News Headlines – Fri 22nd

The legend of the Defi Wind spreads far and wide! This years event with a limited 900 competitors got underway yesterday.  Unfortunately despite racers being called onto the water, the wind didnt quite fill in enough for a race.  However that\’s not to say there is no action happening! – it seems that mad Frenchman Robert Teriitehau who is sponsored by JP and Pryde to compete in this event has gone missing….Rumour has it that he was last seen in a big party in Cannes with Bonno (U2) and Prince!!  Today the wind is still light, but shows promise…

Wind Magazine report that Bjorn Dunkerbeck is finally going to have a go in the Canal des Saintes Maries de la mer this Autumn.  He has always been against the Canal and never competed there, so this will be the first time.  It looks likely that current record holder Antoine Albeau (49.09 Knots) and Master of Speed Finian Maynard will both be there to rival Bjorn and try to break the 50 knot barrier.

Antoine Albeau still leads the PWA mens fleet in Korea.  However the event has been plagued with light winds and now rain.  Full event report here.

Normen Gunzlein has a cool new video, with some really nice effects.  Check it here.

As part of the BBC Natural History series, a huge wave has been filmed in super slow motion from beneath the surface!  The wave was filmed off the coast of Pohnpel in the Caroline Islands using a $100,000 camera!  Full story here.

We have had a nice run of weather the past few days here in North Wales and managed to make some good headway with tesing.  Yesterday we had 15-23 knots which was exactly what we needed to finish our no-cam 7.5 Freeride sail test.  We are writing it up at the moment and expect to see the results in the next week or so.

A little out of sync from this warm windy weather, but definately worth a watch is this surfing video from Ireland – its 30 minutes long, but very well done.  Its called RELENTLESS

Thats all for today…see you on Monday!

Photo Credit: S.Crowther


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