News Headlines – Fri 8th

After all that impressive footage from \’Cold Hawaii\’ during the well-documented PWA World Tour visit last month, you wouldn\’t be alone in considering a pilgrimage to Denmark yourself one day. And to help you plan, Troels Bech Hansen has put together a handy little spot-guide – check it out at

Today\’s movie comes courtesy of Tushingham\’s Jamie Gibbs, a little highlights reel from his recent visit to El Médano, Tenerife, with Chris \’Muzza\’ Murray.


Talking of Jamie Gibbs, he\’s off to Queen Mary Sailsports on Saturday 16th October for their Mega Windsurfing Demo day. More here.

Off to sunnier climes now, and Miami Beach, Florida, is all set to host the 2010 Kona World Championships on November 1st. With 80 competitors from three continents, the class is divided into four weight catagories plus the ladies and cadet divisions. Great to see this one-design longboard class continuing to thrive. More at

As spring begins Down Under have announced a familiar concept in the shape of New Zealand National Windsurf Week, 23-31 October 2010, kicking off with the Taranaki Wavesailing Classic on Labour Weekend (whatever that is!) More here.

Summer down there can only mean winter up here in the UK, and as the nights draw in the exodus is already beginning. Brazil still seems favourite, and Sarah Bibby\’s already in Ibiraquera while Max Rowe is due to Jericoaoara any day now. Doubtless plenty more Brits won\’t be far behind…

And finally, here\’s one that nearly passed us by – Cornwall NHS have been offering £250 surfing courses as alternative therapy for depression following success last year with armed forces personnel suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. More from BBC News Cornwall

Photo Credit: PWA / JC


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