Our first bit of news today comes from Swiss freestyle superstar Laure Treboux. World Vice-Champion in 2011, Laure has been spending the winter training in Western Australia preparing for the 2012 season. She recently ventured over to the East Coast and scored some amazing surf everyday of her trip before heading back west to howling winds and big swell. Check out the full report and pictures on her website HERE.
The team at Epic Sessions have released an awesome video of Kai Lenny and World Wave Champion Phillip Koster flying high at Pozo. The footage was shot last summer at the Red Bull Rockets competition on the famously windy isle. Check the duo out in action below and see more from the Epic Sessions team here (epicsessions.tv)
Hot Sails Maui have snapped up two new talented riders to join their team. From the UK, rising wave star Aleksy Gayda will be sailing on the Firelight, whilst Venezuelan freestyle guru Deivis Paternina will be rocking the Freestyle Pro. The sail is yet to be released to the public but there are some shots of Julien Mas and the team training on it out in the Caribbean HERE. Read more from Aleksy on his move over on his blog HERE.
While we are on transfer news, Canaries local Dario Ojeda has signed up fully to Tabou/Gaastra. The World number 6 is one of the most talented jumpers and wave riders out there and he seems stoked to be sailing the new gear. Check out an interview over on Boards.
The excellent Fish Bowl Diaries interview series continues this week, catching up with Hawaiian young gun Bernd Roediger. At just 15 years of age, Bernd has recently hooked up with Quatro and Goya, can constantly be seen out ripping at Ho\’okipa and definitely seems to have a wise head on his shoulders. Read the interview HERE and find out what makes this waterman tick. Definitely one to keep an eye on.
The American Windsurfing Tour have announced their latest \’Presenting\’ sponsor. The Pistol River Wave Bash, which was a huge success last year, will be presented for 2012 by Naish. Find out more about the event and the entire AWT series on the official website (americanwindsurfingtour.com)
Micah Buzianis wraps up our AM update with some cool on board footage from the recent Calema Midwinters Formula event held in Florida. Micah finished third at the event with Brazilian Gabriel Browne taking the win. Check out this rundown of the 6th race where Micah battles it out with current world number one Paulo dos Reis – very useful for any formula racers out there!
See you later for the PM update…