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Kauli Seadi has been crowned 2010 Cold Hawaii Champion over in Denmark – the roll of honour from a firing event continues with Victor Fernandez 2nd, Ricardo Campello 3rd, Dany Bruch 4th, Kevin Pritchard 5th and Philip Koster 6th. The Brits posted some pretty strong results too, with Jamie Hancock, Robby Swift and John Skye all finishing =9th, Ross Williams =13th and Ben Proffitt =17th. More on the PWA site.

The two Super-Sessions at Klitmoller over the weekend might just have marked the emergence of the pushie-forward as the new double, as not only Kauli Seadi but also Robby Swift were laying them down on Sunday against Koster and Campello\’s \’traditional\’ double-forwards. There was even a break-away \’Brits learn to pushie-forward\’ training session on the Sunday morning, including an amped up Ben Proffitt, John Skye, Ross Williams and Phil Horrocks. Report on thewetdream.co.uk – and look out for Alfie\’s footage exclusive to Boardseeker very soon. But meanwhile here\’s two PWA movies of the weekend\’s Super-Sessions…

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Over in warm Hawaii the autumn swells are beginning to arrive on Maui\’s North Shore according to Jeff Bennett at Maui Windsurfing. To see for yourself, try the new Mama’s Beach Webcam. You can take control of the camera for up to two minutes and use the zoom, tilt or pan features to get a good look at conditions as they happen.

To the Canaries now, where last week Steve Gibson broke out his brand new kit from new sponsors Fanatic / North. This coincided perfectly with his Fuerte Windsurf Clinic in conjunction with PuraVidaBoarders, which went pretty well judging by the narrative on his new-look blog.

Out in Ireland, Mikey Clancy has been enjoying some Magheroarty Magic over on the west coast. These sessions have been especially poignant as – after doing himself some pretty horrific damage last year – he\’s proved his surgeons wrong and astonished them with tales of his wavesailing antics. Anyone suffering the dark days of injury should see mikeyclancey.com for an inspiring tale of recovery.

Mike Archer\’s been ripping it up at Hossegor, France – this barreling wave has quite a reputation, and features on the ASP Surf Tour every year, but it\’s not known for windsurfing. Undeterred, Mike scored three days out of five float-&-ride down-the-line wavesailing. Maybe one to consider after all?

And finally, Médano madman and fourth-placed at PWA Klitmoller Dany Bruch has been to the water park recently – Siam Park on Tenerife to be precise. Nothing odd about that you might think, it\’s a fun place to go… Difference is, Dany\’s been jet-ski towing out towards the wave and pulling some huge moves too. Check it out!

Photo Credit: PWA / John Carter

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