News Headlines – Mon 30th

With PWA Fuerteventura coming to a close today and the Olympics kicking off, there is more news than you can shake a stick at. We\’ll rattle through it and let you enjoy the links, videos and features that we can dig up.

Firstly the freestyle in Fuerteventura. The winds have been light the last two days but many heats were completed. The level is such that you can watch the first round of the double elimination and see many top moves that you would normally witness much nearer the final as everyone battles to push up the ladder. There were many close heats so don\’t miss a thing by reading these reports from the weekend: Day 7, Day 8 and Day 9, as well as updates on our sister site and also on, where you can find video replays of the finals.

For our opening video we have the round-ups from the PWA Live stream. Only Day 7 so far but we are expecting more later for Day 9.

Plenty of new moves and combos coming out of Fuerteventura. The first was Gollitos Air flaka shaka, which was more a combination of two existing moves, the second is being dubbed as the freek by Dieter Van Der Eyken, which seems to be more of a brand new move. Technical, aerial and powerful, it could certainly be high scoring in the future, check the interview and the move here.

Moving away from the Canaries for now and we have the day 3 video from the US Windsurfing Nationals for you. It seems they had good wind throughout the event and managed to complete competition heats in all categories, check out all the action below.

Even further afield we have this nice clip from Alastair McLeod, a slightly more holiday\’esque\’ video but well filmed, enjoyable to watch and a fairly undiscovered windsurfing destination.


Back in Europe and after a 2 month waiting period, finally, on the North Shore of Sardinia in Cala Pischina, the famous spot for its large powerful waves and treacherous rocks, the best top Italian wave riders met for the Italian title. In the end Andrea Rosati took the top spot with solid wave rides and jumps throughout the entire competition. Check out more pictures on the left.

We wrap up today with another push for the National Windsurfing Festival. An event not to be missed as many dub it as the best windsurfing weekend of the year, there\’s plenty going on, including new gear demos, racing for all levels, freestyle and the famous party nights. Be sure to head over to to find out more and book your place asap!

We\’ll be back later with plenty more, until then enjoy all of today\’s PWA action live by clicking here.

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