Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday AM update.
Newly-formed sail brand Avanti report from their winter training base in the South of France. Peter Volwater and Finian Maynard are getting themselves, and their gear, tuned up for the approaching competition season. The wind has been relentless, allowing them to fully test their new quivers. Check out the full report here (avantisails.com)
World Cup Wave Sailor Klaas Voget has given his website a complete overhaul and it is looking amazing. Klaas is currently out training and testing on Maui, so keep up to date with all of his latest and action HERE.
The PWA have caught up with Italian lady racer and wave sailor Greta Benvenuti as part of their \'Sailor In Focus\' series. Find out what her favourite spots and moves are and what Greta has in store for 2012 - HERE. While on the PWA, the association is in search of a new Press Officer to take over the media duties. If you fancy travelling the world tour, have a flair for writing and online media experience then maybe the job is for you. Read the full job description HERE.
Being a Hawaiian waterman and one of the most stylish wave-riders on the planet means that you\'ve got to be pretty good at getting yourself out of a sticky situation. Check out Levi Siver avoiding a trip to the rocks at Ho\'okipa with some innovative manoeuvering!
We reported a while ago that Starboard were appealing for questions from the windsurfing public - the subject to be multiple world champion Bjorn Dunkerbeck. The questions and answers have now been released, so check out what the windsurfing world (mainly from the Netherlands!) wanted to find out from the big man. More HERE.
The EFPT report from their most recent judging clinic in Belgium. Run in conjunction with the IFCA, the clinic aimed to educate the attendees on managing international windsurf races and give a deeper insight into judging freestyle events. Headed up Tom Hartmann, find out more about the clinic and the upcoming 2012 here at the EFPT website (efpt.net)
The Loft Sails team sent us this brilliant video of the slalom guys putting in some intense winter training in Tarifa. It shows Benny van der Steen, Monty Spindler and the rest of the team turning and burning and often getting a little too close for comfort! 1:13, awesome slalom action...
We wrap up the AM update with news that freestyle whizz kid Amado Vrieswijk has hooked up with Severne Sails. The young gun sounds super stoked to be on the sails and promises some great new action on his website soon...
Check back later for some more video action in the PM update...