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The Birth of Brouwersdam

Just around the corner is none other than the DAM7 Festival, a festival that incorporates windsurfing at its heart because it is not only hosting the PWA but it is organised by windsurfers for windsurfers. This special crew known as the DAM7 Team had just a few ‘small’ requirements before hosting this event. One such […]

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Get a wildcard for the PWA Surf Worldcup in Austria

We are giving away one wildcard for the freestyle event for the 2013 PWA Surf Worldcup in Podersdorf.

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PWA Podersdorf Update and Gollito takes the Single

Action, action, action! PWA Podersdorf has been on fire this weekend…

It’s been a busy couple of days, with incredible tow-in qualifier sessions at night and the completion of the first round of the PWA Freestyle contest during the day. Light gusty winds have plagued the contest but the single elimination was finally complete yesterday afternoon. The winner, Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo, sealed the deal with some impressive moves, check out the short video clip below.

Close behind, Taty Frans put in a great performance to take second place and in the losers final Kiri Thode came third, whilst Steven Van Broeckhoven took fourth. Whilst the sailors are on standby for the double elimination be sure to check out some of the highlight pictures on the PWA website – HERE.

Looking forward, here is today’s highlights; at 19.00 local Austrian time we have Andre Paskowski here on Boards for our LiveChat. Following this will be the final showdown of the Chiemsee EFPT Tow-In Championships. Set to be the most impressive display of freestyle moves in tow-in history, we can expect big action. Check out the report from last night by clicking HERE and be sure to follow the action on EFPT Live ticker tonight at 20.30 Austrian time by clicking HERE.

Photo credits – JC


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PWA Podersdorf Day 2 and EFPT Tow-In update

Plenty of action going on here at the first PWA Freestyle event of the year…

Adam Sims firing through a burner!

EFPT Chiemsee Tow-In news

Last night saw the start of the first ever European Freestyle Tow-In championships. UK hopefuls Adam Sims and Phil Richards both missed out on the top spots for the final round on Monday night, however local superstar Max Mattissek showed he has what it takes and bounced his way into the final showdown, alongside Taty Frans and Nicolas Akgazciyan. Tonight will be the second round, in which, Max Rowe will be holding the flag for the Brits. Sitting here with Max, we’ve asked him a few quick questions:

Boards: Feeling nervous?
Max: A little bit nervous just because of so many people watching and feeling a little suspect after last night

Boards: You have two runs, what do you hope to nail?
Max: Burner and an air funnel into funnel

Boards: Who will be the ones most likely to take the top three?
Max: Gollito, Bjorn and me ;)

Boards: Are you looking forward to sailing tomorrow and what are your aims for the competition?
Max: Pretty excited and hope it will be a little bit stronger and windier than what we had today.

Follow tonight’s qualification round on the EFPT Live Ticker, via facebook. Click HERE to go to their page and keep an eye as updates will commence from just after 9.15pm local time.

The PWA Competition

With the lightest of winds across the course area, it was a waiting game today. However, early in the afternoon the first heats got underway but with only four heats completed by 6.30pm this evening, it was extremely on and off. With almost every heat seeing one, two or three re-starts, the patience of the riders and the judges was tested. With Adam Sims and Marco Wedele being in heat five, they saw the biggest waiting game of all. Eventually it was cancelled and this is where it will take off tomorrow. Check back soon for more…


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PWA Surf World Cup – Day 1 quick update

A slow morning here at the PWA Surf World Cup, as final preparations come together for what is to be yet another exciting event.

With the event site now all setup, there are just a few final tweaks before the doors are open to the public. Meanwhile some of the pros are up for an early one, readying themselves for the registration and riders briefing which commences at 10.00 this morning. From then on the competitors will be on standby until the conditions provide. With a promising forecast for the weekend it looks like the highlight of today will be the start of the EFPT Chiemsee Tow-In Championships. Check back soon for more…

Ready to register - Chris Kalk, Adrian Beholz and co

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PWA Surf Worldcup Podersdorf 2011 – Crash Video

Here is a little clip with a lot of crashes filmed during the PWA Surf Worldcup in Podersdorf, Austria. Enjoy.

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PWA Surf Worldcup Podersdorf 2011 – Final Steven van Broeckhoven vs. Kiri Thode

Watch here the run of Steven van Broeckhoven and Kiri Thode of the final in the freestyle double elimination of the PWA Surf Worldcup in Podersdorf.

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