News Headlines – Tues 3rd

Today\’s news kicks off with a round-up of what the Pros are doing world-wide.

Canadian ripper Phil Soltysiak and Austrian powerhouse Max Matissek both share tweets about an intensely windy session at the lake in Podersdorf, Austria. With Max using a 3.4, should the riders at the upcoming PWA freestyle season opener be a bit worried? The list of competitors at Podersdorf is due for release very soon, so keep your eyes peeled to find out who will be popping, spinning and sliding at the Surf World Cup.

Young Steven Max from Aruba has been honoured at the Athlete of the Year awards at home in the Caribbean. Winning the \’Most Motivated\’ prize in the 13 and under category, the PWA\’s youngest ever competitor is going from strength to strength. Check out Steven in action on his website.

From one of the youngest windsurfers to one of the…\’most experienced.\’ 41-time World Champion Bjorn Dunkerbeck has launched a new website and it looks very nice. Keep up to date with the big man at

Mathias Genkel shares some more nice photos and a short report from a windy weekend on the Bodensee. Check out Mathias in action on his new Loft Quad sails HERE.

Out on Maui and Boujmaa Guilloul shares a photo of himself on crutches. As reported last week, Bouj injured himself in preparation for the Starboard photoshoot and it looks like he will be off the water for a while. All the best Boujmaa and a speedy recovery!

Dan Kaseler and Finian Maynard, the brains and driving force behind new sail loft Avanti, have released a video promoting the new Machine M-1 sail. The slickly edited clip shows the sails on the cutting board and in action on the water as well as looking at the brand\’s unique design process.

Australian slalom and formula sailor Sean O\’Brien is stoked with the newly updated Formula world rankings. Currently sat just outside the top ten, Sean is hungry to close the gap at the next event. See the full rankings HERE.

As reported last week, the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships in Cadiz, Spain saw ferocious winds test the racers throughout the competition. One day saw winds blowing over 50 knots, way too much for even the hardiest Olympic-hopefuls to hold down a 9.5 for official racing. Instead, the race committee organised a speed contest and a video of the action is now online. Some outstanding performances, great top speeds and savage crashes from Spain, enjoy…

UK Ladies Wave Champion Sarah Bibby is out training in Chile in preparation for the 2012 competition season. She has posted a great update, with some shots of her in action, on her blog HERE. With Sarah scoring plenty of waves at Matanzas and Topocalma, be sure to have a read.

The PM update will be full of great video action, so be sure to check back later.

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