News Headlines – Weds 28th

The newly-founded Avanti sails team report from shooting out on Maui. Peter Volwater has been loving the new hi-tech Avanti race sails and has been blessed with wind everyday since his arrival. With some more photoshoots lined up, Peter is looking forward to trying out the new wave sails as well. Read more on the Avanti blog HERE.

Another sailor out in Hawaii for photoshoot season is UK Wave Champion Ben Proffitt. Not the biggest fan of starboard tack conditions, Ben headed out early to get into the groove before the Simmer photoshoot starts and has already got himself into all sorts of trouble! To read about ridiculous excess baggage fees, stolen cars, empty Ho\’okipa, crowded Ho\’okipa and all the other highs and lows of life on Maui, head to Ben\’s website by clicking HERE.

The PWA have caught up with top slalom powerhouse Arnon Dagan. The latest subject in their \’Sailor In Focus\’ series, click to the PWA website to find out why gybing is so hard, what stops Arnon feeling like a dog, his dreams for 2012 and much more…

Another great video from the KSB team now. After yesterday\’s focus on Dario Ojeda, the crew have turned the spotlight on Iballa Moreno in this nice video portrait. Combined with action from the Fuerte Wave Classic, Iballa reveals how she got started in windsurfing, all about her sponsors, how she juggles surfing, SUPing and windsurfing and just who is better…her or Daida?

Fabrice Beaux is stoked after returning from his fifth trip to the Phillipines. The Pagudpud region delivered some amazing conditions once again, so much so that Fabrice has set up his is own centre! Check out some awesome shots and a full rundown on the sick wave conditions to be had in South East Asia over on the Neil Pryde page.


The RS:X World Championships in Cadiz, Spain saw moew ballistic winds yesterday. With gusts reaching over 50 knots, official racing was cancelled with $1,000 on offer for the fastest sailor in a speed competition. The competitors went out on their RS:X gear – remember, that\’s 9.5 metre sails for the men and 8.5m for the women! The men\’s winner was defending World Champion Dorian van Rijsselberge with a rapid 31.86 knots, while Hanna Zembrzuska topped the ladies fleet with 25.92 knots. Check out the action from yesterday in this video…

That\’s the news for this update, check back later for some great videos in the PM update…

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