News Headlines – Wed 20th

Today\’s big video is umi Pictures\’ latest of Graham Ezzy at Guincho this summer – and here\’s something you maybe didn\’t know: in Portuguese, ‘guincho’ means scream. More words of wisdom from Graham here.

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Thanks too to Graham Ezzy\’s box-fresh Surf-Matic blog for the heads up on a new flat-water brush ramp Julien Taboulet and Thomas Traversa are leaping off in the South of France. There\’s no ominous slot to line up with, just bristles and super-low-profile fins. Check it out.

Following yesterday\’s Scott McKercher movie, here\’s some more Gnarloo action from West Oz – this time from Swedish ripper Andreas Olandersson.

S66 in Gnaraloo Western Australia from on Vimeo.

PWA Youth Slalom Champion Pierre Mortefon talks to Paul Griffiths at about finishing his first year on Tour as first-placed under-22.

The UKWA Prize Giving Party is on at Weymouth this weekend, including a buffet, live band and of course trophies for the 2010 Overall Inland, Cup and BSA Slalom winners. More details and results at

Steve Thorp managed to tempt himself down to La Franqui, near Leucate in Southern France, for the weekend having been promised 5 miles of glorious speedstrip and 40-knot winds by the Dutch faithful. The wind delivered, but unfortunately recent storms have royally messed with the sandstrip so it\’s now much choppier than advertised. More here – and see for yourself in this movie from the weekend of JP / Pryde riders Ben van der Steen and Jacques van der Hout

The EFPT have focussed on Severne for the latest of their \’All Eyes On…\’ series, this time talking to Belgian freestyle wunderkind Dieter van der Eyken about the brand and his emergence on the freestyle scene.

Maui Sails have released details of their 2011 Freeride Collection – the super-light 5-batten Aloha, rotational slalom Pursuit,  and fully cammed Titan-GS. Check them out.

And finally, after yesterday\’s airborne SUPing antics here\’s another new paddling trick – an incredible SUP aerial from Bernd Roediger at Dana Point, California, courtesy of Windsport magazine.


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