It\’s all go go go in the UK at the moment. Ferocious winds are hitting our shores and we\’ve already got some good photos coming in through facebook and twitter. First though, we all love to be close to the action and with Pozo heating up before the competition it seems some are getting a little closer than they really want. Check out PWA wave chick Eva Oude Ophius as she nearly loses her head. So if that\’s you in the video, maybe think about what could have happened had you spun out just a fraction before entering the shot!!! The good news is her head remains very much firmly attached to her body and she can live to ride another day.
Back to the UK action and headlining today is none other than Sam Ross. After completing his seven days of SUP challenge it seems he is straight back on to his windsurf board to make the most of this epic front. Sailing with some of the Starboard/Tushingham crew it looks like they scored. Check out the picture as Sam fires through a no handed pushloop……. Find out more about Sam Ross by following his facebook page, where you will see an interesting array of competitions, or head on over to his website to book onto one of his ever popular coaching clinics.
With the howling winds it looks like the Sail for Gold regatta has had to abandon a lot of it\’s racing, according to our sources it\’s currently gusting almost 60 knots down there, yesterday peaked at 53 knots and you can read more about the exciting action in the event report on skandiasailforgoldregatta.co.uk. In short the RS:X Mens fleets had a re-shuffle as Dempsey dropped to 3rd, Dorian Van Rijsselberge jumped to 2nd and Julien Bontemps holds onto 1st by a clear eight points.In the RS:X Womens fleet it is still all to play for and no one will be more glad of a second discard than Bryony Shaw who is currently counting an OCS, combine that with a couple good results and we could see her back on the podium. For now check out some of the action in this clip (this time including some actual RS:X footage)…
Some raw UK action now and it\’s over to Daymer Bay where Scott Perry had a play around with a new camera whilst Ric Cleworth and Andy King performed a few of their finest moves. King showing incredible skill whilst backlooping off the smallest waves!
Now we head over to Greece to catch up with Pantelis Pap and Giannis Maritsis in this nice short cut with some pretty impressive moves.
Our final video for today comes from none other than one of the finest next generation waterman – Kai Lenny. Now twice World Champion in SUP he has just signed to Contour Cameras, and here is what his average day looks like through the lens of one of those very cool bits of kit.
We\’ve got some big stuff lined up for this afternoon, so be sure to head back for a bit of a Friday afternoon epic. Until then.