News Headlines – Fri 4th

Today\’s movie comes from American freestyler Mike Burns from an April trip to Heckscher State Park in Hatteras.Topical stuff as recent reports suggest that North Carolina could be in trouble after BP\’s abject failure to cap their oil spill off the Eastern Seaboard. Then there\’s even an outside chance the Gulf Stream could send it Europe\’s way. If that pisses you off too, a good place to start focussing your frustration would be Greenpeace


If that\’s got you into a bit of a new-age mood, you might enjoy the sheer purity of The Underwater Project on Vimeo, courtesy of Mark Tipple. Now that\’s what I call art…

Right, enough of that – howsabout some events? NeilPryde have reports from the Margarita Wild Winds 2010 where Ben Van Der Steen won the long distance race and Gonzalo Costa the pro slalom, with Peter Volwater, Dionne Guandanino and Wilhelm Schurmann never far behind.

Meanwhile Starboard have been getting behind the Cementos Pacasmayo Classic 2010 in Peru – it\’s unlikely you\’ll have heard of many of the South American riders involved, like the Peruvian winner Ricardo Guglielmino, but the conditions look pretty tasty.

On home waters, next weekend 12/13 June sees Rutland Water stage their \’Super-Event 2010\’ – the UKWA Inlands Nationals Round 3, RYA National Junior Champs, Midland Windsurfing Association Round 5, and the Rutland Marathon.

And finally, any Brits currently at home can\’t help but have noticed summer does actually seem to have arrived at last. Rumour has it there are various sea breezes kicking into action, although evidence is yet to surface. On the blogs we do have Gregg Dunnett\’s super-pooch Grubby trying a spot of SUP at K-Bay. Thorpy\’s obviously inspired to give it a go himself, but is thinking inflatables. And spare a thought for Ferring\’s Sam Darkin who won\’t even be paddling – let alone windsurfing – for a while having broken his arm in a motorbike accident. At least it gave him a chance to set up a blog… (On which note, any frustrated bloggers should gently let us know via [email protected])

Photo Credit: Richard Hallman, Mark Tipple


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