French rider Etienne Abello (F-11, Fanatic and North Sails) had a pretty awesome summer. Check out his video.

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Sam Sills just received the UKWA Windsurfer of the Year 2009 award. We are not sure what he will be more proud of in the future, this award or beating World Champion Antoine Albeau at this years Animal Windfest.

Another interesting interview in C7. This time it is Pete Volwater under the spotlight having recently signed with Fanatic.

Gabriel Brown won the Brazilian Slalom Nationals. Read here his report from the Starboard site.

Last week we did a Canaries special as they had some epic conditions, and now we can see more images from those epic days in Fuerteventura. (Google translated)

Meanwhile, in Gran Canaria, the North groms team ripped it up on the south east of the island. Check out Alessio and Mortiz in action.

Looking for a Christmas present for your windsurfing partner? Here you have an idea, the “Intermediate Windsurfing" book by Simon Bornhoft.

And another suggestion for Christmas as Vandal Sails releases their new bags collection.

Sportif in Sotavento (Fuerteventura) now has all the 2010 Starboard and JP boards available. More info here.

And lastly, check out this heavy image that made it onto the bbc news.

Photo Credit: RYA