Following yesterday\’s conclusion to the Freestyle at PWA Mui Ne, the tricksters have shipped home out of Vietnam and the format has changed to Slalom for the remainder of the event. Heats have already started this afternoon – if you\’re quick, you can still catch the live coverage at pwaworldtour.com
Also heading home is Japan\’s Kuma Movie – his parting gift to the world\’s windsurfing media is this clip of yesterday\’s day four second double elimination final. Yep, Kiri Thode vs Gollito … again!
Home from a whole different event, Mikey Clancy barely paused for breath after the Fuerte Wave Classic before a session back in Ireland at Magheroarty. Check it out…
But biggest session of the weekend has to go to Finn Mullen who scored this double-mast-high bomb soon after touching down in Ireland from the Severne photoshoot in Australia – more at severnesails.com
Staying on the Emerald Isle, BWA women\’s wavesailing sensation Katie McAnena has signed to Moo Custom boards, who are apparently “chuffed as the proverbial badgers…” according to moocustom.co.uk. Fair enough!
There\’s been plenty more action on home shores too – the West Country highlight has to be this session at Praa Sands featuring Ian Black, Nick Moffatt, Jan Sleigh, Steve King and Steve Thorp. Check out some awesome images captured by Matthew at 5-oceans.blogspot.com and a write-up by mileage-man Thorpy on stevethorp.co.uk
Heading east, Kimmeridge Bay looks to have had its moments over the weekend too – this time the main protagonists being James Cox, Clyde Waite and Gregg Dunnett from windsurfbritain.blogspot.com and the notorious blue helmet of Rod from forwards4cowards.blogspot.com
Back out west the weekend before was delivering the goods for Stef Hilder over in West Wales alongside Jim and Nigel Treacy, Lewis Merrony and Sam Burnett – more at stefk782.blogspot.com
And finally, here\’s a worthy cause to help rebuild homes – following the tragic Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand, many windsurfers have lost loved ones, homes and offices. So Windsurfing New Zealand has set up a bank account in which windsurfers from around the world can deposit their donations. Dig deep folks – details at surfertoday.com
Bank Name – ANZ National Bank Ltd
Account Name – Earth Quake Affected Windsurfers
Account Number – 06-0901-0629957-00
Swift Code for International Deposits – ANZBNZ22