The PWA has just released their 2016 tour calendar. It contains 12 tour stops in 8 different countries at the moment. 11 out of 12 events will take place in Europe. Some dates still have to be confirmed. The tour will start during the first week of May with a freestyle event for the men in Austria. The Slalom riders will have their first competition in May, too. The wave sailors still have plenty of time to prepare for event number one on Gran Canaria at the beginning of July.
The New Caledonia Slalom will not be held this season. The organizer decided to run the event every two years from now on. The event in La Torche follows the same two year rhythm and is back on the calendar.
The Slalom riders will have most of the events, 7 for the men and 4 for the ladies. The wave riders will see 6 men events and 5 ladies event. And the freestylers will just have 3 events and only 1 ladies event. Unfortunately the freestyle events are again a bit underrepresented in 2016. Unfortunately the freestyle event in La Franqui from last year is off the calendar again.
2016 PWA calendar (provisional)
- AUSTRIA, Podersdorf | 04.05. – 8.05.2016 | Freestyle Men | World Cup
- SOUTH KOREA, Jinha Beach | 19.05. – 24.05.2016 | Slalom Women & Men | World Cup (dates have been changed due to unexpected political issues)
TURKEY, Bodrum | 01.06. – 05.06.2016 | Slalom Women | World Cup
- SPAIN, Costa Brava | 07.06. – 12.06.2016 | Slalom Men | World Cup
- GRAN CANARIA (SPAIN), Pozo Izquierdo | 03. – 09.07.2016 |Wave Women & Men | World Cup
- FUERTEVENTURA (SPAIN), Sotavento | July, August 2016, dates to be confirmed | Freestyle Women & Men, Slalom Men | Grand Slam
- TENERIFE (SPAIN), El Cabezo | August, dates to be confirmed | Wave Women & Men | World Cup
- DENMARK, Hvide Sande | 04. – 9.09.2016 | Slalom | World Cup
- DENMARK, Klitmøller | 19. – 25.09.2015 | Wave Men | World Cup
- GERMANY, Sylt | 30.09. – 9.10.2015 | Slalom Men, Freestyle Men, Wave Women & Men | Grand Slam
- FRANCE, La Torche | 19.10. – 30.10.2016 (Wave 19.-26.10./Slalom 25. -30.10.) | Wave Women & Men | Grand Slam I Slalom men only
- HAWAII, Maui | 31.10. – 13.11.2016 | Wave Women & Men | World Cup
TURKEY, Alacati | June/August, cancelled due to political situation and sponsors, with an existing chance to run it in October before La Torche | Slalom Women & Men | World Cup