Day 6 was the day of the decisions about the event victory and the PWA Freestyle World title 2019. Not only the event winner needed to be determined, but also the Freestyle World Champion title. The conditions were rough again with onshore wind, heavy rain showers and up and downs in the conditions. 

Not only the event winner needed to be determined, but also the Freestyle World Champion title. The title contenders Yentel Caers and Youp Schmit won their second round heat. Youp then lost in round three and he was out for the title race 2019. Yentel was still in and needed to win 2 more heats to win his first PWA World title. Amado Vrieswijk and Steven van Broeckhoven only could watch and wait. At 15:45 Yentel Caers won in close battle against Antoine Albert. This victory secured Yentel the 2019 Freestyle World Champion title. Congrats Yentel to your first PWA Freestyle title!!

Now it was about the event victory. Gollito stormed through the double winning 6 heats in a row against Antony Ruenes, Francesco Cappuzzo, the new World Champ Yentel Cears, the former World Champ Dieter van der Eyken, team mate Adrien Bosson and former Freestyle World Champ Steven van Broeckhoven. The final against event leader Amado Vrieswijk – the wind went down a bit –  was close, but Amado managed to win. Gollito landed an Air Chacho just after the buzzer, a bit too late and wasn’t able to force Amado into a Super Final. 

After the victory Amado said he is still disappointed, that he couldn’t win the freestyle title this year, although he won two out of three events in 2019. But he also mentioned, that Yentel was the most consistent rider at all events with a 4th place in Bonaire, a 2nd place in Fuerteventura and a 6th place in Sylt. Only 50 points separated them in the end. It’s definitely the season of the 24 year old Belgian, who also won the EFPT title this year.

PWA Windsurf World Cup Sylt 2019 – Day 6 | Highlights Freestyle titles

Result Freestyle – PWA Windsurf World Cup Sylt 2019 

1. Amado Vrieswijk
2. Gollito Estredo
3. Steven van Broeckhoven
4. Adrien Bosson
5. Dieter van der Eyken
6. Yentel Caers
7. Antoine Albert
7. Francesco Cappuzzo
9. Antony Ruenes
9. Balz Müller
9. Jacopo Testa
9. Sam Esteve 
13. Giovanni Passani
13. Youp Schmit
13. Lennart Neubauer
13. Corto Dumond
17. Riccardo Marca
17. Mattia Fabrizi
17. Davy Scheffers
17. Taty Frans
17. Thomas Traversa
17. Niclas Nebelung
17. Takuma Sugi
17. Nicolas Akgazciyan
25. Kiri Thode
25. Antoine Martin
25. Ezri Heijmans
25. Marco Lufen
25. Aron Etmon

Overall Freestyle World ranking 2019 (after three events counting):

1. Yentel Caers
2. Amado Vrieswijk 
3. Steven van Broeckhoven
4.Y oup Schmit
5. Adrien Bosson
6. Gollito Estredo
7. Antony Ruenes
8. Dieter van der Eyken
9. Sam Esteve
10. Giovanni Passani