Mother Nature decided that the 25th anniversary of the PWA Pozo World Cup would be celebrated in a different way. Let’s say, no wind for the sport of windsurfing.
Fortunately, the final day of the event did see the return of the wind, combined with a selection of sporadic waves, which enabled both a super session to be held and the action was nothing short of exceptional.
In the Men’s division, Philip Köster proved exactly why he is number one in the world. The nineteen-year-old started off the final in emphatic fashion as he exploded into one of his trademark, bolt upright double forwards, before later adding a quite exquisite – yet ridiculous – no-handed backloop to seal his place at the top of the fleet.
Fernandez and Campello completed the podium positions in second and third place respectively, with Browne being forced to settle for fourth place. The only real separating point between them was the cleanness of their landings on their double forwards.
In the Women’s final, Daida Ruano Moreno proved why she has so often dominated Pozo through the years with an accomplished display in the super session final.
The multiple times world champion showed off her repertoire of moves, which ranged from brilliant tabletop forwards to one-handed backloops. Iballa Ruano Moreno didn’t finished far behind, but this time around the reigning PWA Wave World Champion had to settle for second place.
Men’s Super Session
1st Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North)
3rd Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC)
4th Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
Women’s Super Session
1st Daida Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne)
2nd Iballa Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne)
3rd Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne)
4th Steffi Wahl (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg)