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  • "True Wind" takes windsurfing into imaginary worlds - SurferToday

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    22 May 2015 | 9:10 am
    SurferToday"True Wind" takes windsurfing into imaginary worldsSurferToday"I always imagined to windsurf in places where it actually was impossible to because of simple physics and other stuff. In surroundings where nobody would expect a windsurfer to fly through," Matissek tells the PWA World Tour. "In 'True Wind' I try to
  • World's best windsurfers hit the town's waves

    Windsurfing News
    23 May 2015 | 12:43 am
    Some 70 competitors from as far away as Australia, France and Poland arrived for round three of the BSA Slalom Championships. Organiser Darren Herbert , of Quiver Windsurfing, based at Dovercourt Boating Lake, was delighted with the success of the contest, which included tuition for youngsters and live music, alongside the main event.
  • "True Wind" takes windsurfing into imaginary worlds

    Windsurfing News
    22 May 2015 | 9:10 am
    Professional windsurfer Max Matissek has developed "True Wind," a project series that combines windsurfing and visual arts. The idea is great. Matissek selects unique spots to windsurf in, rides them, captures the whole set and then gets the photographs on canvas for a final painting. The result is quite appealing. "I always imagined to windsurf in places where it actually was impossible to because of simple physics and other stuff. In surroundings where nobody would expect a windsurfer to fly through," Matissek tells the PWA World Tour.
  • Two British 35-year-old men drown on holiday while swimming in lagoon off the coast of Malta 

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    24 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    … while swimming in a popular tourist lagoon off the coast of … snorkelers, divers, windsurfers and ramblers' by the Maltese Tourist Board. The …
  • Time to Sail on Snow

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    4 May 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Best moves filmed this year, 2015, by Greg Lafortune, Benjamin Cadieux and me with our windski and windsnow. Enjoy watching it! The post Time to Sail on Snow appeared first on Winter Windsurf.
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  • "True Wind" takes windsurfing into imaginary worlds - SurferToday

    22 May 2015 | 9:10 am
    SurferToday"True Wind" takes windsurfing into imaginary worldsSurferToday"I always imagined to windsurf in places where it actually was impossible to because of simple physics and other stuff. In surroundings where nobody would expect a windsurfer to fly through," Matissek tells the PWA World Tour. "In 'True Wind' I try to
  • A 70-mile windsurfing adventure with ducks and lightning strikes - SurferToday

    21 May 2015 | 4:07 am
    SurferTodayA 70-mile windsurfing adventure with ducks and lightning strikesSurferTodayThe young-at-heart windsurfer set sail with his Maui Sails Titan 9.5, but the journey wouldn't be exciting and fun without ducks, wind lulls, and lightning strikes. Let's hear him, in first person, starting off at Chesapeake Bay Bridge: "I was really and more »
  • Speed windsurfers enjoy a nuclear wind week - SurferToday

    19 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    SurferTodaySpeed windsurfers enjoy a nuclear wind weekSurferTodayAntoine Albeau and Lena Erdil have been crowned winners of the 2015 Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge, in Gruissan, France. While 1200 windsurfers battled in the windy marathon of the Défi Wind, a total of 190 riders from 13 different countries entered a ...
  • Pierre Mortefon wins the 2015 Défi Wind - SurferToday

    18 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    SurferTodayPierre Mortefon wins the 2015 Défi WindSurferTodayUp to 1200 amateur and professional windsurfers experienced powerful winds ranging between 40 and 60 knots, in all three days of competition. As a result, not all sailor made it to the finish line. Pierre Mortefon, the overall champion, was forced to
  • Dronetown, USA: how a rural region known for windsurfing and pear-farming ... - Quartz

    15 May 2015 | 4:51 am
    QuartzDronetown, USA: how a rural region known for windsurfing and pear-farming QuartzThe past decade has been economically tumultuous for most of the US. But some areas of the country have managed to thrive. Take the oil patch, for instance. Shale-rich North Dakota, Kentucky, and Texas enjoyed a surplus of jobs (at least until oil and more »
 
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  • World's best windsurfers hit the town's waves

    23 May 2015 | 12:43 am
    Some 70 competitors from as far away as Australia, France and Poland arrived for round three of the BSA Slalom Championships. Organiser Darren Herbert , of Quiver Windsurfing, based at Dovercourt Boating Lake, was delighted with the success of the contest, which included tuition for youngsters and live music, alongside the main event.
  • America's prettiest beach campsites

