Mario Rodwald, local hero, won the single elimination and goes straight on to conquer the title in Sylt
The first day of the MINI Kitesurf Worldcup Sylt offered a full shedule of freestyle action. 85 riders out of 15 nations are registered – 32 men and 16 women shown theirs kitesurfing skills in freestyle.
With wind measuring around 22 knoets in gust and a nice shorebreak of 1 - 2 meters, the KTE was able to run full freestyle single elimination and a part of double elimination.
Family and friends as well as local visitors animated in an autumnally clime, their favorite kitesurfer and the best riders from all over the world.
On the first day, in the single elimination, Mario Rodwald (GER) carried out a notable performance at the MINI Kitesurf Worldcup Sylt. In the final heat, he won against Luke Whiteside (UK) with a better style and a actionfull variety of “clean moves“. Mario is following his ambition and goes straight on to snatch important points for the european championship on Sylt.
One of the closest heats took place between Jerrie van de Kop (NED) and Stefan Spiessberger – a heat that van de Kop won. He conquered place 3 on that windy day.
The women also surprised and impressed the crowd. Working with hard conditions and choppy water, riders Sabrina Lutz (GER) and Nanette van der Snoek (NED) shown a spectacular heat. The dutch girl kicked out the german rider Lutz and got place 3 in single elimination. The women’s final heat took place between Annelous Lammerts and Kelly Schouten, both from Netherlands. The results put Lammerts in first, Schouten in second.
Until Sunday, 1st of july, wind is expected to go down for tomorrow and thurdsday and will grow up on saturday and sunday again. Tomorrow, skippers meeting will be at 10am for an 10:30am first possible start in race and slalom.
Check out the images and stay tuned for the upcoming competitions in the olympic discipline Course Race and the world championship title in Slalom.
MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe is on tour…and goes on !
Pictures of day 1