Let\’s kick off today with news that JP Australia have unveiled full details of their 2012 range at jp-australia.com. And underlining the buzz that next season will likely mark the moment that multi-fins went fully mainstream, take a look at this product presentation. The brand\’s more compact and versatile Single Thruster is touted as their all-round range and available in sizes up to a whopping 106L – we\’ll be bringing you a test of the 92L and many more monster multi-fins at Boardseeker next month.
If that\’s got you in the mood for some Maui wavesailing action, check out the latest issue of Windsurfer International at windsurfermag.com, including a killer Brazilians at Ho\’okipa feature courtesy of umi Pictures.
Talking of online magazines, fresh onto the digital shelves are free offerings of Switzerland\’s Surfmag at surfmag.ch … or if you prefer your media in English (!) check out the latest MauiMonthly from MauiSails including full PWA Canaries reports at mauisails.com
Onto the racecourse now, and out in Latvia the Formula European Championships are just getting started in Liepaja until 21 August – follow today\’s developments at formulawindsurfing.org. But last weekend 80 racers from 11 nations turned up to acclimatise at the NeilPryde Baltic Cup which acted as a curtain-raiser to the main event. Estonia\’s Martin Ervins took the spoils, followed by Poland\’s Filip Korczycki and Brazil\’s Wilhelm Schurmann who posted this report on neilpryde.com
This weekend\’s British competition focus will be on Worthing, West Sussex, Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 August, for another UKWA double-header. The slalom crew will be doing battle at the fifth round of BSA Slalom, supported by Fanatic, North, ION and Worthing Watersports – more at windsurf-bsa.com. Meanwhile the nation\’s tricksters will be hoping the mythical \’Worthing Effect\’ kicks in for round four of the UKWA Freestyle Tour – more at ukwindsurfing.com
Currently tied on points for the series, looks to us like Andy \’Bubble\’ Chambers could be leaving that one to Adam Sims though. Cos our Bubble\’s only just got back to Vassiliki after a week with Kauli Seadi and 45 ripping kids on the JP / Pryde Young Gun Camp 2011 at the Christof Kirschner Pro Center on Prasonisi. Here\’s the final event movie – find more on the venue at prasonisi.com
And finally, August is traditionally road trip season – a rare chance to put \’real life\’ on hold and go chase the wind instead! So we\’re stoked to see West Country freestyler Will Rogers keeping the dream alive with his own grand tour: Sagres and Tarifa done down south, follow Will\’s progress up to Galicia in Northern Spain at windsurfingwilly.wordpress.com
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