Is it just us, or is the world looking a touch becalmed right now? Certainly nowt but the odd sea breeze in our little British heatwave, while out on Maui it\’s dropped off too… From out there we have reports from Bubble who\’s been getting a few lifestyle shots done with Jay Haysey on k540.com, Stef Hilder proves the Valley Isle ain\’t just about windsurfing with some lovely waterfall and underwater shots at stefk782.blogspot.com, while Ben Proffitt has turned to self-harm at thewetdream.co.uk
Soon as the wind and waves return, it should be time for the Ride the Sky GPS high-jump event at Ho\’okipa. There\’s something to look forward to! Safe in the knowledge that Boujmaa \’Could\’ve Been A Contender\’ Guilloul is recovering well from his accident last week (see the latest at windorwithout.blogspot.com), the epicsessions.tv team are gearing up for a great contest. Here\’s their latest teaser for the event…
Also out of Maui, we\’ve been enjoying Jay Haysey\’s daily behind-the-scenes update from the NeilPryde photoshoot – here\’s day 10\’s first part interview with ace snapper Jerome Houyvet. See the second part on mpora.com and catch up with all the goings-on at NeilPryde\’s Facebook page.
Action? For that we again turn to the prolific Kuma Movie out on Bonaire who made this film featuring the incredible skills and chills of Tonky Frans, Davy Scheffers, Japan\’s Mio Anayama … and of course that omnipresent teddy bear!
News? Well, pretty much the biggest development we\’ve heard of is that RS:X youth campaigner Connor Bainbridge has signed to Simmer Sails to complement his RRD X-Fire boards for an assault on the 2011 BSA UK Slalom Tour starting this weekend down on Hayling. More at boards.co.uk and rednemesisdog.com
Over in Germany, F2 (whose new Rodeo freestyle is proving to be a bit special by all accounts…) have signed Karsten Struwe to compete for them at this year\’s German Freestyle Battle. More at f2-surf.com
While out in San Francisco Steve Bodner reports on the St Francis Elvstrom / Zellerbach Regatta for windsurfingtour.com, where a grand total of six Formula boards did battle amongst a fleet of 70+ dinghies and Seth Besse emerged top of the bunch.
Back to the UK and Pro Limit have launched a \’Cash for Clunkers\’ scheme via their UK national retailers whereby you\’ll get £35 off a nice new Prolimit Global 5/3 in exchange for your stinky old neoprene. More at prolimit.com
And finally, following yesterday\’s \’looking at girls\’ headlines, we\’re obviously keen to wrap up with a gratuitous bikini shot. Thanks to the wonderful Tatiana Howard for a whole bunch of them … though it\’d be good to see them filled next time! More at tatianahoward.com
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Photo Credit: Jay Haysey / Globalshots