News Headlines – Mon 6th

Let\’s kick off today with Fanatic\’s tribute to 2010 World Wave Champ Victor Fernandez from Addicted to Ride producer Carl Nyberg – there\’s no arguing this hombre\’s a deserving world champion…


Sticking with Fanatic, the brand\’s \’Boarders Center\’ have announced details of their instructional FBC 2011 Pro Camps with Tom and Yoli De Brendt in Lanzarote, Kos and Moulay. More here.

Back in the frozen wastelands on Britain, FCWatersports have been working hard to extend its great reputation as a retail store onto their website. Owner, Gary Willingham says: “We want to be able to offer all the products that you\’d normally find in our store, from boards and accessories to surf clothing down to the fin nuts and bolts. All of our website staff have the passion and knowledge of watersports to get your order packed correctly and delivered to you on time.” And, exclusive to Boardseeker, they\’ve offered two it’s getting cold voucher codes: Voucher 1 – 15% off the new NeilPryde 3000 or 5000 winter wetsuits – CODE: NPSEEKER (valid until 12th Dec). Voucher 2 – Save your family 5% on all watersports products on website orders before Christmas – CODE: 5SEEKER. Get shopping here.

Keeping it cold, last month five Peruvian windsurfers – Diego Zimmermann, Alejandro \’Jano\’ Ruiz de Somocurcio, Carolina Butrichread, Talia Lostaunau and Alexandra Vernal – trekked up to an altitude of 4280m in the Peruvian Andes to sail a lagoon near Tanta. Read a report from Alexandra Vernal on Continent Seven

If you\’ve ever wondered how the brands go about developing their new season board ranges, check out Tiesda You\’s 2011 Starboard iSonic design sketches on

And finally, finally heading back to Gran Canaria from the UK after a \’chilled out\’ week on the Animal photoshoot, John Skye and Nayra Alonso managed to take off from Gatwick yesterday … only to have to land back there two-and-a-half hours later courtesy of a Spanish air traffic control strike. Read their tales of misery and frustration here and here. And today they have to try all over again – deep breaths!

Photo Credit: Fanatic / JC


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