    14 May 2015 | 11:44 am
    Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Massachusetts . Campers and windsurfers alike flock to this 100-campsite spot for the great surf and wild roses blooming on the fringes of this two-mile beach.
  • Punta San Carlos

    7 May 2015 | 2:47 am
    The 60-kilometre road is only as daunting as the vehicle you are riding in. An old camper might take four or five hours.
  • Kiri Thode steals the European Tow-In Championship 2015

    4 May 2015 | 6:34 am
    Kiri Thode landed an outstanding, powerful double culo to claim the Chiemsee European Tow-In Championship 2015, in Podersdorf, Austria. Jose "Gollito" Estredo, Taty Frans, Tonky Frans, Kiri Thode, Max Matissek, Adam Sims and Julien Mas were some of the names that made it to the finals of the European Tow-In Championship 2015.
  • Sightings could mean great white sharks are making a comback

    30 Apr 2015 | 5:49 pm
    ABC7 captured this image of a windsurfer off the coast of Seal Beach near a shark on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. For decades, humans have terrorized great white sharks, killing them for sport, killing them in pursuit of other sea creatures, killing them out of fear.
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  • "True Wind" takes windsurfing into imaginary worlds

    22 May 2015 | 9:10 am
    Professional windsurfer Max Matissek has developed "True Wind," a project series that combines windsurfing and visual arts. The idea is great. Matissek selects unique spots to windsurf in, rides them, captures the whole set and then gets the photographs on canvas for a final painting. The result is quite appealing. "I always imagined to windsurf in places where it actually was impossible to because of simple physics and other stuff. In surroundings where nobody would expect a windsurfer to fly through," Matissek tells the PWA World Tour.
  • A 70-mile windsurfing adventure with ducks and lightning strikes

    21 May 2015 | 3:51 am
    Tony Vandenberg sailed a total of 21 hours and 30 minutes to successfully complete the WaterTribe OkoumeFest Ultra Marathon 2015, near Annapolis, Maryland, USA. The challenge consists of a 70-mile circumnavigation around Eastern Neck Island, Wye Island, and Kent Island. Vandenberg, also known as Bermuda Boy, won the Class 4 Small Sailboats (monohulls) after arriving at the destination 25 hours and 30 minutes later. The young-at-heart windsurfer set sail with his Maui Sails Titan 9.5, but the journey wouldn't be exciting and fun without ducks, wind lulls, and lightning strikes. Let's hear…
  • Speed windsurfers enjoy a nuclear wind week

    19 May 2015 | 2:11 am
    Antoine Albeau and Lena Erdil have been crowned winners of the 2015 Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge, in Gruissan, France. While 1200 windsurfers battled in the windy marathon of the Défi Wind, a total of 190 riders from 13 different countries entered a speed sailing contest set up by the Bjorn Dunkerbeck. After registering, sailors turned their GPS devices on and tried their best in 500-meter runs. Albeau managed to drive his board and sail at 34.7 knots, leaving Pieter Bijl (33 knots) and Dunkerbeck (32.78 knots) in the remaining podium positions.
  • Pierre Mortefon wins the 2015 Défi Wind

    18 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Pierre and Marion Mortefon have conquered the 2015 Défi Wind, in Gruissan, France. The event was run under nuclear Tramontane winds. Up to 1200 amateur and professional windsurfers experienced powerful winds ranging between 40 and 60 knots, in all three days of competition. As a result, not all sailor made it to the finish line. Pierre Mortefon, the overall champion, was forced to ride a 4.7 slalom because it was easy to be overpowered in such a challenging arena. Four races were run, and a total of 100 kilometers were sailed. It was really difficult out there.
  • The man who windsurfed to work via River Thames

    15 May 2015 | 2:54 am
    If you can't commute to work by train, why don't you catch... a windsurfer? That was exactly what Sir Alexander Allan thought of in the good old London days. Alex Allan was born on the 9th February, 1951. After completing his MSc in Statistic in the University College, London, Allan started working in the early 1980s as a freelance computer consultant in Australia. A few years later, Alex Allan kicked off a long career in the civil service, including as Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the Chancellor of the Exchequer; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice;…
 
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    Winter Windsurf

  • Time to Sail on Snow

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    4 May 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Best moves filmed this year, 2015, by Greg Lafortune, Benjamin Cadieux and me with our windski and windsnow. Enjoy watching it! The post Time to Sail on Snow appeared first on Winter Windsurf.
  • Just Different – snowsurf movie by Jevgenijs Gavrilovs

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    4 Mar 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Just Different from Jevgenijs Lat161 on Vimeo. The post Just Different – snowsurf movie by Jevgenijs Gavrilovs appeared first on Winter Windsurf.
  • Can’t Stop!

