Phil Soltysiak Wins Best Freestyle Move in Hatteras

IWT: Congratulations on your win! How would you describe the energy surrounding the freestyle event yesterday?
PS: The energy was firing surrounding the best move contest. Everybody was stoked after 2 long distance races, so after 40km of racing we took all the guys who were busting moves all week and put them in a 15 minute best move freestyle show. It was a low pressure really fun show for the racers who were hanging out and watching on the beach.
Toronto rider Phil Soltysiak impressed the crowd with next level moves yesterday in Avon, North Carolina

IWT: Tell us about the freestyle clinic you are teaching this week in Avon.
PS: I’m running a freestyle clinic this week throughout the OBX-wind event and it’s a ton of fun. I probably have some of the coolest and most stoked students that are learning everything from duck jibes to flakas. I can’t wait to hit the water with them again tomorrow!

IWT: Where do you go to train for freestyle?
PS: This winter I trained in Jericoacoara, Brazil, and Cape Town, South Africa.

IWT: What is your dream windsurfing location?
PS: Jeri in Brazil is my dream windsurfing location

IWT: What is your calendar of events for the year?
PS: I plan to compete on the PWA World Tour in Freestyle and do a few of the bigger North American events too. Follow my blog to read and see my inside scoop from all those events!

IWT: Does your hair ever look wet??
PS: My hair is ALWAYS wet. If you don’t crash you’re not having fun!…unless you’re racing of course 😉

Event organizer Mike Burns mid Funnell yesterday

Youngest Freestyle rider Alex Mertens impresses the crowd

Wind conditions on the Pamlico Sound continue to stay strong but due to the low water depth today, slalom has been postponed until further notice. Stay tuned for more excitement from Hatteras Island.

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