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First German Freestyle Battle

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While hanging around at the German SURF Festival in Pelzerhaken, Baltic Sea, a couple of Germany’s best freestyle windsurfers decided to run a pure freestyle competition. This idea came up because we found out that many freestyle windsurfers in Germany were very unhappy with the current situation during DWC competitions where the emphasis is put on racing and slalom leaving but little interest and budget for a real freestyle competition.
It did not take long to find a photographer and a camera team as well as some brands to support the event. In the end, nearly all of Germany’s best freestyle riders came together on the beach of Gro├čenbrode to run an elimination. The level on the water was quite high with some PWA sailors like Normen G├╝nzlein and Adrian Beholz attending the competition. The riders judged themselves and we were all quite happy with the fair results even though there were some really close heats. I got fourth place in the end which is a result that I am really happy ab…