Sylt conditions are very challenging. You have to fight against not only your competition, but also strong current, cold weather and brutally dumpy shore-break. This combined with 40knots of wind this year made for some spectacular action delivered in the wave discipline by both men and women.
Sylt was the last event of the year that determined 2022 World Titles. The huge crowds on the beach (around 200.000 people visited the competition site throughout the 10 days!) and live streaming of the heats really made me feel the pressure!
I'm so happy that I managed to sail decent and secure the 2022 PWA WAVE VICE WORLD CHAMPION for the first time (missing out on 1st place by one heat)!
Big congratulations to Sarah-Quita Offringa for the World Champion title and Lina Erpenstein for her first overall podium 👏👏 as well as to all the other rippers who pushed so hard this year 🙌
Shoutout to Marcillio Brown for taking the Wave World Title this year and Philip Koester and Victor Fernandez for 2nd and 3rd overall 🍾
My overall results since I’ve done the PWA tour:
2010 - 13th
2012- injured / not participating
2014 - 8th (couldn’t do all stops)
2015 - 9th (couldn’t do all stops)
2016 - 5th
2017 - 5th
2018 - 6th (couldn’t do all stops)
2019 - 3rd (after leading the tour mid year)
2020 - no events / pandemic
2021 - no events / pandemic
2022 - 2nd
What a journey it has been so far, filled with epic fails, big wins and everything in between.
I’m looking forward to what the 2023 competition season will bring 💙
Last but not least thanks to my family and friends who tolerate my windsurfing obsession for all these years 😅 and support me in following my passion ❤️ and everyone cheering me on in Sylt!
Sylt competition this year:
Rough seas and strong winds made for en epic Sylt competition. We got 40knots side shore weather with decent waves. This year it also felt quite warm due to south wind - I think we had 12*C on the competition day!
I was super happy to make the final and get second in the single elimination with everyone ripping out there 🥈🤩 Big congrats to all 💃❤️
Massive thank you goes to @dr_windsurf and Rena for help
ing me through the heats 🙏🙌 and to everyone cheering me on ❤️🌊🌬🌧