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Today\’s movie comes from Ric Cleworth – another graduate of the RYA\’s Team15 programme and RS:X campaigner for two years, at 18 he hit Dahab, met the guys from Club Vass, and three years later he\’s just finished his second season instructing on Vassiliki. Winters have been spent with Bubble and Max Rowe in Brazil, as you can see from this footage. Look out for him at Club Dahab for the rest of this year, and on the EFPT circuit next summer. Definitely one to watch for the future – keep an eye on him here

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Talking of Brazil, Twitter tells us that Max Rowe has hit Jericoacoara to be greeted by 4m weather and head-high waves. Hopefully something on his blog pretty soon… Further up the coast at Ibiraquera, it looks more like logo-high if a bit messy according to Sarah Bibby. More on her blog.

Back in Blighty, with no wind or swell the weblogs are firing up from the Tiree Wave ClassicMuzza seems to have been enjoying the entertainment from Carrie Mac. As has Ben Proffitt, although he\’s suffered a spot of van trouble courtesy of George \’In-Betweener\’ Shillito who backed into him (again!) All culminating in the demise of Adam Sims\’ front bumper. Good work fellas.

Talking of Sims, he\’s been a bit quiet since hitting the Hebrides but before the long drive north he posted a tantalising titbit about his new RRD TwinTip Twinzer freestyle machine. First we\’d heard of it, but it does look pretty nice – check it out at robertoriccidesigns.com

Onto mainland UK, the mighty Dave White has some more pictures from Bigbury at the weekend on davewhite.me. Back in Essex, former British Junior Wave Champ Aleksy Gayda is still in training (in between real work on the building sites) for a re-appearance at BWA Cornwall next month. Good luck Lecky!

Hopping across the Channel for a moment and French filmmaker Sylvain Demercastel, of \’Planet Blow\’ fame, is in the spotlight on Windsurf Journal. While one of the film\’s stars, fellow Frenchman Fabrice Beaux is deconstructed by Stephanie Matsumoto on neilpryde.com

And finally, looks like the kiters have done it again at the Luderitz Speed Challenge who are claiming that numerous kitesurfers have smashed Hydroptere\’s 51.36 knots down in Namibia. Word (from waterhound.com) is that Alex Caizergues could be the new record holder with a 53 knot run, but it\’s yet to be ratified by the WRSCC. Keep an eye on luderitz-speed.com for the latest updates.

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