News Headlines – Thu 18th

On a gnarly looking day two of the European Formula Championships in Liepaja, Latvia, the men\’s competition split into gold and silver fleets. Poland\’s Przemek Miarczynski finished the day ahead of Dutchman Casper Bouman in second and Israel\’s Arnon Dagan third. In the women\’s Ukraine\’s Olga Maslivets has inched away from a chasing pack of Polish racers. Follow today\’s action at

Talking of Poland, thanks to Continent Seven for showing us that conditions aren\’t always as flat as you might expect on the Baltic Sea. The Wave Diss event at Leba Beach on 11 August  was won by Adam Dudzinski but will surely go down in history for Przemek Krzycki\’s double-forward in the quarter-finals – the first ever double in Polish event history! More at and check out the event movie right here…

The man behind Continent Seven, Chris Pressler has enjoyed a windy year on the PWA Slalom Tour – and you can read all about it at Meanwhile Ben Van Der Steen is having his best season ever, sitting as he is in third place overall – and you can catch his PWA Turkey report on both of his sponsors\’ sites: and

Meanwhile veteran German racer Bernd Flessner seems to be ploughing his own groove these days, and the latest news from GER-16 is that he\’s successfully windsurfed the 70 miles from Norderney to Sylt across the German Bight in just four hours. More at

Also doing things their own way, check out the Hot Sails Maui blog at for the latest on their new Dacron SpeedFreak, and “the lightest production wave sail on the market”, their new FireLight. And while we\’re doing things that bit different, British plastic fantastic multi-fin specialists K4 Fins have unveiled a new \’natural\’ white range … just in case you don\’t like yellow! More at

And finally, Norway\’s not been in the news for the nicest of reasons just lately – but to prove it\’s not all summer camp massacres and enraged polar bears, here\’s some chilled-out soulsurfing action from Erik Hildrestrand at Olmanneset Vigra … and relax!


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