Marc Pare and Pauline Katz win the first ever Freestyle Pro Tour event in Cape Town! Nuclear winds kicked off the 2023 competitive season with riders up and down the draw frantically searching for the smallest gear they had. Two eliminations were ran, one at the Rietvlei lake and one at the wavespot Doodles, meaning diverse conditions which challenged every single one of the 28 entrants. With 40+ knots in the heat areas, history was made as we saw the first ever Pushloop Forward in a freestyle heat, as well as highly technical freestyle combo moves performed on wave gear. Congratulations to the winners!

It’s an exciting event format, which works very well in Cape Town. The freestyle lagoon and the perfect wave spot are only a few kilometers apart from each other. Check out the highlight video full of action!

Results overall


  1. Pauline Katz
  2. Aurore Bous


  1. Marc Pare
  2. Alessio Stillrich
  3. Mathis Mollard
  4. Adam Sims
  5. Adrien Bosson
  6. Dieter van der Eyken
  7. Florian Jung, Baptiste Cloarec

Freestyle Pro Tour Wave vs. Freestyle in Cape Town 2023 – Video