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.
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 :-).
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.
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
Here is also a short interview with Finian Maynard:
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)
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 by PWA / John Carter)
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. [click to continue…]
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…