Düsseldorf, 19. January 2020. Simon Bitterlich confidently won Men’s Wave Masters on the opening weekend of the world’s largest water sports exhibition boot Düsseldorf. The 20-year-old from Munich acted lightly and smoothly citywave ®, made the fewest mistakes and showed the most beautiful moves. In addition, the tour second of the citywave® pro World Tour 2019 built this wave himself.
Sven Heller (Lucerne) and Sebastian Steinbeck (Starnberg) took second and third place in the exciting men’s competition, which 16 men had already opened on Saturday with the competitive preliminary round. For Simon Bitterlich, it’s been his second triumph at the boat show. As a 17-year-old, Bitterlich also won the stormy premiere of the boot Düsseldorf Wave Masters 2017. On his liquid playing field he enjoyed an enthusiastic audience cheering him on.
In the women’s division, the experienced 28-year-old Valeska Schneider from Munich made the most of her chances, relegating 19-year-old Rosina Neuerer from Munich with a narrow lead of just 0.37 points to second place. Third place went to the Swiss Annik Bollag from Zurich. Valeska Schneider was one of the strongest all-rounders among the eight participating women, likes surfing both in the sea and in the standing wave, which she is currently concentrating on. Having completed a master’s degree in healthcare, the four-time German university champion in shortboard and two-time German champion in longboard is working hard for a top placement on the citywave® pro World Tour with this summer’s 2020 finale in Japan.


1. Simon Bitterlich (Munich), 16.70 points
2. Sven Heller (Lucerne), 14.64 points
3. Sebastian Steinbeck (Starnberg), 11.04 points
4. Durby Castillo Campos (Costa Rica), 10.54 points

1. Valeska Schneider (Munich), 13.17 points
2. Rosina Neuerer (Munich), 12.80 points
3. Annik Bollag (Zurich), 10.97 points
4. Celine Dornick (Mannheim), 8.83 points

About citywave®

citywave® brings the surf culture to the world’s cities and enables surfing at the highest level in an urban environment. Whether beginner, advanced or professional surfer – the endless wave can be individually created within seconds at the push of a button and adjusted in size, shape and water volume. In addition, the citywave® is available as a mobile, movable system as well as a stationary fixed installation. The citywave® was invented and developed by Rainer Klimaschewski and his wife Susi Klimaschewski in Munich. The patented Deep-Water-Technology makes it possible to use surfboards with fins. Besides surfing, the citywave® is suitable for a variety of other water sports such as stand up paddling, longboarding or bodyboarding. Due to its modular system, citywave® can be built in different sizes and can be installed almost anywhere because of its small footprint. Today, more than 1000 surfing enthusiasts enjoy an unforgettable surf experience every day at the citywave® locations in Hadera (Israel), Lucerne, Madrid, Monteux, Moscow, Munich, Osnabrück, Saint Gilles, Tokyo, Vienna and Zurich.

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