News Headlines – Tue 9th

Bjorn Dunkerbeck seems to be loving life at PWA Alaçati Slalom in Turkey while defending champ Antoine Albeau looks to be having a nightmare! Bjorn won yesterday\’s first elimination with Albeau plain last in the loser\’s final – and in today\’s second elimination, Albeau\’s went out in the quarter-finals while Bjorn just posted another bullet. Meanwhile in the women\’s, Freestyle Champ Sarah-Quita Offringa ruled yesterday, with Karin Jaggi trailing back in fourth. Don\’t miss a moment on the live ticker at

Talking of World Freestyle Champions, it\’s good to see the world\’s most famous Belgian (aside from a couple of cyclists, we guess!) Steven Van Broeckhoven being celebrated by his sponsors on and Even better to see him showcased on national Belgian TV, check it out on Steven\’s blog at

This side of the Channel, potential Olympic champions are still doing battle in Weymouth at the Olympic Test Regatta. In the women\’s, a determined Bryony Shaw\’s just two points off third while Poland\’s Zofia Klepacka has wrestled top spot from Marina Alabau. But it\’s the men providing the thrills as Britain\’s Nick Dempsey and Holland\’s Dorian van Rijsselberge continue to exchange blows, both posting a first and third yesterday to finish still tied on points after eight races. It\’s now increasingly likely that it will all be decided on the medal race, which we\’re all looking forward to tomorrow. Much more at, and

But looking back, and Kevin Pritchard has produced this supreme movie of the action from last week\’s AWT Cactus Cup in Baja, won, of course, by Graham Ezzy and Tanya Saleh. More at – and for the event in a nutshell, check out the resume at


Time for a bit of brotherly love now, as our papery siblings at Boards magazine have just launched their August 2012 issue including a \’secret spot\’ on Lanzarote, London\’s lakes, our Adrian\’s skinny extension test (due on our front page in a couple of weeks\’ time) … and we\’re glad to see another Brit on the cover too, as Bubble shows off his 2012 toys. More at

And finally, as elements of London\’s youth continue to make the mainstream headlines for all the wrong reasons, let\’s reassure you that the kids are alright after all. Because the latest stop for Bubble is the JP / NeilPryde Young Gun Camp at Procenter Christof Kirschner on Prasonisi – and here\’s the next generation of freestylers\’ own brand of summertime rioting these last couple of days. More at


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