News Headlines – Weds 18th

Welcome to the AM news update on Boardseeker.

First up today is some video action from South Africa. Andrea Mariotti\’s 15 minute-long epic takes the Italian rider up and down the coast around Cape Town. A great mix of camera angles and some sweet action. Check it out…

The team at F2 are pleased to announce the launch of their line of clothing for the 2012 season. Matched up with their freestyle and wave board designs, the gear looks really nice.Our fashion conveys the spirit of beach, wind and waves which fascinates any surfer. By reflecting the designs of our boards, F2 brings the special surf feeling to you.” Check out the full range at

Fish Bowl Diaries have uploaded their newest interview. In the bowl this time is Marcilio \’Brawzinho\’ Browne. A great read as ever, click HERE for the interview and some more awesome action shots of the Brazilian superstar.

Up and coming British wave sailor Aleksy Gayda has a new video out. The recent signing to Hot Sails Maui scored some chilly sessions at home in the English Channel. Check out Gayda in action on his new Firelight sails…

The PWA Reggio Calabria Slalom World Cup starts tomorrow in Italy. As the first event on the 2012 calendar, the action on the water is sure to be tough. The PWA have released a full preview of the event on their website HERE.

In the men\’s fleet the big names to watch (as ever) will be Bjorn Dunkerbeck and Antoine Albeau, with Ben van der Steen close behind. Josh Angulo could also be dangerous on his new Point-7 sails. Reigning ladies champion Sarah-Quita Offringa will not be attending the event, so the fleet is open for the likes of Karen Jaggi, Valerie Arrighetti and Alice Arutkin to start the season on a high.

We\’ll be bringing you daily updates from the event so be sure to keep an eye out for the latest results here on Boardseeker.

The Starboard photoshoot is wrapping up on Maui and team rider Zane Schweitzer has uploaded a clip of the team enjoying themselves at Camp One. Kiri ThodeĀ and Taty Frans throw down some freestyle move while Schweitzer and Connor Baxter enjoy some freeride and SUP gear, at the same time!

John Skye is stoked that he sailed 100% of his days on Maui for the RRD photoshoot. Now back in windy Gran Canaria, keep an eye on his BLOG for more updates.

The 2012 Fantasy Windsurf Pool has just been launched. With the Italian slalom event kicking off tomorrow, there is still time to choose your top riders across the disciplines. Check out last year\’s winner Troels receiving his prize of a brand new Starboard Quad!

Right, with prizes like that, we\’d better go and get our team picked. More video action in the PM update…

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