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Not really windy in Northern Germany but the Davidoff Cool Water Windsurf World Cup 2014 is taking place right now on Sylt. We took the opportunity and hopped on a train to Westerland, the island's biggest town, to check out the action. It was a classic Sylt day. The wind was straight onshore and seemed a lot stronger on the shore than it was on the water. Waves were quite chunky. So was the shorebreak. They run a slalom elimination after cancelling the freestyle. The atmosphere on the "beach", if you can still call it a real beach, was a bit too hectic for my taste. It was not easy to feel that "Sylt spirit", a state of mind defined by complete calmness in the middle of the rough elements. I could not even really feel it when going for a "sundowner surf session". (That expression is so full of kitsch!) I spent about 8 months of my life on Sylt and it was great to be back after more than three years. I also realised that I see things a lot differentl…