News Headlines – Wed 5th

We are finally back for this brand new 2011 year, full of action and news to give you your daily windsurfing fix.

To start the year, nothing better than watching the 2010 PWA Waves World Champion Victor Fernandez in action in this video produced and edited by Kevin Pritchard for the PWA.

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And to keep talking about the best of 2010, we now have some news about wonder kid Philip Koster, who finished 3rd in the PWA Waves overall ranking. At only 16 years old, the young German based in Gran Canaria, won the “Surfer of the Year” award in the German Action Sports Awards
We have more news from the PWA, as they release the names of the winners of the 2010 Rookies of the year awards. And the winners are British sailor Jamie Hancock in the men fleet and Danish sailor Xenia Kessler in the ladie’s.  Jamie managed to finish in an impressive 18th position in the wave ranking and Xenia finished no less than 5th overall in the Freestyle ranking. 
And to keep talking about the new blood on tour, we now have a nice video from another of the up and coming ladies freestylers, Arrianne Aukes. She made her debut last year in the 2010 Lanzarote PWA Freestyle event and is now fully motivated to keep improving and put up a good fight on this year’s Tour.

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Changing subject now, we have some previews of what’s coming up in the boards industry. We heard rumours a while ago, but now, thanks to one of our “spies” in Maui, Giampaolo Cammarota, we have good proof and information about it: Simmer Style is in the process of developing their upcoming boards range. The shaper of the boards is Ola Helenius, who was also a designer for Starboard. Here are some words from Kai Katchadourian about the development of the proyect: It\’s been a rewarding experience getting these boards tuned in. Ola is indeed a mad scientist, that\’s always thinking ahead and listens intently to any of my input. We are also lucky to be working with Maurizio Ubaldi who is a master craftsman and will oversee the production.
Simmer style will offer 2 different wave designs, a down the line design and a more flat rocker model along with a freestyle wave design and race board.
Board names and graphics are coming up so stay tuned and I also want to get you to try one soon !!
Aloha !
Lastly, we have a good job opportunity if you would like to be involved in the action sports market. If you\’re into graphic design and looking for a career change, this could be the dream job for you! Leading action sports marketing agency, Brandwave are expanding their team and are looking for a new middle to senior level graphic designer. Brandwave are based on the South coast and handle marketing for some of the action sports industry\’s leading brands including Neil Pryde, O\’Neill, Animal, Henri Lloyd, and Lucozade. For more information on Brandwave, check out their website If you reckon you\’ve got what it takes, email





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