(17.06.2019) Surf competition in the middle of Shopping City Süd: 64 top surfers competed in Vienna for the second stop of the citywave® pro World Tour 2019 last weekend. In fantastic summer weather, the international surf elite thrilled the approximately 2000 spectators with spectacular turns („throwing buckets“) and tricks. After two exciting competition days, Rosina Neuerer (19) and Lenny Weinhold (18) secured the victory. Nicolas Marusa (15) prevailed in the juniors (U16), the masters (40+) could Dr. med. Florian Kummer decide for himself.

The Munich Eisbachsurfer Simon Bitterlich (19) and Joshi Holy (18) finished second and third in the men’s category. Laura Haustein (21) and Valeska Schneider (27), also from Munich, secured themselves a place on the podium among the women. In the juniors, the Israeli Yuval Ben Hayun, winner of the tour start in Hadera, was able to convince the jury again and took second place ahead of Celine Dornick. Right behind Florian Kummer, Maros Nemec and Elias Volkmer showed the best tricks in the Masters. There was a prize money of 10,000 euros and ranking points for the “Race to Tokyo”.

After Hadera/Israel, the Shopping City Süd in Vienna is the second venue for the first worldwide competition tour in Stationary Waveriding. The 800 square meter mobile SCS Multiplex citywave®  was attended by 25 men, 16 women, 10 juniors and 13 participants of the citywave® pro World Tour Austria Masters.

Neuerer and Weinhold were both able to build on their successes in Israel, thus extending their lead in the tour ranking. The local top favorites Johanna Lackner and Daniel Brunnhuber fought with the support of the audience through the international field of participants to the finals and each occupied the fourth place in their category. All in all, surfers from seven countries traveled to prove their skills on the standing wave.

“This is definitely the highest level I’ve ever experienced in a competition of this kind,” said Rainer Klimaschewski, creator and CEO of citywave.

At the World Tour Riders Party on Saturday evening, the spectators celebrated together with the surf stars on the platform to DJ Sound by Radio Superfly.

More impressions from the contest weekend can be found at #CPWT on social media and on the Media page.

If you have not made it to Vienna, you can already mark the weekend from the 5th to the 7th of July 2019 on the calendar. Then the citywave® pro World Tour continues to Zurich for the third stop, providing a captivating surfing atmosphere and holiday feeling in the middle of the city in the Swiss metropolis. If you cannot be there, you have the opportunity to follow the events on Facebook via livestream.