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  • The thrilling story of the Original Windsurfer - SurferToday

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    3 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    SurferTodayThe thrilling story of the Original WindsurferSurferTodayThe Original Windsurfer was born in the 1960s. One day in January 1967, at a cocktail party in Pacific Palisades, sailor Jim Drake and surfer Hoyle Schweitzer started talking about combining sailing and surfing. After hearing them for a while, Diane
  • Afloat: Wey Valley regain Games surf crown

    Windsurfing News
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    The Weymouth school had held the trophy for two years running but lost out to Poole Grammar School by one point 12 months ago. This year there were light winds but plenty of strong competition at the event, which was open to all schools in Dorset.
  • The thrilling story of the Original Windsurfer

    Windsurfing News
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    The Original Windsurfer was born in the 1960s. One day in January 1967, at a cocktail party in Pacific Palisades, sailor Jim Drake and surfer Hoyle Schweitzer started talking about combining sailing and surfing. After hearing them for a while, Diane - Hoyle's wife - challenged both brains to act and do something. Eight months later, Diane set up an official launch party to discuss the new prototype, which included a boom, five boards, fittings, a daggerboard, and a mast. But Jim and Hoyle had already tested it. It failed. But the party was a success. Apparently, and with a mast was fixed to…
  • Back to work, but first, some vacation pictures…

    Windsurfing News
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:15 pm
    As I dive back in after a week off, here are some photos from my time away, from windsurfing in the Columbia River Gorge to camping, hiking and sightseeing on the Oregon Coast, from attending to a really great concert in California to camping, swimming …
  • How to Survive A Shark Attack

    The Peconic Puffin Windsurfing Blog
    Michael
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:35 am
    This is excerpted from Surfer Today's article "How to survive a shark attack". I've left out all the more commonly known stuff about avoiding dawn/dusk, muddy water, bleeding in the water etc. Particularly to the point is the bit on...
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  • The thrilling story of the Original Windsurfer - SurferToday

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    SurferTodayThe thrilling story of the Original WindsurferSurferTodayThe Original Windsurfer was born in the 1960s. One day in January 1967, at a cocktail party in Pacific Palisades, sailor Jim Drake and surfer Hoyle Schweitzer started talking about combining sailing and surfing. After hearing them for a while, Diane
  • How to forward loop in windsurfing - SurferToday

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    SurferTodayHow to forward loop in windsurfingSurferTodayThe forward rotation is an intermediate-to-advanced move, so you need to master the art of planing, sailing upwind and controlling the rig. The forward loop can be done in all types of conditions. You can pull it in flat water or in the waves. We will
  • Peter Volwater passes away at 40 - SurferToday

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    SurferTodayPeter Volwater passes away at 40SurferTodayThe windsurfing world is in a state of shock. Dutch super star Peter Volwater (H-24) has joined the gallery of sports icons who have left us too early. Volwater was born on the 22nd May 1975, in Purmerend near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He started ...
  • Windsurfing on the streets: Chinese city hit by torrential rains, flooding - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:13 am
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Windsurfing on the streets: Chinese city hit by torrential rains, floodingSouth China Morning Post (subscription)Nanjing has received more rain this month than it usually does in six, with two people even photographed windsurfing on the eastern city's flooded streets, state media reported. Continuous downpours since Friday have dumped more than 441 mm of rain on ...and more »
  • Shaw wins European windsurfing gold - BBC Sport

    27 Jun 2015 | 12:41 pm
    BBC SportShaw wins European windsurfing goldBBC SportBritish windsurfer and world number one Bryony Shaw has won gold at the RS:X European Championships in Sicily. The Olympic bronze medallist beat the Polish pair Malgorzata Bialecka and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka to take the gold. The 32-year-old made the ...and more »
 
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  • Afloat: Wey Valley regain Games surf crown

    25 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    The Weymouth school had held the trophy for two years running but lost out to Poole Grammar School by one point 12 months ago. This year there were light winds but plenty of strong competition at the event, which was open to all schools in Dorset.
  • The ultimate windsurf racing checklist

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:17 am
    Windsurfing rhymes with racing. If you want to test your competitive skills, then there's nothing like a race against friends or real-life opponents.
  • A Father's Day morning windsurf session...

