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.