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News Headlines – Tue 17th

Day four of PWA Ulsan in South Korea drew to a close at 5pm local time (10am in the UK) after a second consecutive day without wind. The forecast is looking pretty solid for tomorrow though – and who knows, with Josh Angulo and Pierre Mortefon well in touch with Antoine Albeau at the front of the fleet, we might just see a new name atop the slalom podium? Check out an interview with Angulo in the day 4 report and keep up to date at pwaworldtour.com

The big movies of the moment are the latest from G-44, freewave wunderkind Philip Koster on photoshoot duty in Maui and back home on Gran Canaria


 

…and from the man who would be king to a man who very much was, former world wave champ Kauli Seadi shows off his Brazilian home spot of Ibiraquera to Claudio Lima of morlima.com. More from Kauli at kauliseadi.com.br


 

RRD have news that their man Ferran Recasens has won the second event of the Spanish Freestyle Championships in 27-knot Tramuntana winds at one of the longest names for a location we\’ve seen for a while: CV Ballena Alegre de Sant Pere Pescador. More at insidertrrding.blogspot.com

And here\’s an update from another RRD freestyler – K-834 Will Rogers reports on a great training trip to Dahab, including what seems to have become an essential skill for today\’s competition freestylers: tow-in windsurfing. More at windsurfingwilly.wordpress.com

Staying in Egypt, yesterday saw the first round of competition in the Dahab Freestyle Festival – fortunately it was windy in Baby Bay, so no tow-in required, and Phil Richards of getwindsurfing.com emerged as winner of the single elimination. More at boards.co.uk, and look out for a final result later after today\’s double.

Talking of results, boards.co.uk are also carrying news of the first Poole Slalom meet of the season at Baiter Park in Poole Harbour last Saturday when Simon Cofield shone through, holding down a 9m and 145L board in overpowered conditions. The next meet is this Thursday 19th, get involved at ukwindsurfing.com

JP-Australia are celebrating young Sebastian Kornum\’s victory in the first event of the 2011 NeilPryde GrandPrix Series – a 36km race around the island Venø in Limfjorden, Denmark. More at jp-australia.com

Out in Greece, Loft rider MInos Eustathiadis proved unbeatable on the speedstrip during the second leg of the Greek Speed Championships at Drepano Beach, Patras, Sunday 8 May. More from fifth placed Thomas Bakirtzis at loftsails.com

And finally, time for some gratuitous action shots – Steve Thorp has published some fine Fistral pix courtesy of Mike Nicholson of some characteristically solid wavesailing alongside the ZapCats down in Cornwall last weekend. Check them out at stevethorp.co.uk

 

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