Today is day 1 of the PWA Catalunya World Cup Slalom, and the competition is pretty hot at the moment. Ross Williams started the season well, winning the first event in Austria, but then had a shocker in Korea and dropped down the rankings. Antoine Albeau didn’t miss the opportunity, won Korea and he is now leading the Tour, followed by Bjorn in second and Gonzalo Costa Hoevel in third. Lets see what happen this week, but in the meantime you can read the event preview from the PWA here. We also heard that John Skye will be a special guest star in the event, doing the Live event ticker for the PWA which you can follow through their website.
C7 has a short interview with Kevin Pritchard about the up-coming event. Check it out here.
The next PWA event will be Freestyle in Lanzartote, in Costa Teguise, and the organizers have worked together with the tour-operator TUI Spain to offer great deals to any windsurfing fans that want to go and visit Lanzarote for the World Cup. There are special offers on: Hotels, apartments, cottages for groups; trips, travel to the competitions, car and even surf lessons, all due to some spectacular deals made exclusively for the 2009 Islas Canarias PWA Costa Teguise Freestyle World Cup, thanks to La Santa Surf & TUI Spain. You have more information about it here.
More events news, this time Speed. The ISWA Worlds Karpathos has a new event microsite www.karpathosspeedsurf.com. The event will be held from the 31st of July until the 5th of August.
Giampaolo Cammarota, one of our sources in Maui, is having the time of his life visiting and discovering the island next door, Oahu. He is keeping a counter on how many waves he is taking every day surfing, windsurfing or SUP. Check it out.
And from another of our sources from Maui, Mauiwindsurfing.net, we have this video from the first Saturday of racing in the 25th annual Maui Race Series.
Caesar Finies (the guy that does all those crazy flipping the sail in the air moves) did a small demonstrations of nine spins before he competed in the past East Coast Windsurfing Festival. If you want to be impressived, check this out: click here
Lastly John Kenny recorded the fastest time ever on Irish waters breaking the 40 knots over 500 meters on a little known beach called Burrow beach. Check out his report on the Starboard site.
Photo Credit: John Kenny