News Headlines - Weds 17th

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The Red Bull web series \’Positively Kai\’ brings the latest action from Hawaiian waterman Kai Lenny. This week\’s episode see Kai travelling to Honolulu for the Sunset Beach Pro. Hooking up with Jamie O\’Brien, he is lucky enough to get the all-clear to go and SUP at Pipeline. Ripping it up as usual, check out Lenny in action in this nice clip.

Day Four at the British Wavesailing Association competition in Ireland hasn\’t seen any action so far. The winds are forecast to pick up tomorrow, so fingers crossed the double elimination can deliver a full result. The Boards.co.uk team are on hand to deliver all the updates from the beach, so click HERE to stay informed of the latest. Nayra Alonso has posted a short update from the event that John Skye is leading, check it out HERE.

Belgian freestyle ripper Dieter van der Eyken is in the final stages of testing prototypes for the 2013 Severne collection. Testing the new FREEK out in Western Oz, the new five-batten edition seems to be working pretty well for Dieter as he returns home to some super-windy conditions. Check out this huge Kono and read his full report of the R and D process HERE.

Also in the midst of developing next year\’s equipment, the Quatro International crew have posted a few teaser shots of the latest Quad and Thruster graphics. Looking as funky as ever as public release approaches… More HERE.

Hot Sails Maui intern Paul Zeper shares a short sneak peak at the latest bit of gear from Black Project Fins. The new freestyle prototypes looks pretty rapid, keep an eye on Paul\’s blog for more updates!

The Neil Pryde Baltic Cup is back for another year. Lithuania is playing host for the 2012 RS:X event, read more about the event, which will be held at the end of this month, by clicking HERE.

Trevor Funnel, UKWA Freestyle head judge, updates us on the approaching action this summer. In less than a fortnight Worthing and Herne Bay will hold host to the cream of the UK\’s freestyle fleets, alongside the slalom racers. Timed to make the most of the famed \’Worthing Effect\’, the chances for some big action are 100% – as even if the wind doesn\’t play ball, the next series of the tow-in freestyle event will keep the crowds entertained. Head over to the UKWA website for more details.

 Simon Bornhoft, windsurfing super-guru and the driving force behind the RYA teaching syllabus, has just received Olympic accredication to cover the windsurfing at the London games. In the run-up to the event, Simon will be reporting on all the build up and the final action from Weymouth. His Winds of the World tour is well under way, with hugely successful trips to Margarita, Marsa Alam and Moulay in Morroca – check out the rest of the dates for the year HERE.

That\’s all for today, see you tomorrow for more news and video action.

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