It really shouldn\’t come as a major shocker, but following confirmation of the PWA Cape Verde event in November, looks like \’retired\’ world wavesailing champion Josh Angulo won\’t be able to resist a return to wave competition for the final event of the year. On the Angulo site he says “I personally look forward to a one-off wave competition appearance and will have to buckle down to try and hold my top spot in the lineup…” And in case you\’ve forgotten what Josh Angulo or his home break of Ponta Preta look like, here they are! (Courtesy of umi Pictures.)
Surely another top tip for Cape Verdean glory, Kauli Seadi has released some sweet little movies of Sao Miguel do Gostoso where he\’ll be opening a new Clube Kauli Seadi centre early next month. Looks like a tasty little freestyle spot, but Kauli tells us the waves can be epic on a northerly swell.
Talking of world champions, French site Windsurf Journal have been chatting to Antoine Albeau who\’s just secured his fifth PWA Slalom world title on the bounce. Read a translated version here…
And not world champ quite yet, young Davy Scheffers has exploded onto the freestyle scene this season. Here he talks to the EFPT, who say he “may have the biggest potential in modern day windsurfing”. More at www.davy-h311.nl
Also not there quite yet, but World and Olympic champions in the making are still competing at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Britain\’s Jade Rogers has dug in at 11th place, while Kieran Martin has slipped back to third. Still in the medals though, and very much in touch with first and second place. More at IWA and ISAF sites. Go GBR!
And finally, back home in the UK the wind\’s finally been blowing – a bit. But do we have a forecast or what? There looks like wind around all week, and Thursday\’s shaping up to be the day to book your sick note. Work out where best to \’recuperate\’ at Big Salty weather.
Photo Credit: PWA / John Carter