Back again

by Maarten on August 30, 2009

I’m back from a great holiday. Lake Garda is really great. Good food and drinks, beautiful scenery, and fabulous weather.

The last few weeks a lot has been happening in the windsurfing world. The speedworldcup took place, the PWA is in an advanced state and the Mission 2009 has been held. Also, a lot of brands are busy promoting the windsurfing equipment for 2010.

The upcoming weeks you can expect new posts about the topics I mentioned so you are completely informed again.

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On holiday

by Maarten on July 31, 2009

I will be on short break. I will be traveling around in Italy. Just to look around but also do some windsurfing at Lake Garda.

See you in two weeks!

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Neilpryde Magic Moments

by Maarten on July 28, 2009

Magic Moments – That’s the name for the new Neilpryde video. In this video you can expect full action images shot at the pwa world tour in Pozo. Antoine Albeau dominates the slalom windsurfing course and Ricardo Campello is attempting a triple loop.

Campello didn’t get the $10.000 ,- that was promised to him if he landed a triple forward loop. But because of his good attempt he will receive $5.000,-. Still very nice :-).

Check the 8 minute windsurf video here:

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ISWC logoKarpathos is getting ready for the speed windsurfing world cup 2009. A lot of big names will be competing for world championship points and eventually the speed world title.

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Bongka? What’s that?

by Maarten on July 19, 2009

Do you know what a bongka is? Gollito Estrodo wrote on his blog that he added the bongka to his freestyle arsenal. Check here how he jumps this new freestyle move at the PWA World Cup on Gran Canaria.

Gollito Estredo springt een Bongka

Gollito Estredo jumps a bongka

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Naish Surfing 2010 website online

by Maarten on July 18, 2009

Naish logo Robby Naish is really busy building a surfing empire and is expanding his business. An great example is the recently launched website for all the 2010 Stand up Paddling (SUP) equipement. You can check all the new Naish SUP gear over here: Naishsurfing.com.

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Finian not always a gentleman

by Maarten on July 15, 2009

Finian Maynard (KV-11) was probably pissed off since he pulled a fellow windsurfer from his board, as shown in the video below. I’m wondering what they are talking about and it’s not clear why Finian acted like that. Phil Horrocks reports about the Gran Canaria PWA World Tour for Boardseeker magazine. Check out the video below.

Finian pissed off at the PWA World Tour Gran Canaria

Finian pissed off at the PWA World Tour Gran Canaria

Here is also a short interview with Finian Maynard:

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PWA World Cup Lanzarote ended

by Maarten on July 7, 2009

The world cup on the Costa Teguise has ended. Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic/North Sails) and Sarah Quita Offringa (Starboard/NeilPryde) had both really dominant performances and managed to win the pwa event.

Marcilio Browne in action (photo by PWA / John Carter)

Marcilio Browne in action. (photo by PWA / John Carter)

Special props to Steven van Broeckhoven because he is really kicking ass this season. After four consecutive wins in the European Freestyle Pro Tour he secured a 6th position in Lanzarote. A full event summary can be found over here.

Steven van Broeckhoven in action (photo PWA / John Carter)

Steven van Broeckhoven in action (photo by PWA / John Carter)

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Lots of sun no wind. What to do?

by Maarten on June 26, 2009

The weather forecast is fantastic for this weekend, lots of sun but probably no wind. But who says that you need a lot of fun to rip hard? There are plenty ways to have fun on low wind days.
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Boom and sail broken

by Maarten on June 4, 2009

Last week on Wednesday was a great evening to go out on the water after a day working. The wind strength and direction was good. At the beach I rigged my 7.8 RS Slalom sail since I thought it was around 15-20 knots. Unfortunately I was wrong…

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