- 23 September 2013 | Windsurfing
Marcilio Browne has captured the golden spot at the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2013, in Denmark. It's the first triumph of his career in the world tour.
Howling winds and big, powerful waves arrived just in the nick of time to crown a new champion in the waves of the ferocious North Sea.
The reigning world champion attempted a forward loop off the lip to kick the final off, but unfortunately he couldn't quite hold on as he fell out the back of the wave.
Köster then racked up his first real score of the final as he rotated through two takas in quick succession on the same wave.
In the meantime, Brawzinho, launched into an amazing forward off the lip, which he backed up with a frontside slash. With one wet double forward in the bag, Koster, set about writing the record straight as he launched into an absolutely incredible stalled double forward.
However, Browne didn't panic, where others may have, as the Brazilian hunted out the perfect ramp of his own to also land a superb double forward.
With the duel tightly poised, Browne seized his moment to strike as he landed a one-footed backloop, before demonstrating his riding skills by linking together several fluid front and backside turns on the final wave of the heat.
"I'm so surprised, I don't really know what to say I can't believe it. Philip is such a machine, I have so much respect for his sailing and he's been dominating so hard that for me just having the chance to win here was unbelievable", says Marcilio Browne.
"I just tried to focus on getting whatever points I could. I'm so happy - this has always been a childhood dream for me", he adds.
Alex Mussolini achieved the highest wave ride of the entire contest, as he scored perfect tens across the board from the judges. On his magic wave Mussolini propelled himself into a magnificent Frontside Wave 360, before spinning through a smooth Taka and a vertical Frontside Snap.
KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup Men's Wave Results:
1. Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
2. Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
3. Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra)
4. Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra)
5. Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins)