The Windsurfing Calendar

Presenting the 2012 Windsurfing Calendar

Andrew Buchanan, former PWA press officer has teamed up with PWA photographer John Carter to put together what we reckon to be a pretty damn inspiring calendar to brighten up your wall for 2012.

Featuring 15 of JC’s favorite images from the past year (+ a vintage Naish shot for good measure), and including a sexy untouched full-bleed final image to adorn your wall when 2012 draws to a close, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. SHIPPING WORLDWIDE NOW!!!

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A word from John Carter:

“First I would like to give most of the credit for this project to Andy Buchanan who came up with the idea and has done nearly all of the work behind the scenes. He rang me a few weeks ago looking for a project to get his teeth into while going through treatment for Leukemia. Hopefully the calendar will keep his windsurfing stoke alive while he pulls through this difficult time. Within a few days of the original phone we had chosen all the shots and the 2012 calendar was designed and ready for printing. I hope the pictures we have chosen will brighten up a few office walls for those stuck at work while it is windy or simply help motivate people to get out there and go for it next time they go sailing!”


Pic 1: January opens up with an aerial shot of 2010 PWA wave champion Victor Fernandez. Lots of colour and insane action from Victor here and hopefully a shot that will brighten up a lot of walls in the Northern hemisphere while we go through the winter months.

Pic 2: Well that is Ricardo Campello boosting a monster aerial at Hookipa. Its a slightly different angle to your normal Hookipa shot as you can see the end of the West Maui mountains in the back ground. I like the atmosphere in this shot, the way the wave is pitching and the fact you can see the way Ricardo is already looking down for his landing.

Pic 3: Boujmaa throwing a Superman at Sprekelsville on Maui. You can always count on Bouj to throw a few surprises when a jump session is going down on starboard tack. The palm trees and the moody clouds and the way he is dangling and looking at the camera all help add a bit of drama to this shot.

Pic 4: More great colours from Camille Juban. This guy is one of the new generation of wave sailors and shows his fearless remorse here by smacking a mast high bone cruncher at Hookipa.

Pic 5: Levi Siver doing what he does best, ripping the waves apart in Hawaii. Levi has chosen the route to focus on free sailing rather than competition and as a result his wave riding prowess in Hawaii has risen to extraordinary new heights.

Pic 6: Its Boujmaa and Kevin Pritchard both mid back loop taken from a helicopter down at Camp One in Maui. They were both pretty close on this one and you can see Bouuj looking over check where the ‘Pritch’ is in the air, rather than looking down for his own landing.

Pic 7: Jason Polakow on a pretty big day at Hookipa. Trust my luck but I arrived on Maui the day after Jaws had been firing. Fortunately there were still some pretty meaty waves around the following day and Jason Polakow was out on a mission to nail the biggest sets he could find.

Pic 8: Robby Swift busting out a radical goita with perfect timing at Hookipa. I like the dynamic element to this photograph, there are no signs of holding back from Swifty, he has hit this lip full power and he is one hundred per cent committed to the move.

Pic 9: Brawzinho is rated by many as the best in the world at Hookipa right now and the power, precision and control he shows in this move shows why!

Pic 10: The evening session at ‘Margies’ is when the wind normally swings offshore and the waves turn translucent as the sun sets on the Ocean. This is Aussie wave guru Scott Mckercher smacking the lip on one of the last waves of the day, beer and barbeque to follow!

Pic 11: Earlier in the day Boujmaa scored his first session at Jaws but when we came back to Hookipa the conditions were still firing. A quick phone call to Windward Aviation and we had a helicopter booked for a forty five minute session. This is Boujmaa hitting a mast high plus gnarly lip fully committed for a massive aerial.

Pic 12: Robby Naish locked and loaded to hit the lip at Hookipa. A nice shot of the biggest legend in windsurfing to close out the year.

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