- 02 May 2012 | Windsurfing
Jose Gollito Estredo showed top form and creativity to take the 2012 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf. Monumental crowds gathered on the shores of Neusiedler See, and they were treated to extreme freestyle action day and night.
The winners final consisted of Gollito Estredo and the king of the 2010 Podersdorf event, Taty Frans. Gollito was on fire in the final as he delivered a devastating display of the latest power moves, including an unbelievable Flaka Shaka Flaka.
The Venezuelan continued to go from strength-to-strength as the final progressed, and even an air chachoo from Frans couldn't prevent Gollito from being crowned the champion of the 2012 PWA Surf World Cup.
The result was even more impressive based on the fact that Estredo had broken his wrist in Brazil this winter, enforcing a period of 4 months off the water, only returning to action one month prior to Austria.
His intense training in El Yaque clearly paid off as he started the season in unbeatable form, and claimed the maximum points possible as he bids to regain the world title.
The double elimination was started on day four, but with the conditions remaining marginal it was only possible to complete half of the first round heats by the end of the day, despite five hours of competition being attempted.
The final day of the competition offered a forecast with gusts of 16 knots in the afternoon. Unfortunately though the wind never materialized and the results from the double elimination were discarded.
Results of the 2012 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf:
1st Jose Gollito Estredo (Fanatic / North)
2nd Taty Frans (Starboard / MauiSails / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins)
3rd Kiri Thode (Starboard / Gaastra)
4th Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde)
5th = Nicola Akgazciyan (Starboard / Point-7 / Maui Ultra Fins)
5th = Anthony Ruenes (Tabou / Gaastra)
5th = Bjorn Saragoza (Starboard / Hot Sails Maui)
5th = Davy Scheffers (Tabou / Gaastra)