News Headlines – Fri 3rd

Today\’s movie comes from British rising star Adam Sims – summer freestyle training in Fuerte before his first ever PWA comp this year. He\’s been turning heads on the BWA wavesailing tour this year too. Another winter of training and he\’s looking like a force to contend with next season. Enjoy…


Of course, Adam will be at this weekend\’s National Windsurfing Festival – as will John Skye and Ben Proffitt with their new 2011 toys, Max Rowe who\’s been training hard for the night-time session by the look of things, plus all the trade and seemingly most of the UK windsurfing community. See you there!

Also this weekend, PWA Almanarre starts in Hyeres on the French Atlantic coast on Sunday for the showdown of the women\’s PWA Slalom season. All Karin Jaggi needs to do to secure her 2010 crown is show up – Valerie Arrighetti seems likely to secure second for the season, then it\’s down to Sarah-Quita Offringa, Alice Arutkin and Sarah Hebert for third. Should be good – more on the PWA site.

Meanwhile, finishing on Sunday, La Reunion Wave Classic are having a well deserved rest day today as the wind and waves have backed off. They completed a fourth round of competition yesterday though – and our boy Jamie Hancock had the performance of the day in the heat of the day with the sickest aerial of the day. Fair play Jamie… Loads more here.

Day two of the RS:X World Championships in the Bay of Kerteminde, Denmark, enjoyed 20 knot winds and brilliant sunshine. The Chinese women hold the top spots with Li Ling on 6 followed by Sasa Sun 7 ahead of Israel ’s Lee-el Korzits. Meanwhile New Zealand holds the top two spots in the Men’s class, with Beijing gold medallist Tom Ashley on 14, just a point ahead of team mate Jon-Paul Tobin, tied for second with Greece’s Byron Kokalanis and Poland’s Przemyslaw Miarczynski. More at

A bunch of crazy Germans led by Heike Reimann and Ralf Simon have crossed the Baltic Sea from Fehmarn Island, Germany to Lolland, Denmark … on an 8-man board. The team was led by \’the godfathers of tandem windsurfing\’, the 71-year-old Charchulla Twins. More here.

And finally, following yesterday\’s pic of Nayra\’s stacked-out van we received this mail and these pix from Megan Gayda – the youngest of the super-talented Canvey family of four: “Just got back from Ireland, and saw your stuffed van article. Think that\’s stuffed? Check our one out… plus we had four boards on the roof and one large dog inside on the back seats!” Wow. Can anyone better that then?

Photo Credit: John Carter / PWA & Gilles Calvet / Open Ocean Media


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