News Headlines – Thu 23rd

So, the PWA juggernaut is now heading towards Sylt for the Colgate World Cup which starts tomorrow for ten days of wave, slalom and freestyle action. More at And Severne\’s Scott McKercher talks to the hopeful riders on the Aussie sail brand – Nayra Alonso, Daida Moreno, Boujmaa  Guilloul and Dany Bruch.

The British contingent are all firmly on the road to Westerland – Skyeboy enjoyed a final cheeky session at Klitmoller first, Max Rowe\’s had a great windy week in the UK, Bubble\’s been back to the \’80s in Cyprus before traversing six countries in a day, while Phil Horrocks is thinking positive…

Fresh back into the UK, Dave Williams sent us this supreme freestyle movie of his summer (with colleague Will Hooker) in El Tur, Egypt: “There are so many amazing conditions in the same spot with world class flat water conditions, yet there were hardly any guests for the majority of the summer… However, that did mean I got A LOT of sailing time in a relatively short 3 month stint during my summer vacation from University at Cambridge. Now I\’m already back on the water in the UK ready to try and retain last year\’s victory at the first SWA event, Aussie Kiss.” More at


And we\’d hope staying firmly at home for a little while, we\’d like to congratulate Ant Baker and Nat who have just brought Theo Valentine Baker into the world. Check out the bundle of joy at … why do we get the feeling the next time we see him that baby-grow might be restyled to Code Mad?!?

SWA Aussie Kiss 9 (“coming soon to a Devon near you!”) is taking place at Bude Holiday Park and Roadford Water in Devon on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2010. There are a further eight events organised throughout the university year all around the country. For more information and event signup visit

The UKWA have opened online entries for the RYA Youth & Masters / British Open / Cup 6 at Weymouth, 2-3 October – which now includes a Saturday night party. See you there?

umi Pictures have redesigned their website, so now it\’s a whole lot easier to find their killer features – most lately, some great action from La Reunion Wave Classic. Check it out.

And finally, with all the buzz about multi-fins right now it\’s worth remembering there\’s nothing new under the sun – it\’s just that the concept actually works nowadays! Chris Freeman out on Maui thinks he might have found a bargain: £19.99 for an old-school twinser? Hmmm…

Photo Credit: PWA / John Carter


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