Welcome to Boardseeker\’s Friday morning news update. We\’ve got plenty of action and news for you today, so get comfortable and read on.
Kicking off the action side of things today is this video from Wapala mag showing Thomas Traversa scoring it big in Corsica. After yesterday\’s video of big surf in Northern Italy we\’re definitely very impressed with the wave conditions the Mediterranean can throw up. Check out Thomas\’ effortlessly stylish riding below…
Speaking of Thomas, he is one of the sailors who have contributed to the most recent PWA \’Tips of the week\’. This week it is the Goiter under the spotlight, so if you are trying to learn this move or just want to polish them up, head over to the PWA website for more info.
While we are on the PWA, they have just this morning announced an additional tour stop for 2012. The event, to be held in April, will see the tour kicking off at the Italian spot of Reggio Calabria with the men\’s and women\’s Slalom Fleet in action. This is great news for the tour, let\’s hope there is some wind!
If you were wondering where our news photo came from today, it\’s courtesy of Angelo Pecere. He has entered this awesome shot of a North Sea storm into a photo competition on Facebook, and that\’s where it caught our eye. To show your support, head over to the page and \’like\’ your favourite shot.
Angelo is also one of the driving forces behind the Ghosts of Speed project – the first windsurf movie dedicated to speedsailing. The movie, in production now, will feature sailors going \’rather\’ quick all over Holland. More info here.
Keeping it Dutch, here is a video from freestyle hotspot (maybe that should be coldspot?) Brouwersdam showing the local rippers, well, ripping! Featuring some nice action from Tim Ryssenaars, Nick van Ingen and Pim van der Borgt.
The Lord of the Wind Showdown recently wrapped up in Baja, check out this really nice report from Steve Bodner. A bit of UK action now and Clyde Waite has got some really nice shots on the Windsurf Britain blog of the South Coast in action.
And finally, could this be the way to get the next generation into windsurfing? With smooth planing forwards and a go-for-broke attitude to back loops, this is Berni the windsurfing bear…
That is all for this morning, make sure you check back later because we\’ve got some amazing videos lined up alongside the afternoon update.