News Headlines – Fri 18th

It\’s still all about Tuesday\’s Jaws session in the online world of windsurfing. Kauli Seadi seems to have scored the wipe-out shot of the century, but collected his kit off the rocks and got back out there, more at Klaas Voget is still buzzing after his first taste of Pe\’ahi, more at And RRD\’s Flo Jung and Patrick both report on their big days at So, who are we to buck the trend – here\’s another movie from Tuesday 15th, by Harry Wiewel, of the zoo beneath the cliffs that day…


But it\’s not all been Jaws though, as Ho\’okipa has been fully firing just lately too – here\’s evidence from umi Pictures of the king himself, long live Robby Naish

Windsurfing meets mainstream news again now, as British expat Chris Freeman reports from Bahrain where the king (Bahrain\’s king, not Mr Naish!) has declared a state of emergency after protests. Chris relates that “our peaceful island has turned into a near war zone in places with protests, road blocks, foreign military and the terrible news of further injuries and deaths.” More at

Onto less world-changing events, and down in Australia Sandy Point in Victoria hosted round three of the Victorian Wavesailing Series, won by North / Fanatic / ION rider Joel Ryan. More at

Back home, the British Slalom Association have teamed up with the force of nature that is Allan Cross and the National Windsurfing Festival to deliver super-accessible Master Blaster Fleet racing to the 2011 UK Tour, which kicks off at Hayling, 23-24 April. More at

Talking of British events, up north Joe Thwaites of Northumbrian Windsurfing Club has announced a new grassroots wave event – Northumberland Wave Slam, 15-17 April. More here.

And finally, here\’s a frightening bit of news – the Student Windsurfing Association have picked up a beer sponsor! Look out for Brooklyn Beer at future SWA shindigs. More at


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