News Headlines – Mon 20th

The big news from the weekend is that Oregon local Nathan Mershon has won the AWT Pistol River Wave Bash ahead of Josh Stone in second and Boujmaa Gouilloul third ahead of an all-star cast. Morgan Noireaux was first youth, Ingrid Larouche first woman, Royn Bartholdi first master and MacRae Wylde first amateur. Full results at – there are plenty of images to be found on and here\’s the two official movies, the single on day one and double elimination on day two…



Meanwhile they\’ve not had it so good on Aruba for PWA Freestyle and Slalom – the \’stylers were frustrated by super-light winds under blazing Caribbean skies on yesterday\’s day one. See how they get on this afternoon live at

In contrast, back in the UK last weekend saw a windy Freestyle Xpression in Weymouth. Nick Bentley took third and Oscar Carmichael second behind an on-form Adam Sims in first. With prizes donated by Adam\’s sponsors RRD, Angus Patrik Webb won a frightening pair speedos for best wipeout. Pictures on and more from the victor at

Over in Germany, a somewhat depleted RS:X fleet are back in action at the final ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta in Kiel. With many opting to stay on in Weymouth to train for the forthcoming Olympic test event at the end of next month, Poland\’s Przemyslaw \’Pont\’ Miarczynski has taken an early lead in the men\’s fleet while his countrywoman Agata Brygola finished the first day first woman. More at

Back to the Caribbean and Wilhelm Schurmann reports from Margarita Wild Winds, 8-12 June, where he finished second overall to Diony Guadagnino after long-distance and slalom racing on El Yaque. Third place went to some guy called Ricardo Campello! More at

Another familiar name we should be seeing plenty more of soon, Graham Ezzy has finally finished his four years of study at Princeton – “Now it’s onward into the world!” according to his blog at So far so good it seems, as the week before his strong fourth-placed finish at the Pistol River Wave Bash he took on Jaws with his new plastic K4 Fins. More on that at

And finally, we\’ve had yet another windy weekend here in the UK so let\’s finish with a couple of reports and some pictures, eh? First up yet another name we all know as Clyde Waite reports from the \’Perfect Day\’ with Gregg Dunnett at Southbourne in Bournemouth at While from way out west check out the pix of Steve King and Andrew Fawcett at a sunny, windy Marazion in Cornwall courtesy of


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