Niclas Nebelung wins Tow-In Contest at 2019 boot Düsseldorf

January 25, 2019 | Windsurfing
Niclas Nebelung: he landed a triple rotation at 2019 boot Düsseldorf | Photo: GFB

Niclas Nebelung has taken out the 2019 boot Düsseldorf Tow-In Contest, in Germany.

The German Freestyle Battles held an indoor tow-in competition at boot Düsseldorf, one of the world's largest and most influential boat and water sports trade show.

And who needs wind to sail a windsurf board? Pulled by a cable similar to those used in wake cable parks, five riders accelerated across the 65-meter pool and performed their best tricks and maneuvers.

Nebelung, a windsurfer from Duisburg, won the event after completing a triple rotation that seemed to defy the fundamental laws of physics.

Several hundred spectators lined up to cheer for the freestylers at the pool's edge, proving the windsurfing is still extremely popular in Central Europe.

Robby Naish, Philip Koster, Björn Dunkerbeck, and Sarah-Quita Offringa were some of the stars of the sport attended the event. As an ambassador for the sport of windsurfing, Offringa even put a wetsuit on and tried the tow-in system.

"It was exciting to try out the cable park. It's amazing how windsurfers can still put up a show in a windless indoor pool!" said the Aruban windsurfer.

The German Freestyle Battles ran for the first time 2010 and, since then, they have been promoting the windsurfing discipline in the country and bringing new talents.

All events are put in standby mode until wind conditions meet a predetermined standard.

boot Düsseldorf 2019 | Tow-In Contest

1. Niclas Nebelung
2. Valentin Böckler
3. Jannes Thomsen
4. Foivos Tsoupras
5. Anton Munz

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