It\’s all been kicking off down in South Africa judging by the blogs. The best of which has to be Phil Horrocks\’ Windy WIndy Photo Special! Check out the highlights of his trip as he really gets to know his new JP Quad and Gaastra Manics at ripandslash.com
Also out is Cape Town right now: Martin ten Hoeve\’s had a big session on Scarbrough outer point, John Skye\’s already scored Scarborough and Haakgat with Team RRD, including new team gofer Adam Sims, Ben Proffitt\’s stoked to claim his first pushie-forward, George Shillito seems to be loving life more than ever, but Nayra Alonso\’s forgotten just how chilly it is down there…
But we\’ve had the conditions back home in Blighty recently too – check out this movie from Edward Buchanan at Gwithian last saturday 15 Jan 2011: super-clean, 20 knots cross-off, mast/logo high in the sets, and Steve Thorp, Timo Mullen, Andy King and Steve King putting on a show…
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Elsewhere around Britain, read reports on recent sailing from Sam Conroy in Kent, Martyn Ogier on the Channel Islands, the Gayda siblings in Essex, Will Rogers at Bigbury, while down in Sussex burgeoning PWA freestyler Max Rowe seems pretty stoked with his new signing to Fanatic / North.
Talking of sponsorship deals, Danish formula and slalom racer Jesper Vesterstrøm has joined NorthSails for 2011. Read his first impressions of their new Warp F2011, and news of his training out in Australia, at north-windsurf.com
Danilo Menezes da Silva – aka Chico Bentley – has signed exclusively to RRD boards and sails for the new season, when he plans to attend all the PWA and EFPT freestyle events with his friend and team-mate Edvan Souza. More at insidertrrding.blogspot.com
And finally, it\’s hard to accept after a European winter this cold, but remember there\’s plenty more still to come – the ice-surfing at the Winter Windsurf European Cup 2011 hasn\’t even started yet! It kicks off in Lithuania next weekend. More here.