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  • A healthy New Year's resolution for windsurfers

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    10 Dec 2014 | 3:24 am
    Promising a health behavior change for next year can be a powerful motivator for increased health and fitness in windsurfing. But it can also be a disappointment. Henrik Beyer gives us a few pointers to increase the effectiveness of a healthy New Year's resolution in windsurfers. Lack of motivation or life circumstances can hinder even the most determined windsurfer to get or stay healthy and fit for windsurfing. Research has shown that people who decide to start an exercise program are far more successful if they plan their change and are prepared for setbacks and get social support. We know…
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    10 Dec 2014 | 3:36 am
    SurferTodayA healthy New Year's resolution for windsurfersSurferTodayPromising a health behavior change for next year can be a powerful motivator for increased health and fitness in windsurfing. But it can also be a disappointment. Henrik Beyer gives us a few pointers to increase the effectiveness of a healthy New Year
  • Brad Domke, Oliver Bridge, Thomas Traversa and Amaury Lavernhe are...

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    16 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    They have been inspiring our lives and pushing the limits of wave sports. They are the most talented surfers, kiteboarders, windsurfers and bodyboarders of our oceans in 2014.
  • Bernotas and Elfutina celebrate victory in Melbourne

    Windsurfing News
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:55 am
    Juozas Bernotas and Stefania Elfutina dominated the RS:X windsurfing races at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, in Australian waters. The Lithuanian sailor only needed to finish the medal race to win the gold medal, but he put on a masterful display of good tactics to cross the line in fourth. "My goal was to have a clear start, a clear race and cross the finish line. To qualify for the World Cup Final is a really nice for me and not a bad Christmas present as well," notes Bernotas.
  • Austin Adventures announces Multisport Europe

    Windsurfing News
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    … incorporate a variety of outdoor activities. “Throughout the … rafting and windsurfing. All of Austin Adventures’ new Europe … in booking during the holiday season when families … found in the Austin Adventures award-winning adventure vacation catalogs. Custom …
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  • A healthy New Year's resolution for windsurfers - SurferToday

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:36 am
    SurferTodayA healthy New Year's resolution for windsurfersSurferTodayPromising a health behavior change for next year can be a powerful motivator for increased health and fitness in windsurfing. But it can also be a disappointment. Henrik Beyer gives us a few pointers to increase the effectiveness of a healthy New Year
  • Escaping Cuba on a Windsurfer - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsEscaping Cuba on a WindsurferScuttlebutt Sailing NewsAlex Morales journeyed from Cuba to America… by windsurfer. This is the story of his brave journey across the ocean and to becoming a respected board shaper. Like many of Miami's population, Alex Morales's life started in the Communist dictatorship of ...
  • Left Field: Chance to enhance the already rich legacy of departing windsurfing ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    6 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Left Field: Chance to enhance the already rich legacy of departing windsurfing South China Morning Post (subscription)After more than two decades of running the show, windsurfing coach Rene Appel had become a fixture at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, where he kept churning out champions. But all good things come to an end, and last week Appel revealed he would not ...
  • Professional windsurfing comes to Eastbourne - Sail World

    4 Dec 2014 | 2:10 am
    Professional windsurfing comes to EastbourneSail WorldThe Wellington Windsurfing Association Eastbourne Slalom Plus event on the 29th and 30th of November stepped it up a notch this year with the presence of three competitors from the final round of the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) World ...
  • The windsurfer with one leg and loads of talent - SurferToday

    3 Dec 2014 | 11:22 am
    SurferTodayThe windsurfer with one leg and loads of talentSurferTodayWindsurfing can change lives, but a young man with only one leg didn't imagine that a board and a sail would become addicted to life in the water. Meet Dr. Hannes Rieger. He's our hero. When I was only 19 years old, he was involved in a car accident as
 
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  • Brad Domke, Oliver Bridge, Thomas Traversa and Amaury Lavernhe are...

