Kiri Thode: double culo at Podersdorf | Photo: Martin Reiter/EFPT

Kiri Thode landed an outstanding, powerful double culo to claim the Chiemsee European Tow-In Championship 2015, in Podersdorf, Austria.

Jose "Gollito" Estredo, Taty Frans, Tonky Frans, Kiri Thode, Max Matissek, Adam Sims and Julien Mas were some of the names that made it to the finals of the European Tow-In Championship 2015.

The organization of the event decided to grant windsurfers three runs, with the best move counting so that riders could take more risks. Level of difficulty of the tricks and style would determine the winner.

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Bjorn Dunkerbeck: fast and furious | Photo: Red Bull

The Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge has joined forces with Le Défi. There will be a virtual GPS speed sailing event that will compare with the Défi Wind marks and records.

The idea to merge the competitions came when Philippe Bru, the organizer of Le Défi, was racing in Bjorn's speed contest. After a few brainstorming sessions, the watersport enthusiasts decided to combine their assets.

"In both disciplines, Speed and Long Distance, the winner is the fastest windsurfer, so why not combine the two during the Le Défi? We will also organize the first-ever worldwide GPS challenge on the same day," reveal Dunkerbeck and Bru.

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Van Broeckhoven: vertically aligned | Photo: Carter/PWA

Steven Van Broeckhoven has taken out the opening event of the 2015 PWA World Tour. The Belgian windsurfer won the Mondial du Vent, in Leucate.

Van Broeckhoven remained unbeaten in the single and double elimination and defeated reigning world champion Jose "Gollito" Estredo in both finals, with a combination of explosive culos and kabikuchis to super technical air funnels-into-burners.

"I'm really happy to win again today. It was very, very hard against Gollito and before the heat I was a bit nervous," explains Steven Van Broeckhoven.

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