sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf - Wind fails to materialize on day 4
PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf - Wind fails to materialize on day 4


'Van Broeckhoven action - 2013 PWA Podersdorf Surf World Cup'    © John Carter / PWA

The fourth day of the PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf saw marginal conditions tantalize the sailors for the majority of the day. Unfortunately, the wind never quite materialized, meaning that no heats were completed despite heat one being started. After a frustrating day on hold, the sailors were released at 5pm, before the start of the final qualifying round of the European tow-in at 8pm.

Last year’s champion Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde / Different) stole the show again as he landed an incredible air funnel into air burner 540, which earns him the highest score of the qualifying rounds. Also qualifying for tomorrow night’s final are the local hero Max Matissek (Fanatic) and France’s Adrien Bosson (Fanatic / North / Maui Ultra Fins). The lucky loser to also qualify for the final is Kiri Thode (Starboard / Gaastra).

With sailors on hold for most of the day we caught up with the man who stormed his way back through the double elimination to eventually claim fifth place - thus far - Davy Scheffers (Tabou / Gaastra):

PWA: You fought back to fifth place in the double elimination, are you happy with this result?
DS: 'Yeah, I’m really happy I came back, but I wanted to do better, I want to start making the podium positions.'

PWA: What are you aims for the rest of the season?
DS: 'Winning, I really want to start winning - but reaching the podium as a minimum.'

PWA: What do you think the most important moves to do well in freestyle are at the moment? Do you have any new moves?
DS: 'For me I think I have to do something different - a lot of people are doing the same moves at the moment - so I have some new moves, but I’m not going to reveal anything about them. I also have a lot of new ideas, which I’ve been thinking about over the winter when I was injured for two months. I injured my ankle with a shaka after two weeks in Brazil.'

Night tow in action - 2013 PWA Podersdorf Surf World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  

PWA: For people looking to start freestyle, what are the first moves they should be trying to do?
DS: 'For me I truly believe that it’s really important to make sure you that you can do all of the basics really well, before getting into freestyle. Nowadays I think people can do a lot of stuff but they don’t execute the move perfectly or consistently. When you are good at the basics you can start to learn vulcans and loops and then progress more quickly.

PWA: How about equipment setup? Footstraps? Boom height? Fin?
DS: 'It’s important to make your footstraps big - so that you don’t injure yourself as it allows your knees and ankles to twist in the straps and come out of them easily. It’s important to make sure the straps grip the sides of your feet to feel secured to the board. I personally recommend a high boom because for me the moves look more stylish. For the fin I think anything around 17/18cm is fine, you don’t need to go smaller. If you are really young then a really small fin works great because you don’t need so much power in your legs to start spinning. If you are struggling to stay upwind then use a slightly bigger fin as you will get more lift.'

The forecast for tomorrow is predicting some wind in the afternoon, so we may have the possibility to complete another single elimination on the final day of the competition. Tomorrow evening will also see the spectacular conclusion of the European tow-in event at 8pm.

Andreas Laucher - 2013 PWA Podersdorf Surf World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  

Andy Chambers - 2013 PWA Podersdorf Surf World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  

Balz Muller night action - 2013 PWA Podersdorf Surf World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  

Tonky Frans - 2013 PWA Podersdorf Surf World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  

Nick Van Ingen - 2013 PWA Podersdorf Surf World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  

Local Hero Max Matissek - 2013 PWA Podersdorf Surf World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  

Yegor Popretinskiy - 2013 PWA Podersdorf Surf World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  

Valentin Bockler night session - 2013 PWA Podersdorf Surf World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  

Qualifying for the tow in Final - Heat Three
1st Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde / Different)
2nd Max Matissek (Fanatic_
3rd Adrien Bosson (Fanatic / North / Maui Ultra Fins)

PWA World Tour website
Event website


by Chris Yates

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108977

12:34 PM Mon 29 Apr 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

29 Apr 2013  Surf World Cup Podersdorf - Perfect conditions on Day 3
28 Apr 2013  PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf – Epic freestyle conditions on Day 2
27 Apr 2013  PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf - Electrifying atmosphere on Day 1
25 Apr 2013  Podersdorf Surf World Cup - Raising the curtain on the PWA World Tour
17 Apr 2013  PWA Chile, Surazo Windsurf Cup - Event 1 Matanzas complete






News - USA and the World















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,
















































Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead   
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing   
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica   
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club   
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day   
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3   
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here   
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier   
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race   
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target   
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT