News Headlines – Thu 16th

Here\’s a glimpse of Dahab\’s hidden dark side, from Ric Cleworth who was one of a merry band of instructors out on 4.2s last Saturday when an onshore storm battered the Egyptian resort. Looks like it caused a bit of damage to a few of the centres too – hope they\’ve dried off now…


There\’s still more dripping out from AHD the week after they launched their light wind concepts at the Paris Boat Show. Check out the Sea Lion, Tactic longboard, and AFS-1 foiler, courtesy of Julien Leclerc.


But thanks to Andrew Chandler of the Weymouth Windsurfing Association for alerting us to this as well. AHD aren\’t the only ones working on a hydro-foil concept, as Nick Dempsey demonstrates at Portland Harbour earlier this year. Looks to us like Tomahawk Foils as seen at London\’s Ali Pali Dinghy Show last year…


If you fancy a trip full of world-class coaching somewhere a bit special next year, Jem Hall\’s Marvelous Mauritius clinic has announced an early booking offer – £100 off per person for all bookings made before 31 December. More here.

Jem\’s also one of the coaches on\’s newly unveiled 2011 Cinics & Camps calendar. Jem\’s doing Moulay and Baja, Skyeboy, Nayra, Ant Baker, Phil Richards, Danielle Lucas, Simon Bornhoft, Boujmaa, Robby Swift and Kauli Saedi cover various other venues. Check it out.

Down Under, Surfer Today have confirmed that Bjorn Dunkerbeck will join over 400 windsurfers at the annual Aussie long-distance race at the Lancelin Ocean Classic, 6th February 2011. More here.

And finally, our latest \’Penguin of the Week\’ candidate comes in the shape of Danish ripper Lars Petersen who catalogues a week in Cold Hawaii on his blog,


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