Share

News

News Headlines – Tue 14th

Out in the Caribbean there\’s little question who\’s ruling the roost at PWA Bonaire – with a full double completed yesterday Kiri Thode underlined his top spot by holding off fellow local Taty Frans with a perfect spock culo. In the women\’s fleet, Sarah-Quita Offringa from the next Tour stop of Aruba again outgunned Bonaire regular Laure Treboux. Full story and live coverage this afternoon at pwaworldtour.com – meanwhile, here\’s Kiri and Taty\’s first showdown from the single elimination finals on day 1…

Of course, Kiri and Sarah-Quita\’s board sponsors Starboard are pretty chuffed with their team riders\’ performance – more at star-board.com. But the breaking news from the brand is that the 2012 freestyle Flare is due to be released next month with a Slot Box – a finbox system already used on many multi-fins that\’s claimed to be 75% lighter than a classic. More at boards.co.uk

In other brand news, RRD have introduced a new light-weight yet heavy-duty Contest construction for their esteemed Wave Cult Quad – and a new largest 100L big-boy to complement the existing 92, 83 and 75L rippers. More at boards.co.uk

News just in from UK RRD freestyler Adam Sims on a possible Xpression event in Weymouth this weekend: “A preliminary call for the UK Xpression freestylers for this weekend at Weymouth. Final call to be made Thursday night through the Facebook group and hopefully with you guys online. It\’s an open freestyle event, so for all levels, with some coaching tips from the guys that compete regularly. Keep an eye out on the news for the final call…” More at facebook.com

Talking of contests, here\’s a couple more event round-ups. First up, MauiSails / Fanatic racer Peter Volwater reports from the last PWA Slalom event as \’Costa Nada turned Costa Bravo\’ in Catalunya at mauisails.com. Meanwhile leading female speedster Zara Davis reports from Sweden where she posted a glorious first place (woman) at the Swedish Champs having recovered from thumb surgery at zaradavis.co.uk

Not so happy, as the Euro Zone squeeze continues down in Iberia, Surfer Today are reporting that the Portuguese sailing squad (including RS:X leading light João Rodrigues) have been forced to abandon their training for 2012 as their cash-strapped government have withdrawn funding – more at surfertoday.com

Want some wave action? How\’s this? The Denel brothers – PWA racer and wavesailor Jules and little bro 15-year-old youth slalom and wave champ Justin – ripping up their home spot at Wissant up near Calais, by Eric Bellande. More at lionproduction.fr / direct-image.fr


 

And finally, you have to see this one – thanks to dailydose.de for publishing a forthcoming TV ad for World Cup Sylt featuring Janni Hönscheid, the youngest daughter of legend Jürgen and many times female German wave champ, properly windsurfing in stilettos. Reno, the maker of said shoes, we think, are headline sponsor of this year\’s final event of the PWA season … and that\’s right: in Germany that warrants a national TV campaign!


 

 

More Windsurfing Videos

Photo Credit: PWA / John Carter

Share

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.

production