Danish Wave and Freestyle Championship: Rasmus Øgelund Danish Freestyle Champion! Caro Weber Wins Wave!

End of October, the Dansk Braetsejler Organisation (DBO) organized a really nice wave and freestyle event in Klitmöller, which should crown the danish wave and freestyle champion. The event was also opened for German sailors. Next to our danish freestlye hotshot Rasmus Øgelund, Claudius Hofbauer and Caro Weber from Germany took part, too. With three days in a row of cold easternly wind (starboard tack), a full wave elimination and a single elimination in freestyle could be completed. The level on the water was very high and everybody was pushing hard.

Our PATRIK-Teamriders did a pretty good job with Rasmus finishing 2nd in the freestyle event and therefore securing him the well-deserved danish championship! Congratulations! Caro managed to win the event after a pretty close battle with Sara Sommer. For his first ever windurfing event, Claudius performed very good, too ending up in 9th position in wave and in 5th position in freestyle!

Steffi Wahl and Lina Erpenstein finished 3rd and 6th in Tenerife

Steffi Wahl Steffi Wahl: “Done! Finished 3rd here in Tenerife and I’m super happy! I’ve had a beautiful time here on the island with loads of sailing and good conditions. Congrats to all the girls, especially for my german Patrik Windsurf International team member Lina Erpenstein for finishing 6th. Watch out for this girl! She has got some airtime in her pocket!”

Steffi Wahl completes the podium in Tenerife after producing a wave riding masterclass against Daida Moreno in the single to occupy 2nd place — before being narrowly defeated in the rematch. Wahl came out on top in the waves again, but couldn’t match the multiple-time world champion in the air. Wahl remains in 5th place overall after her best showing in Tenerife yet.Lina Erpenstein

Balz Müller and Tonky Frans styled to the 9th position at the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam: Men’s Freestyle

Balz MüllerBalz Müller continued his fine start to the season as he reached the 9th place together with his team mate Tonky Frans. Müller’s radical and fearless approach once again proved popular, with both the crowd and the judges.

Actually Balz Müller is on the 8th position of the current ranking of the 2016 PWA Freestyle World Tour.

Video: New episode of Ricardo Campello´s “The Monkey Show”

Next episode of Ricardo Campello´s “The Monkey Show” This time from his last trip to Hawaii. In this video he talks about his injury and his aims for 2016.

Slalom Board Developement 2017

PATRIK Slalom 2017

While most other brands already finished their development Patrik was waiting for the feedback from the first slalom worldcup event in Korea and keeps on pushing the development. Patrik has already spent one and a half months in France testing 22 prototypes which have been modified and retested again and again. After the next slalom world cup event in Costa Brava 20 more prototypes will go through a long testing period where riders are able and give the latest feedback from their competition experience.

Check out our 2016 slalom collection: http://patrik-windsurf.com/slalom/

Steve Allen wins Formula Windsurfing Nationals in Australia

Steve Allen competed in the Formula Windsurfing Nationals in Australia over the last weekend, and won alreade his first Formula Race on PATRIK. His weapons:

Board: PATRIK Formula V4
Fin: Boss 72 S
Sail: Reflex 7 sails.

Steve Allen: “I have to say I am really impressed with the light wind performance which was just amazing. I won all 7 races and was only one second to the windward mark where Justin Lord on another Patrik board lead that race to.

So in the end it was Patrik Boards in 1st and 2nd for the 1st time ever. I used the 12.5m in 5 races and the 11.5m in two races. I don’t remember the last time I won every race of an event, so I am really looking forward to my next FW race on my new gear.”

Congratulation to Justin Lord and Steve Allen for this amazing result!

Winner Formula Pro

Karin Jaggi wins Lancelin Ocean Race – Steve Allen 2nd

Karin Jaggi wins the Lancelin Ocean Classic Marathon with a new record on her PATRIK Slalom 100

And the men:
2nd place Steve Allen (PATRIK Slalom 135v4)
4th Patrik Diethelm (PATRIK Slalom 135v4)

Steve Allen

Steve Allen´s report about his first race on PATRIK:

“Ledge to Lancelin marathon 2016.

I was neck and neck with Cyril on the first mark when I made the mistake of jibing on the boat getting mixed up in the kiters.

While Cyril smartly rode the swell longer and jibed wide keeping clear of the kiters and gaining 50m downwind advantage for the next reach which was extremely broad giving him an instant 100m odd lead.

Our speed was very similar and with the kiters starting before us made it easy for Cyril to follow them around the course taking away my local knowledge advantage where he was then able to hold onto that lead until the finish.

I was on Patrik 135 with 9.2m while Cyril was on 9.7m which also seem to have the advantage on the downwind legs with the larger sail. Which is a very important part of this race choosing the right equipment.

I hope to be able to make it back next year for the chance to win this great race again. Well don to Cyril for a smart move on the first mark and a good race to take the win ahead of myself in 2nd.”Steve Allen on PATRIK

Tonky Everon Frans joins PATRIK!

Everon Tonky Frans joins PATRIK

Another Clou for PATRIK! We are happy to announce that Everon (Tonky) Frans (NB-7) is now a member of our Freetyle Team. With his great experience being top ranked in the PWA over countless years he will push our team to a higher level. Together with our international riders Adi Beholz and Adam Sims he will have an important role in the development of PATRIK Freestyle Boards.

Tonky: “In the past I have been on Patrik shapes and he made me some really amazing boards that made me perform really good and I am convinced he is one of the best shapers! Believe it or not Patrik can do  freestyle moves and I saw him doing some really sick Flakas. So when I ask him for special characteristics he knows exactly how to shape the best board for my demands.

I never lost the hope to crone myself with a freestyle world champion title. Maybe it will take me more than 10 years but I still believe that I can get the title….”

Steve Allen joins PATRIK and is part of the R&D Team


We are happy to announce that Steve Allen (AUS-0) is now a member of our team and will also be part of our R&D Team.

PATRIK welcomes Benjamin Augé

Benjamin AugePATRIK enlarges his Junior Pro Team with the French youngster Benjamin Augé. In 2015 Benjamin was 2nd PWA Slalom Youth overall and 33th PWA Slalom Men overall.