Today\’s major movie is this 1500 mile road-trip from Timo Mullen, who trekked up to Thurso on the Scottish north coast from home in Dorset for two days of wavesailing action. And he scored it too, as you can see from little bro Tam Mullen\’s film. Enjoy!
But the big story today is the announcement of Oxbow\’s Ride the Sky event – building on the success of last season\’s Shadowbox GPS high jump sessions, the holding period begins on 1 April at Hookipa Beach Park where the world\’s best, including Levi Siver, Jason Polakow, Kai Lenny, Phillip Köster and Robby Naish, will be competing for highest air, best trick and worst wipe-out prizes. Awesome… More on the Ride the Sky Facebook page.
From future events to past now, and check out young Bernd Roediger\’s movie from the 2011 Dakhla Festival. At just 14 years-old, Bernd was the youngest competitor down in Morocco / Western Sahara – elsewhere on t\’internet there are reports on the festival from long-distance race winner Dionay Guadagnino here, and freestyler come beach-vibez-rapper MC Ruben Petrisie who performed on stage here.
And there are more event round-ups from PWA Mui Ne, Vietnam too. Russian freestyler Yegor Popretinskiy reports for neilpryde.com, Micah Buzianis writes on the last day\’s racing for jp-australia.com, while possibly the shock result of the Slalom – the relatively unknown Ludo Jossin who stormed to 5th place – is celebrated by sail sponsors loftsails.com
In other event news, Tom Ingram reports from the latest Formula event – Banana River Regatta, 4-6 March at the Banana River Resort in Florida – at windsurfingtour.com where Ron Kern, Vincent Barre and Cullen Ahearn took 1-2-3 respectively.
Coming up in the UK at the beginning of next month, one for all you students – the SWA BUCS Windsurfing Championships will be hosted by Southampton Uni at Calshot on 2-3 April. Themed \’Tribal Wars\’, studentwindsurfing.co.uk advise to “Prepare for some mental party dance-offs and to crown the dominating club.” Sounds like it could get messy…
And finally, yet more from last weekend\’s RYA Volvo Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace in London, this time take a look at Nick Dempsey launching Windsurfing 4 Cancer Research\’s Sunrise to Sunset challenge which takes place on 1 May 2011 – see you out there, early doors! More at windsurfing4cancerresearch.org
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Photo Credit: Tam Mullen