News Headlines – Wed 10th

On the second day of slalom racing yesterday at PWA Alalcati, it seems Bjorn Dunkerbeck might have got his name engraved on the World Champion trophy already. Two more eliminations and two more bullets for Bjorn, while title hopeful Antoine Albeau seems well out of contention now languishing back in 12th place. Finian Maynard is second with Ben Van Der Steen third. In the women\’s it\’s another familiar name as Dunky\’s Severne team-mate Karin Jaggi posted two bullets to rise to the top of the leaderboard above local girl Lena Erdil and Aruba\’s Sarah-Quita Offringa. The breeze has been gradually building this morning and heat one of the fourth elimination is getting ready to start now, see what happens later at

While we\’re out in Turkey, we\’d best see how the Brits are doing. Ross Williams is way back in an unfamiliar 36th place in the men\’s, but in the women\’s at last home nations have someone to cheer. Having placed first, second and third in the loser\’s finals Neilson\’s Jo Wright is looking pretty strong in ninth place, just 33 points off Valerie Arrighetti. Top work! See her reaction at – and see if you can find her (GBR-592) in this day one movie…

Back home it was a gusty, shifty old day yesterday at the Weymouth Olympic Test Event, and in the men\’s RS:X fleet Dorian van Rijsselberge has finally taken a seven-point lead over local hero Nick Dempsey in second. Meanwhile in the women\’s fleet Bryony Shaw posted two seconds to climb into the medal positions behind Zofia Klepacka in top spot and Marina Alabau in second. So it\’s all down to the medal races … which contrary to yesterday\’s headlines, aren\’t today after all. Sorry about that, they\’re tomorrow! More at and

From elite racers to everyday freeriders now, as it\’s less than a month to go until the ultimate English freeride event – National Windsurfing Festival 2011, 3-4 September at Hayling Island. The latest news from Alan Cross is that Brazilian ripper Marcilio \’Brawzinho\’ Browne will be in attendance, as will RRD main man (and promising destruction derby driver!) Roberto Ricci. What\’s more Tushingham have put up a prize for the best NWF 2011 movie too, so pack those handycams folks… More at

Let\’s have some more action, and here\’s one we\’ve been waiting to bring you for a little while – Jason Polakow\’s latest encounter with Jaws courtesy of windsurfing\’s most loyal clothing sponsor, Oxbow: more at


Out in the Atlantic, current BWA women\’s number one Sarah Bibby has released this movie of her recent trip to the Canaries – training on Gran Canaria, competing at her rookie World Cup event at PWA Pozo, then more training on Fuerteventura\’s North Shore. Something tells us K-349 could be even harder to beat later this year up in Tiree and over in Cornwall. More at


For something even more \’real world\’ than that, check out Timo Mullen\’s latest session last weekend down at Camber on the Kent / Sussex borders. You know how it goes – drive there hoping for sideshore, and it blows bolt onshore. But armed with his 2012 Starboard Evo 76 the Mullet made the most of it anyway, as this Go_Pro footage proves. Keep up with IR-69 on Twitter @TimoIR69


A little way west along the Sussex coast, if you\’re anywhere near Shoreham tonight you should get yourself down to the Rope Tackle at the Norfolk Bridge end of the high street where Nik Baker will be showing off the 2012 North / Fanatic / ION ranges from 6.30pm. Then, doubtless after a couple of beers, it\’s the British premiere of Rail to Rail, the new Fanatic / North movie. More at

And finally, maybe save this epic for later with a couple of swift liveners too? The inexplicably titled Bru\’s over Gnus is 22 minutes of great Cape Town / South Africa action courtesy of producers Johannes Förster and Julian Robinet, featuring German riders Leon Jamaer, Max Droedge, Henrik Jamaer and Leif Bischoff. 


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