It's that time of the year again, the worlds fastest windsurfers come together to take on the specially built speed trench in Luderitz, Namibia.

At the moment the opening ceremony has been the highlight whilst the competitors prepare their gear. The forecast looks promising, according to the local organisers and it's set to only get better as the week progresses with a strong chance that they have already hit the water today.

Check out the video of the opening ceremony below and a gallery of images on the next page.