News Headlines – Thurs 10th

The first BWA events of the year kick off tomorrow, with Rhosneigr in Wales and Brandon Bay in Ireland set for some big action. The back-to-back events will launch the 2012 British Wavesailing Association competition and the forecast is set to deliver some decent swell and wind – it promises to be an exciting start to the year. British Champion Ben Proffitt says of opponent Phil Horrocks, “Phil always battles hard on home turf so it should be a tough comp just like last year, fingers crossed.”

Horrocks, Proffitt and Andy \’Bubble\’ Chambers, who made up the top three at Wales and in the final 2011 rankings, have been putting in some serious training over the winter, so it is sure to be an action-packed event, who will come out on top?

Our sister site will be reporting LIVE from the events, so be sure to keep an eye on the action as the Pro fleet takes to the water tomorrow.

Up and coming Israeli Adam Gavriel has been testing out his new Simmer Whitetip freestyle sail. Shredding in the choppy waters at his homespot of Eilat, Adam is set to upset the rankings on the PWA this summer. Check out some sick action in this short clip…

The penultimate day of the PWA Slalom has wrapped up in Korea. With some great winds at Ulsan beach, there has been plenty of action in the last few hours and it\’s all change at the top of the leaderboard with Antoine Questel just edging ahead of Micah Buzianis and Ben van der Steen – we will bring you a full report in the PM update later today.

Red Bull have released a limited edition four-pack of the energy drink with none other than World Wave Champion Philip Koster on the box. To celebrate Philip\’s amazing success, the boxes will be available in Germany this summer. They say that \’Red Bull gives you wings\’, but how many cans do you need to nail ankle-dry planing double forwards…?

Dutch freestyle wave ripper Maarten van Ochten made a return to competition recently following a year out with a knee injury. After the event in Austria, Maarten has collected all of his print media appearances and shared them online, check them all out HERE, plenty of freestyle instruction included for any budding \’stylers…

French freestyler Arthur Pollet spent some time in Maui exploring the island and getting to grips with some Hawaiian waves. Capturing all the action on camera, Arthur has posted this really nice clip of him enjoying the tropical conditions, a great short edit…

More video and all the latest up to the minute news in the PM update later today.

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