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Let\’s start today with a quick recap from PWA Podersdorf where Steven Van Broeckhoven took his first ever World Tour victory yesterday morning. Full write-ups can now be read at pwaworldtour.com and continentseven.com – and big thanks to them for this film of the double elimination final vs Kiri Thode. Meanwhile, quite justifiably, Gaastra are celebrating an amazing clean sweep in Austria as third placed Davy Scheffers is also using their 2012 Pure to great effect – more at gaastra.com


Still looking back to last Sunday\’s W4CR Sunrise Sunset event, there are now photos of the east coast action at windsurf-southend.co.uk, and down at Polkerris in Cornwall George Shillito had time to edit and post this documentary of his non-stop 25-hour challenge before heading up to Rhosneigr for round 1 of 2011 BWA competition (more from Polkerris at polkerrisbeach.com, and more from Rhossi at funsportonline.co.uk)


 

And casting our minds back even further to 17 April, there\’s now a full event report from the Belgium National Championships held in Gruissan, France, as the 1st round of the 2011 European Speed Tour at speedworldcup.com

While we\’re back in time, remember Jason Polakow\’s huge session at Jaws on 15 March? He certainly does, rating it among his best days ever – and we\’re promised there will be a full movie coming from JP-Australia / NeilPryde later this year. Meanwhile, impressive enough in itself, here\’s the trailer…


 

Staying with trailers, and in fact staying with JP\’s clothing sponsors Oxbow, check out the teaser for their forthcoming video production – Walls of Perception, introduced by Levi Siver and filmed by Poor Boyz Productions, is looking to build on the success of last year\’s The Watermen Experience. More at oxboworld.com


 

Soon to be left with naught but memories of Maui 2011, Ben Proffitt\’s heading home after the Ho\’okipa photoshoot for Simmer – in which he now seems to be riding the new Simmer boards. Read Ben\’s Maui memoirs at thewetdream.co.uk

Another man with a new ride is freestyler Ruben Petrisie who\’s signed with AHD boards alongside Diony Guadagniño. AHD introduce their new boy thusly: “This music geek remains one of the best freestylers worldwide but is also a very fast slalomer, not talking about his stylish manoeuvres in waves.” More from the brand at ahd-boards.com, and more from the geek (!) at rubenpetrisie.com

And finally, here\’s a real blast from the past – remember Jürgen Hönscheid? Arguably the pioneer of European wavesailing, he\’s now a granddad at 56 but still sailing back \’home\’ on Fuerteventura and shaping boards at Northshore Surfshop. Check out a great interview with a real legend at waveman.cat

 

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Photo Credit: John Carter / PWA

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