The 3rd boot Düsseldorf Wave Masters inspire the audience
At the Wave Masters the best European surfers showed on the standing wave THE WAVE made by citywave® what they learned last year. The level on the once again improved Düsseldorf wave impressed both the jury and the expert audience.
The surfers from Munich showed off their skills thanks to many training possibilities in their region. In the women's category, 18-year-old Janina Zeitler was able to convince the jury and surf her third consecutive victory. She showed an extremely fluid and impeccable style on the wave and with her radical manoeuvres taught fear to some male participants. Surfing legend Robby Naish (54) was impressed: "If Janina would ride with the boys, I bet that she would get on the podium there as well". Last year Lenny Weinhold (17), also from Munich, narrowly failed in the quarter finals and won the men's race.
Wave Masters winners 2019
Janina Zeitler (18 years, Munich)
Johanna Lackner (32 years, Vienna)
Valeska Schneider (27 years, Starnberg)
Noemi Kritz (18 years, Ammersee)
Lenny Weinhold (17 years, Munich)
Joshi Holy (17 years, Munich)
Simon Bitterlich (19 years, Munich)
Jan Vogt (34 years, Munich)
3rd boot Düsseldorf SUP Wave Masters: 10-year-old starts through
The standing wave of citywave® not only offered the surfers the possibility of a high-class competition, but also the surfers among the stand up paddlers showed an impressive show with their slightly bigger boards and cleverly used paddle strokes.
The jury, around the 6-time SUP World Champion Sonni Hönscheid, had difficulties in finding the better surfer in a thrilling ladies final between Fiona Wylde and Paulina Herpel. In the end, last year's winner still had the upper hand. In the men's singles, there was a three-way fight between the only 10-year-old Toni Meier from Munich and the scene greats Zane Schweitzer from Hawaii and Airton Cozzolino from Cape Verde. In the end, the unleashed surfer Cozzolino won just ahead of his American opponent Schweitzer. Fourth was last year's third place Carsten Kurmis from Munich.