News Headlines – Tue 12th

So it\’s all over on Gran Canaria and the PWA Wave Tour now island-hops over to Tenerife for the next round at El Médano, due to start on Thursday. Read the full Pozo round-up at – and for some parting shots from GC check out Skyeboy\’s consolatory solo session at a \’semi secret spot\’ at while his new bride Nayra Alonso seems to be coming to terms with dropping back to 4th (which still sounds pretty good to us!) in the women\’s fleet at

With this brief respite between PWA events, let\’s take the opportunity to look at some \’real world\’ wavesailing. And first something pretty unreal from Marcelo Bofarull who, in response to our search for the longest waverides ever recorded, uploaded this mile-long point-of-view ride from April this year in central Chile to


A little closer to reality for us British sailors, here\’s some footage from a strong south / south-westerly day at one of the jewels of UK wavesailing, Rhosneigr, 21st May this year. We\’re not sure of the true identity of star rider \’Mark D\’ save for his Ezzy / Starboard set-up and Juice Boardsports logo – if anyone can confirm his full name please email [email protected] … we promise not to hack into his mobile phone messages!


As mentioned yesterday, Antoine Albeau has transferred his race-winning ways to the Formula fleet in ruling the Formula Windsurfing World Championships in Puerto Rico last weekend – and today there\’s a report from lightweight champion and fellow NeilPryde rider BRA-999 Wilhelm Schurmann at while fellow JP rider and 2nd placed master Micah Buzianis reports for

Onto mainland America, and the US National Champs are due to start racing today over in Berkeley California\’s Olympic Circle – Wilhelm Schurmann and Phil McGain are the headline entries, but we\’ll be willing on ex-UKWA racer Xavier Ferlet (GBR-451). More at

Keeping it west coast, recent Princeton graduate Graham Ezzy has published a great write-up on the AWT Pistol River Wave Bash last month at – a blog that\’s going to be well worth reading as \’Maui Son\’ gets fully back onto the windsurfing scene…

Talking of famous sons, it seems there\’s a new generation of \’Mighty Whitey\’ about to be unleashed on an unsuspecting windsurfing world as Dave White\’s oldest son, 18 year-old Reece, has just passed out of instructor training with Flying Fish at Club Vass according to

And finally, here\’s one to make fashion-conscious riders across the world wince as Germany\’s Daily Dose are currently featuring some lederhosen-inspired leather-look boardshorts that came about from the Quicksilver Union project in 2009. Truly frightening – but at least they\’re not budgie-smugglers! Check them out if you dare at


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