News Headlines – Tue 9th

Let\’s kick off with a few freestyle movies – first JP / Pryde rider Alex Syess, AUT-61, on fine form in Dahab…

…it\’s good to see RRD \’styler Mathias Genkel back on the water on a mild November day in Germany after injuring his hand in September. More at and

…and here\’s a decent film from Fuerte courtesy of Ezzy rider Malte Hecht.

Into the waves, and Maui has maybe felt a little deserted since the PWA pro pack left for the Atlantic. The locals are back in charge and the wind\’s started blowing again as Hookipa gets back to \’normal\’. Check out some shots on Maui Surf Report, and this little snippet of Naish rider Leo Ray from Maui Windsurfing.

During an 8-hour layover in San Francisco en route to Cabo Verde for the PWA event this weekend, Robby Swift has relaunched his website and started a Facebook fan page so you can keep up with his latest stories and supreme action movies from around the world.

On the UK wavesailing scene, the BWA have confirmed the overall results of the 2010 BWA UK Wave Tour – as we thought, in the pros it\’s a Proffitt, Murray, Shillito 1-2-3, the amateurs was ruled by Adam Sims from Scott McDowell and Ian Gibson. Debbie Kennedy won the women\’s ahead of Jody Ward and Katie McAnena. Craig Hamilton was first master from Davey Edmiston and Russ Jenkins while Aleksy Gayda retained his youth title ahead of Liam Ellis and George Bolwell. Full results here.

Austrian wave-seeker Uli Holzl has published a travelogue on Madagascar after a 5-week visit to Fort Dauphin and the outer reefs at Tulearwith with her friends Heidi, Tom and Stefan. Check it out.

Brendan Pyatt from umi Pictures has been out filming Kauli and co and the new Seadi centre in Sao Miguel do Gostoso: “a wonderful spot; beautiful, clean and warm with good winds, welcoming locals and amazing healthy food. You really couldn’t ask for more.” Although there is more here!

Here\’s a slightly different perspective on Brazil – take a look at Point-7 racer Sean O\’Brien\’s movie of his visit to Fortaleza for the recent Formula World Tour event. More on and

Fanatic Boarders Center have announced details of their 2011 Fanatic Pro Camps with Tom and Yoli de Brendt in Venezuela, Morocco, the Canaries, Egypt and Greece. More here.

Pozo News are calling a huge northerly swell for the Canaries, and announcing tomorrow could be Big Wednesday. It\’s already been big enough on the north shore judging by Dario Ojeda\’s blog from Gran Canaria…

And finally, if you have any doubts about the dedication of the UK\’s top freestylers, think again. More used to the heat of Greece, Egypt and Margarita, PWA Freestyler Andy \’Bubble\’ Chambers joined rising star Adam Sims for an assault on Camber Sands in Kent yesterday. Up at 6.15 to catch the train to Rye for an overpowered 3.3m session in sub-zero windchill. Nasty. More on Adam\’s blog.

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