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    2 Mar 2015 | 4:05 am
    The post Can’t Stop! appeared first on Winter Windsurf.
  • Results from Winter Windsurf European Championship and Finnish Nationals 2015

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    23 Feb 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Here are official results of  Winter Windsurf European Championship and Finnish Nationals 2015. Please click on pictures to enlarge them. Thank’s to all competitors and organizers and congratulations to winners!   The post Results from Winter Windsurf European Championship and Finnish Nationals 2015 appeared first on Winter Windsurf.
  • Winter Windsurf Europeans 2015

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    23 Feb 2015 | 12:38 am
    Winter Windsurf Europeans 2015 from Sailpix.fi on Vimeo. The post Winter Windsurf Europeans 2015 appeared first on Winter Windsurf.
 
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  • Shark Mary Lee Heads South

    Michael
    21 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    Mary Lee has left the building. Or the coast of Long Island, which is good enough for me. When we last reported on the lovely 3,500 pound great white shark, she was idling away the hours off of Gilgo, whilst...
  • Great Big Shark

    Michael
    13 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    The only people I want to hear telling me that sharks are beautiful creatures that pose no danger to humans are windsurfers and SUPpers who have had a shark display interest in them while out on the water. Happened to...
  • Why teach kids windsurfing?

    Michael
    7 May 2015 | 4:57 am
    This applies to windsurfing as well! First seen as posted by Chimply Lord Scotworth (the Earl of Kielt) on Facebook. To save some money, go to the swap meet this Saturday at Hampton Watersports!
  • Swap Meet Next Saturday

    Michael
    4 May 2015 | 4:06 am
    I''m repeating it for good measure. And because I love swap meets! Windsurfing. Stand up paddling. Kiteboarding. Stuff to buy, to sell, to swap. I love swap meets. All that gear that's seen all that wind and water. Waves even!...
  • The Family That Sails Together

    Michael
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    Liz Patton posted this photo of Mike Burns and chickadees in Cape Hatteras on Facebook. Had to repost it!
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  • Carbon Art New Zealand Wave Sailing Nationals 2015 goes off!

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    11 May 2015 | 12:47 am
    The 2015 Wavesailing Nationals were held down at Taranaki over the weekend. The forecast was a little sketchy so everyone was stoked to be greeted at Kina Road by blue skies, a bit of wind and some clean sets rolling down the point. With 5/6 people in each heat, light wind on the inside and long lulls between sets, getting two decent waves in 15 minutes was the challenge. read more
  • Rivers and Coast Users Survey - Wellington

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    22 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
    If you sail in the Wellington Region at all you could add your opinion... Everyday, people in the Wellington region use and enjoy our harbours, coasts and rivers in a variety of different ways. Greater Wellington Regional Council and local councils monitor and report on the quality of the water at popular beaches and river swimming spots so you know if there are any health risks present. read more
  • Canterbury Windsports end-of-season prizegiving

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    10 Apr 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Sun 3 May 2015 TBC, Christchurch It's time to wind up the 2014-15 season. The CWA prize giving will be held at The Speights Ale House in Ferrymead on Sunday May 3rd from 4pm. There will be a bar-b-que at $10 per head, non-members $20. Please RSVP asap to the secretary@cwa.org.nz so we can confirm numbers for catering. PS: If you still have a trophy from last year then please return to Al at Groundswell 1030 Ferry Road. read more
  • Wellington Windsurfing Film night and AGM

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    10 Apr 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Thu 23 Apr 2015 Paramount Cinema, Wellington Join us pre-show drinks and a quick AGM from 7.00pm. We will kick off the movie double feature after that around 8.15pm. Red Bull Storm Chase - A Force 10 Adventure displays all the incredible footage of the most extreme windsurfing action ever captured. The SUP Movie - a documented progression that will change the sport forever, leading it in a direction of radical turns, giant aerials, and massive barrels. read more
  • Formula and Raceboard Windsurfing class combined with the “Kendall Cup” to make regatta a huge success.

