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News Headlines - Weds 16th

19:00 16th May 2012 by Boardseeker
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Day three at the BWA event in Ireland hasn\’t seen much action as light winds kept the fleets on standby. Dave White has shared a brilliant gallery of the action from day one on Boards.co.uk, where you can also follow the action with live updates from the beach!

Olympic sailor Farrah Hall has shared an in-depth look at the recent ISAF decision to remove windsurfing from the 2016 Games in favour of kiting. Highlighting the erratic politics, mistaken votes and poor research put into the vote, click HERE to read the extremely interesting article. Don\’t forget the online petition against the ISAF decision, less than 2,500 registrants are needed to hit the target, click HERE.

As reported yesterday, the first German Freestyle Battle of 2012 was held over the weekend. Sailing in crazy 3.7 weather, it was Johannes Whit who came out on top, pipping PWA competitor Adrian Beholz in super strong conditions. Windsurfnews.de have a great photo gallery online HERE.

Also in Germany, the JEVER Surf Festival launches tomorrow. With stars such as World Champions Philip Koster and Steven van Broeckhoven attending, the latest demo gear available to try and much more it looks set to be a big event!

Rick Jendrusch is one of the up and coming riders on the PWA Freestyle tour. Prior to the season opener in Austria, Rick scored a sick session a local secret spot. Throwing down some sick power moves and combos, Rick looks ready to rock for 2012…

The Red Bull Storm Chase 2012 is open for applications and the organisers took some time to catch up with PWA head judge Duncan Coombs. Find out about Duncan\’s \’perfect storm\’, which location might deliver the best conditions and who he thinks might take the win HERE.

 

Tomorrow sees the Curacao Challenge kick off in the Caribbean. With a host of slalom and freestyle competition planned, click HERE to see the impressive schedule. Bonairean rippers Taty Frans, Tonky Frans and Kiri Thode will be at the event, check them out in action in this winning clip from the recent UMI Pictures contest.

Some wave action to wrap up the PM update for the day. UK wave legend Andy King and ex Club Vass instructor Ric Cleworth having a nice freewave session at Dayme Bay in Cornwall.


More news and video action tomorrow…

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