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PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf event summary


'Max Matissek - 2013 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf'    © John Carter / PWA

In the opening event of the 2013 PWA World Tour, Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North) produce a supreme performance as he made the perfect start in the quest for an incredible sixth world title, by winning the opening event of the year ahead of Steven van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde / Different).

After a quiet start to the PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf on day one - which saw sailors registering for the upcoming competition, whilst basking in the glorious sunshine - Austria’s famed Neusiedler See burst into life on day two as 25-30 knot winds greeted the sailors, allowing both the single and double eliminations to be completed after an enthralling day of action on the water.

Kiri Thode - 2013 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf -  © John Carter - PWA  

Single Elimination
Winners’ Final

The reigning world champion, Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo faced Kiri Thode (Starboard / Gaastra) in the first final of the year and the Venezuelan wasted no time to explode into action as he launched into a monumental shaka, which Thode then matched to leave the heat evenly balanced. Gollito - as he so often does - found another gear as he rotated his way through a super smooth skopu and a radical ponch to edge ahead. The Bonairean tried to respond with a brilliant culo and a trademark air-funnel, but it was soon revealed that Thode hadn’t quite done enough to prevent Estredo from winning another final.

Elsewhere in the single elimination, Germany’s Adrian Beholz (Fanatic / Sailloft Hamburg / Maui Ultra Fins) enjoyed his best to result to date, seventh, as he caused the first upset of the competition by defeating Nicolas Akgazciyan (Starboard / Point-7 / Maui Ultra Fins) in the second round, before continuing his rich vein of form to dispatch of the Dutch maestro Davy Scheffers (Tabou / Gaastra).

Double Elimination
With Saturday being predicted to be the best day of the week for wind, little time was wasted in starting the double elimination, which eventually finished just before 8pm to conclude an enthralling day of competition, which spanned almost nine hours.

Steven Van Broeckhoven - 2013 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf -  © John Carter - PWA  

Winners’ Final
Steven van Broeckhoven produced a near perfect heat against Kiri Thode to book his place in the winners’ final. The 2011 world champion received several tens from the judges for both style and diversity as the Belgian stated his intention to regain his world champion status. Unfortunately for van Broeckhoven, he was up against the man who is now undefeated in the last four events, Gollito Estredo.

The five-time world champion was determined to defend his single elimination crown and that is exactly what he managed to do, as the twenty-four year old produced a devastating display consisting of a stunning one-handed burner, a one-handed air flaka and a divine one-handed shaka to illustrate exactly why he is the reigning world champion. Van Broeckhoven responded with a massive air-funnel, an outstanding planing culo and a tweaked shuvit spock, but on this occasion it wasn’t enough to prevent Estredo from securing his first victory of the year.

Gollito on fire - 2013 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf -  © John Carter - PWA  

Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo speaking after winning the double elimination: 'I’m super happy to have won the double elimination. It was a long day, but the conditions were really good and I’m pleased with how I sailed and the result. Let’s see what happens for the rest of the week.'

Meanwhile, Davy Scheffers came storming back through the double elimination, after a disappointing display in the single, to eventually battle his way to fifth place. The Dutch maestro won five successive heats as he delivered a masterclass in freestyle wizardry. On his way to defeating Andy Lachauer (JP / NeilPryde), the super talented Youp Schmit (JP / NeilPryde), Taty Frans (Starboard / MauiSails / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins) and Bjorn Saragoza (Starboard / Hot Sails Maui), the twenty-one year old consistently landed huge culos, amazing no-handed burners and simply massive air-funnels to leave his opponents with no chance.

Amado Vrieswijk (Starboard / Severne) is certainly one name to look out for in the future. The seventeen year old made his debut on the PWA World Tour in 2011 and he finished in the top ten for the first here in Austria, as he impressed the judges with his fluid style and powerful moves.

The remaining three days of the contest witnessed light winds, meaning that no further heats were completed, despite a day of teasing winds on Monday. There was, however, still plenty of action on and off the water, as the European tow-in event took place each evening at eight O’clock to keep the crowds entertained. After three qualifying rounds Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo was eventually crowned the tow-in champion of Neusiedler See after landing a burner into a mix between a funnel and a burner, Steven Van Broeckhoven finished in an extremely close second, followed by Bjorn Saragoza.

Gollito 1st, Steven 2nd, Kiri 3rd - 2013 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf -  © John Carter - PWA  

Austria top three - 2013 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf -  © John Carter - PWA  

Bjorn Saragosa - 2013 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf -  © John Carter - PWA  

Dieter Van Der Eyken - 2013 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf -  © John Carter - PWA  

Overall Results of the PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf:

1st Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North)
2nd Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde / Different)
3rd Kiri Thode (Starboard / Gaastra)
4th Anthony Ruenes (Tabou / Gaastra)
5th Davy Scheffers (Tabou / Gaastra)
6th Bjorn Saragoza (Starboard / Hot Sails Maui)
7th Taty Frans (Starboard / MauiSails / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins)
7th Dieter van der Eyken (Starboard / Severne)
9th Adrian Beholz (Fanatic / Sailloft Hamburg / Maui Ultra Fins)
9th Tonky Frans (Tabou / Gaastra)
9th Youp Schmit (JP / NeilPryde)
9th Amado Vrieswijk (Starboard / Severne)

Current PWA overall ranking Freestyle Men 2013

Note: In case there are more than 3 events, one of the events can be used as a discard, which means it won't count.

#

Sailor Name

Sail#

2013 Surf World Cup, Podersdorf, Austria

     

Total Points

 

1

Jose "Gollito" Estredo

V-10

2100 (1)

0

0

0

2100

North Sails, Fanatic

 

2

Steven Van Broeckhoven

B-72

2067 (2)

0

0

0

2067

NeilPryde, JP, Different Eyewear

 

3

Kiri Thode

NB-61

2034 (3)

0

0

0

2034

Starboard, Gaastra

 

4

Anthony Ruenes

F-85

2001 (4)

0

0

0

2001

Gaastra, Tabou Boards

 

5

Davy Scheffers

H-311

1968 (5)

0

0

0

1968

Gaastra, Tabou Boards

 

6

Björn Saragoza

NB-11

1935 (6)

0

0

0

1935

Hot Sails Maui, Starboard

 

7

Dieter Van der Eyken

B-35

1886 (7)

0

0

0

1886

Starboard, Severne Sails

 

7

Elton (Taty) Frans

NB-9

1886 (7)

0

0

0

1886

Starboard, MauiSails, Mystic, Maui Ultra Fins

 

9

Amado Vrieswijk (Y)

NB-20

1787 (9)

0

0

0

1787

Starboard, Severne Sails

 

9

Everon (Tonky) Frans

NB-7

1787 (9)

0

0

0

1787

Gaastra, Tabou Boards

 

9

Youp Schmit

NED-27

1787 (9)

0

0

0

1787

NeilPryde, JP

 

9

Adrian Beholz

G-888

1787 (9)

0

0

0

1787

Fanatic, Sailloft Hamburg, Maui Ultra Fins

 


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