    21 Jun 2015 | 9:31 pm
    It's rare that there's good windsurfing weather up at Lucky Peak Lake when it's cloudy, but today, Father's Day, was one of those rare days. Here, the final windsurfer comes sailing in, as the kitesailors still find plenty of wind to play in toward the end of this morning's session.
  • How to adjust boom height in windsurfing

    19 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    In windsurfing, boom height is an element of power and control. But it should also be tuned according to wind speed, upwind or downwind sailing, and your height and experience with the sail.
  • First-ever Defi Wind Tahiti sails into the heart of Polynesia

    17 Jun 2015 | 2:22 pm
    The founder of Defi Wind is taking the windsurfing marathon to French Polynesia. The inaugural Defi Wind Tahiti will run between July 17th-21st, in the Society Islands.
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  • The thrilling story of the Original Windsurfer

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    The Original Windsurfer was born in the 1960s. One day in January 1967, at a cocktail party in Pacific Palisades, sailor Jim Drake and surfer Hoyle Schweitzer started talking about combining sailing and surfing. After hearing them for a while, Diane - Hoyle's wife - challenged both brains to act and do something. Eight months later, Diane set up an official launch party to discuss the new prototype, which included a boom, five boards, fittings, a daggerboard, and a mast. But Jim and Hoyle had already tested it. It failed. But the party was a success. Apparently, and with a mast was fixed to…
  • How to forward loop in windsurfing

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    The forward loop is one of the most important maneuvers in windsurfing. The forward rotation is an intermediate-to-advanced move, so you need to master the art of planing, sailing upwind and controlling the rig. The forward loop can be done in all types of conditions. You can pull it in flat water or in the waves. We will guide you how to perform it in the waves because ramps help us complete the movement.
  • Peter Volwater passes away at 40

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    Peter Volwater has passed away at 40. He was not able to overcome a profound depression. The windsurfing world is in a state of shock. Dutch super star Peter Volwater (H-24) has joined the gallery of sports icons who have left us too early. Volwater was born on the 22nd May 1975, in Purmerend near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He started windsurfing in the late 1980s, and never stopped pursuing his dream of becoming a pro. He competed while studying and serving in the military for seven months.
  • Tarnowski and Shaw crowned 2015 RS:X European champions

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:49 am
    Pawel Tarnowski and Bryony Shaw have been crowned the 2015 RS:X European champions, in Mondello Beach, in Italy. In the Men's Senior fleet, the points were close with Tarnowski leading after a redress - a protest hearing that allowed him to claim valuable points. Despite winning the medal race, Byron Kokkalanis finished sixth. The fight for the title was between two other contenders, but Dorian Van Rijsselberge ended up with a runner-up finish, and Luis Giard took the bronze medal. "I still can't belive it, but it's real. Such a great feeling!" expressed Pawel Tarnowski.
  • The ultimate windsurf racing checklist

    25 Jun 2015 | 4:41 am
    Windsurfing rhymes with racing. If you want to test your competitive skills, then there's nothing like a race against friends or real-life opponents. Learn what you need to become a successful slalom windsurfer. Racing is fun and addictive. When you're feeling the wind blowing in your face, you just want to go faster and faster. Progression is key to crossing the finish line in first place. "RYA Youth Windsurfing Scheme" is a book that will help you go fast and race at pro level. It guides you through several stages until reaching perfection. So, how should you plan and check your steps in…
 
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  • How to Survive A Shark Attack

    Michael
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:35 am
    This is excerpted from Surfer Today's article "How to survive a shark attack". I've left out all the more commonly known stuff about avoiding dawn/dusk, muddy water, bleeding in the water etc. Particularly to the point is the bit on...
  • Saturday Wavesailing?

    Michael
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
    Thus Speaketh NOAA: E winds around 10 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less...then 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon. A chance of rain in the...
  • Jump on someone else's SUP board (demo, silly) Saturday!

