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5 Questions about Podersdorf

Podersdorf prepares itself for the PWA/EFPT Surfworldcup. At the moment the last screws on the food court called „Sonnendeck“ get fastened, the windsurfing brands prepare their test gear for the hungry audience and the first PWA/EFPT sailors arrive on the beach. The EFPT asked event organiser Gerhard Polak and local competitor Alex Seyss five fast questions about this outstanding event. 


Alex Seyss (RRD/Naish)

EFPT: What can we expect from the Surfworldcup 2010 in Podersdorf, Austria?

AS: It will definitely be an awesome event again! At the moment it looks like we are going to have super nice weather and pretty warm temperatures and hopefully a lot of wind! If there is wind there will be an amazing freestyle show with a lot of new tricks. We will see super hot freestyle action next to the beach with a huge crowd watching us. Also all the side events and the parties will be massive!


What makes Podersdorf a special place?

I would say it is all the people there and all the sideevents. It is just different to most of the other windsurfevents! If you are in Podersdorf you could still think that windsurfing is one of the leading sports!


Coming to Podersdorf I always...?

hope for strong winds, a great time and expect some good parties!


What was your personal highlight throughout the past events in Podersdorf?

My personal highlight was to get a wildcard and enter my first PWA contest 2 years ago.


Who steps on the podium of the Freestyle Windsurfing competition?

Hard to say but I think it will be Gollito, Steven and Tonky!

Gerhard Polak

EFPT: What can we expect from the Surfworldcup 2010 in Podersdorf, Austria? 

GP: Tons of people on the weekend who want to meet the windsurf Pros! Huge parties - some of the riders say that the party in Podersdorf is the mother of all Worldcup parties. Top freestyle action in front of the beach - sometimes the riders land on the beach after their moves. New setup: we installed a Bacardi Island and also the main stage will be in the water. 


What makes Podersdorf a special place? 

1h away from 2 major cities Vienna, Bratislava. It is a nature reserve. The lake is very shallow (perfect for beginners). High winds are possible. Easy people, good wine and food.... 


Coming to Podersdorf I always...? 

fall in a holiday mood immediately


What was your personal highlight throughout the past events in Podersdorf? 

100.000 spectators during the event last year and 2 full results (Freestyle and Slalom)

 

Who steps on the podium of the Freestyle Windsurfing competition? 

I hope the belgien Superstar! Steven van Broekhoven

 

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