Strong winds, freezing temperatures, shallow water, massive wipe-outs, broken equipment, amazing moves and the biggest fleet ever. The last Saturday was a real, big day at the Saaler Bodden, which is located about 30 kilometres northeast of Rostock. 23 freestyle windsurfers from all over Germany came to take part in this first German Freestyle Battle in 2012.
In the end Johannes Witte convinced the judges most and claimed victory in front of Adrian Beholz and Felix Söder, who presented an excellent heat in the Single Elimination. Other riders to mention are Mathias Genkel, who had an early out in the Single, but a strong come-back in the Double Elimination or Valentin Böckler, Julian Wiemar and Marco Lufen, who showed a great repertoire of tricks. And let´s not forget the only girl Diana Lohhoff, who challenged the 40 knots also.
Result German Freestyle Battle 1.0 2012, Saal
- Johannes Witte
- Adrian Beholz
- Felix Söder
- Tom Schmidt
- Mathias Genkel
- Daniel Schenk
- Meikel Thies, Burkhard Hauer
[…] This clip shows the highlights of the first German Freestyle Battle 2012, the GFB 1.0. Some of the best German Freestyle windsurfers met at the Bodden on the 20th of May 2012. The wind was blowing with gusts over 40 knots, and the water extremely shallow, what resulted some unforced crashes. Johannes Witte claimed victory in front of Adrian Beholz and Felix Söder. More about the first freestyle battle you can read here. […]