News Headlines – Thu 3rd

Let\’s kick off on what is, to be honest, quite a slow news day with a few product movies. First up, RRD\’s latest release is the speedy Fire Race V2 – more at

Staying with slalom, Fanatic\’s full-on racing machine is the Falcon – and here\’s their promo for the 2011 range. More at

Into the waves, watch Kauli Seadi demonstrate just what the JP Australia Twinser Quad 2011 is capable of – and hear shaper Werner Gnigler\’s thoughts on the design. All ably presented by Andy \’Bubble\’ Chambers. More at

Out on Fuerteventura, next week\’s Fuerte Wave Classic continues to focus attention. Mikey Clancy\’s still warming up nicely, with sessions at Cotillio and Puerto de Lajas since we last checked in – more here. And this year the women are competing too, including the Moreno sisters and Nayra Alonso who talks to her sponsors Severne about her chances on the North Shore here.

Here\’s an idea we\’re happy to see back again – Fantasy Windsurfing. American mag Windsport are inviting all comers (worldwide) to choose a team of 16 pro riders to earn them points throughout the 2011 PWA season. To the winner go the spoils: your choice of 2011 board from Starboard. Pick your riders here.

Also on the Windsport site, newly signed Ezzy rider Kevin Pritchard talks to his new teammate Graham Ezzy about Japan, school, and life after graduation. Check it out.

Staying on Maui, don\’t forget there\’s an even younger generation on the ascent. And one of the hottest of talents is Naish grommet, 14 year-old Bernd Roediger, US-1113. With thanks to Maui Windsurfing, watch this – Bernd training at Ho\’okipa late last year…

Staying with Naish, check out the video presentation of their 2011 range. More at

And finally, belated congratulations to Robby Swift who announced on his Facebook page that wedding bells are in the air: “It\’s official! Heidy and I got engaged on top of Haleakala on Saturday. It was a perfect sunset and the perfect moment to do it. We are both very happy, as are Mum and Dad :)” Altogether now – aaah, bless!


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