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News Headlines – Thu 2nd

Today\’s day 8 of the Reunion Wave Classic where they\’re on hold ready for the swell to pick up at Ravine Blanche. After yesterday morning\’s kids\’ clinic Thomas Traversa cleaned up in an hour-long super-session. Testament to the tricky wave conditions, another four masts and two sails have been added to the casualty list… We can hardly wait to see the forthcoming crash movie! Much more here.

Following the release of their flatwater 2011 offerings yesterday, we thought you might like to see the complete Pryde 2011 sail collection movie? Albeau, Polakow, Swift, Campello and co present “a brain-bending, altered state of hyper-reality and the kaleidoscopic future of windsurfing”… Fair enough!

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Fuerte semi-custom board brand Witchcraft seem to be looking towards freestyle having produced a couple of new twinser shapes with some striking deck ergonomics. They won\’t be easy to miss on the water…

And you couldn\’t possibly miss this big brute, the Queen of Scandinavia arriving in IJmuiden, Northern Holland – one of the most striking pictures we\’ve seen this week as supplied to Ezzy Sails by Olaf Kraak.

With the National Windsurfing Festival now just hours away (in fact this is posting with about an hour left to enter at www.nationalwindsurfingfestival.com) it\’s all too easy to forget there might be other UK events going on this weekend. Like, for example, the UKWA / LWA Inland 4 course racing at Farmoor. More details here…

Very probably not this weekend, but at the next available wind window Southampton paediatric registrar Will Verling is planning to windsurf from Bournemouth to Brighton, racing a group of fellow doctors on bicycles. They\’re raising money for a new ambulance for the Children\’s Intensive Care Unit – help them out at www.justgiving.com/bournemouthbrightonrace

And finally, is this the most kit you\’ve ever seen stuffed into a VW Tranny? Nayra Alonso came across this pic of her getting away from Lanzarote this year with “Laure\’s equipment, Junko\’s equipment, my equipment, Gollito\’s sails, one of my friend\’s four surfboards, one of the judge\’s boardbags, Laure, Junko and my clothes bags… and I don\’t know what else!” Have you had fuller? Send us a pic to news@boardseeker.com

Photo Credit: Gilles Calvet / Open Ocean Media

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