    Michael
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:11 am
    Stand Up Paddling in the Hamptons...Ya Mahn. Saturday at Cold Spring (down the road from Hampton Watersports) said Watersports store will be sponsoring a free SUP demo, featuring boards from Naish, Starboard, and Adventure. I myself think nobody makes a...
  • Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

    Michael
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:14 am
    "Who is Michael calling a clown? Or a joker? You gotta be kidding me!" That's what they're saying (Jeff and the Wolf, anyway). Or should be! For I am a clown and a joker SUPsurfing! Still, on a lovely Sunday...
  • The Unexpected 4.7 Day, with video

    Michael
    31 May 2015 | 12:09 pm
    4.7 windsurfing, sunny and warm, on a Saturday? Hashtag Jackpot I say! And it wasn't even in the forecast. I'd been by the windsurfing shop to chat with Jonathan, sent the obligatory lamentations about the crumbling forecast for the day...
 
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    Windsurfing New Zealand

  • WNZ email newsletter

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    2 Jul 2015 | 6:25 pm
    The newsletter has developed extensive readership in NZ and overseas. We have had helpful feedback about the content of the newsletter and to ensure that the newsletter provides relevant content and allows any brand related information to be fairly presented, we have created some rules. The objective of the newsletter share news about events, industry and product news to WNZ members and to the wider windsurf community both in New Zealand and internationally. read more
  • Tauranga Spring Windsurf Race Weekend - 3rd 4th Oct 2015

    admin
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Sat 3 Oct 2015Sun 4 Oct 2015 Tauranga Classic social event and a great way to start the windy season. Winds have not disappointed the last 2 years. Great venue, easy to access and sail for all levels from beginners up. Check out the Facebook page, and look for videos and pictures of past events. https://www.facebook.com/events/301743380013052/
  • Auckland Windsurfing Assn. 2015 AGM

    admin
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Thu 27 Aug 2015 Auckland The 2015 Auckland Windsurfing Association AGM will be held at Swashbucklers Restaurant on the 27th of August. Come along and be apart of the AWA and help with the upcoming year. The 2015 AWA prize giving and food will follow at 7.00pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1667334713497633/ http://www.awa.org.nz
  • Exciting event news for New Zealand windsurfers

    admin
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Heads up! There's some cool events looming in our back yard and more to come. We'll keep you updated. Le Defi Tahiti - 17-21 July Raceboard Worlds - Brisbane November 2016 read more
  • Windsurfing NZ June newsletter is out!

    admin
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:04 am
    Content {goodness} Body Of Work - Board transfer Le-Defi Windsurf Kiteboarding Joins 2018 Youth Olympics SUP Girls Surfing revolution Surf Sri Lanka Jason Polakow and friends at Jaws Technical Talk - Are the Rumours true? SUP News WSL Tour - Rise of Ricardo Christie Jacks Gossip Sessions Fins! Lets make it simple... AWA Race Series WNZ Calendar
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  • 2015 Indo trip n.2 Report 2 (medewi + ulu's)

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:49 pm
    I'm gonna start the report n.2 with one more photo of the big swell of last week. It was taken from the Jimbaran beach and I needed to max out the zoom of my camera to find out that there were some ridable waves over to the edge cliffs of the bay.There's actually a guy crouching down in the barrel of that wave and the sequence shows he's gonna come out of it.This was the second day of the big swell (Sunday) and I went to check that place out. The waves looked amazing with a take off close to the rocks that reminded me a lot of China Walls in Oahu, but since it was one of the very few…
  • 2015 Indo trip n.2 report 1. Day 1 of the highly anticipated big swell report.

    27 Jun 2015 | 5:11 am
    I started the day by checking the waves at the Airport reefs at 6am and they looked already too big. So I went to Balangan.Tide was high and the waves looked big but doable.I paddled out, tried to catch a couple, got caught inside by a big set (the swell was on the rise), got scared the by the raw energy of it and went straight in.Considering that the last session I had in that spot I came out of the water all bleeding and with a hole in the head, I was quite happy to have not injured myself. Got to know your limits and play it smart.The following is a fat section of photos I took there after…
  • california surfing + italy trip

    21 Jun 2015 | 3:20 am
    Been on the road and finally found the time for a post.I'm doing a round the world trip made by one way tickets with the following stop-overs:- Los Angeles (12 hours) - Italy (10 days)- Indonesia (2 months)- Sydney (12 hours)I did something similar last year and I think I might keep doing this for the next years as well. If you spend enough time on the internet in fact, you can actually find some cheap tickets. Being flexible with dates and booking well in advance both help, of course.Since I know some of you guys are curious, here's the prices I paid when I booked the tickets in February.The…
  • 9 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am

