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The third day of freestyle at PWA Fuerteventura saw lighter winds and super-flat water – perfect for Caribbean style master Tonky Frans to sweep through the men\’s double, while Xenia Kessler impressed in the women\’s. More from yesterday at pwaworldtour.com – we\’re down to the final five men and four women now, so tune in here at 11.30 this morning when competition is scheduled to restart today…

Out in the Netherlands the next generation of freestylers have been doing battle in the the IFCA Pro Kids at Brouwersdam. Rick Jendrusch took the under-20s, Rafael de Windt the under-17s, Ethan Westera the under-15s … but from a British perspective the big news is that Isaac Bradley-Baker from West Kirby survived a bad wind-skating crash to become Under-13 IFCA Freestyle World Champion. More at efpkids-tour.com

Coming up this weekend (30 July to 6 August) is what could be one of the wavesailing events of the season as the AWT hits Baja for the San Carlos Cactus Cup – there\’s quite a promising forecast at americanwindsurfingtour.com, while danewsblog.blogspot.com are carrying a great interview with Solo Sports founder Kevin Trejo…

Back in the UK, the public at large might not be enjoying this summer so much – but for us windsurfers it\’s been a pretty good one. And down at West Wittering they\’ve had it as good as ever this last couple of months. Check out some pictures from July at 2xs.co.uk, and here\’s a video of the action from June courtesy of Justin Goodwin


Meanwhile it looks like the north-east scored it best last weekend judging by Steve Thorp\’s blog – a rare 10ft / 10 seconds forecast finally allowed Thorpy to pinpoint some secret Northumberland spots. Given, not much windsurfing, but kudos to his three teams of pioneers for fully exploring the area\’s potential. Check it out at stevethorp.co.uk

And finally, finally we can bring you this week\’s most trailed footage – prepare to wince as Roberto Ricci smashes his Aston Martin into an Italian autostrada crash barrier for our entertainment and the baying lens of Dave White. Even more backstory at davewhite.me


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Photo Credit: PWA / John Carter

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