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    They have been inspiring our lives and pushing the limits of wave sports. They are the most talented surfers, kiteboarders, windsurfers and bodyboarders of our oceans in 2014.
  • St Mawes Sailing Club teenager gets Laser dinghy

    8 Dec 2014 | 12:46 am
    KIERAN Andrews, 14, who sails at St Mawes Sailing Club, has been successful in his application for his very own Laser dinghy. For the second year running, 13 aspiring young sailors throughout the country have been awarded their very own boats and windsurfers, donated by the John Merricks Sailing Trust , the official charity partner of the RYA OnBoard programme.
  • The windsurfer with one leg and loads of talent

    3 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Windsurfing can change lives, but a young man with only one leg didn't imagine that a board and a sail would become addicted to life in the water. Meet Dr. Hannes Rieger.
  • Windsurfing grandmother from Falmouth still going strong at 70

    1 Dec 2014 | 4:50 am
    AN INSPIRATIONAL grandma from Falmouth is encouraging people of all ages to exercise when they can - just like she does as a 70-year-old windsurfer. Teena Gustafsson first tried out the sport 29-years-ago after watching her husband, Stefan, and sons doing it for fun.
  • Inspirational grandmother still skiing at 70

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    AN INSPIRATIONAL grandma from Falmouth is encouraging people of all ages to exercise when they can - just like she does as a 70-year-old windsurfer. Teena Gustafsson first tried out the sport 29-years-ago after watching her husband, Stefan, and sons doing it for fun.
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  • Bernotas and Elfutina celebrate victory in Melbourne

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:55 am
    Juozas Bernotas and Stefania Elfutina dominated the RS:X windsurfing races at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, in Australian waters. The Lithuanian sailor only needed to finish the medal race to win the gold medal, but he put on a masterful display of good tactics to cross the line in fourth. "My goal was to have a clear start, a clear race and cross the finish line. To qualify for the World Cup Final is a really nice for me and not a bad Christmas present as well," notes Bernotas.
  • A healthy New Year's resolution for windsurfers

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:24 am
    Promising a health behavior change for next year can be a powerful motivator for increased health and fitness in windsurfing. But it can also be a disappointment. Henrik Beyer gives us a few pointers to increase the effectiveness of a healthy New Year's resolution in windsurfers. Lack of motivation or life circumstances can hinder even the most determined windsurfer to get or stay healthy and fit for windsurfing. Research has shown that people who decide to start an exercise program are far more successful if they plan their change and are prepared for setbacks and get social support. We know…
  • The windsurfer with one leg and loads of talent

    3 Dec 2014 | 10:51 am
    Windsurfing can change lives, but a young man with only one leg didn't imagine that a board and a sail would become addicted to life in the water. Meet Dr. Hannes Rieger. He's our hero. When I was only 19 years old, he was involved in a car accident as a passenger. After severe complications, Rieger lost his left leg. He had just finished high school, and he was ready to start his life. "A few years after my accident, some friends told me about windsurfing and what a fantastic sport it was. Then I had the idea to jump on a large board with a friend and give it a try," explains Hannes Rieger.
  • Tim Wood prevails at the Eastbourne Slalom Plus 2014

    3 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    Tim Wood has stolen the Eastbourne Slalom Plus 2014, in New Zealand. The event held by the Wellington Windsurfing Association (WWA) attracted sailors who competed on the PWA World Tour stage in New Caledonia, including Wood, Laurence Carey and Basti Kordel. The anticipated matchup between these three did not occur, Carey was nursing a badly sprained ankle and under doctors orders did not race, but did an excellent job recording the race finishes.
  • Giard and Shaw sweep the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final

    30 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    Louis Giard and Bryony Shaw have conquered the RS:X Windsurfing titles at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Giard knew it was a tough task, but the Frenchman managed to beat Greek star Byron Kokkalanis, in the critical medal race. Nick Dempsey finished fifth to secure bronze. "I am super happy. It's my first win in the senior fleet, so it was a really good day for me. Some of them have some Olympic medals, so I tried to have fun and sail well without pressure and enjoy the fact that I am racing in Abu Dhabi," expressed Louis Giard.
 
