Good morning and welcome to Thursday\'s AM update.
Starting us off today is news from one of the most active bloggers out there, Mathias Genkel. In a \'mild\' 2 degrees celcius, Mathias has been out, battling his way through ice again all so he can get a session in. Check out his chilly video below and read the full write up on his blog.
Our next bit of video comes courtesy of Sam Bittner from the American Windsurfing Tour. Shot on Maui a few days ago, it would seem that the locals there are getting excited for the 2012 AWT and Sam managed to catch a few of them out sailing at Ho\'okipa. It looks as if the AWT is shaping up very nicely this year and with Naish and Hot Sails Maui signed up as the most recent tour sponsors, it should be a really cool series. Find out more here.
Calling all existing bigsalty.co.uk or bigsalty.com weather users. Big Salty Weather is running a survey whereby anyone who fills it out before the end of February can have the chance of winning a prestigiuous Big Salty hoody. The Big Salty development plans mean that they have got a lot to squeeze in to 2012 so all entries will help make a difference. You can do that here. Catch your slice of the action here, or for global forecasts here.
Next up is news from Point-7/RRD slalom sailor Pascal Toselli. Currently out training in Tenerife, Pascal has scored some awesome conditions with wind nearly everyday. The Point-7 slalom course we mentioned a couple of weeks ago is getting put to good use as Pascal puts his new RRD X-Fires through their paces. Read all about it here.
The AM update wraps up with news that Club Vass are inviting you to feel the love! If you book a holiday for selected weeks in June and bring along a beginner windsurfer friend, not only will they benefit from the extra special newcomers\' clinics running, but you will both receive £100 off your holiday. A great incentive to get your next holiday booked - head over to the Club Vass website now!
Check back later for more news and video in the PM update.