Update: 18.05.2022

News: Cancellation of the Tiberias World Cup 2022

The PWA announced the cancellation of the Tiberias World Cup 2022. Just 3 racing events are left on the 2022 tour calendar and two of them are confirmed.

Sadly, the Tiberias World Cup will not now go ahead. Despite the very successful event last year, this year’s possibilities have been hampered by an unrelated split within the group of companies involved in organizing the event in 2021, and the event will not take place in 2022. PWA World Tour

Postponement of the Lake Garda event 2022 until early summer 2023

The PWA announced the postponement of the Lake Garda event from October 2022 until early summer 2023

We are working hard to ensure that we maximise the possibilities from this season, now that restrictions are starting to lift around the world, although there are still challenges in the wake of 2 years of lockdowns and limited tourism. As a result, the key partners in the planned Like Garda World Cup have decided to postpone the event until early summer in 2023, which will be more beneficial for the region, and when any remaining issues stemming from the pandemic should be more firmly behind us. The intended dates will be the second week of May next year.PWA World Tour

The PWA still has 5 Slalom, 3 Wave, one youth Wave & two Freestyle competitions on their 2022 calendar.

Cancellation of the Maldives Slalom 2022

Unfortunately, the tourism authorities in the Maldives have requested that all events planned for 2022 be pushed back to 2023, they have cited continuing uncertainty over the COVID situation for their decision. This is a blow for this year’s tour but, in conjunction with our partners in the region, we are already working to finalise the 2023 event, so we are hopeful of a successful outcome. The other events that were being worked on for the period before the end of May have now been pushed back to later in the year, so we do not expect any additional events to go ahead before June. PWA World Tour

The PWA still has 8 pro events and one youth only event on their 2022 calendar: 6 Slalom, 3 Wave, one youth Wave & two Freestyle competitions

 

Provisional PWA Tour Calendar 2022

  • Cabo Verde, Wave World Cup 5*, February 20 -28 (COMPLETED, men only)
  • Maldives, Slalom World Cup 5*, May/June (CANCELLED & PUSHED BACK TO 2023)
  • Israel, Slalom World Cup 5*, Late June (CANCELLED)
  • Bol, Croatia, Slalom World Tour 2*, July 4-9
  • Gran Canaria, Wave World Cup 5*, July 9-17
  • Fuerteventura, Grand Slam 6* (Slalom/Freestyle), July 22 – August 31
  • Tenerife, Wave World Cup 5*, August 8 – 14
  • Klitmoller, Denmark, Youth World Cup, September 11 -17
  • Sylt, Germany, Grand Slam 7* (Slalom/Freestyle/Wave), September 23 – October 2
  • Lake Garda, Italy, Slalom World Cup 5*, October 25 – 29 (CANCELLED & PUSHED BACK TO EARLY SUMMER 2023)
  • Japan, Slalom World Cup 5*, November 11 -16 (TBC)

 

BIG NEWS: A spectacular start to the season on Sal, Cabo Verde

The PWA announced an early season highlight with their green light announcement for the Cabo Verde Wave World Cup in Sal in February 20 -28, 2022. We can expect big conditions and great wave sailing by women and men (women will compete for the first time in Cabo Verde) at the home spot of the legend Josh Angulo, who won the event in 2007 (final against Kauli Seadi) and celebrated the victory with the home crowd. Josh became a national hero. Let’s see if he will attend in the event in 2022 and if Kauli, Kevin, Jason, Levi, Keith, Kai and a few other big names will show up.

PWA Sal, Wave World Cup CABO VERDE 2022

The PWA Sal, Wave World Cup CABO VERDE 2022 is confirmed on February 2

Known for its perfect peeling Atlantic swell and side offshore winds, Cabo Verde offers with its world class point breaks some of the purest wave riding conditions anywhere on the planet. Bursting on to the tour in 2007, the main break at Ponta Preta delivered some of the biggest surf ever seen on tour. 15 years after that spectacular inaugural event, all eyes will be on the West African archipelago to see if it will conjure the same magic this year.

The legendary video, produced by TONIX PICTURES, from the 2007 PWA event in Ponta Preat, Sal 

History results of PWA Cabo Verde Events (men only) on Sal:

2007, 22 February  – 04 March: 1. Josh Angulo, 2. Kauli Seadi, 3. Kevin Pritchard

2008, 7 – 16 March: 1. Kauli Seadi, 2. Josh Angulo, 3. Jason Polakow

2009, 14 – 21 February: 1. Josh Angulo, 2. Kauli Seadi, 3. Kevin Pritchard

2010, 14 -23 November: no results (not enough wind and waves)

We are pleased to confirm that the PWA Tour will return to Cabo Verde for the SOMWR 10x Cabo Verde PWA World Cup in just under 3 weeks. An event and venue that can only be described as legendary in PWA history, the latest edition of the event will be the next in the series of 10x Carbon Positive events brought to you in conjunction with SOMWR, the PWA’s environmental partner. PWA Tour management

 

Announcement of the 2022 PWA Tour Calendar

The PWA announced its 2022 competition schedule on January 18, 2022. 2 freestyle events, one youth wave event, 5 wave events & 7 racing events are on their 2022 provisional tour plan. 4 of 11 events still need to be confirmed.

 

After 2 years of the significant challenges and limitations of the COVID pandemic, we are looking forward to being able to return to a more complete season of windsurfing competition, at the highest level, across all the disciplines. Since the end of the 2021 season, the PWA team have been working tirelessly in conjunction with our new sailor committees, and this year is shaping up to be an exciting one. In addition to the events published here, there are numerous others in the pipeline that we hope to be able to bring you news of soon.

With the return of some old favourites, and some great new destinations, the 2022 PWA Tour will once again reach out to a range of truly global destinations, to bring you the finest athletes in the sport, competing for the ultimate honour of being crowned PWA World Champion. We look forward to seeing you online, on the beach and on the water soon! The PWA

 

PWA World Tour calendar 2022

The provisional PWA World Tour calendar 2022, released on January 18.

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