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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Fears of black Wednesday emerge + Video

'Rain clouds - 2012 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup'    © John Carter / PWA

The twelve riders remaining in the single elimination competition of the PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup face a black Wednesday on the water in notoriously tough on shore conditions in Klitmøller tomorrow.

Windsurfing’s oldest enemy - a lack of wind - kept the sails grounded in Klitmøller on Tuesday. The riders were on standby for the evening session that never came and all the wind there was appeared for five minutes in the shape of a small tornado 50 metres from shore, heading north along the Cold Hawaii coastline.

Some riders were putting a brave face on the forecast, but those who know were in little doubt about how difficult it would be. 'I think everyone is going to be struggling tomorrow,' Kenneth Danielsen, the Danish wave champion, who has been living in Klitmøller for the last eight years, said. 'I’ve tried it in these conditions and it’s hard. When it’s really on shore the guys will find it hard to keep on course.'

'Tactics will play a big part because you have to keep on the right part of the course. It’s OK if it’s if there is a lot of wind, but I think it going to be lighter tomorrow and then it’s hard to keep upwind even with your biggest gear.'

After the first two years of world cups here being spoilt with perfect cross shore south-westerlies, Wednesday could be a wakeup call. Contemplating such conditions before the event, Klaas Voget, the experienced German rider, who trains in Klitmøller for about three months a year, thought messy on shore weather could be a great leveller and help challenge the dominance of Philip Köster, last year’s champion and this year’s runaway leader.

Danielsen, who is 15th overall but was knocked out of the single elimination on Monday, went even further. 'I’ve talked to Klaas about this and he agreed that with the current here it’s even harder than Sylt when it’s (the wind) on shore. In Sylt you can get past the shore break and it’s easier to stay upwind.'

'If the wind is west then it’s a straight port tack, if it’s west-north-west then it can be OK, but I think it could be north-west which is dead on shore and means we will be jumping on both tacks and working hard. I’ve trained in it for an hour, but I usually give up and go to Hanstholm.'

'I still think the top 10 guys will be really good in and Philip (Köster) is going to be the standout guy because he seems to be the standout in all conditions these days.'

Robby Swift, the British rider, was perhaps being hopeful when he said it was going to be the kind of port tack day that most of the riders were used to. 'It will be OK, if it’s windy, Swift said. 'None of the other events are side shore, they’re all on shore. I don’t care. Philip Köster is still a pretty great bet.'

But Duncan Coombs, the PWA judge, was as pithy as ever when he said: 'It’s on shore tomorrow and I don’t think anyone’s going to like it. It’s unfavourable conditions for everyone.'



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Cold Hawaii World Cup website


by Matthew Pryor

  

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