Every year the PWA elects the “Rookies of the year”. In the past years, the winners have included the likes of Philip Köster, Alice Arutkin or Kai Lenny. The 2010 Rookies of the Year are Jamie Hancock from the UK and Xenia Kessler from Denmark.
Hailing from the UK, Hancock blazed his way to 18th position overall in the wave rankings, and even secured a place in the notoriously elite lineup of the Cabo Verde World Cup. Both impressive feats for a tour rookie. Similarly, Denmark’s Kessler proved herself to be a force to be reckoned with after finishing 5th overall in the highly competitive women’s freestyle discipline. Andrew Buchanan from the PWA made an interview with both Rookies.