The American Windsurfing Tour (AWT) saw the final event on Maui a few weeks ago. And it was a little surprise seeing the the 16 year old Bernd Roediger winning the event. The victory at the Maui Makani Classic 2012 was his first big victory in a pro event. We had a little chat with Bernd and asked Kevin Pritchard and Marcilio Browne, who both finished on the podium, for a quick statement. Read more about one of the most upcoming young talents in wave windsurfing!
C7: Did you expect a result like this beating all the top names, who have tons of competition experience?
Bernd Roediger: I didn’t expect to win, no. I mean you always want to go into a contest with two types of goals. Your lofty goals that are winning, being the best out there, making it all the way. But then the secondary goals are the realistic ones like making it to the finals, using a Goyter, little things that actually seem achievable. I didn’t have any plans to win until the first double elimination final where I actually beat Kevin. That’s when it dawned on me that maybe I can actually go all the way this time.