Van der Eyken celebrates maiden PWA Freestyle World Tour title

October 5, 2015 | Windsurfing
Dieter Van der Eyken: the 2015 PWA Freestyle World Tour champion | Photo: Carter/PWA

Dieter Van der Eyken is the 2015 PWA Freestyle World Tour champion.

Unfortunately for all Freestyle competitors, the wind decided not to show up at the 2015 Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA World Cup, so the world title decisions were made based on a couple events.

With a fourth place in Leucate and a victory in Fuerteventura, the Van der Eyken is celebrating his maiden PWA title. Kiri Thode finished runner-up with the same points as the Belgian, but he didn't win any event.

"It feels unbelievable to be world champion, but I think that I still need a couple of weeks to let it settle in. It's been my longest and most stressful ten days of my life," said Van der Eyken.

"At least if there's a proper forecast you can completely prepare yourself for the contest, whereas with a marginal forecast you are never quite sure if you are going or not, so you are on the edge the entire time."

The Tow-In final saw Julien Mas, Amado Vrieswijk, and Jose "Gollito" Estredo giving everything they had. All rider earned 10-point rides, but Vrieswijk would steal the show with first ever tow-in double air culo.

"Great feeling winning the tow-in this afternoon here on the crowded beach. A good show by everybody in perfect condition. Congrats to Gollito and Julien. A super huge congrats to my friend and Severne Sails teammate Dieter," concluded Amado.

2015 PWA Freestyle World Tour | Top 10

1. Dieter Van der Eyken (Starboard/Severne)
2. Kiri Thode (Starboard/GA Sails)
3. Amado Vrieswijk (JP/Severne)
4. Nicolas Akgazciyan (99NoveNove/Point-7/AL360/Maui Ultra Fins)
5. Antony Ruenes (Tabou/GA Sails)
6. Taty Frans (Starboard/GA Sails/Mystic)
7. Davy Scheffers (Tabou/GA Sails)
8. Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo (Fanatic/North/MFC)
9. Tonky Frans (Tabou/GA Sails)
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