St. Gilles Croix de Vie, February 24, 2020. Indoor debut of CPWT at the very first Indoor-citywave® worldwide: the fifth stop of the citywave pro World Tour last weekend attracts 40 participants from six nations to ‘The Glassy House’ in St. Gilles Croix de Vie, France.
Following the exciting pre-rounds in the categories Men, Women, Masters (40+) and Juniors (U16) the top 16 riders qualified for the finals on Sunday where the total prize money of 10.000 Euro and valuable ranking points for the final of the CPWT 2020 were split.
In front of a thrilled crowd, the highly experienced Janina Zeitler from Munich won first place in front of her best friend and competitor Rosina Neuerer (Munich), which also secured her the lead in the current ‘Race to Tokyo’ ranking. Valeska Schneider, also from Munich, won 3rd place with powerful turns and high variation. The Swiss Pamela Wengi reached the final for the first time and with visible joy she made it to the 4th place.
Four nations surfed their way into the men’s final: Durby Castillo Campos, national team rider from Costa Rica, convinced the jury with his manoeuvres and landed just ahead of the citywave® team rider Simon Bitterlich (GER) in first place. Third and fourth place went to the highly experienced CPWT riders Daniel Brunnhuber from Austria, and Sven Heller from Switzerland.
„After my first wave, I knew I needed another solid round to get a high score. The other competitors were in the same situation, which made the final so interesting. In my last wave I was able to calm down and focus to put my energy in this last chance. This was the key to win! I am very happy to win this contest, it was great surfing with friends and a dream came true winning one of the cpwt contests” says Durby Castillo about his win in France.
In the category U16 the junior girls dominated. Celine Dornick (Mannheim) took the long-desired Tour-Stop victory, followed by Emily Eichberger (Austria) in second place. Local grom Sacha Cormier took third place ahead of his compatriot Anouk Sirjean.
The winner of the masters is Elias Volkmer (DE). He left Andy Schmahl (DE) on second and Ralf Oberpaur (DE) on third place. Celebrated by the French fans, local hero Matthias Renaud made it to fourth place.
Head Judge Jose Fernandes and his colleagues from the ‘Federation Francaise de Surf’ guaranteed a fair judging. The citywave pro St. Gilles Croix de Vie kicks off the second round of the CPWT in 2020 with a very smooth event and brings even more excitement for the final of the ‘Race to Tokyo’.
About the citywave® pro World Tour
The citywave® Pro World Tour (CPWT) is a newly established competition series for surfing on a standing wave. With the motto “Race to Tokyo” the best surfers compete against each other at seven citywave® locations. They collect ranking points for the grand finale of the tour in the runup to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Thanks to CPWT surfing on the standing wave is continuing to establish itself worldwide as an independent sport alongside classic surfing in the ocean.
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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