News Headlines – Mon 6th

The final Woman PWA Slalom event of the year, the Water Ladies event, is taking place at the moment in the beautiful spot of Hyeres, Alamarre, in France. After two days of competition, Valerie Arrigheti has a solid lead over the rest of the fleet with three bullets in her pocket already. Karin Jaggi is following in second, struggling in the light winds with too small equipment at the moment. Young Alice Arutkin is sitting in third only two points behind Jaggi and with a good chances to go up in the ranking if she is able to maintain the speed she showed in the first two races. If you want to follow the event live, check on the LIVE EVENT TICKER  and if you want to know more details about the event, check the PWA site. For now, here you have the first video of the event, where you will be able to meet the women Slalom fleet.

This weekend it was the UK National Windsurfing Festival in Hayling Island. It was a huge success of participants and action. This year special guest was Boujmaa Guilloul, who came to the event and hooked up with John Skye before they head off to Klitmoller for the upcoming PWA Wave event. 
A lot of pros are already there in Klitmoller training and Continent 7 has interviewed Klaas Voget and Victor Fernandez about their preparations for the upcoming conetst. They both know the spot well and have high spectations to get some really good results there. 
Now, on the other side of the Globe, the Reunion Wave Classic finished with Juilen Taboulet’s team winning the comp. Once again they scored some decent conditions and most of the riders left behind quite a bit of broken equipment at the infamous spot of Ravine Blanch. 
Austrian ex-pro windsurfer Bernie Seidl (AUT-6) has decided it is time to find a legitimate successor for his sail number and has organized a challenge to motivate and help some young and up and coming riders. 
You don’t want to mess up with Starboard chief Svein Rasmussen after you see him hammering away this board made with Armour Tech.

BeachTelegraphs has found this article where they claim that “Alexandria is the birthplace of Windsurfing”?


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