News Headlines – Wed 16th

We\’ve just got to kick off today\’s headlines with this movie of Jason Polakow\’s last-minute mission to catch a 4m swell on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean late last year. Full story of the trip in the latest edition of Boards mag … and now available in pixels too at


There\’s still no wind on Fuerteventura for the Fuerte Wave Classic, but the crew did give something back yesterday with a beach clean-up day at Majanicho. More at and

There was no shortage of breeze at Brazil\’s Buzios International Regatta though, as mentioned the other day after Nick Dempsey cleaned up in the RS:X fleet. Often 30+ knots in fact. But we neglected to mention the Formula, Slalom, BiC Techno and Raceboard recing, which was remiss of us. Check out the full results and a write-up on

Also encountering no trouble running a full event – even in the UK in February – SWA Media Manager Sam Burnett dropped us a line about the K3d student wavesailing event last weekend: “We had an AWESOME wave comp at the weekend, Bangor Uni hosted us at Rhosneigr … epic …16 competitors, head to logo waves, 5.3 wind.” Nice. It seems Southampton\’s Steve \’SJ\’ Jarvis took the event win. So now it\’s all eyes on South Wales for the Windcirque de Cardiff, 26-27 February, where the K3d Series will draw to a conclusion. More at

Meanwhile, out on Maui Jay Haysey of Globalshots presents this little flick of some recent action: “The Jaws surf break in Maui is the home of tow-in surfing and has reached its worldwide watersports fame largely due to the frequent filming and photography of tow-in surfing legends performing there on enormous ocean waves breaking at the deep reef off the shore!”


And finally, check this out from promising young German freestyler Julian \’Jay\’ Wiemar, who\’s gone street-style for his latest home movie – Windskating 2011. Rad!

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