Dankzij de massale lokale steun voor de Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, is deze wedstrijd teruggekeerd op de PWA kalender van 2014. De terugkeer wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door een overeenkomst met Thisted Forsikring, een lokale en erkende Deense verzekeringsmaatschappij. Iedereen is bijzonder enthousiast over deze ontwikkelingen in Denemarken, dit blijkt ook wel uit reacties van alle betrokkenen.
Kenneth Danielsen (F2 / Simmer), Denmark (D38): “The Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup has a really special meaning to me as it takes place where I learned to wave sail and still spend most of the year training. So to have it back on the tour is just a dream come true for me!”
Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC), Germany (G4): “The Cold Hawaii PWA Worldcup is a very important tourstop for us. The event has a unique and friendly atmosphere, great conditions and last but not least it takes place in one of the most frequently visited places for windsurfers from all over northern Europe. I’m stoked that we got the event back on the PWA calendar!”
Victor Vernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC), Spain (E42): “Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup is very important to me. I love the conditions and the town, and with this competition in Denmark, the PWA Tour is bigger and more recognized. I have very good memories of the past few years where I achieved great results. Thank you very much for putting this event on!”
Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins), Great Britain (K89): “For me, Denmark has been one of my favorite spots for the past 4 years. The local community really gets behind the event and makes us feel completely at home in Klitmøller. I am really happy that we can go back there again, especially after the disappointment of hearing that the event would be cancelled.”
PWA World Tour Manager, Richard Page: “We are ecstatic to be able to announce that the Cold Hawaii World Cup is back on for 2014. I know that our friends in Denmark have been working tirelessly trying to resuscitate the event and they deserve every recognition for their successful efforts. The event is important, not just for windsurfing and for the pro riders who compete there, but for Klitmøller and Thisted and everyone who enjoys the beaches of the region. With Klitmøller back on the calendar, we are looking forward to a great PWA Wave Tour and are set for some of the most explosive action ever seen!”
Dennis Rene Petersen, managing director bij de verzekeraar: “Our roots and our commitment to the local community is an important part of our company’s DNA, which is why we believe that the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup should be maintained and further developed. For this to be possible, a foundation needs to be established which is something we can and want to contribute to through economic aid that, combined with the persistent effort of many passionate people, will ensure the event’s sustainability.”