News Headlines – Thurs 26th

Back on the water after an injury earlier in the winter, four-time world freestyle champion Gollito Estredo is ripping! In this rough cut from Andre Paskowski, Gollito nails all the latest moves, with Double Burners, Double Culos and much more thrown down in Venezuela! We also get a sneak peek at a new North Sails freestyle prototype. The first Freestyle World Cup event of the year launches tomorrow in Austria, is Gollito going to get the title back?

Tushingham Sails have launched a great new \’Ask The Experts\’ page on their website. Each month, the team will answer your questions on a different aspect of windsurfing. Up for discussion this month is sail design, so if you have any burning questions you\’d like to put to the panel, click HERE to head to the website.

The PWA slalom event at Reggio Calabria wrapped up earlier this week. Now online is a short clip of the action from Italy. Skip ahead to 0:47 to check out all the action, including the super close final finish which shows Bjorn Dunkerbeck sneaking ahead of Gonzalo Costa Hoevel by inches!

UK shop Boardskillz are happy to announce the next installment of their \’Northumberland Wave Slam\’ competition. An on-forecast competition, the event will only happen when suitable conditions arise and is open to everyone! With some great prizes to be had, dedicated photographers/videographers and a relaxed vibe, the event promises to be great fun for all involved. Head to the website for more details.

The Ocean Elements team in Vassiliki report from setting up the new and improved centre. “The job list includes rigging all our new Starboard 2012 kit, rebuilding the windsurf store to hold over 200 rigs and 150 boards and stocking the beach bar!!” Ocean Elements open for business in the next couple of weeks, head to their website to check out some fantastic deals.

Just down the beach in Vassiliki, the Club Vass team announce details of their famous Speed Week. Taking place in July, the week will be hosted by speed legend Dave White, with additional coaching from Colin Dixon and the rest of the team. If you\’re keen to push your top speed and improve your gybes, check out more details on the Club Vass website.

More video action later in our PM update… 

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