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  • Austin Adventures announces Multisport Europe

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    … incorporate a variety of outdoor activities. “Throughout the … rafting and windsurfing. All of Austin Adventures’ new Europe … in booking during the holiday season when families … found in the Austin Adventures award-winning adventure vacation catalogs. Custom …
  • CouProm Travel Launches Partnership with Sabre Travel Network

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    CouProm Travel is available on the Sabre Travel Network, providing 400,000 travel professionals worldwide with access to an innovative and unique travel app. MIAMI, FL, USA, December 17, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- CouProm Travel is proud to announce a …
  • Caribbean Adventures Worth Leaving Your All-Inclusive For

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:09 pm
    … rain, the best time to visit is November through May. Scuba … circuit and tourism map. Home to international kiteboarding and windsurfing competitions (Cabarete … peak. On KE Adventure's 14-day family adventure tour, you can …
  • $7.1 Million on Day One for Peak 8

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    Breckenridge Grand Vacations Announces Avalanche of Sales to Preferred Customers for Grand Colorado on Peak 8 BRECKENRIDGE, CO, USA, December 11, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Breckenridge Grand Vacations blew single-day sales records out of the water …
  • Sardinian activity resort will serve all your holiday requirements

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:07 am
    … minute of their summer holiday splayed like a lizard … main pool offer indoor or outdoor eating and the all-inclusive … from Heathrow, transfers, sailing and windsurfing equipment and tuition, kayaking, … .uk 0844 273 6793. Tourist info: sardegnaturismo.it/en …
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    Winter Windsurf

  • New movie from Norway

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    15 Dec 2014 | 10:12 pm
  • Calendar of season 2014/2015

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    15 Dec 2014 | 1:43 am
    Let’s start to put together events and competitions for this winter. If you want to add something, please send information to valdis@chillstylestore.com. King of the ICE 2015 challenge is ON! February 9 to February 14, 2015 – The 2015 WISSA World Ice and Snow Sailing Championship will be held in the beautiful lakefront community of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
  • King of the ICE 2015 challenge is on!

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    15 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    Sweden dominated the King of the Ice – 2014 with the four first places! Winner was Stefan Söderlund with best result on Alpha and Hour and second best on 5x10sec! Who will challenge the Swedes 2015? Rules are simple: Three disciplines will be included in the King of the Ice Challenge. * 5x 10 sec. average speed * 1 Hour (average speed during one hour) * Alpha Racing (500m run including a jibe and coming back to start point within 50m.  The best speed in each discipline, within the duration of the challenge will be counted. You do not have to register or apply to join the challenge.
  • World Champions crowned at WISSA2104!

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    9 Mar 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Last week WISSA2014 – World Ice and Snow sailing championship 2014 were held in St.Petersburg, Russia with changing weather from no wind to too strong wind, great ice conditions until last day so all in all good enough conditions to manage dynamic and exciting races in all disciplines! Windsurfing results here, all others you can find here together with some photos and comments from organizers and participants! Course Race Open Class – Champion Leontev Aleksandrs, Latvia Women: Moiseeva Anastasiya, Mytishi Veterans: Ilukhin Vasiliy, Solnechnogorsk Youth: Vostryakov Roman,…
  • Photo gallery of WWEO2014

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    3 Mar 2014 | 11:51 am
    Enjoy more than 200 photos of Winter Windsurfing European Open Championship 2014! Follow us and share photos in our FB page:winter windsurfing Photos by Ivo Blums
 
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  • Crazy Perfect Waves for SUP and Surf

    Michael
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:39 pm
    The thrice-might Dasher (my jibe guru, brother in heartfelt video, and OG Santa reindeer) took this shot recently at Palm Beach. Don't you want to be there? I do!
  • Air Santa

    Michael
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:23 pm
    With Christmas fast approaching, Santa is working on his jumps (presumably coached by Dasher.) Yeah he's got the reindeer to get him and the sleigh around, but with all the supersized gifts those reindeer butts are draggin' by the time...
  • Nappy Nuker

    Michael
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    Jeff reports on a sesh I missed last week: "...chose to brave face-pelting rain & sail the nuking nor'easter at Napeague with Scott, Frank, Bruce & the Wolf. I rode 4.2/86L fully sheeted out, and should have been on 3.7...
  • Puffin Under the Knife

    Michael
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    I tried to take a selfie but all the rigging kept my arms from getting the extension necessary. Had some issues in the nose (stringer needed work, also some delamination here and there. Scott said "Hey I do that kind...
  • Meschutt Outer Space Sesh

    Michael
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Say what? Chatting with the Wolf on Friday as we discussed how long it had been since our last session at Meschutt, I brought up the time one of our sessions was caught by Google's satellites for Google Maps. He...
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  • WINDSURFING SUMMER CAMP-CHRISTCHURCH

