The 2004 PWA, Catalunya, Costa Brava, Super X, World Cup

The second event of the PWA Super X world tour is all set to kick off here in Costa Brava on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Super X is the fast and furious new PWA discipline combining downwind racing, obstacle jumping and radical freestyle tricks in a winner takes all format. Sensational beach starts, frenzies of adrenaline pumped pile ups round the marks and pure high octane racing make Super X an incredible spectacle and the anticipation is already building here in the Bay of Roses for a thrilling week of action.

A formidable fleet that includes windsurf machine, Antoine Albeau (AHD, Neil Pryde) of France, American campaigner Matt Pritchard (Gaastra), the Jensen brothers (North) of the Canary islands, Brazilian renegade Kauli Seadi (AHD, Naish) and British sailors Robby Swift (Neil Pryde, JP), Nik Baker (Mistral, North) and John Skye (F2, Arrows) have registered today, ready for official competition which is due to commence tomorrow if conditions cooperate.

The Super X tour opened the PWA season with a kick ass start in Leucate in early April when Antoine Albeau (Neil Pryde, AHD) narrowly clinched victory over Matt Pritchard (Gaastra) and Robby Swift (JP, Neil Pryde) after ten high wind rounds. However, the un-predictable weather here in Costa Brava, could well mean racing in contrasting 6.2m – 6.8m conditions that may favor lighter sailors such as Douglas Diaz (Fanatic, North), Jonas Ceballos (Fanatic, Gaastra) and Yannick Anton of France.

This is the sixth year in succession the PWA world tour has visited Costa Brava and its excellent organization, incredible hospitality and beautiful location have made it well and truly a favorite stopover amongst the sailors.

Today the conditions have been wall-to-wall sunshine and moderate winds with the forecast currently calling for thermal breezes during the next few days with the possibility of stronger Tramontana winds arriving over the weekend.