with us – today is day we’ve been waiting for. Enjoy. 

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