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Sun 18 Jan 2015Thu 22 Jan 2015 Naval Point Club, Christchurch Naval Point Club Lyttelton and Canterbury Windsports are pleased to welcome Youth and junior windsurfers from throughout New Zealand to improve their skills and have a fun time. We have put together a fantastic lineup of coaches. Course racing, Slalom, Freestyle- we have it covered as well as advice on fitness, diet, equipment tuning and gear choice. Coaching 18 to 21th January, a rest day on 22th. Accommodation is on site and all meals are provided, until lunch on 22nd January read more
  • SLWC December wrap-up: Glenorchy Fun Weekend. 40+ sailors at Glenorchy.. truely amazing! (and more)

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Hope you're all having some good times out on the water. Welcome to all the new members who have joined over the last month or so, we look forward to sailing with you. Read on for more info on; Glenorchy Fun Weekend Report; Club Facebook Page; Club Gear; Text wind alerts; Summer Thermals- Jardines/ Aviemore; Frankton Wednesdays and "Found" read more
  • RSX and Techno Nationals 2015

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Fri 23 Jan 2015Sun 25 Jan 2015 Lyttleton NOR and Entry form for the RSX and Techno nationals in Lyttelton have now been approved by YNZ and are available for download. We will have more information later this week regarding the week of coaching that will proceed this event. Looking forward to good wind and a fun event. Andrea Bowater 0274359475 (NOR and Entry Form links also below)
  • North Island Windsurfing Slalom Cup 2014/2015 results

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    3 Dec 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Congratulations to Laurence Carey (NZL-252) for winning the North Island Cup Series despite having to sit out the final round due to injury. Tim Wood , Harry Reed, Luke Watson and Darren Nicholas rounded out the top five positions in the Gold fleet. In the Silver fleet Alex Stroh took first with Rohan Cooke, Bernard carey, John Davies and Ropata Marshall completing the set. read more
  • Professional windsurfing comes to Eastbourne - Slalom wrapup

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    3 Dec 2014 | 2:06 am
    The Wellington Windsurfing Association Eastbourne Slalom Plus event on the 29th and 30th of November stepped it up a notch this year with the presence of three competitors from the final round of the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) World Slalom Tour in New Caledonia. read more
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    maui surf report

  • 17 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Clean head high peaks everywhere and not too crowded. Tide looks fat and it's still going up.
  • 12 17 14 morning call

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    6am main swell buoy readings: Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's north shore) 5.9ft @ 8s from 58° (ENE) 3.3ft @ 11s from 358° (N) 2.5ft @ 13s from 352° (N) 2ft @ 15s from 340° (NNW) West lanai Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's south shore) 1.7ft @ 13s from 197° (SSW) 1.5ft @ 5s from 173° (S) 1.4ft @ 9s from 191° (SSW) Late call this morning, my body decided it needed some rest and I slept in.The big news is the lack of strong wind in the morning. The trades turned more easterly, as a result of that high moving…
  • 16 Dec 2014 | 8:46 am

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:46 am
    So bad. I give it a 0.5
  • 12 16 14 morning call

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    4am main swell buoy readings: Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's north shore)7.5ft @ 8s from 48° (NE)            6.2ft @ 12s from 341° (NNW) 2.2ft @ 4s from 68° (ENE) West lanai Maui north shore (indicative of what's in the water on Maui's south shore) 2.4ft @ 13s from 291° (WNW) 1.2ft @ 9s from 208° (SSW) 0.8ft @ 3s from 190° (S)   0.8ft @ 4s from 176° (S)Yesterday's call was good.Both the south facing shores and the west side offered very fun conditions.Today both S and…
  • 15 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm

    15 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The bay is occasionally oh with a medium crowd
 
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  • The next chapter

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Change is inevitable.No matter how hard you try to keep things the same, there comes a time when you must move on.The harder you resist, the more difficult the change.Sailing classes come and go- especially windsurfers where the sport has evolved for the past 45 years.I got my first windsurfer back in 1987, as a 12 year old, after having sailed dinghies around the mid-west and seeing a lighting fast windsurfer blaze past me.At that point. I knew stand up sailing was for me.Little did I know where it would lead me.From 1992 to 2004 I campaigned the mistral one design sailing 3 Olympic trials,…
  • Swelltember at the Gate

