If there is one thing you should do before your windsurf life is over, then that should be a trip to Cape Town. The water may be a touch cool, the sharks may be a little too feisty, but if you want wind then head to the Cape, January through to March.
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F2's Airpipes rule!
In the Formula game, where equipment is sometimes seen as more important than the rider, F2 have scored a hit. Their fancy NEW ‘Airpipes’ Formula board (the Fx100) is the quickest on the water based on recent competition results.
At the Calema Midwinters in Florida, F2 took all three podium positions.
Gonzalo Costa-Hoevel was the winner having just returned from the Phillipines where he also won the Boracay Cup (which is part of the Asian Windsurf Tour) on F2/Neil Pryde.
Devon Boulon and his Windwings were in second with Seth Besse on Norths in third.
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F2 Speed Challenge 2005 in the UK and across Europe
Each event will use state of the art GPS tracking systems to measure your speed as you compete against yourself and others for the day. All events will also have plenty of demo kit to try. Whatever the wind, the fastest person on the day wins.
The overall amateur winner of each country gets a free trip and entry to the Windsurfing ISA Speedsurfing Gran Prix in Fuerteventura (29th July – 6th Aug).
*April 3rd. Weymouth in association with Windtek 01305 787900
May 22th. West Kirby in association with Wirral Sailing Centre
June 12th. Chase Water in association with Boardwise 01543 505084
July 17th. Wells in association with Quayside Windsurfing 01362 687267
Just when a few girls had the audacity to think they were getting closer to Daida Moreno’s sailing ability, the super chick learns to air chacho and then sends it into the PWA to ensure all the girls and the majority of male sailors think, oh ****!
Andy Gratwick moves over to Kiteboarding
Some of you may remember Andy Gratwick’s face from dozens of demo days over the past few years as he represented Fanatic Boards and Arrows Sails.
Well he is now moving on and has set up a kitesurfing centre, Easyriders Kiteboarding, as well as now being the UK Manager and Coach for North Kiteboarding.
Easyriders Kiteboarding is the UK’s first North Kiteboarding Pro-centre and will teach all levels, run wave and freestyle clinics and organise Snow Kiting Trips across Europe which include tuition.
Location: Situated in H20 Sports on Sandbanks Road in Poole, Dorset.
Location: Sun Beach Resort, Lalyssos, Rhodes, Greece Wind: Cross to cross-onshore conditions with most used sails between 5.4 and 6.9m. Kit: 35 Mistral boards & 70 rigged North sails – all 2005 kit.
The Windstar Team aim to create an exclusive centre with a family atmosphere, where everybody knows each other and where you will always have the opportunity to change your gear.
The Team is fully professional with a high level of sailing capability and a lot of experience. Together with daily video analysis and coaching, they guarantee you will improve! With Rhodes town only 5 km from the centre, evenings in the numerous Tavernas and bars will just be what you need to finish off a great day’s sailing.