In recent weeks, there have been quite a few meetings in the kitchen at our little coworking space. I haven't been part of them. I've just heard a bit, here and there, during the process. A week ago, I stood in Kassethuset in Klitmøller. Those ideas and those conversations were turned into a magical evening with fantastic people. They call it Rowdy Cold Hawaii. I sincerely hope that it will grow big and strong in Klitmøller. Here is how it looked from where I stood:
The Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2014 ended Sunday night at 8:12 p.m., with Thomas Traversa as the winner. Second was Victor Fernandez. Robby Swift and Leon Jamaer shared third place. Prior to the prize giving, nothing less than a high drama occurred Sunday in Klitmøller.
In the weeks leading up to the event, Cowork Klitmøller served as the hub for all preparations. Having many of you in the house has been fun for all of us. Thank you for the good vibes, and by all means, swing by the next time you’re in Klitmøller.
Mette took some pictures of the team - find them here (click to browse).
Being responsible for all media in conjunction with the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, I have had the privilege to work with nothing less than an amazing team. I can honestly say that we’ve made this event the best possible experience for anyone with an interest in following and understanding a World Cup in windsurfing wave performance.
Thanks to Ole Svarrer, Michael Breinhild Johansen, Andrea Hoeppner, Benjamin Greve, Julia Lauber, Florian Gebbert, Tobias Abt, Nils Bade, David Strüning, Frank Frese, Chris Yates, Ane Cecilie Scheel, Simon Reeve, Maja Tarp, John Carter, Jacob Thorn Jensen, Jeppe Svendsen, Jeppe Søndergaard, Pedro Bjerregaard, Silas Thorn Jensen, Martyn Kent Francis, Sebastiaan Van Den Berg, Ben Proffitt, Justyna Sniady, Andre Gothe, Alicja Cupial-Nurnberg, Roberto Hoffman, and Ole Sørensen. As part of a fantastic team, you’ve done a fantastic job.
Something just happened. The Matchmaking Zone in Klitmøller is through to the next round of the Realdania campaign, Places Matter. The project is one among 26 project ideas that'll receive support for further development. The project was selected from a total of 88 project ideas.
"We are very pleased to get an opportunity to develop our idea. We see Cold Hawaii as a journey where the next step will be created by people who have a special relationship with a very special coastline. For us, today marks one of these steps. We look forward to working with Realdania," says Rasmus Johnsen.
The idea is to create a co-working space for 7-10 established companies and approximately 50 temporary casual users on a monthly basis. It will create relationships between, or "match", professionals and entrepreneurs living inside and outside Klitmøller, Cold Hawaii.
The project was selected for further development because it supports the current operations and caters to the existing needs of residents and visitors. The project will make it easier and more attractive for (visiting) surfers to stay in the area. The project also shows how a positive development that has already started can be supported.
The process going forward now looks as follows:
- March 4: All selected project teams participate in a co-development workshop.
- August 18: Each selected project team submits its proposal for how to realize its idea.
- October 2014: Winners will be announced.
- November 2014: Realization starts.