News Headlines – Tue 7th

It\’s been a long time coming, but it seems AHD have released the world\’s first foiling production windsurfing board: the AFS 1. Unveiled at the Paris Boat Show this week, there\’s no sign of the 2011 range on yet, but both and are reporting on the development.

Following last week\’s tribute movie from Fanatic, umi Pictures are now in on the Victor Fernandez act too – declaring this week V1ctory Week. (And there was us thinking V1 was that other Fanatic world champ, Gollito!) Here\’s the first of their homages to Fernandez this week, check out their dedicated channel for more…

Of course, Victor was crowned after a disappointing Cabo Verde event. But Kurosh Kiani still managed to glean these highlights of national hero Josh Angulo trying out his new Gun Sails and Angulo Victory board the day after the event finished.

We have a feeling we might be hearing a fair bit from a very merry Ellie at Boylo\’s store down in Devon as we approach Christmas. Full of silly season spirit, she tells us “Robie Robes are proving to be our best selling Christmas present so far. 7 colours, 3 sizes, don\’t be caught at the beach without one! Order now to guarantee delivery before the 25th.” More at

Keeping it Christmassy, 2XS have released their Xmas 2010 brochure online including gift vouchers and ideas to suit every pocket – and offering free UK mainland delivery too. Check it out.

Sounds like 2009 Windsurfer of the Year and Youth RS:X campaigner Sam Sills is back to his award winning ways as the Tushingham / Starboard rider has been named RYA South West  Young Sailor of the Year 2010. More here.

The new edition of Windsurfer International is out now, including Finn Mullen\’s awesome session in monster swell on the notorious Irish slab of Aileens last month – the first windsurfer to ever ride it. Read the full story from Beej on the clifftops above.

If you prefer your magazines a bit paperier, the December issue of Boards Mag hits the shelves this week, including the Clones\’ full 75L hardcore waveboard test, Dave White\’s Dahab travel guide, and an illuminating interview with KP about how much windsurfers actually earn (or rather, used to earn!) Check it out on

Out in the Pacific, Jeff Bennett of Maui Windsurfing reckons to have caught Marcilio Browne testing a 2012 North Sail prototype wave sail rumoured to be called the Hero. See the film at

And finally, OK it\’s not windsurfing, but it is the one and only Robby Naish showing off his beloved ride for Porsche Magazine – filmed by born-again media-mogul Kevin Pritchard under the guise of \’Maui Nerd Productions\’ . Very classy…

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