Preview: PWA Surf Worldcup Podersdorf

Flagge_deutschDer Countdown läuft. Morgen startet die PWA Saison 2013 mit dem ersten Event am Neusiedlersee in Podersdorf. 48 Fahrer aus der ganzen Welt treffen aktuell im Burgenland ein und kämpfen um 35.000 Euro Preisgeld. Zudem gibts natürlich wieder ein EFPT Tow-In Championship und selbstverständlich jeden Abend legendäre Partys.

Für Deutschland haben Andy Lachauer, Adrian Beholz und Valentin Böckler den Weg nach Podersdorf gefunden. Mehr Infos findet ihr unten sowie auf der PWA Website. Hier gibts neben Bildern und Videos auch einen Liveticker, Live Elimination Ladder und einiges mehr. Wir werden täglich so gut wie möglich berichten was sich vor Ort tut.

Die Windvorhersage für den Samstag sieht recht vielversprechend aus – dass war in Podersdorf in den letzten Jahren nicht immer so. Wir werden sehen was es zu berichten gibt.

Flag_EnglishThe 2013 PWA World Tour is set to explode into action

This year the freestylers will have the privilege of raising the curtain on the 2013 PWA World Tour, as the men’s freestyle fleet prepares to once again descend upon Austria’s beautiful Neusiedler See. Between the 26th to the 30th of April the contortionists of the windsurfing world will be showcasing their biggest and most explosive moves, as they kick off the 2013 season in spectacular fashion.

As well as being wonderfully unique – due to Neusiedler See being the only inland stop on the tour – the PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf can also be one of the most unpredictable events of the year. Based on previous years, conditions can range from freezing cold nuclear winds, accompanied with torrential rain, to glorious sunshine and lighter thermal breezes, which you wouldn’t be blamed for associating with a Mediterranean climate. Either way this event never disappoints, both on and off the water.

Continentseven Video Interview with some riders

All eyes will be on the reigning world champion Jose „Gollito“ Estredo. The Venezuelan is looking for back-to-back victories in Austria and with confidence at an all time high it looks as though he’s going to be a formidable force to beat.

Kiri Thode is always in the thick of the action and perhaps represents Gollito’s biggest threat – given the fact that the twenty-three year old has finished the past two seasons as the vice-world champion.


The 2011 world champion Steven van Broeckhoven will be on the warpath to regain his title having relinquished it last year. The King of pop will be ready to unleash his entire arsenal of gravity defying stunts in order to claw his way back to the top.

The other guys from Bonaire around Taty & Tonky Frans and Youp Schmit plus Björn Saragoza are always on the favorite list. From Europe, you have to watch Davy Scheffers, Dieter van der Eyken, Nicolas Akgazciyan or Anthony Ruenes. They all have Top 5 results in Podersdorf under their belt. There are many more guys to watch and we can’t wait to see them on the water.

For information on all the entrants, and to keep up to date with every piece of the action, navigate to where you’ll find a liveticker service, live elimination ladders, pictures, videos and more interesting stuff.