Event: PWA Indoor Exhibition 2014
Date: Sept 5 – Sept 7, 2014
Location: National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland
The last windsurfing indoor exhibition event took place in Ghent in Belgium in 2006. This weekend, 8 years later, sees the return of an Indoor windsurfing event in Poland’s National Stadium in Warsaw playing host. Yesterday, on Friday Sept. 5, the first rounds of the men’s and women’s slalom, men’s freestyle and men’s jump got finished. Tonight (20pm CET) the finals in each discipline will take place.
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Format: 2 attempts on each tack with the best on each tack counting.
The French windsurfer Nicolas Akgazcyian dominated the freestyle discipline on the first day of the PWA Indoor Exhibition. Nicolas, together with Taty Frans, Max Matissek and Rafael de Windt qualified for the big final tonight, Saturday Sept 6 (8pm CET). Quite interesting is, that all three riders, except Taty, made it through the trials to the main event. Nicolas performed his moves with ease and made them look very dynamic. No shaking, no wet landing, just clean. He just crashed a Gozzada attempt, where he started from the ramp in switch position and back to the sail. His other moves a Switch Chacho, Shaka 360 and Chacho were brilliant. The other three qualificants, Max Matissek, Rafael de Windt and Taty Frans showed high consistency and clean landings.
It is a pity that only the top 4 are qualified for the final and not top 8, like in the jump category.