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News Headlines – Mon 21st

Speedy Swede Anders Bringdal has returned home to France now following his blistering performance on the newly dug trench at the Luderitz Speed Challenge. And now he talks to Windsurf Journal about his three 50+ knot peaks – sounding confident he could do better on smaller sails next time too – at windsurfjournal.com. While we\’re at it, here\’s Andres\’ quickest run from Namibia, hitting a v-max of 50.72 knots.

Talking of interviews, the PWA have published an illuminating chat with double 2011 World Champ Sarah-Quita Offringa – could it be we see the queen of freestyle and now slalom going for a clean sweep in 2012 and beyond? Asked if she\’d consider the wave tour, Sarah-Quita answers “No doubt!” More at pwaworldtour.com

Another Starboard rider, Fred Morin has won the New Caledonian Slalom Championships at Anse Vata bay in the South Pacific – and the board brand are celebrating six of the top 10 riding their iSonic at star-board.com

Into the waves now, and AWT organiser Sam Bittner is already preparing for next year\’s American wavesailing series after a real phoenix of a 2011 season. She\’s tentatively published another five-stop tour visiting Santa Cruz, Pistol River, Punta San Carlos, Hatteras and Maui in 2012 at americanwindsurfingtour.com

British Women\’s Wave Champ Sarah Bibby is jumping for joy – and more importantly seeing clearly again – following laser surgery at the Centre for Sight on Kent. Fortunately for the squeamish amongst us there are no gruesome clinical shots on her blog following the op, rather some Whitsands surf and a bevy of Bibby sisters on the beach at sarahk349.blogspot.com

In good time for Christmas, Free Your Mind Productions have released a box-set of their inspirational instructional movies as the Feed Your Soul Trilogy – Freestyle, Beginner to Winner, and Winner to Wavesailor are available at all good windsurfing retailers or direct from UK distributors 2xs.co.uk

Fresh home from a soul-nourishing family trip to Maui, Dave White has posted another look behind the scenes at another big industry brand – or rather three, as he visited Goya, Quatro and MFC with Cisco, Keith and Pio in this walkabout movie… More from them at goyawindsurfing.com, quatrointernational.com and mauifin.com

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Back in the UK, the SWA have named their 2011 Severne Awesomeness Award winner as MC Matt Yeates, which bagged the student style-master an awesome Severne Blade 4.7 for his antics. More at studentwindsurfing.co.uk

And finally, talking of windsurfing MCs, let\’s end on a song … or rather tune … ok, dance track. Any which way, here\’s the latest from EFPKT head judge and sometime DJ, Ruben \’BNG\’ PetrisieJungoah. More at rubenpetrisie.com

 

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