News Headlines – Thu 1st

No wind on day one of the PWA Costa Teguise World Cup, but there is already some buzz about Gollito\’s new move – some kind of back-winded, back-to-sail spock 540 craziness that he\’s intending to call the \’sapo\’. There\’s already a movie on Continent Seven. Keep up to speed with the official PWA coverage, and don\’t forget we have Max Rowe\’s perspective in the Boardseeker Forum.

Hot on the heels of yesterday\’s preview, today\’s movie is the first of the EpicSessions / Shadowbox Gorge Team Jump-Off from Tuesday evening\’s Arlington session. Although the high altitudes of previous Ho\’okipa and Pistol River incarnations seem unlikely to be bettered, this next week promises to test the spin and technical capabilities of the innovative GPS unit – should be good: stay tuned to and their blog for more…


Back home, the UKWA site has a full report from the recent BSA Aberdovey slalom event, won by Mat Pearch from James Dinsmore. This marks the halfway mark of the race season, which continues at Hove, Huntstanton, Worthing and the end of season Grand Finale in Weymouth. Get involved via the BSA site.

And, though we hesitate to tempt fate, it really does look like a bit of SOUTH-WESTERLY WIND is due back to the British Isles at last. Check how your favourite beach is looking on Big Salty – who have just launched a super-light mobile version of their brilliant forecasting pages. Point your iPhone, Blackberry, Symbian or Android at

On the blogs: Tanya Saleh, fresh from second place at the Pistol River Wave Bash, scored an invite to the premiere of The Windsurfing Movie II. Ant Baker offer some more advice to aspiring pros. And Tatiana Howard is giving back to the Fijian locals during the Butterfly Effect Expedition.

And finally, last Friday Simon Bassett of 2XS, Matt Argyle and Jock Patterson broke the record for paddling across the English Channel. They made it in a time of 5 hours 38 minutes in aid of Surfers Against Sewage, smashing Laird Hamilton\’s prone 7 hours. Simon says: “It was certainly much harder than we thought as we seemed to push against the current for most of the way there.” Here\’s hoping those shoulders and quads have stopped burning by now?


Photo Credit: PWA / John Carter


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