News Headlines – Mon 12th

Welcome to a new week and Monday\’s AM news update.

First up is some news from Fanatic/North\’s latest signing, Mikey Clancey. After spotting an intense forecast heading for the North West coast of Ireland, Mikey made the call to drive up to Magheroarty to catch the monster swell as it rolled in. Here is one picture of Clancey tucking into a big wave, but be sure to have a look at his website for more pics (

Also scoring it in Ireland was big wave legend Finn Mullen. Whilst most of the action when he showed up at Mullaghmore was tow-in surfing, Finn decided to give it a go in the “unpaddleable 40-50ft demolition surf.” This shot shows that it is possible to get barreled, even with a sail attached. Kudos to Finn for getting through that insane munching!

Hot Sails Maui have released some shots of top PWA freestyle Bjorn Saragoza testing their new Freestyle Pro sail as he trains for the first event of the year in Austria. Check out Bjorn ripping and read all about it on Hot Sails Tales – HERE. Also training for Austria is British freestyler Jamie Drummond. After travelling from Cape Town to Dahab, the Tushingham/Starboard sailor reviews his trip to South Africa and looks ahead to the coming year – check it out on his blog HERE.

Fellow PWA freestyler Dieter van der Eyken has been out training in Western Oz for a while now and his sail sponsor Severne have released some shots of him testing a new sail. Labelled only as \’The Nug\’ and following our report last week of Ezzy testing something similar – could 3-batten sails be the next big thing? Judge for yourself on Facebook.

As the windy season in South Africa starts to wrap up, Goya rider Sam Neal from the UK has released a short clip of his trip to Cape Town. Just a short teaser of what\’s to come but some great waveriding action from the big man….

Chris Pressler, PWA slalom sailor and head honcho at Continent Seven has been blogging away about his trip to Tarifa. After a 10-year gap from when he last visited, Chris sounds stoked to have returned, scoring a huge range of conditions that required using everything in his quiver bag! A really nice write-up – check it out HERE.

Another top racer, Sean O\’Brien from Australia, has enjoyed some success at the 2012 Penang International Regatta. The event, held in Malaysia, saw winds of 8-10 knots and a fleet of around 30 Formula sailors. Well done to Sean and read more about the regatta HERE.

That\’s all for this morning\’s update, check back later for the PM update with some amazing video action…

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