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NEWS 2023.10.27

2022 Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka Miura: A Comprehensive Recap

Welcome to the “Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka Miura 2022 Recap,” your ultimate guide to last year’s thrilling event.

Top windsurfers from all corners of the globe gathered to compete and showcase their incredible skills. We saw determination, skill, and a true love for the sport. Now, as we eagerly await the 2023 “Fly ANA Windsurfing World Cup in Yokosuka Miura, Japan,” let’s revisit the highlights and stellar performances of 2022.

Join us in this journey down memory lane, celebrating the athletes and the unforgettable moments they created.

The PWA Windsurfing World Cup

The 2022 Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka Miura was a standout event in the PWA Windsurfing World Cup series. This prestigious annual tour attracts the world’s top windsurfing talent.

In 2022, athletes from various corners of the globe competed across roughly ten countries, with a majority of events in Europe. They all had their eyes on the prize, aiming to secure their status as the world’s top windsurfer.

Join us as we delve into the highlights and the fierce competition that defined this remarkable season.

In a departure from its usual May schedule, the event took place in November, blessing participants with exceptional wind conditions.

This starkly contrasts with the average northerly wind speed of 3.9 m/s recorded in November 2019 by the Yokosuka Fire Department.

The competition featured a challenging ‘slalom’ zigzag course, stretching from upwind to downwind and marked by multiple buoys, pushing windsurfers to their speed limits.

The men’s category saw record-breaking speeds of approximately 100 km/h.

The Tsukuihama coast, the event’s chosen venue, is celebrated as one of Japan’s prime “slopes,” offering sea-borne winds that create perfect conditions for slalom racing.


To enhance the spectator experience, large LED monitors were installed along the shore, providing a panoramic view of the race and immersing the audience in the event.

A yellow buoy featuring the 'ANA' logo floats on the sea, with a windsurfer gliding swiftly in the background.
Audience members gather on the sandy shores of Yokosuka, intently watching the windsurfing competition unfold before them.
At the Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka Miura event, a large monitor displays the live action of the competition, with spectators and athletes walking around the area.
Ambiance of the venue
Numerous popular food trucks are lined up at the tournament, attracting a crowd of people eager to purchase their delicious offerings.
Spectators cheer enthusiastically from a special sightseeing boat, offering them a unique vantage point to watch the competition during the tournament.

Live footage was streamed directly from both a vessel and a drone, ensuring that spectators didn’t miss a moment of the action.

The large screen monitors also offered real-time, accessible information, including an introduction to the offshore course, a breakdown of the rules, various commentary charts, and additional diagrams, all narrated by the event commentator.

The winners of the competitions

Women’s: Ms. Marion Mortefon / Men’s: Enrico Marotti

In the 2022 Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka Miura, the competition was fierce, but it was Ms. Marion Mortefon and Mr. Enrico Marotti who emerged victorious in the women’s and men’s categories, respectively.

The 2022 PWA Tour champions

Women’s: Ms. Marion Mortefon / Men’s: Mr. Maciek Rutkowski

The 2022 Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka Miura also played a significant role in determining the PWA Tour champions of the year.

Ms. Marion Mortefon and Mr. Maciek Rutkowski showcased exceptional skills and determination, earning them the prestigious titles in the women’s and men’s categories.

Ms. Marion Mortefon

Ms. Marion Mortefon, smiling confidently with her arms crossed, wearing sunglasses and a cap.

French surfer Marion Mortefon, the 2022 champion of the “Fly ANA Windsurfing World Cup in Yokosuka Miura, Japan,” and the 2021 PWA Foil and PWA Slalom World Champion, excels in both slalom and foiling.

She is particularly noted for her performances in strong winds and has set her sights on representing France at the Paris Olympics in IQFOI.

Mr. Maciek Rutkowski

Mr. Maciek Rutkowski, sporting golden dreadlocks, smiles brightly while wearing sunglasses.

Polish surfer Maciek Rutkowski,
the 2022 champion of the “Fly ANA Windsurfing World Cup in Yokosuka Miura, Japan” finished fourth in the PWA Slalom World Ranking and secured second place during the 2021 PWA Sylt season.

He is also focused on IQFOIL for the upcoming Paris Olympics.

Interview Clips with the Enrolled Surfers from 2022

Gain insights and hear firsthand experiences from the surfers who participated in the 2022 Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka Miura, a key highlight in the Windsurfing World Cup Yokosuka Miura 2022 Recap, through our exclusive interview clips.

Discover their strategies, challenges, and memorable moments from the competition, providing a unique perspective on this prestigious event.

Official 2022 Player Entry List and More Information.