So, today windsurfers all over Britain are setting off to Hayling Island for this weekend\'s National Windsurfing Festival – we\'ll probably see you there, then! Click nationalwindsurfingfestival.com for directions, the full weekend schedule, and much more. And meanwhile, to get you in the mood and help you endure the countdown to launch, today\'s headlines all come in a filmic form...
First up, JP Australia have released their 2012 photoshoot highlights from Maui, featuring their whole international team including Andy \'Bubble\' Chambers who\'s currently on route from yesterday\'s tow-in session at Hove Lagoon to the nationalwindsurfingfestival.com ready to show off his sponsor\'s 2012 range alongside all the other major brands. More JP at jp-australia.com
Fresh from that self-same tow-in session, Marcilio \'Brawzinho\' Browne (who you could get to meet tomorrow at nationalwindsurfingfestival.com) stars in ION\'s latest flick alongside Klaas Voget and Fabian Weber in South Africa and Chile. Shut Your Eyes and Feel the Force II and check out the full range of ION wetsuits, harnesses and other goodies at ion-essentials.com
Here\'s one from another imminent event – the 2011 Raceboard World Championships kicks off tomorrow in Hospitalet de l\'Infant, Spain. As competitors arrive at the venue, Ferran Castellnou has released this teaser clip. More at raceboard.org
Back on the road, check out Austrian NeilPryde team rider Matthias Zimmermann\'s summer sessions in Yes We Gran Can as he power freestyles Arinaga and full-power wavesails Pozo on Gran Canaria. More at neilpryde.com
From the Netherlands, here\'s a great skate-inspired short from PWA freestyle up-and-comer Davy Scheffers at home on a sunkissed and pretty exotic looking Brouwersdam in southern Holland. Enjoy episode one of A Dream Within a Dream. More Scheffers shenanigans at davy-h311.nl
This one made us chuckle – Splifsplaf features French freestyler Julien Mas and his freeriding Monteynard crew in action on Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet on the Drac River in south-eastern France. Mas Mas (en Français!) at julienmas-f7.blogspot.com
And finally, did we mention this weekend\'s National Windsurfing Festival on Hayling Island – more at nationalwindsurfingfestival.com? Thought so...
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Photo Credit: National Windsurfing Festival