Getting ready: Danish Klitmøller is preparing to host netIP Cold Hawaii PWA Windsurf World Cup presented by Thisted Forsikring and Citylift A/S.
31/08/2016, Klitmøller, Denmark: A perfect match: The Danish IT company netIP has signed up to become the new title sponsor for the Cold Hawaii Windsurf World Cup in Klitmøller (DK), the most interactive event of the PWA World Tour in wave-performance. Between September 19th and 25th, windsurf fans from around the globe can again look forward to a perfectly planned, thrilling live program which will be broadcasted via webcast requiring nothing but a computer and a fast internet connection. For the little fishing village Klitmøller it will be the seventh time to host the PWA World Tour. Reliably delivering perfect conditions with strong winds and up to six meter waves, it was with each edition that the area named ‚Cold Hawaii’ proved to be one of the world’s top places for wavesailing – setting the stage for the world’s best windsurfers to claim for the supreme title every time.
Being the third out of six World Cup stops, this event in Denmark will be a decisive one for Champion Philip Köster from Germany. With a second and a third place so far, the winner of last year’s Tour will arrive in Klitmøller ranked second overall. His closest rival, the 32-year-old Spaniard Victor Fernandez, got off to a perfect start to the season winning the first two events 2016 on both Spanish islands Gran Canaria and Tenerife. In order to keep his prospect at this year’s world title, 22-year-old Philip Köster has to be on top of the podium in Denmark. With his powerful style this is a mission possible for the three-time World Champion who has won the Cold Hawaii World Cup twice. By the way, not only Philip’s style impresses with power – also the „Cold Hawaii Beer“, which was launched last year, convinces with its vibrant taste. A good omen?
Robert Sand, organiser:
“We are super excited to present netIP as the title sponsor for this year’s Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. netIP – our new title sponsor – is a local company that does not only help with the digital infrastructure needed for the event, but also joins a list of almost entirely local businesses that back the event and therefore the process of building Cold Hawaii as a brand. It is important for us to have strong partners like netIP, that believe in the area and are willing to invest in the development of not only Cold Hawaii, but the whole region as a destination for tourists and new settlers. We are sure this will be another great year of action here in Cold Hawaii and are looking forward to September 19th!”
Philip Köster, Reigning World Champion, triple World Champion, winner of event 2015:
„I can’t wait to come back to Denmark. I love the conditions and am always amazed by the hospitality of the locals, who are simply stunning. The whole community comes together and gives its all to make this event happen. Of course I will again do my very best to be on top of the competition.“
Victor Fernandez, Current leader of the PWA World Tour ranking in wave-performance:
”Right now I am at home in Almerimar, Spain. I will come to Klitmøller around the 10th of September to get used to the Cold Hawaii conditions. I am looking forward to competing in Klitmøller as it’s one of my favourite stops of the PWA World Tour. I love the town, conditions and the people, who are committed with all their hearts and souls.”