At just 15 years old, Arthur Arutkin is already a great windsurfing talent and is sure to follow in the footsteps of his sister Alice. This short clip shows how much the young Frenchman is already ripping, stomping huge forwards, nailing solid backloops and putting in some clean wave rides at the beaches of Wissant, Wimereux and La Torche. Check it out and find more about Arthur on his website.
Austrian freestyler and tow-in superstar Max Mattisek has written a short review of the recent PWA Freestyle event at his local spot Podersdorf. Finishing 6th in the tow-in and 17th overall, check out Max\'s report HERE and his short promo clip below.
A quick reminder now about the online petition to contest the ISAF decision which potentially cuts windsurfing from the 2016 Olympics. The decision can still be changed and to help voice the windsurfing community\'s concern, a petition has been set up HERE. The aim is to get 25,000 signatories before presenting it to ISAF and with 17,000 names already submitted, make sure you register and share the petition as much as possible!
Next up this moring is Spanish sailor Jose Romero. Filmed at the untameable Pozo, check out Jose as he starts to nail his first Doubles and rides some waves right up the beach.
Young sailor Steven Max from Aruba was recently awarded the Athlete of the Year prize in his age group on his home island. Putting the prize money to good use, Steven flew his family over to Bonaire and taught them to windsurf! Find out more on the Hot Sails Maui blog HERE.
RRD ripper and multiple time British champion John Skye reports that he is back in the UK and ready for the first BWA event of the year at Rhosneigr. Read his thoughts on the event HERE and check back later today for the first reports from Wales as well as plenty more news and video action...