As some of you might have noticed, the list of entrants is out. It’s looking good: Philip Köster, Victor Fernandez, Alex Mussolini, Kauli Seadi, Ricardo Campello, and our very own Kenneth Danielsen, are all signed up—along with many more riders par excellence. You can be sure, if the oh-so-generous Cold Hawaii weather gods permit, that they'll be ripping the Cold Hawaii waves to pieces on September 17–23, showing you the best windsurfing action on the planet.
Last year, Köster became World Champion at Cold Hawaii and thus wrote himself into history as the youngest champion ever. According to PWA Tour Manager Richard Page, Köster could conceivably do it again this year, but it’ll be far from a walk in the park:
“I have tried to work out some contingencies, but it is difficult as it largely depends on other riders. To be guaranteed the world championship after Denmark, regardless of the other sailors, he needs to win. Even if he is second, and Victor wins, Victor could still win overall at Sylt.”
Nothing is certain, though, according to Page:
“Beyond that, it starts to get very complicated, as Alex Mussolini, Dany Bruch, Dario Ojeda etc. are all still potentially able to win, depending on their results compared to other competitors […]”
As connoisseurs of KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup will know, the event was blessed with howling winds and foaming waves in both 2010 and 2011. Thus, in both years we were able to conduct both a single and a double elimination, and in nothing less than epic conditions.
Whether this will be the case again during this year’s edition of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup—and who is going to win—only time will tell. Stay tuned, and keep these fingers crossed, as we all count the hours to September 17th.