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News Headlines – Thus 13th

As widely predicted, yesterday proved to be a rest day at the Tiree Wave Classic as they await the forecast return of the wind and swell. And today, as the elements build, rumours abound that the Maze could be on later this afternoon for a much anticipated triple elimination. Check out the draw at britishwavesailingassociation.com, see what the crew got up to on a whisky-fuelled \’Big Tuesday\’ night at boards.co.uk … but seems that yesterday Duncan Coombs was too busy beating Ben Proffitt at golf to record his daily monologue!

But let\’s make up for the lack of footage from Tiree, and pass the time waiting for the triple, with a bit of a movie matinee! And today\’s biggest release is a rewind to \’Cold Hawaii\’ PWA Klitmoller for Sophia Regerbis\’ latest Team Gaastra / Tabou feature: I love Klitten! More at tabou-boards.com and gaastra.com

 

Here\’s another monster, a remash of Maui Nerd Productions\’ Jason Polakow Jaws 2011 with soundtrack by Timmy Curran. Of course, JP\’s been making big waves just lately with his Cloudbreak session – find more on that in the brand-spanking-new issue of Windsurfer International at windsurfermag.com

Next up, sail sponsors The Loft talk to Ben Van Der Steen on his awesome season in 2011, culminating in second place finishes at PWA Aruba and Turkey, and an awesome third overall for the season. More at loftsails.com

Meanwhile Ben\’s board sponsors Starboard are having to prepare for the worst as serious flooding in Thailand is threatening thier HQ according to star-board.com … and in possibly the most tenuous link ever: floods all sound very Old Testamant to us, so here\’s some action from the Sea of Galilee in Israel with Amir Higgins, Rotem Israeli and Nir Shary from Kibbutz Ginnosar (more at continentseven.com)

Rail To Rail producer Carl Nyberg has released a new clip of the brand\’s 2012 freestyle weapons, the Fanatic Skate range, featuring Gollito and co in action and some long, loving looks at its lovely lines. More at fanatic.com

 

And finally, here\’s a nomination for the planet\’s youngest ripper – check out 8-year-old Dax Barker fully planing on his Hot Sails Maui and new 60L board out in Hawaii. Full story at blog.hotsailsmaui.com … and find more on that little 1.6m MicroBolt he\’s using at hotsailsmaui.com

 

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Photo Credit: John Carter

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