High Five from the Rock
Getting Down with the Locals in Sal
Radical Re-Winds With Alex Mussolini
Just Why Was The Cabo Verde Event So Important For Windsurfing?
The line-up at Ponta Preta has quietened down, and most pros have packed their bags after extending their stay on the Island of Sal to enjoy the waves and the welcome they were given. The serious business of the rest of tour life continues with equipment testing and training in a variety of disciplines for most. But, as the events stunning impact on the sport reverberates around the globe, it begs a massive question on this contests importance to windsurfing’s image worldwide. Is it just a mat
Breaking the Laws Part 1. No Rules. No Worries?
Ben Van Der Steen. ‘Gimme 5!’
27 yr-old Ben van Der Steen (NED-57 Exocet /Naish) is a high achiever for someone who likes to take it so easy. In fact Ben’s laid-back approach makes him one of the most popular guys on tour. However, his carefree approach to life is not reflected in the dedication he gives R&D. Passionate about his gear, this 92-kilo Dutchman works tirelessly with his sponsors Naish and Exocet to push boundaries, and refine the tools of his trade. 2006 saw Ben finish 12th Slalom 42, and his 21st place overal
The Best of…Simon Hurrey
One of the PWA World Tours newest faces, Simon Hurrey (K-61 RRD / Simmer) made his freestyle fleet debut in 2006. An amazing free sailor, Simon, 27, is based In Dahab, Egypt, for a good portion of the year where he manages a popular windsurfing center - allowing him to train in perfect freestyle conditions! Simon's training hard at wavesailing now with his girlfriend Laure Treboux (SUI-4 Naish / Naish) who's also escaped the Red Sea's mirror flat surfaces for the waves of Cape Town. We thought w