    3 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Sometimes it all comes together and for 4 out of 5 days last week- it did.A big ebb tide, the first big swell of the season + great wind. Its lucky to line up 2 of these things- but 3...A real treat!It started Tuesday- Sept 23 with the swell starting to arrive early in the day.I got a great session in at the south tower the late afternoon in 18-24k on a rare butter smooth ebb.I had the mikes lab 70cm slalom board, 42cm Z fin & avanti m-2 7.7 rig with the clew in the outside grommet and clew tied shut for best control in overpowered conditions. Sailing under the golden gate…
  • 1 week and the tale of 2 beer can races

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    My Thursday and Friday night beer can races on the SF city front could not be more different.This is my 14th year of doing the Friday night windsurfing series and only the 1st one of the Thursday night kite board series.In one, I'm able to finish in the top 2 consistently in every bi-weekly race;In the other- I'm still not able to get around the course within the time limit!Its a tough year to join the kite racing fleet racing as most have switched to the foil class, who now set the time limit about 30% faster than what it was just a year ago. While it might have been better just to have…
  • changing gears

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Im spoiled, I'll be the 1st to admit it.I live and sail in one of the most consistently windy spots on the west coast.San Francisco is blessed with a sea breeze almost every afternoon from march through October from 15-25 knots funneling though the golden gate.But when it gets light, I sometimes forget even how to sail.I had one of those weekends where nothing went my way.For Saturday's long distance SF Classic- I simply choose the wrong gear.I was set up for the light breeze with a formula board and 10.0 + 70cm finI should have known.10 minutes into the hour+ race I was stupidly…
  • 25 years on the SF Bay Challenge

    20 Jun 2014 | 2:54 pm
    It all started back in the mid 80's with Berkeley Windsurfing organizing a race from the rocks in from His Lordships restaurant- at the base of the Berkeley marina up to Anita Rock, on the San Francisco city front AND BACK! To remind you, windsurfing had just exploded internationally and California was the birthplace and one of the epicenters, hosting events like the windsurfers world championships in 1983, The O'Neill Classic and the Stroh's Pro-Am slalom tour- all drawing hundreds of competitors in what was the biggest largest one design sailing class of its time! At the time,…
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  • 25 Minutes Of Luderitz

    Amy Carter - Editor
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Luderitz 2014 might not have produced as many records as previous years but it was still a spectacle of speedsailing. Here this great video, a full 25 minutes long, will show you all you need to know from this year’s contest… The post 25 Minutes Of Luderitz appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
  • Flat Water Fun

    Amy Carter - Editor
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Want to hit the water and go blasting with friends? If you didn’t you probably will want to after watching this video. Andrea Cucchi and Alberto Menegatti take to the flat waters of Sardinia and more for some very inspiring flat water fun… The post Flat Water Fun appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
  • UKWA Windsurfer of 2014 – Get Your Vote In!

    Amy Carter - Editor
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:07 pm
    The voting for the UK windsurfer of the year is almost over. The 30th of December is almost upon us and the nominees still need your votes if they want to win! It’s still very close so if you haven’t voted yet now is your chance. Go to https://ukwindsurfing.com/woty/ to cast your vote and check […] The post UKWA Windsurfer of 2014 – Get Your Vote In! appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
  • 17th December – Mormaii Winter

    Amy Carter - Editor
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Christmas wishlist – 17th December – Check out the full list here. Mormaii 5/4/3 Now just £189.00! Anatomic design Super Stretch X3 on back, arms, armpits, shoulders, knees,calf and crotch. Blindstitched Titanium Reflex Technology Mesh Skin on body, arms and calf Antiflush internal waistcoat Zipper® with handle of inoxidable steel and automatic lock Powertex knee pads Adjustable velcro […] The post 17th December – Mormaii Winter appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
  • Ultimate Christmas Wishlist 2014

    Amy Carter - Editor
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:10 pm
    As the winter continues there’s one good thing to look forward to (apart from the winter winds of course!) and that’s Christmas. Whether you’re a kid or a grown up kid Christmas is the perfect time to ask a loved one for a great present, windsurfing related of course. If you’re stuck for what to […] The post Ultimate Christmas Wishlist 2014 appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
 
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