PWA World Tour: fans want more freestyle action | Photo: Carter/PWA

The Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) released the calendar for the 2017 season.

Once again, there are not many surprises in the full schedule, and the reduced number of freestyle events is not a good sign. Is the sport still suffering the effects of the global crisis?

Why can't the PWA talk to circuits and organizations such as the International Windsurfing Tour (IWT), and the European Freestyle Windsurfing Pro Tour (EFPT) to get more contests on the calendar?

The 2017 pro windsurfing season is planning 11 events, six of them exclusively focused on slalom races. Freestyle has two stops, and only one them includes women. The wave sailing champions will be defined in four stages.

The PWA informed that they will soon release more information on foil windsurfing, and "other developments." Hopefully, the organization will also set up a communications office, so that media outlets can receive the official statements and press releases regarding the Tour.

2017 PWA World Tour | Provisional Schedule

Marseille, France | 7-12 April | Slalom Men | World Cup
Jinha Beach, South Korea | 3-18 May | Slalom Women & Men | World Cup
Yokosuka, Japan | 11-16 May | Slalom Men & Women | World Cup
Costa Brava, Spain | 23-28 May | Slalom Men | World Cup
Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria | 9-15 July |Wave Women & Men | World Cup
Sotavento, Fuerteventura | 12-31 July | Freestyle Women & Men, Slalom Men | Grand Slam
El Cabezo, Tenerife | 6-12 August | Wave Women & Men | World Cup
Hvide Sande, Denmark | 9-14 September | Slalom Men & Women | World Cup
Sylt, Germany | 29 September - 8 October | Slalom Men, Freestyle Men, Wave Women & Men | Super Grand Slam
Maui, Hawaii | 29 October - 12 November | Wave Women & Men | World Cup
Noumea, New Caledonia | 21-26 November | Slalom Men & Women | World Cup

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