On day 4 of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sylt PWA Grand Slam the wind came back and allowed an excellent freestyle show. Mr. Double Air Culo Amado Vrieswijk won the winners final with the high score of the day (167.5) against Gollito Estredo. In the battle for 3rd and 4th place, Dieter Van der Eyken secured the final place on the podium after defeating Adrien Bosson.

PWA Windsurf World Cup Sylt 2016 – Statement from the freestyle single elimination winner Amado Vrieswijk

Amado Vrieswijk Statement Sylt 2016

Amado Vrieswijk Statement Sylt 2016


  • Sylt saw some of the best conditions for freestyle ever. Some riders mentioned that the conditions were a bit like in Brazil.
  • 32 heats got completed on day 4, 17 or 18 heats are missing to complete the double elimination.
  • If Amado Vrieswijk wins the event, he will be the 2016 PWA Freestyle Champion.
  • Gollito Estredo will need to defeat Vrieswijk twice in the double elimination to win another PWA Freestyle title.
  • Amado Vrieswijk had a scare against Nico Akgazciyan, who almost kicked out Amado. Nico’s clean Push Loop was just a few seconds too late.
  • Dieter van der Eyken had his best performance in a single elimination in 2016. Again, like in Fuerteventura it was a close deal against Gollito, who beat him and made it into the winners final
  • Davy Scheffers landed a Shifty on star board tack – he is probably the only rider who lands this move on this tack and got rewarded with 20 points by the judges in the heat against Amado Vriewsijk. Davy Scheffers missed to collect enough points on port tack and lost in the end.
  • Steven van Broeckhoven had a good heat but lost against a very strong sailing Sam Esteve.
  • Thomas Traversa won against Max Matissek in the first round of the double elimination and demonstrated his versatility once again. He landed a regular Chacho or a clean Tucan


PWA Windsurf World Cup Sylt 2016 – Photo Gallery Freestyle


Result Single Elimination PWA Freestyle Windsurf World Cup Sylt 2016

1. Amado Vrieswijk
2. Gollito Estredo
3. Dieter van der Eyken
4. Adrien Bosson
5. Phil Soltysiak
5. Balz Müller
5. Yentel Caers
5. Nico Akgazciyan
9. Jacopo Testa
9. Youp Schmit
9. Davy Scheffers
9. Antony Ruenes
9. Riccardo Marca
9. Taty Frans
9. Tonky Frans
9. Sam Esteve
17. Steven van Broeckhoven
17. Loick Spicher
17. Adam Sims
17. Max Rowe
17. Julien Quentel
17. Giovanni Passani
17. Max Matissek
17. Julien Mas
17. Marco Lufen
17. Nic Hibdige
17.Mattia Fabrizi
17. Francesco Cappuzzo
17. Adrian Beholz
17. Antoine Albert
17. Maarten van Ochten
17.Kiri Thode (did not compete)
33. Ole Hasholt
33. Jamie Howard
33. Rick Jendrusch (injured his shoulder during the heat)
33. Yuma Kobayashi
33. Antoine Martin
33. Tony Möttus,
33. Rasmus Oegelund
33. Yegor Popretinskiy
33. Thomas Traversa
33. Ethan Westera
33. Julian Wiemar
33. Johnny Yagen
33. Ricardo Campello (did not compete)
33. Hugo de Sousa (missed his heat)