News Headlines – Mon 19th

Good morning and welcome to a new week of news.

To get started we will have a round up of what all the pros are blogging about around the world. Danish racer Kurosh Kiani reflects on the last few months and how they seem to have flown past. Currently out training in on Maui for the first slalom event on the PWA next month, Kurosh is living the dream…More HERE.

Also out on Maui is Dutch freestyle whizz-kid Paul Zeper. Now his work on the latest Hot Sails Maui product is complete, he is focusing more on his own projects as he prepares for a new video, as well as getting in some super windy freestyle sessions on the North Shore. Check out Paul\’s windsurf heaven HERE.

Out in Egypt is the team of Phil Richards and Danielle Lucas. They have updated their website with news of how the pre-season training is going in the windy desert – HERE.

Our first video of the week now. We reported last week that Amado Vrieswijk from Bonaire had signed to Severne Sails. Here is his first action clip on the S-1 showing him ripping it up – keep an eye out for him on the PWA this year!

Speaking of the PWA, the association have announced that former world Wave Champion turned slalom sailor, Josh Angulo has signed up with Point-7 sails for 2012. After a recent departure from Gun, Josh sounds extremely motivated and excited to be part of the \’dark side\’. Check out more HERE.

Next up is an amazing clip courtesy of the Minds Wide Open team. Check out this helicopter footage of World Wave Champion Philip Koster at Pozo as he sticks 4 perfect backloops in a row – unbelievable! To see more of Koster in action, head to the MWO website to get your copy… has spotted a shot of Philip testing a 2013 Starboard Quad down under at Margaret River. Head over to his website to check out what\’s in store for next year… HERE.

Reporting live from Maui is the Globalshots team. Determined to catch all of the hottest action on the water, Jay Haysey has uploaded the first part of his awesome gallery from Hawaii. Head over to the website to see more awesome shots like this!

The Fuerteventura Wave Classic has got off to a mixed start. During a warm-up session, Shannon Bohny had a terrible crash and broke his leg. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the water soon! Replacing him is Jose Romero. Also suffering is Dutch sailor Amanda Beenen whose ankle is now on the mend after a recurring injury gave her a lot of trouble.

Day One saw the contestants move to Majanicho, but unfortunately the wind didn\’t deliver. Day Two saw great winds at Majanicho and some small waves. After the first four heats, it is Team 2 (Nicole Boronat, Yannick Anton, Andrew Fawcett, Federico Infantino) who are in the lead.

The forecast looks good for the next few days, so keep up to speed on the FWC Facebook page and check out the awesome album of the action so far.

Lastly, our technique guru Jem Hall wants your problems! If you need some help with anything related to windsurf technique, tuning your equipment, or if you\’re unsure where to go next, just drop Jem an email at [email protected] and you could feature as part of his next Problem Page. The perfect way to get some top-level coaching…

Check back later for more video action in the PM update!

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