As the first of the 2011 kit starts to be unveiled, Gaastra have introduced their new IQ, Thomas Traversa\'s signature series wave sail. It will also replace the Echo within the line-up as Gaastra\'s freestyle offering for 2011.
Today\'s movie comes from the PWA: an interview with Marcilio \'Brawzinho\' Browne who last winter announced his retirement from freestyle to concentrate on waves.
Starboard are suitably pleased with the reviews their rejuvenated Carves are getting, especially as the 121 racked up the most points in Wind magazine\'s latest test.
Talking of pleased, RRD\'s Florian Jung has won the Vodaphone Windskate World Championship in Kiel, Germany.
And Boards Magazine\'s irrepressible editor Dave White\'s been out and about as ever this last week - from Canvey to Kirby to Aberdovey...
The south-eastern corner of the UK seems to have been getting the best of it recently, so if you\'re up for a bit of friendly competition take a look at Eastbourne Extreme, 17-18 July, due to feature a Surfkraft ION Man team event and the legendary North One Hour Classic.
And finally: Who\'s that fish? Sarah Herbert and the PWA Slalom crew look like they went a bit stir crazy during the largely windless Costa Brava event.
Photo Credit: Gaastra