News Headlines – Mon 24th

We\’ve got to kick off today with the hottest movie of the moment – Josh Willmot\’s Demo Reel 2010. The Black Lab film-maker\’s favourite windsurfing footage of last year from El Tur and the UK is simply annotated \’Windsurfing from Adam Sims and Dave Williams\’… But you have to check out Steven Van Broeckhoven\’s no-handed burner at 01:15. Sick!

Equally sick (or rather \’nearly sick\’ after crashing the next one) Ben Proffitt now has video evidence of his pushie-forward success in South Africa. And on his birthday too – bless! More at

The EFPT have announced their 7-stop 2011 calendar, with the fist event set to be a night-time tow-in comp at PWA Podersdorf on Austria\’s Neusiedler See. Later in the season there\’s a tow-in invitational on Austria\’s Wörthersee alongside regular freestyle contests at Lefkada, Sardinia, Bredene, Israel and Naxos. Full list here.

Keeping it European, the 2011 Formula European Festival is planned for Portimao on Portugal\’s Algarve coastline, 13-18 June. See the notice of race at

If you\’re not exactly sure where that is, you might like to know the esteemed Europe and World Kite & WIndsurfing Guides are now available as an iPhone / iPad App – the Kite and Windsurfing Navigator. Check it out.

The latest buzz on the transfer scene is that Bonaire freestyle sensation Tonky Frans has left F2 to sign with Tabou boards. Nothing on yet, but we\’ve just received the press release and Continent Seven, the Beach Telegraph and the newly redesigned Windsurf Journal are already carrying the story…

And finally, it\’s into the waves Down Under where Ezzy Australia are showing off their team rider with possibly the coolest name in windsurfing: Ezzy introduce Hendrix Stone here


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