News Headlines – Tue 13th

We\’ll try to keep this brief today, as the event of the moment KIA @coldhawaii PWA Klitmoller is kicking off in fine style – if you do nothing else today, just watch this! Much more at

It\’s looking like a Kauli Seadi, Victor Fernandez, Ricardo Campello and Phillip Koster final four in the first single – but with a strong British showing we\’ve already seen John Skye and Ross Williams advance to the quarter-finals. See yesterday\’s report and keep up with the standings today at

Kauli has arrived in Denmark fresh from a win at the Ibiraquera Wave Contest, as we reported last week – and now for the full story of the event, you can hit

Meanwhile Ross Williams has arrived in Cold Hawaii fresh from a racecourse win elsewhere in Denmark at the Waterz Downwind Slalom Marathon race in Hvide Sande. Over 250 competitors registered for Saturday\’s headline slalom contest, and Rossco came in first ahead of Jesper Vesterstrøm and Nikolai Kruppa. Full results at and more reportage on Sean O\’Brien\’s tour diary at

Right on cue, Ross\’s sponsors Gaastra have released details of their new Formula board – the Gaastra Vapor Racing 2 promises to “blitz the fleet out of the starting gate and annihilate anything in its path” at

Day one of the RS:X European Windsurfing Championships is being described as \’champagne racing\’ in a 15-knot breeze out in Bulgaria. After a third race today Greece\’s Byron Kakalanis leads the men from Poland\’s Myszka Piotr and Israel\’s Nimrod Mashiah, while Israel\’s Lee-el Korzits has posted three bullets to lead the women\’s fleet ahead of Poland\’s Sofia Klapecka. Of the Brits, Bryony Shaw has slipped back to fifth, Izzy Hamilton\’s back in 12th, eight points behind Claudia  Carney in 11th. Here\’s the day one movie – more at

And here\’s one that nearly passed us by – Hyeres in France hosted the IFCA Women\’s Slalom World Champs and Junior, Youth and Masters European Champs, 7-11 September. France\’s Delphine Cousin emerged victorious in the main event ahead of Lise Vidal, while Benjamin Auge was first junior, William Alikiagalelei first youth, and breaking the Gallic stronghold Pedro Soares from Portugal finished first master. More at

Onto the speed course, there\’s an update on the European Speedsailing Championship on the IWA website after the German Champs last week – and as we get set for the tour finale at Weymouth Speed Week it looks like Britain\’s Zara Davis is well set up to take the Women\’s European Speed title, while in the men\’s fleet it\’s between two Swedes, Anders Bjorkqvist and Daniel Borgelind. More at

Back in Britain, following the super-successful National Windsurfing Festival at Hayling Island a couple of weeks ago and last weekend\’s awesome Poole Windfest, this coming weekend it\’s Scotland\’s turn to tempt the freeride masses north of the border as Troon hosts Scottish Windfest, 17-18 September on yet another great forecast. More at

And finally, out in France Hot Sails Maui freestyler Julien Mas has been taking tow-in to a whole new level: behind a wakeboard boat on Lake Monteynard. Check out this sick vid, and find out more at, and



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