Our headline news for today is the completion of the PWA Slalom round one in Fuerteventura. With patchy winds yesterday, it looked like all was going to come to an end as the wind switched off for a couple of hours, however, it soon returned and Ben Van Der Steen stormed into 1st place. He went from 5th to 1st around the first mark, impressive stuff. In 2nd was Antoine Albeau and 3rd was Peter Volwater. Read the full report here and check out the video fo that last race over on continentseven.com.
Whilst the Slalom was underway many of the freestylers eventually got to hit the water for a bit of training before their part of the event. The social mediaosphere lit up last night with plenty of tweets, updates and reports, so let\’s rattle through some of them. Firstly our UK riders, Andy \’Bubble\’ Chambers tweets about the wind being up and down like a whores drawers, Jamie Drummond and Max Rowe have regular updates over on facebook, as does Phil Richards and Danielle Lucas, and Adam Sims is updating his website with plenty of images and videos. Aside from our UK stylers Paul Zeper has been active on the blog recently, with some nice images of a surf session on the other side of the island and Dieter Van Der Eyken also reports from the beach.
A few videos now. The first comes from the IFCA Slalom Worlds in Italy and Lake Garda. Plenty of racing in the typical summer afternoon winds.
Here is a cool little session video from Maxime Guerin, whilst sailing on the 14/15th July.
Finally, this little epic. Well 12 minutes of \’epicness\’ actually. We won\’t spoil the surprise, just grab your morning coffee, sit back and hit the play button.
Make sure you keep an eye on today\’s livestream as the action is set to be as hot as yesterday.