News Headlines – Monday 30th

Good morning everyone! It\’s been a busy weekend in the windsurf world so we\’ll jump in feet-first to kickstart your week…

Starting with a quick blog roundup. Austrian freestyler Max Mattisek reports on a trip of testing and training in Tenerife. Another freestyler, this time Mathias Genkel has some great reports and photos on his site portraying him battling it out with the German winter. GC has a great write-up about some BIG days on Maui\’s North Shore with some amazing pictures – check it out here. In the Tweetosphere, Brit \’stylers Bubble and Max Rowe are reporting that their isn\’t much wind in Cape Town at the moment, but they have been surfing with a pod of dolphins! Alright for some…

Time for some video action now. We just missed this first video from Friday\’s post, but it is worth the wait. The UMI Pictures crew have produced this epic, 10-minute long video documenting the Brazilian boys absolutely charging at Ho\’okipa and discussing what the spot means to them. An action-packed video to start your week with, check out Kauli Seadi, Ricardo Campello and Brawzinho doing their thing…

That\’s your action fix out of the way…wait, you want more? Here you go then; Josh Willmot of Blacklab is the producer behind an upcoming video of the North/Fanatic team freestyling in Brazil. If the action from Gollito, Max Rowe and Andre Paskowski in this trailer is anything to go by, the full feature should be sick. Keep an eye out for it this week.

Up next is a great interview with British Wave Champion Ben Proffit. Ben is currently out living the dream in West Oz and Gunfire Images managed to pin him down and ask him a few questions. A great read, head over to the Gunfire website now.

Recreas is a Belgian organisation who aim to get disabled people involved in sports. Every year they run \’European Surfweek\’, providing a week of surfing lessons for people with sensory or motor handicaps which wraps up with a competition. Recreas are offering 15 free places for people around Europe to participate at the event in August – if you, or someone you know, would like to partake in this great event then check out the website.

No Fear have been in touch about their Fearless Fred competition which draws to a close in the next few days. If you think you\’ve got what it takes head over to the website and you could win a holiday to Las Vegas to get scared stiff driving a NASCAR and skydiving!

It has always been a bit tricky when you\’re on the go and need to check the wind, but Steve Jarvis\’ awesome new app should make it a breeze [Editor\’s apologies for that pun]. WindFreak promises to deliver GFS and NWW3 forecast data direct to your phone, so you never have to worry that you\’re missing the wind! A free download at the moment, why not support SJ as he develops the app and upgrade to the Pro version?

We wrap up this morning with some freestyle action from Bonaire. Have a peep at Bjorn Saragoza, Choco Frans and Amado Vrieswijk tearing it up in the Caribbean…

Remember to check back later for the PM update, lots more news and video action coming to you…


Photo Credit: Gunfire Images


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