Phil Horrocks left Pozo and on his way back to Wales somehow ended up in in Sylt which is hell of a wrong turn..
Luckily for him it was the Volvo Westerland German Championships. A huge event with as many spectators as the PWA Sylt event, with as many disciplines including Freewave, Slalom and Formula. Not surprisingly Bernd Flessner, the legend of German windsurfing, won the racing.
However it was the UK lad, Phil Horrocks, who dominated the freewave competetion. The conditions were hard, with wind, chop and some kind of wave. Phil was well powered on his favourite combination of Pryde Zone 4.7 and 74 RRW. The Freewave format meant that overall impression was they key to success. Pryde team mates Bernd Flessner came in at second and Klaas Voget in third.
This is what Phil had to say:
“On the second day we ran 2 rounds of wave-freestyle in onshore 4.5 full power wind, with head high waves, I was 3rd in the first elimination and then won the second elimination giving me win of the wave-freestyle Volvo German Windsurfing Championships 2007
It was a pretty sick event, almost as big as the world cup but without the prize money!!! Between 3,000 and 5,000 people at the beach everyday was a cool sight, and it was windy so they had some cool stuff to watch! From wave-freestyle to slalom to formula. There was windy everyday for something.
They say it was the best windsurfing national champs ever! But they\’ve had no wind for the last 9 years so it\’s hardly surprising!!!!!! “
Nice one Phil.