News Headlines – Thu 3rd

Day 7 today at PWA Mui Ne, Vietnam, saw teasing 6-12 knot winds – enough to try starting the first men\’s winners and women\’s losers finals, but not to get them beyond the first mark. See how the racers get on early tomorrow morning at and check out the first round ladders here.

On the British domestic scene, Sarah Bibby has posted a report on last weekend\’s SWA K3-d Wave Trilogy South Wales showdown hosted by Cardiff Uni. The honours went to Southampton\’s Steve \’SJ\’ Jarvis, with Seb Willis from Cardiff second, and Carlos from Cardiff third – which by our reckoning must make SJ the K3-d Wave Champ? More at

And while we\’re talking wave events, let\’s get a bit exotic – check out Guadaloupe\’s 2011 St Anne Wave Classic down on the exposed French-Caribbean isle early last month. Nice! And it looks like  PWA hotshot Camille Juban only came out third overall behind GPE-3 Stephen Quéniart in second and F-193 Antoine Martin in first. See the translated event report here.


The latest headline signing on the international scene is Michael ‘Rossi’ Rossmeier of Tricktionary fame, who has left Exocet to re-sign to F2 boards: “Dani [Aeberli, F2 shaper] is a good freestyler himself, I\’ve known him for a long time, the boards are awesome and the team is cool. I\’m on the Rodeo 98 for freestyle and the Barracuda 76 in waves right now and I like both of them a lot!” More at

Sticking firmly with his sponsors JP / NeilPryde, on their R&D team in fact, check this out from Maarten Van Ochten H-73 as filmed during his last Maui visit by Christener Dean. More from Maarten at


Speedsailing now, and check out this interview with Steve Thorp of K4 fins about his asymmetric 20cm speed prototypes: “The speed fin was originally Farrel O\’Shea\’s idea, to combine all of our knowledge to make the ultimate speed fin. We were looking for a fin to basically get us over 50knots…” Full background story at

And finally, following Chris Murray\’s shark encounter on Maui earlier this week, here\’s another one – this time PWA Freestyle queen Sarah-Quita Offringa found this cuddly looking fella washed up on the beach in Lanzarote, where she was freestyle training last month before jetting off to Vietnam for the PWA Slalom. The feisty fish looked like it had been attacked by an even bigger one too! Makes you think, eh… Full story at


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