First up in the PM update is a short teaser clip from UK Freestyle Champion Adam Sims. Filmed in and around Cape Town this winter, check out Sims throwing down some sick power moves and generally tearing it up on the water! Check it out below and be sure to click over to his Facebook fan page and \’Like\’. Keep your eyes peeled for the full clip coming soon…
The PWA Slalom event at Ulsan beach in Korea has wrapped up it\’s final day with plenty more action on the water. Twists and turns aplenty as one more elimination was completed. Bjorn Dunkerbeck was carted off to hospital after he crashed when a plastic bag wrapped around his fin. This is the second time in two days that floating debris has put a stop to the World Champions podium hopes, 20 stitches later and Bjorn is already looking ahead to the next event at Costa Brava.
Event leader Antoine Questel made a huge blunder in the semi-finals, opening a huge lead early on, only to head towards the wrong mark and out of the final. This meant that second place Micah Buzianis jumped up the rankings into a qualifying position for the final, where he cruised to second place and the overall event win. Ross Williams was flying the flag for the UK and his outstanding performance left him with a well-deserved third place. An unexpected result from Korea, with Bjorn and Albeau failing to make the podium – could we finally see a change at the top for 2012?
The Women\’s fleet saw a similar bizarre twist as event leader Valerie Arrighetti made the same mistake as Questel and headed to the wrong buoy and knocked herself out of the winner\’s final. Second place Karin Jaggi failed to make the most of the blunder and finished in third place, meaning Arrighetti takes the win in Korea.
Jaggi followed in second with French sailor Delphine Cousin in third place after some fantastic sailing. The full report and picture gallery is available on the PWA website and our sister site\’s reporter on the ground Dan Ellis updates on Boards.co.uk.
Over to Maui now and some SICK action from Marcilio \’Brawzinho\’ Browne. His latest clip is a reminder why Brawzinho is one of the best wavesailors on the planet, especially when it comes to starboard tack. We\’ll let the action do the talking, but brace yourself for some huge Air Takas landed miles out in the flats, insane one handed goiters and one of the best Push-Forwards we\’ve ever seen! Phew…
The British Wavesailing Association held it\’s first day of competition today in Wales. The conditions at Rhosneigr weren\’t classic, but good enough to deliver some exciting action from the UK\’s best wavesailors. Unsurprisngly, one of the four names in the final include 2011 Champion Ben Proffit. He is joined by John Skye, Phil Horrocks and Adam Lewis, whose video from Tenerife we shared yesterday. The final was cancelled due to deteriorating conditions, so hopefully it can get finished over the weekend.
Boards.co.uk are on hand at the event and providing up to the minute reports LIVE from the beach. Click HERE to read through the action from today and be sure check back tomorrow for the latest.
That\’s nearly all from Boardseeker for the week. We leave you with a \’gentle\’ reminder to sign (if you haven\’t already!) the petition to keep Windsurfing as an Olympic sport. Less than 7,000 names are needed to hit the updated target of 25,000 – so make sure you share this as much as possible. The petition is HERE.
Have a windy weekend, see you back here on Monday for all the latest from the BWA in Wales and much, much more!