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Last weekend saw the final slalom event on the UK calendar, as the UK\’s racers converged on BSA Weymouth one last time to decide the 2011 champions. Details are scant so far – although we do know that Ant Baker won at Weymouth from Simon Cofield, securing Baker the 2011 BSA Championship title. Find more from the BSA on facebook.com and reaction from a jubilant Ant @BakerAcademy on Twitter while we await full results on windsurf-bsa.com … although there\’s already a full-on photo gallery from the weekend at boards.co.uk

Immediately before the BSA event, Weymouth Speed Week drew to a light air conclusion on Friday without anyone threatening to alter to the leaderboard – so as a result we have two confirmed 2011 ISWC European Speed Windsurfing Champions: David Garrel from Luxembourg won the men\’s and Zara Davis from England the women\’s according to speedworldcup.com. Find the full Speed Week results at speedsailing.com and there\’s a final Friday pic gallery from that man Dave White again on boards.co.uk

Meanwhile out in Namibia the Luderitz Speed Challenge got underway yesterday according to luderitz-speed.com – so far, with winds in the 20s, it\’s just been the kites out testing the world speed record holding course. But with stronger winds forecast the windsurfers should get their time on the newly excavated trench soon enough. Godspeed, guys…

But let\’s head to Hawaii for today\’s big feature film, and thanks to the venerable umi Pictures for their portrait of Ho\’okipa super-hero Mark Angulo as Brendan Pyatt interviews the Maui maestro and showcases his mind-blowing riding… More from Mark Angulo Customs on markangulo.com, and more from umi Pictures (including the first clips for their high-profile Bonaire Editing Comp) at umipictures.com


 

Staying on Maui, this week it\’s the final stop of the AWT tour at Ho\’okipa, providing our chance to see some of the best in the business in competition as a live webcast is scheduled to start at 10am (local) this Thursday on americanwindsurfingtour.com. We already mentioned the Maui Makani Classic People\’s Choice Special Event last week, whereby we all get to judge a session for ourselves. But what we didn\’t say was that your first taste of judging could win you a MauiSails GhostXT 5.3m sail – in fact, all you need to do is share this link on facebook.com and you\’re in the draw. Be lucky!

And finally, on Friday we brought you footage from the Danish Wave Champs and promised to follow that up with some results this week. Well, we\’ve found them! The Klitmoller Quiksilver Wind Riders finished yesterday – and surferslounge.com have published Danish National Wave and Freestyle Champions. Kenneth Danielsen beat Mads Bjørnå in the wave single elimination to claim the title, but was outdone by Jens Munk for the freestyle crown. In fact, we can now show you the freestyle action from Krik Vig right here (courtesy of Anders Rasmussen).


 

 

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