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News Headlines - Thurs 12th

07:20 12th April 2012 by Boardseeker
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A bit of transfer news to start off the AM update today. French freestyler Nicolas Akgazciyan has signed with Point-7 sails. After a long history with Gun sails, Nico has moved on and is stoked with the change. Prior to the PWA event in Austria, the team are working hard to get a new pure freestyle sail ready and on the water. Read more on the P7 website HERE.

Nayra Alonso has a quick blog update about her recent time at home. Catch up with what the Canarian ripper has been up to recently HERE.

A quick bit of freestyle video now. World Champion Steven van Broeckhoven nailing (on his first attempt!) an Air Funnell into Burner. If only it was that easy…

The EFPT have caught up with UK ripper John Skye to get the lowdown on the newest RRD sail. The \’Style Pro\’ is RRD\’s new, pure freestyle sail. The 4-batten freestyle machine is available in sizes 4.2 to 5.7 and comes in two sick colourways. Read more about the development of the sail on EFPT.net.

Peter Hart, legendary windsurfer and coaching guru, has a clinic running this week on the UK\’s South Coast. There are still some places left for his \’Skills Makeover\’ clinic at West Wittering, so if you fancy a tune-up before the summer, head to his website for further details.

Belgian Speed Week has kicked off! Held in Gruissan in the South of France, the first day saw light winds, glorious sunshine and some fun racing to keep the competitors busy. With strong winds forecast for later in the week, keep up to speed (get it?!) with all the action on the Speed World Cup website.

You\’ve done very well if you haven\’t seen some of Globalshots recent work from Maui. Capturing all the action from photoshoot season in Hawaii, Jay Haysey caught up with local Globalshots photographer Vinnie to check out some of the equipment and some behind the scenes info…

The Dahab Festival kicks off this weekend in Egypt. The watersports and culture festival will be hosting a night tow-in event as well as a conventional freestyle competition over 5 days. With some of the top PWA names out training in Egypt, you can expect the action to be on a very high level. For further details of all the events happening at the festival, head to DahabFestival.info

Also kicking off this weekend is round one of the UKWA freestyle tour. Taking place at West Kirby, one of the flattest spots in the UK, the best of British freestyle will take to the water to battle it out. If the wind doesn\’t show, the UKWA jet ski is on hand to provide some tow-in entertainment for the crowds. Read more about the event on our sister site Boards.

We wrap up the AM update with a bit more video. Something a bit different to your normal action clip, check out Naish¬†riders Julien Taboulet and Rudy Castorina as they \’discover\’ windsurfing¬†in part two of \’Kai Mana\’.

Check back later for more video in the PM update…

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