News Headlines – Wed 2nd

At last, the isobars are cramming in and the south-westerlies are arriving ready for a killer weekend of homeland action (touch wood!) Ireland was, as usual, the first to catch it – witness Oisin van Gelderen\’s Monday session at Louisbourg on

Across the Irish Sea, natural born stormchaser Steve Thorp\’s mobilising to the Scottish north coast with super-snapper Si Crowther for some slab action on an “epic forecast”. See how he gets on at

Down in England the call\’s gone out for a FreestyleXpression session this weekend – some of the country\’s hottest and keenest freestylers are deciding where to head: maybe West Kirby, Weymouth or Daymar Bay? Unfortunately the Xpression website seems to have disappeared, but if you want to get involved email Will Rogers

And just in case you\’ve forgotten what a windy, wavy Atlantic looks like, here\’s another perspective on the Normandy session we featured on Monday as Yann Sorlut and Frank Berthelot wavesail Le Rozel in France. A Boubou production is association with Mendez Crew /

A little further afield, having already nailed the pushie-forward Ben Proffitt\’s getting the hang of his goitas at Sunset in South Africa: “nothing amazing but my consistency is getting better! Need to start doing the air taka ones again now.” Ladies and gentlemen, your style marks please…

So, there\’s the British Wave Champ in action – and if you\’re gearing up for an assault on any British titles this season, you might be interested to hear the UKWA have some memorable little sail numbers on offer to members: 7 (£100), 17, 20, 21, 49, 62, 67, 71, 72, 95 and 99 (all £50). Get em while they\’re hot at

Planning a roadtrip for the weekend? Own an iPhone? You should get hold of The Kite and WIndsurfing Navigator for it, offering access to over 2,750 spots worldwide as featured in the World and Europe Guides and now available in English. And at a reduced introductory rate too (£6.99 for either the Europe or World packages) that makes it plenty cheaper than the books too. More here.

And finally, did we already mention it\’s getting windy?!? Check your options on and start making plans – we\’ll see you out there…


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