Let\’s kick off today\’s headlines with some more from Maui – and as the holding period for Oxbow\’s Ride the Sky high-jump continues, check out the label\’s homage to Levi Siver with some awe-inspiring action from Ho\’okipa and the Marshall Islands. We\’ve got to say, it\’s refreshing to see the French fashionistas putting so much into windsurfing right now. So, go buy some clothes at oxboworld.com!
Also putting in the hours, Jay Haysey is covering the current 2012 NeilPryde photoshoot for us all at facebook.com/neilprydewindsurfing – check there for the latest, and here\’s Globalshots talking to the crew out on Maui on day one, including Jerome Houyvet, Swifty and Antoine Albeau.
Following yesterday\’s news that Britain\’s Nick Dempsey was leading the RS:X fleet in Palma, Spain, he\’s slipped back to a strong second place having posted a 3rd and 5th. Elliot Carney is in a decent 11th place while Dorian van Rijsselberge wrestled the lead back with two more bullets. Marina Alabau remains in charge of the women\’s fleet with Britain\’s Bryony Shaw climbing to 13th position and Izzy Hamilton dropping to 16th. More at trofeoprincesasofia-mapfre.org
The EFPT have caught up with top freestyler and filmmaker Andre Paskowski who\’s currently undergoing yet another course of chemotherapy out in Germany – stay strong Andre. See how he\’s getting on at efpt.net and keep up with his latest and greatest move project Minds Wide Open on facebook.com/mindswideopen
We mentioned back in February that Ross Williams won this year\’s Storm Rider event in Israel – and at last, courtesy of Ross\’s sponsors Gaastra, there\’s an English-language report on the gale-force Bat Galim event. Check it out at gaastra.com
Meanwhile Williams\’ board sponsors Tabou are all about their new Team Edition quad-fin Da Curve right now – check that out at tabou-boards.com
In other brand news, Point-7 are finalising the design on their new kid\’s sail – the S!ck. And they want your help to choose the graphics: Texter, Enviro, Octo, Panther or Batman? You decide at point-7.com
Out on Gran Canaria, Dario Ojeda has opened a new hire centre right on the beach at Pozo besides accommodation, a restaurant, swimming pool and dive centre. More on Centro Internacional de Windsurf (CIW) at pozo-ciw.com – more from Dario at darioe211.blogspot.com
In Egypt, Max Rowe is reporting from an \’awesome\’ few days in El Tur before returning to Dahab for some pre-PWA Podersdorf training. Unfortunately he\’s sustained a bit of a swollen finger trying to perfect possibly the campest move we\’ve heard of: the teapot! More here. Meanwhile fresh home after his Sinai trip with Max and co, Adam Sims has been diagnosed with a chipped bone on his big toe. More here. Poor dears…
And finally, also out in Dahab the freshest Brit due onto the PWA Freestyle Tour this year Jamie Drummond has been getting back into it. Not so windy, but that has led to the most irrelevant picture we\’ve seen on a windsurfing blog for a while: that\’ll be a polar bear then. Top work! More at jamiek787.blogspot.com
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