News Headlines – Mon 12th

Isn\’t it great to start another British week with wind? Fortunately it hit the west country early for a thrilling conclusion to the UKWA Freestyle Tour down at Poole WIndFest last weekend. Event winner was Max Rowe – yet Adam Sims\’ third place behind Andy \’Bubble\’ Chambers was enough to clinch him the title of UKWA Freestyle Champion 2011. Check out the picture gallery and official event and season results at


In case you missed it on Friday, here\’s Adam Sims in training for UK domination earlier this year in Fuerte – and check out our interview with the man himself right here at Of course kudos too to the other UKWA National Freestyle Champions: Chloe Goodyear (women\’s), Nick Bentley (amateurs), Alex Mitchell (under-20), Oscar Carmichael (under-17), and Ike Bradley Baker (under-15). More at later this week

Meanwhile from southern Spain we have final results from the Raceboard Worlds – Britain\’s Harriet Ellis, Slovakia\’s Patrik Pollak and Spain\’s Santi Arteaga have been declared women\’s, men\’s and youths\’ Raceboard World Champions 2011. More at

Into the waves now, and all eyes are on Denmark today for the start of KIA @coldhawaii PWA Klitmoller. The forecast is pretty-much all-time for Wednesday, so expect to see fireworks from the world\’s finest wavesailors this week. Keep up with the action – which could start as early as this afternoon following registration – at and

OK, maybe not \’all eyes\’ as the RS:X racing fleet is gathering in Burgas, Bulgaria for the start of the RS:X European Windsurfing Championships and RS:X Youth European Windsurfing Championships today. We\’ll be keeping an eye on GBR\’s Bryony Shaw and Izzy Hamilton through the week. More at

As the wind continues to pound UK shores, it\’s good to see that Britain\’s fastest wavesailor the mighty Dave White has finally set foot back on a speedboard again after a prolonged absence from the discipline. Check out this movie of Whitey\’s Week last week – including speed on Southend\’s Ray, wavesailing Tide Mills on the South Coast … and a proud moment, as eldest son Reece lands his first jump. More at


And finally, Surfer Today are claiming that – based on a 2006 article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine – windsurfers (from a studied group of 107) suffer on average 1.5 injuries a year. More at … and be careful out there, kids!


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