Blimey, is it that time of year already? August isn\'t through yet but it seems the 2012 flatwater ranges are launching. First off their marks, Simmer Style present their Veron, V-Max, 2-XC, SCS and new SCR sails in this movie... More at simmerstyle.com

Next up – hot on the heels of their big man Bjorn Dunkerbeck sewing up the 2011 World Slalom title, Starboard have unveiled their 2012 iSonics with this seemingly Hollywood-inspired trailer. "Racing machines designed for the highest top speeds, the quickest acceleration and powerful overtaking abilities..." Days of Thunder?!? Check out the new iSonics, iSonic Speeds, Futuras, UltraSonics, Formula Experience and even SUPer 8 at star-board.com

And staying with next year\'s offerings, although RRD don\'t strictly adhere to the annual calendar of launches, if you want to see what\'s on offer from the brand in 2012 none other than Roberto Ricci himself will be launching them at West Wittering next Friday 2 September on his way through to the National Windsurfing Festival. So, to get the first look at the Italian\'s new toys check out 2xs.co.uk ... and don\'t forget, there\'s plenty more to be found on the freeride festival of the year just up the road at nationalwindsurfingfestival.com

It sounds like the hot freestyle board for next year could well be the F2 Rodeo as piloted to 2011 World Cup victory by Steven Van Broeckhoven – who, alongside his teammate Andra

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