Simon Bitterlich confidently won Men's Wave Masters on the opening weekend of the world's largest water sports exhibition boot Düsseldorf. The 20-year-old from Munich acted lightly and smoothly on THE WAVE by citywave ®, made the fewest mistakes and showed the most beautiful moves. In addition, the tour second of the citywave ® pro World Tour 2019 built this wave himself.
Triumph in THE WAVE
Sven Heller (Luzern) and Sebastian Steinbeck (Starnberg) took second and third place in the exciting men's competition, which 16 men had already opened on Saturday with the competitive preliminary round. For Simon Bitterlich, it’s been his second triumph in the wave of the boat show. On his liquid playing field he enjoyed an enthusiastic audience cheering him on. As a 17-year-old, Bitterlich also won the stormy premiere of the boot Düsseldorf Wave Masters 2017.
In the starting field for women, the experienced 28-year-old Valeska Schneider from Munich made the most of her chances, relegating 19-year-old Rosina Neuerer from Munich with a narrow lead of just 0.37 points to second place. Third place went to the Swiss Annik Bollag from Zurich. Valeska Schneider was one of the strongest all-rounders among the eight participating women, likes surfing both in the sea and in the standing wave, which she is currently concentrating on. Having completed a master's degree in healthcare, the four-time German university champion in shortboard and two-time German champion in longboard is working hard for a top placement on the citywave ® pro World Tour with this summer’s 2020 finale in Japan.