Good morning and welcome to a new week of windsurfing news.
Monday starts off with some tragic news from France. Top wave and freestyle sailor Vincent Mellouet sadly passed away during a wave session in Brittany. Vincent was always an inspiration to watch and completely dedicated – our thoughts go out to his family and friends. We share again the last video that Vincent released, 6/5mm, showing him doing what he loved best, even in the coldest of conditions…
A round-up now of all the latest goings on from Pros around the world.
Out in Tenerife, Brit wave sailor Adam Lewis shares a photo of him getting munched by a set, looks as if the conditions are going off in El Medano. Back in the UK and Will Rogers scored a great weekend session down in Cornwall, sharing this photo from the Bluff. Will is the latest addition to the Tushingham Sails team. They have recently relaunched their website, so head over HERE to check it out and keep up to date with all the latest products and team news.
Belgian rider Jonas Handekyn has updated his blog with a round up of his recent trip to South Africa, check out some cool photos HERE and a nice video summary of \’Team Belgium\’ in Cape Town below…
Also blogging away is World Freestyle Champiom Steven Van Broeckhoven. SVB reports on how his winter training went, the new prototypes he has been working on and discovering new spots. Check it out HERE.
Austrian freestyle sailor Max Brinnich report from his third week in Tarifa with a cool selection of photos over on WindsurfNews.de
Also out training for the upcoming freestyle season is Canadian ripper Phil Soltysiak. Check out Phil making the most of the Levante wind in a session at Playa Chika, awesome action.
From freestyle and waves to slalom and speed now. Club Vass report that their Pro Coach Colin \’Whippy\’ Dixon emerged victorious as the winner in the Dahab Slalom Week competition. No word from Colin yet but keep an eye out for a report from Egypt soon.
Hot Sails Maui catch up with their UK team rider Jon White and find out his plans for the coming BSA Slalom season. Read all about it HERE. Over on the Redsurfbus speed blog, Jon\’s fellow Hot Sails rider reports about tuning the GPS sail for light winds, check it out HERE.
That\’s all for this morning, be sure to check back later for the PM update…