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    1 Apr 2015 | 8:46 pm
    The Formula and Raceboard Windsurfing class combined their Nationals with the “Kendall Cup” to create a strong field from around New Zealand in a two day regatta at Manly Sailing Club. Manly Sailing Club’s wonderful facilities and setting, coupled with the enthusiasm of volunteers made for a great welcome on a perfect day for racing on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2015. A light northerly breeze of 7 to 12 knots along with “that” competitive nature enticed the 19 sailors to rig the big sails. read more
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  • 5 24 15 morning call

    24 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    South swell is pumping as the snip from the Lahaina and Ala Moana webcams shows. Stopped by Hookipa at sunset and there sure was some size, but really unclean breaking pattern.I have the same chair.Buoys.Pauwela5.8ft @ 9s from 5° (N) Barbers2.2ft @ 13s from 196° (SSW) 1.6ft @ 16s from 202° (SSW) 1.5ft @ 10s from 275° (W) 1.3ft @ 20s from 218° (SW) which means more continued action on both shores. I love the Barbers' readings: there's all kind of periods and that means the overlapping of different swells or at least swell trains coming from different parts of the many fetches that have…
  • 23 5 15 morning call

    23 May 2015 | 7:56 am
    Below a pretty crazy backloop off the lip attempt by Graham Ezzy at Jaws last winter. Photo by Jimmie Hepp.Yesterday it was another really fun day on the south shore. Thanks to the lack of wind, I managed to squeeze three sessions by 1pm.Buoys.NW6ft @ 8s from 4° (N) 3ft @ 10s from 331° (NNW) 2.6ft @ 13s from 160° (SSE) 2.4ft @ 11s from 345° (NNW) Pauwela3.1ft @ 9s from 344° (NNW)            2.9ft @ 5s from 4° (N) 1.5ft @ 11s from 340° (NNW)  Barbers1.8ft @ 14s from 196° (SSW) 1.8ft @ 9s from 288° (WNW) 1.6ft @ 12s from 182°…
  • 22 May 2015 | 11:32 am

    22 May 2015 | 11:32 am
    South shore coming in at waist to chest high. 
  • 22 May 2015 | 11:32 am

    22 May 2015 | 11:32 am
    South shore coming in at waist to chest high. 
  • 22 May 2015 | 8:33 am

    22 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    Saturday there's the annual Dooma Photos slide show at Lulu's in Lahaina.     I spent the whole day on the south shore yesterday and observed the swell grow from pretty much nothing in the morning to shoulder high sets in the late afternoon. I think it was the transition when the fetch crossed over New Zealand. Weather maps shows the lack of isobars over the islands (no wind) and an approaching front. Gonna bring short period N waves (mostly tonight and tomorrow, not much at the Pauwela buoy yet and those 8-9s waves travel slow), N winds and a little…
 
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  • Spring feelings 2015

    Chris Pressler
    17 May 2015 | 4:06 am
    The spring arrived just during the first week of May. The leaves are growing , the wine, too and beautiful red corn poppy flowers already swing in the the gentle breeze on the flat fields around the lake. The temperature of air and water is constantly above 15° during day time. Once an experienced lake local told me, when water and air reach 30° in total windsurfing gets comfortable and relaxed. I just can agree and stored all my long sleeve wetsuits, booties, gloves and hoods down in the basement.
  • Austrian Slalom Nationals 2015

    Chris Pressler
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Racing season started last weekend at Lake Neusiedl. For the first time we had a Slalom event at the most northern spot on the lake, at Neusiedl. The WSA (Windsurfing Austria) held the Austrian Nationals 2015 during the last weekend at the Austrian Sailing Center at Lake Neusiedl, who allowed us to use all the fantastic facilities of a modern trainings center. The wind was great on Saturday and  the motivated race crew ran 8 full rounds of downwind racing in chilly conditions. I had to use gloves, booties and a hood. Most of the competitors didn’t care much about the cold wind and…
  • Goodbye winter – welcome spring 2015

