Citywave pro World Tour goes France / Eisbach Icon Janina Zeitler and Newcomer Durby Castillo Campos take the win in ‘The Glassy House’

Munich, 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’.