We have to start today with more from last weekend\’s super-successful National Windsurfing Festival on Hayling Island. Full results from the freeride spectacular are now available on ukwindsurfing.com – and further to the winners we mentioned yesterday, kudos to Mike Brooks on winning the freeride fleet, Genevieve Knight-Hierro for first female, and huge respect to Emily Goodwin for ruling the turbo 15 fleet ahead of the boys. Now check out a couple of movies – first up, Dave White\’s teaser for his full feature later this week, and then Chris \’Muzza\’ Murray\’s marvellous movie…
Talking of Muzza, he\’s making quite a splash on facebook.com from a session down in Shoreham yesterday with Max Rowe and co, where the Tushy boy came off second best to a munching South Coast shorebreak. Here, thanks to Max, is the incident in its full shingly glory … followed by a super-stinky skopu clip of Mr Rowe on the never-ever-sailed Widewater lagoon right behind the launch. More Max at maxrowe.blogspot.com and more Muzza on k202windsurfing.blogspot.com
Elsewhere, Bubble was doing battle at Camber Sands with Brawzinho and Skyeboy at k540.com, James Cox, Jamie Hancock and Gregg Dunnett do Dorset at windsurfbritain.blogspot.com, while Ben Proffitt\’s still basking in the glory of his win with Jack Pettit at the NWF Pro\’n\’Kids Night Relay on thewetdream.co.uk
Staying on the Brit blogs, rookie World Cup freestylers Phil Richards and Danielle Lucas have signed for F2 at getwindsurfing.com, rookie World Cup wavesailor Sarah Bibby\’s moved to Plymouth on sarahk349.blogspot.com, rookie insomniac George Shillito has been honoured for his 25-hour W4CR session at georgek630.windsurfing.pro, while well-established superstar Robby Swift is spending his time recovering from that ankle op uploading his latest pix to robbyswift.com
Moving away from the UK now, and the Reunion Wave Classic have published their winners for 2011: best team Steven Pichot, Colin Sifferlen and Camille Juban, best pro rider Colin Sifferlen, best local Pierre Godet, best move and best wipe-out Camille Juban. With a full movie promised very soon, here\’s the second tantalising trailer from the Indian Ocean. More at reunionwaveclassic2011.blogspot.com
Out in South America, normal service has resumed at day two of the Mormaii Ibiraquera Wave Contest in Brazil as Kauli Seadi is back in charge having overcome Wilhelm Schumann in the double elimination. The movie and more at waterhound.com
Back to Europe, and after two races on day one of the Raceboard World Championships in Spain us Brits have more to cheer about – young Harriet Ellis is leading the women\’s fleet, while behind leading 9.5 fleet racer Curro Manchon we have John White in fifth place, third master Mark Kay in eighth, and third grand master Chris Gibson in 11th. Full results at internationalwindsurfing.com
And finally, back in Britain IT\’S STILL WINDY!!! Brutally, ballistically, blisteringly windy in fact. So remember the three steps to heaven: 1 check out bigsalty.co.uk, 2 do whatever you have to do to get out of whatever you\’re supposed to be doing, 3 get the funk out there!