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News Headlines – Wed 11th

As competitors enter the third day of BWA Round 2 out in Brandon Bay on Ireland\’s west coast there\’s news of the action from days one and two – with enough competition to complete a pro fleet single elimination, Ben Proffitt is sitting pretty in first ahead of Phil Horrocks, Adam Lewis and Rob Jones. After a double elimination in all the other fleets, Aleksy Gayda leads the amateurs from Lewis Merrony, Niall Mellon and Boardseeker\’s very own filmmaker Alfie Hart in fourth. Mark Lloyd has toppled Dave White from the top masters spot, while fresh from training on Maui Sarah Bibby has beaten Katie McAnena twice in the women\’s. More reports and full ladders at britishwavesailingassociation.com – and check out the latest pic gallery on boards.co.uk

Meanwhile out on the American west coast there are more reports from last weekend\’s AWT Santa Cruz Classic at Waddell Creek from event organiser (and first-time competitor) Sam Bittner at sambittner.blogspot.com and second placed pro Kevin Pritchard at blog.pritchardwindsurfing.com

Back to the Atlantic, and the latest from the Canaries is that Philip Koster has placed first in last weekend\’s Fuerteventura Island Slalom Championships – is there no end to this boy\’s talents? More at star-board.com and neilpryde.com

Let\’s stick with Pryde for today\’s movie – Robby Swift, Ricardo Campello, Kauli Seadi, Jason Polakow star in JP / NeilPryde Team Riders with wavesailing action from right around the globe. Enjoy!


 

The British Slalom Association have announced a novel idea for BSA Weymouth \’Citrusurf\’ on 21-22 May – free entry for women! That\’s right, it\’ll be ladies\’ day down at the OTC … which should no doubt attract a fair few gentlemen too. More at tushingham.com, ukwindsurfing.com and windsurf-bsa.com

Planning an assault on the BSA men\’s fleet this season, RS:X campaigner (and tidy freestyler to boot!) Connor Bainbridge has entered the blogosphere at connorbainbridge.blogspot.com – including news of his recent signing to Simmer and his Sunrise Sunset epic at Halifax.

Fancy a trip away over the next couple of months? In June, Oceansource have announced a pair of wave camps: Skyeboy and Nayra do Morocco, 29 May to 5 June; and Ant Baker hits Habibi Beach at El Tur 12-19 June. More at oceansource.net. Then in July, Sportif are offering some great deals on family-friendly Alacati in Turkey. More here and at sportif.travel

If you\’re after some luggage for your trip, you could do worse than checking out Aussie software specialists Flying Objects\’ brand new 2011 site at flyingobjects.com.au

And finally, if you\’re after something that little bit different to slip into your new boardbag, how\’s this? Mark Angulo\’s super-dedicated 7\’6″ Assymetric Quad is (alongside a range of other custom Maui shapes) now available to order via Mark Angulo Custom\’s brand new site at markangulo.com. Pure filth!

Photo Credit: Dave White

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