29 Apr Successful kick-off for citywave® pro World Tour 2019 / Rosina Neuerer and Lenny Weinhold win in Hadera, Israel
(29.04.2019) Snap-Tailsides, Threesixtys and a fully booked grandstand – citywave® pro World Tour 2019’s first tour stop on April 24 and 25, 2019 in Hadera, Israel was a resounding success. Lured by summerly temperatures and a wave on which absolute best performances are possible, around 5000 fans and visitors came to the Mall Hof Shopping Village, not only to experience their idols up close, but also to actively support them. Over 10.000 people followed the action at home via live stream.
With spectacular and risky moves, the international surfing elite impressively demonstrated what is possible on the standing wave during the 3-day event. The prize money was 10.000 Euros and important ranking points could be collected for the final of the Pro World Tour 2020 in Tokyo.
In the end Rosina Neuerer from Rosenheim secured the highest jury rating and referred her fellow competitors Johanna Lackner, Austrian vice-surf champion, newcomer Sophie Puchta and Valeska Schneider, triple German university champion in surfing, to the places 2, 3 and 4.
In the men’s category, 17-year-old Lenny Weinhold from Munich showed what he is capable of. The winner of the BOOT WAVE MASTERS 2019 prevailed in the final against the highly experienced Munich locals Simon Bitterlich and Tao Schirrmacher as well as against the Israeli champion Tal Asayag with his dynamic and perfectly performed tricks.
Also, the young surfers in the class under 16 years with extraordinary moves and tricks indicated that a great future is waiting for them. Yuval Ben Hayun, who works as a surf instructor at the citywave® Israel, convinced the jury with his neatly performed turns and secured the victory ahead of Reem Damari, John John Rabinovitch and Geva Bar Sade.
If the surf fever has hit you now, you can look forward to the 15th and 16th of June, because then the surfing elite will show what is possible on a surfboard at the next stop of the Pro World Tour in Vienna.