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Chile\’s maybe the hottest \’new\’ worldwide windsurfing destination these past few years, although winter\’s now taken hold down south. But it\’s a long old country, and way up north beside the world\’s driest desert it\’s still warm … and windy enough, with decent groundswell according to this Pablo Castro feature, filmed just a couple of days ago at Chorales near Antofagasta.

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If that\’s got you in the mood for big wave footage, you must catch UMI Pictures\’ latest release. From the lens of Brendan Pyatt, part two of Novela das 8 showcases Kauli Seadi at Jaws. Just awesome.

Changing disciplines now, the PWA have published a summary of the recently concluded Ulsan Slalom event in Korea. As the competitors return home, the \’blog wars\’ seem to be over, to be replaced by the soap opera of everyday life on Maui. Dan Ellis falls into the arms of his new bride, Jessie, while Kevin Pritchard reacquaints himself with ickle nephew \’KDog\’. Aaah – sweet…

Elsewhere in the blogosphere, there\’s been a touch of cross-training. Bonairian freestyle rapper Ruben Petrisie hit the slopes straight after PWA Podersdorf, while British journeyman Steve Thorp skipped the first rounds of BWA competition in favour of a beautiful looking few days\’ surfing in Cornwall.

Facing some unplanned down-time whilst healing from his recent tumour operation, Andre Paskowski has uploaded and captioned a Facebook gallery – \’making of\’ pictures from last year\’s \’Four Dimensions\’ Production. Show him some moral support by checking it out.

And finally, a couple of events this weekend. The UKWA course racing fraternity visit the new venue of Folkestone for the North Sea Cup. Meanwhile, fresh from victory in Ireland, Ben Proffitt hooks up with British speed record holder Farrell O\’Shea and heads to Essex\’s Shoebury East Beach for the SX Watersports Demo Day, 11am till 5pm this Saturday. Tabou, Gaastra, Mistral and Simmer kit – and there\’s even wind forecast. In fact, it seems to be windy down that way this very minute … right – I\’m off!

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