News Headlines – Wed 23rd

So, the show might be over at the FWC, and competition never finally happened, but there\’s still plenty coming out of Fuerte. Mikey Clancy has scored hidden treasure: “Found a gem of a spot that is all i can say.” Fair enough. And we\’ve unearthed this little gem – the Gaastra / Tabou crew of Yannick Anton, Alex Mussolini and Thomas Traversa in action on Fuerte this month. (Cheap flight, anyone?)

There can hardly be a spot left undiscovered around Cape Town, where some of Britain\’s best wavesailors have been over-wintering, but there\’s definitely quality there too. Amongst the last to pack their bags and migrate northwards once more are Phil Horrocks and George Shillito – and both have posted some solid entries on their blogs. Check the action at Scarborough on and see George\’s finest impression of a board at… (Er, cheap entry to a national park? Anyone?!?)

Back to secrets, and West Country sail loft 5Oceans could be risking a beating down in Cornwall for publishing these fine pictures: “One of the reefs in deepest darkest Cornwall was on the cards, but in truth it wasn\’t working properly…” \’Not working properly\’? Damn!

Maui Sails have released details of their ultra-lightweight Ghost XT in Technora™ scrim – more at, or check out their product launch movie below…


The PWA home page is now carrying the official 2011 Vietnam PWA Grand Slam event preview for Mui Ne – Freestyle Friday 25 February to 1 March, then Slalom 2-5 March. Should be good. (And no need for a flight there, it\’ll be live streaming on

Back in the UK, the SWA have announced \’Wet Dream 2: Come Again\’, hosted by Bristol and UWE. Proceedings kick off on Friday 11 March for a weekend of hardcore partying in Bristol and freesailing at Bowmoor Sailing Club. More at

And finally, here\’s another secret we probably shouldn\’t be spreading, so let\’s point the finger at on-the-pulse blogger Zakel for leaking this Marouska Fili pic of Phillip Koster aboard what appears to be a prototype 2012 Starboard Quad. More at


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