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2012 a sensational year for windsurfer Antoine Albeau By Chris Yates, 1:58 AM Tue 8 Jan 2013
Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) enjoyed a sensational 2012 as he snatched the PWA Slalom World Title from the claws of his nemesis Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne / Mystic / Dunkerbeck Eyewear / Chris Benz) at the final event of the year in Sylt. After re-capturing his world championship status, Albeau has now racked up an amazing 20 world titles throughout his prestigious career. ...[more]


2012 PWA Nations Rankings - Who is the most successful? By Chris Yates, , 4:42 AM Sat 20 Oct 2012
The season long fight for the prestigious PWA World titles and heralded podium positions were not the only things that the sailors were battling it out for, as the pride of each of their respective countries was also at stake every time they entered the competition fray. ...[more]


PWA Sylt World Cup - No action on day 8 By Chris Yates, 7:10 AM Sun 7 Oct 2012
The eighth day of the PWA Reno Sylt World Cup appeared promising from the outset as winds between 11-20 knots arrived at the 10am skippers meeting. However, by 10:40, which was the first possible start time, the wind had already dropped and changed direction. Soon the morning rain was replaced with wall-to-wall sunshine, but sadly no wind arrived with the change of weather. ...[more]


PWA Sylt World Cup - Stunning victory on day 7 By Chris Yates, 7:01 AM Sat 6 Oct 2012
Today at the PWA Sylt World Cup, there was a brief period of flukey cross-offshore wind as cooler air and wet weather hit Sylt, this didn’t deter the crowds from flooding into the event area however. In the tricky racing conditions, the opening round of the third slalom elimination was completed, before the wind dropped at 13:15. ...[more]


PWA Sylt World Cup Day 6 - Frustrating day on hold By Chris Yates, , 7:49 AM Fri 5 Oct 2012
The sixth day was the first without wind at the PWA Sylt World Cup and this meant that the slalom fleet spent a frustrating day on hold. Towards the end of the day, there were signs that the wind would kick in however suitable slalom conditions never developed and the day was concluded shortly after 4:30pm. ...[more]


PWA Sylt World Cup - Epic action unfolds on day 5 By Chris Yates, 7:26 AM Thu 4 Oct 2012
On day five of the PWA Sylt World Cup, the skippers meeting took place amid a bright and breezy morning at 07:30am and the decision was made to complete the remainder of the freestyle double elimination. With flat water, perfect stunt ramps and wind of 17-25 knots, Sylt provided some of the best freestyle conditions of the year, as the freestylers busted out their biggest and most radical moves. ...[more]


PWA Sylt World Cup - Miracle needed after dramatic twist By Chris Yates, 5:59 AM Wed 3 Oct 2012
At the 2012 PWA Sylt World Cup, having spent the opening three days of the competition on the beach, the slalom sailors were finally unleashed onto the water today as they competed in winds between 8-20 knots. Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) enjoyed an excellent day as the Frenchman won back-to-back bullets to enhance his title challenge. ...[more]


PWA Sylt World Cup - Iballa Ruano Moreno secures victory By Chris Yates, 5:10 AM Tue 2 Oct 2012
On Monday, day three of the 2012 PWA Sylt World Cup, the freestyle and wave sailors hit the water as the action on the water continued for a third day in a row. The morning saw relatively flat water and cross-shore winds, which transformed Sylt into a freestyle arena as the double elimination began. ...[more]


PWA Sylt World Cup - Epic competition unfolds on day 2 By Chris Yates, 10:59 AM Mon 1 Oct 2012
The second day of the 2012 PWA Sylt World Cup saw great conditions as more wind and big, powerful, hollow waves hit the shores of Sylt. Over the course of the day, the conditions continued to improve as some epic action unfolded on the water. After six and a half hours of competition, and several sets of sacrificed equipment, the top four of the women’s wave single elimination was decided. ...[more]


PWA Sylt World Cup - Day 1 wet, wild and windy By Chris Yates, , 8:11 AM Sun 30 Sep 2012
Day one of the 2012 PWA Sylt World Cup got underway with the men’s freestyle single elimination eventually being completed after a number of failed attempts. Shortly after eleven o’clock, the first attempt was made to start the single elimination, however a squall with gusts of 40 knots soon came and went, meaning the first heat was abandoned. ...[more]


