News Headlines – Thu 23rd

Today\’s movie is North Sails\’ presentation of their 2011 Ice wave sail, ably demonstrated by Marcilio \’Brawzinho\’ Browne.

So there\’s some wave action, and here\’s a spot of freestyle: Kiri Thode at PWA Lanzarote 2009 by Japan\’s Kuma Movie.

Over on Gran Canaria, Nayra Alonso still seems to be reeling having been awarded a suprise diploma from the Canary Island Sports Council as one of the best Canarian sportspeople ever, alongside the Moreno twins and a host of other local sporting luminaries. Well deserved, we say. More at

Talking of awards, we mentioned Philip Koster\’s \’Windsurfer of the Year\’ title yesterday – as did Philip\’s sponsors, Starboard. And finally we\’ve discovered who presented it, it\’s the German Action Sport Awards: see a translation here

Out in Hawaii, MauiSails are celebrating 32 years of sailmaking. Initially set up for the yacht market, windsurfing soon took over: “The spirits were kind, we made it work, and as they say, the rest was history.” More here.

Staying with birthdays, RRD rider Tine Slabe is even happier than ever right now following the birth of his first child – little Ema weighed in at 4210g (that\’s over 9 pounds to us imperial types). Congratulations to the whole Slabe family – more bundles of joy on

So, a child is born – which brings us neatly on to Christmas. And, if you\’re anything like us, today could be the day you\’re finally facing up to the Christmas shopping. Well, helpfully as ever, our Jem Hall has suggested a couple of last-minute gift ideas: If your loved one is feeling the cold but still wants that barefoot feeling on the water then check out the very popular Atan boots: more at

As for anyone planning to head off to warmer climes or booking next year\’s holidays, stay within your excess luggage limit and still keep your boards protected with the cunningly light Flying Objects triple boardsbags. Check out for full details and for a list of stockists

And finally, here\’s a bit of fun from Kevin Pritchard at Maui Nerd Productions as he fires a few random questions of Team Starboard. Beef or chicken?!?


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Photo Credit: JC


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