News Headlines – Tue 24th

After Bjorn Dunkerbeck\’s win at PWA Ulsan last week, Sarah-Quita Offringa\’s strong showing in the women\’s slalom fleet, and Kiri Thode\’s similarly fine form in freestyle this year, Starboard are proudly celebrating their current standing at the top of the PWA constructor rankings after three events at – and elsewhere they have this slow-mo homage to Bjorn absorbing the chop aboard their iSonic, courtesy of teammate Sean O\’Brien…

Also from multi-media man Sean O\’Brien out of South Korea, take a look at this video interview with Point-7\’s ITA-38 Greta Benvenuti – who finished 8th at Ulsan with one elimination win – on life as a female racer on Tour…

Still looking back, this time a little further to the freestyle at Podersdorf, check out this killer crash compilation as produced by in cooperation with

And next on the World Tour it\’s back to freestyle, as Sorobon Beach on Bonaire takes the limelight in a couple of weeks\’ time (more at Those fine filmmakers from umi Pictures are already out there … but unfortunately the wind isn\’t! Keep up with the action when we\’re promised that the breeze returns this coming week at, meanwhile enjoy this clip of the last round\’s winner Steven Van Broeckhoven pumping his way into a one-handed bob late one evening…

German \’styler Malte Hecht doesn\’t need telling about light winds – seems he, Simon Holtdirk and Sebastian Lehmann only scored a day\’s action from a fortnight on Fuerteventura. Still, they caught enough footage for this little movie…

Happier news from promising Polish freestyler Jakub Kosmowski, who\’s back on the water with a vengeance after nearly two years off through injury  – and promises us some \’freestyle podcast\’ episodes very soon too. More at

Staying in Europe, F2 Formula and slalom racer Casper Bouman has posted a report from the Dutch National Championships in Hoorn at Holland\’s Ijsselmeer, where he finished in third place behind Dennis Littel in first and Adriaan van Rijsselberghe second – check it out on

As we\’re looking at events, there was plenty came out of the American Windsurfing Tour\’s first meet last month, the Santa Cruz Classic. So it\’s good to see an edited digest of all the coverage from including the results, movies and reportage in chronological order.

And finally, it\’s back to the XXVI World Festival on the Beach at Mondello on Sicily, where you might just recognise a couple of the legendary names racing Original Windsurfers – Mike Waltze took second behind Scott O\’Connor in the men\’s with 1984 Olympian Jessica Crisp first woman according to


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