    9 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    South shore coming in at waist to belly high. Looks inconsistent but there's 15 seconds energy in the water
  • 6 9 15 morning call

    9 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    Today's morning call is presented by: Manaloha rent-a-car: same friendly faces a new fleet and the best deals in Maui.Been in love with the south shore lately.I think I drove there every day for the last three weeks with one exception: a day that there were waves at Hookipa (and I regretted it).There's something about the water quality, the light, the water temperature, the sometimes complete lack of wind, the shape of the waves, the fact that they travelled 3 more days than the NW swell, and a bunch of other things that I can't even rationalize now, that made me really fall in love…
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  • Shaka – Arrianne Aukes

    medea
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    Shaka by the Dutch windsurfing lady Arrianne Aukes filmed at Bonaire. The post Shaka – Arrianne Aukes appeared first on Continentseven.
  • Romain Pinocheau in Egypt

    chris
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:14 am
    Romain Pinocheau at Blue Lagoon: he got plenty of wind and landed a few textbook tricks The post Romain Pinocheau in Egypt appeared first on Continentseven.
  • Kevin Pritchard in Oregon and California

    chris
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Kevin Pritchard goes big and flys over Pistol River and Santa Cruz. The post Kevin Pritchard in Oregon and California appeared first on Continentseven.
  • Windfoiling Jibe at Noumea

    chris
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    Benjamin Tiller foils around on windsurfing in 15 knots in the bay in New Caledonia and glides through a jibe completely in the air. The post Windfoiling Jibe at Noumea appeared first on Continentseven.
  • Yegor Popretinskiy in Russia

    chris
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:22 am
    Yegor Popretinskiy with good wave freestyle action from his home spot nearby Saint Petersberg, Russia. The post Yegor Popretinskiy in Russia appeared first on Continentseven.
 
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  • The Science Of Speed – How Fast Can We Go?

    Amy Carter - Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    In June we focussed a lot on speed here on Boards, and through the Big Speed Debate a reader, Rick Hanke, got in touch to explain a lot more about the science of just how fast we could go windsurfing. So, if you’re ready here’s a full explanation of just how fast we could really […] The post The Science Of Speed – How Fast Can We Go? appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
  • Daily Round-Up 3rd July – Swift, Browne and Two Sarahs

    Amy Carter - Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:59 am
    Robby Swift and Marcilio Browne dropped this incredible video from Chile a couple of days ago, and it’s everything you would expect from these two great friends. Speaking of films, Sarah-Quita Offringa is bringing out a movie and we cannot wait to hear and see more. This girl is not only one of the most talented […] The post Daily Round-Up 3rd July – Swift, Browne and Two Sarahs appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
  • Discount Code For Boards Readers

    Amy Carter - Editor
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    We’ve just had news from the guys at 4Boards that they have just received a shipment of 2012 Gaastra Sails, all brand new at great prices. Check out what’s available online at 4Boards here. GET AN EVEN BETTER DEAL BY ORDERING BEFORE 20th July 2015 for 5% discount, use coupon code BM07, plus FREE MAINLAND UK SHIPPING on all […] The post Discount Code For Boards Readers appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
  • ION 2015 – Brand New Accessories Released

    Amy Carter - Editor
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    New gear isn’t all about a brand new board, windsurfing accessories are almost as important as the key gear… almost! ION have just brought out their 2015 line-up of accessories, so here’s a run down of what they have to offer. For more details and their full range head to the ION website here.  “For […] The post ION 2015 – Brand New Accessories Released appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
  • UK Windsurfing Latest – Freestyle Champs and BWA Tiree

    Amy Carter - Editor
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    The UKWA have now announced that entry for the British Freestyle Championships is now open! The British Champs will take place on the 24th and 25th of October in Weymouth and will sponsored by the OTC and Get Windsurfing.  #windsurfing #kono #freestyle #Fuerteventura #spartanwetsuits #severnesails #starboard #gopro A photo posted by Phil (@getwindsurfingphil) on Apr […] The post UK Windsurfing Latest – Freestyle Champs and BWA Tiree appeared first on Boards Windsurfing.
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