News Headlines – Thu 3rd

OK, so you\’d have to concede that today definitely qualifies as a slow news day following the conclusion of both the BWA and AWT wave series\’. So let\’s open with what happened next in Cornwall – check out Matthew Burridge\’s black-&-whites from yesterday out west at, Mike Archer remembers judging the event and posts pix of a killer Monday session after the BWA comp finished at, while Ben Proffitt\’s fully celebrating his British title now at

So it\’s apt that Proffitt\’s sponsors Simmer – of whom he talks very highly indeed – have released their full 2012 catalogue at In fact, here it is:

Open publication – Free publishing

Meanwhile in Maui, Kevin Pritchard\’s celebrating Team Ezzy\’s AWT season\’s second and third overall for himself and Graham Ezzy at, Maui Sails have announced their AWT people\’s choice prizewinner as Andrew Dawson at, Boujmaa seems to be enjoying himself now at, while Hot Sails Maui have posted this video interview between Ho\’okipa\’s youngest grommet, 7 year-old Dax Barker, and a long-time local legend, Mark Angulo, as commissioned by

Today\’s big movie comes from back here in Europe though – Success Comes In Gusts is the second in Davy Scheffers\’ Chasing The Dream project. More at and

Even closer to home, the Loughborough Uni crew have released this flick from the recent Student Windsurfing Festival and Aussie Kiss X weekend – action provided by Adam Sims and Max Rowe. More at


And finally, we\’ve been firmly left in the dark as to what\’s going down on the speedstrip out in Namibia for the Luderitz Speed Challenge, with no updates on for a few days now. So thanks to French oracle Windsurf Journal for this nugget from Anders Bringdal on the new windsurfer-friendly course: “there is no doubt for me now than optimum conditions and 45 to 50 knots of wind, I can go beyond 50 knots over 500 meters.” Sounds promising at


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Photo Credit: Matthew Burridge


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