News Headlines – Thu 12th

Plenty to get through today, so let\’s begin with something arty. Ever wanted to know more about spraying your own board? Well you may just be able to pick up on a few tips from a master in the industry, Jason Morriss from Nude sailboards, down-under…

From designs to action and check out this clip of the 2010 Italian freestyle champion Gabriele \’Varrux\’ Varrucciu.

It seems the UK isn\’t the only place firing this winter. PWA Slalom sailor and\’s Chris Pressler reports, on his personal website, about an unusually warm winter. Talking of personal website\’s, feel free to check out \’yours truly\’s\’ brand spanking new site, with a few minor content additions to come Even more on new websites and even bigger news is that is having a complete overhaul and all going to plan there will be a refreshed and very interesting new site for all it\’s readers to browse through in the coming days. The new UK site will be the home for UK news with a the odd international item thrown in to the mix to keep things fresh.

Sticking with the UK and it sounds like the Brits abroad are getting a little confused… after a spell of good wind in Cape Town, light wind activities are in store, as Andy \’Bubble\’ Chambers tweets about wind from the \’other tack\’ and Aleksy Gayda is spotted up Table Mountain on

PWA news and sailor in focus this week is the Dutch girl Eva Oude Ophius. Check out their nice interview with her on

After reporting on Antoine Albeau\’s signing to RRD yesterday, it\’s good to see brands also investing in the next generation. Fanatic have just signed 12 year old Noah Voecker-Roche to their international SUP and Windsurf team. Perhaps one day we will see him alongside the likes of Albeau, charging for the world title…

In a slightly tenuous link, Starboard are announcing that the Brits dominated Hawaii\’s speed ladder last year, where the likes of Antoine Albeau, Dan Ellis and Peter Volwater have been seen putting in their runs over the years. Infact the Brits didn\’t just take the top spot, they took second also – 1st Tom Hammerton, 2nd Dan Ellis. More on

A quick \’on-board\’ video now, with Micah Buzianis.

Last but not least, ever wondered what the outcome is of hitting a fish at speed… us too. Check it out on the world of windsurf facebook page. Pricey…


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