PWA Sylt World Cup - Sailors ready for epic battle By Chris Yates, 6:39 AM Sat 29 Sep 2012
Throughout the opening day of the 2012 PWA Sylt World Cup, the tension slowly built as the prospect of tomorrows start loomed over the competitors heads. After the registration period, which took place between 11:30am and 1:30pm, the sailors spent the remainder of the day rigging their equipment and grabbing some last minute preparation on the water. ...[more]


PWA World Tour heads to Germany for finale By Chris Yates, , 9:40 PM Thu 27 Sep 2012
The PWA World Tour 2012, one of the world’s biggest and longest running event, will return for its next installment from 28th September until 7th October in Sylt. The world’s fastest, most radical and outrageous windsurfers are readying themselves to descend once again upon the North Sea, as the PWA title races reach their climax. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Klitmoller firmly on the trail By Matthew Pryor, , 1:56 AM Tue 25 Sep 2012
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup, Klitmoller, Denmark: As if it knew it was time to stop, the wind dropped for the closing day on Sunday, after a week of tough competition between the best 43 wave windsurfers in the world. After three successful years of competition, Klitmøller, for decades a place of pilgrimage for the windsurfers in the know, is now firmly on the professionals trail. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup event summary + Video By Chris Yates, , 5:30 AM Mon 24 Sep 2012
The 2012 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup proved to be another huge success, as Klitmoller maintained its amazing wind record. Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) produced a fantastic display, as he became the first man to defeat Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) in five events and in doing so, Traversa, claimed his maiden event victory. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Brawzinho victorious in Super Session By Chris Yates, , 5:32 AM Sun 23 Sep 2012
On the penultimate day of the PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup, the superstars of the wave sailing world delivered a stunning display, as the City Lift Super Session took place at 1pm. Light starboard tack winds and small waves provided ideal conditions for the competition, as three heats were run before the final, with the top two men from each heat advancing. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Q&A with Philip 'the kid' Köster By Matthew Pryor / Karina Kold, , 8:09 AM Sat 22 Sep 2012
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup – Klitmoller, Denmark: In his first major interview since retaining his world title, Philip Köster, the Boris Becker of windsurfing, answered questions sent in from around the globe by fans. The 18-year-old German windsurfing Wunderkind and 2011 and 2012 PWA wave world cup champion, revealed what makes him tick and how he makes time stand still. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - SUP action in Klitmoller By Chris Yates, 7:17 AM Sat 22 Sep 2012
On day five of the PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup, there was clean chest to shoulder high waves rolling into Klitmoller, with light to medium cross shore wind. With the double elimination being completed yesterday, there was no windsurfing competition today. However, there was still plenty of action on the water as a stand up paddleboard contest was held in the ideal conditions. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Traversa claims victory in Klitmoller By Chris Yates, 4:47 AM Fri 21 Sep 2012
On day four of the PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup, the double elimination was completed as Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) took on the 2011 and 2012 PWA Wave Champion, Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) in the super final. With the conditions looking marginal throughout the morning, the sailors and the crowds had to wait for a few hours before the action began. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Traversa victorious in Klitmoller + Video By Matthew Pryor / Karina Kold, 3:33 AM Fri 21 Sep 2012
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup – Klitmoller, Denmark. The view from the beach with Karina Kold: Thomas Traversa gets a big hug from his friend and caddy for the final, Alex Mussolini, as he comes out of the water after 25 minutes battling with wave world champion, Philip Köster, in the Super Final. His girlfriend, Sophia Regerbis, runs towards him and congratulates him with a kiss. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Epic super final battle brewing By Matthew Pryor, 1:16 PM Thu 20 Sep 2012
In the super final of the 2012 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup, it will be David against Goliath, the young king against the new star, the German heavyweight against the French flyweight. Thomas Traversa, who upset the formbook on Wednesday morning, could be forgiven for being intimidated when he meets the German giant of windsurfing, Philip ‘the kid’ Köster. ...[more]


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