Yesterday afternoon as the trial heats came to a close and official competition began some time was taken to honour Andre Paskowski. All the competitors and PWA Crew gathered around a huge wreath of flowers that had been organised by Ricardo Campello, one of Andre's closest friends.

The worlds finest windsurfers remained there for two minutes of silence to pay their respects before Ricardo and Klass Voget swam the wreath out into the ocean waves. Despite Ricardo's best efforts the wreath was flipped by the oncoming wind and waves where the flowers remained in what some might see as a fitting tribute to Andre's latest movie project - 'Below The Surface'.

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Rest In Peace Andre Paskowski.