    Chris Pressler
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:33 am
    We had a long winter in Austria, but the April saw great wind conditions. Still chilly, but sailable with gloves and hood. The water level is nice, what allows to sail behind the little reed islands. Kerstin took a few shots recently, riding the lake with the 82 Twinser and a 4,7 m. That was real fun! There is still snow on the mountains in the background…Now the season will really start with warmer temperatures. Welcome spring, it’s about time after almost 5 cold months!   ©Kerstin Reiger 2015: two shots from a windy sunny day at Podersdorf in the full dry suit…
  • A successful instructor course 2015

    Chris Pressler
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Just had a great week teaching young motivated windsurfers at Lake Neusiedl to become windsurfing teachers (VÖWS windsurfing teachers). We had 15 participants joining the course at Podersdorf during the easter holidays for six days. Most of them were from, but we had even participants from Slovakia and Slovenia this year. The Mission to Surf Windsurfing center was the perfect location to run the course. We had wind conditions from 1 to 7 Beaufort and all participants improved their skills. It was definitely fun to windsurf in strong wind conditions with the big beginner boards with dagger…
  • Winter wonderland 2015

    Chris Pressler
    9 Jan 2015 | 3:41 pm
    We spent the Christmas days and New Year in the Austrian Alps with the family and a lot of fresh snow. The winter wonderland was beautiful. Already missed it and will return to the mountains soon as possible.
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  • Culo – Giovanni Passani

    medea
    24 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    A Culo by the Italian windsurfer Giovanni Passani at Lake Neusiedl, Austria. The post Culo – Giovanni Passani appeared first on Continentseven.
  • 10 most popular articles last week

    medea
    24 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Maybe you missed some of the articles on Continentseven? These are the 10 most popular articles of last week. The post 10 most popular articles last week appeared first on Continentseven.
  • Mattia Pedrani at Imperia

    medea
    24 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    Recently the Italian windsurfer Mattia Pedrani scored some nice waves at Imperia on the Ligurian riviera in Italy. The post Mattia Pedrani at Imperia appeared first on Continentseven.
  • Katie McAnena at Magheroarty

    medea
    21 May 2015 | 8:46 am
    Katie McAnena scored some big waves at Magheroarty in north west Donegal, which is one of her favorite spots for windsurfing in Ireland. The post Katie McAnena at Magheroarty appeared first on Continentseven.
  • Backside Aerial Backloop – Philip Köster

    medea
    21 May 2015 | 7:13 am
    A perfect Backside Aerial Backloop by Philip Köster at Pozo Izquierdo two days ago. The post Backside Aerial Backloop – Philip Köster appeared first on Continentseven.
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  • Daily Round-Up – Friday 22nd May

    Amy Carter - Editor
    22 May 2015 | 4:39 am
    It’s finally here! We’ve got the introduction up for our speed board testing right here, but it’s not just a board intro there’s some valuable speedsailing tips in there too. There’s no reason why all of us can’t be speed sailors and, as Adrian says in there, 40+ knots is accessible for any good freeride […] The post Daily Round-Up – Friday 22nd May appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
  • Intro: 2015 50+ SPEED BOARD TEST – BREAKING 40 KNOTS!

    Amy Carter - Editor
    22 May 2015 | 4:07 am
    With modern equipment, 40 knots is now a realistically attainable speed for any ambitious and competent freeride sailor. So, why not give some purpose to all that blasting about, spice up your windsurfing and make this your next big windsurfing goal? Adrian Jones and his test Clones test out four dedicated speed boards that will […] The post Intro: 2015 50+ SPEED BOARD TEST – BREAKING 40 KNOTS! appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
  • Win – MTB Outfit From ION

    Amy Carter - Editor
    22 May 2015 | 2:52 am
    Want to win some ION goodies?  The post Win – MTB Outfit From ION appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
  • Slalom Virgin – How To Take On Your First Event

    Amy Carter - Editor
    21 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    Alfie Hart journeyed to the recent BSA in Harwich to take part in his first ever slalom event. Alf also rocked up to the event with just one board, one sail (a 6.5!!!) and no experience or idea what to expect at his very first slalom event. Alfie’s documented the whole experience, including some useful tips […] The post Slalom Virgin – How To Take On Your First Event appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
  • Price + Late Hit = Broken

    Amy Carter - Editor
    21 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    In windsurfing things can go from awesome to disaster in just a matter of seconds, so it’s always worth making sure you’re sailing with good friends around you to help out, as this video from Jony Price proves. Jony was enjoying the epic conditions of Magheroarty until around 2 mins 45 in the video, when […] The post Price + Late Hit = Broken appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
 
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