DWC Volvo Surf Cup 2012 Westerland, Sylt – Preview
Every year in the last full week of July Westerland on the island Sylt in Germany hosts one of the biggest windsurfing events worldwide. The VOLVO SURF CUP 2012 presented by FLENS is the big final of the German national series Deutscher Windsurf Cup (DWC).
It features the disciplines Racing (Formula Windsurfing), Slalom, Waveriding and Freestyle. Traditionally the German national Champions are crowned at this event. But this year the event will get a further boost. The event has been selected to be part of the new FW European Cup. So competitors in the discipline racing can not only fight for the triumph at this prestigious event but will also win ranking points for the FW World ranking and the FW European Cup ranking.
Video from the event last year:
But windsurfing is not the only highlight at this event. Sylt is famous for the incredible party scene in the summer. The island is crowded with thousands of tourists who enjoy the relaxed luxury life on Germanys island number one. The VOLVO SURF CUP 2012 presented by FLENS features a band festival with daily live concerts on the event stage with free entry for everybody. Thousands of spectators are flooding the promenade every day to enjoy the event. Those competitors who have participated in the European Championships on Sylt in May have experienced a first taste of what they can expect for the summer. Be prepared to get blown away by the size of the event! Last year about 120.000 spectators have followed the event.