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So here we go again – no sooner is PWA Lanzarote over than we\’re on stage two of the Canaries Tour as PWA Pozo kicks off, promising what could be the jumping action of the year. Could we see this mythical triple from Koster, can Fernandez retain his crown, is it Campello\’s turn, Seadi, Bruch, Brawzinho, Ojeda, Ceballos? Tune into the live ticker at pwaworldtour.com to find out – it\’s already howling 3.5m weather with big swell and they\’re into the first elimination right now…

British eyes will be on Robby Swift, Ross Williams, John Skye, Ben Proffitt, Phil Horrocks and Jamie Hancock in the men\’s – another man due some home nation support is Ireland\’s Mikey Clancy who\’s returning to PWA competition today after ankle injury, more at mikeyclancy.com. Meanwhile we glean from current BWA leader Sarah Bibby\’s blog that she\’s entered the women\’s fleet out on Gran Canaria – see how she gets on at sarahk349.blogspot.com

Let\’s look to Sarah\’s training ground earlier this year out in Brazil for today\’s movie – Ibiraqurea, home of the legend that is Kauli Seadi, where Tom Malin filmed this clip of his own windsurfing and skateboarding exploits…

http://mpora.com/videos/OwFJbyrwD

 

Talking of wavesailing legends, this Saturday could be your chance to meet the one-and-only Francisco Goya. Remember, he\’s in West Wittering on Saturday from 10am to 1pm for a free Goya demo and free BBQ food courtesy of West Wittering Windsurfing Club – more at 2xs.co.uk, if you fancy it contact sales@2xs.co.uk or 01243 512552 so the guys can buy enough sausages! After that he drives up to Essex to visit SX Watersports at either Chalkwell or East Beach to offer rigging tips and demos on 2011 kit and even a sneak peek at some 2012 goodies too: more at windsurf-southend.co.uk or contact SX Watersports at info@sxwatersports.com / 01268 881244

We mentioned that Chris \’Muzza\’ Murray had a spot of mountain-bike bother last week, bit it sounds like he\’s cheered up some having discovered he\’s made the cover of this month\’s Boards Magazine (check out k202windsurfing.blogspot.com – woop!) And in this month\’s issue Adrian and our Clones investigate windsurfable SUPs while our Jem covers windSUP wavesailing. More at boards.co.uk

Talking of mags, the new issue of Windsurfer International is also out now with an exclusive Mark Angulo movie, a Flo Jung profile and more – check it out at windsurfermag.com

And finally, we showed you the preview now witness the carnage that was Whippy\’s Wednesday Night Slalom last week as he beat all comers in round 5 on Vassiliki – Jay Haysey and Colin Dixon provide commentary and analysis on race one, the lightest of three all won by Colin himself to take him past Ollie Scott at the top of the leaderboard this season. Look out for a full report soon at clubvass.com


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