PWA World Windsurfing Tour http://www.pwaworldtour.com The Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) represents excellence in windsurfing. It's current and past members constitute the very best windsurfers in the World. We the PWA are the sailors who represent the sport at the highest level of competition, we strive to improve everyday and make windsurfing better for you, the public. en_GB PWA Worldtour Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:42:52 +0200 Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:42:52 +0200 TYPO3 EXT:news news-6315 Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:26:13 +0200 Learning to Learn https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6315&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=5b360f8a9f5a9eefbcd2cddb07b62a98 Graham Ezzy Coaches Former Aloha Classic Champion Sarah Hauser How to Wave 360 & also Discusses Learning to Learn During the entire COVID-19 pandemic Graham Ezzy has been running numerous online coaching sessions and taking questions and answers to try and improve recreational windsurfers sailing. However, as a world class wave sailor Ezzy is also well equipped to help push the best sailors in the world to also improve their sailing, which brings us onto his new series ‘Learning to Learn’, which sees Ezzy teaching Sarah Hauser (Tabou / S2Maui) how to wave 360 - whilst also looking into the methodology of learning.

Learning to Learn: “Graham Ezzy coaches Sarah Hauser on the windsurfing wave 360. In this series, we follow Sarah on her journey to learn the wave 360. Episode 1 is a discussion about learning and how to learn better--both about the wave 360 and in general. 

For more coaching, join the Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/ezzycoaching
www.grahamezzycoaching.com"

You can watch the opening episode of ‘Learning to Learn’ @ https://youtu.be/XhJeialQyzk

Photo Credit: Fish Bowl Diaries

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news-6313 Tue, 20 Apr 2021 10:39:07 +0200 Old School https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6313&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=af306d02120d559524d98fda05ef5d47 What Happens When Ricardo Campello Gets his Hands on an Old School Wave Board & Sails Ho'okipa? Find out now A few months ago Ricardo Campello (Naish / Naish Sails) got his hands on a wave board from the 90s. Originally it was just meant to be a memento to hang on the wall, but then curiosity started to get the better of him and he decided he'd need to take it for a spin at Ho'okip to see how it performs. You can now the video footage of the results @ https://youtu.be/cZKRvXmE1no

Ricardo Campello: "A few months ago I was looking through Facebook marketplace on Maui and I found this really cool Naish Hawaii board, the guy was selling it for 50$ I offered him 30$ and he accepted it. It was pretty much brand new. Initially I bought just to keep it and hang it on a wall one day but then I got curious to see how it felt to sail it. 

Check the whole video as I had 2 or 3 sessions. It was edited chronologically so my sailing gets better towards the end when I get more used to it !

I will make another video talking about how it feels and hopefullly have a chance to use an old sail as well. I'd also like to do some jumps next time. 

Please don't forget to leave me your comments!!"

 

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news-6311 Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:13:51 +0200 The Windsurfing.TV Podcast https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6311&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=4f27e9f3f9b0709db71dd39fb7b9ca7e Episode #37 with the Hauser's - Living the Maui Dream The latest Windsurfing.TV Podcast is out now, so head to @ https://youtu.be/L4G8X0-pNrg to find out more about the Hauser's...

The Windsurfing.TV Podcast: "Casey and Sarah Hauser are both charging Jaws and pushing the limits in Maui. Coming from different worlds, Casey lake sailing in the US and Sarah growing up in the paradise that is New Caledonia they found each other in Maui. It is a crazy story from Sarah driven to pursue professional windsurfing finds herself in the mecca of wavesailing and meets a chatty guy who helps her on that path. Now established as one of the best female wave riders in the world Sarah has taken an interesting pathway to make it achieve most of her goals. Listen to one of the top windsurfing couples take on everything from hosting Maciek to the state of windsurfing in the US.

0:00​ Intro, both sailing Jaws
15:14​ New Caledonia, Sarah background
20:56​ California, Casey background
26:35​ Windsurfing scene in USA
34:00​ Meeting in Maui, work/life balance
46:45​ Training the Pro's
54:00​ Women in windsurfing, finding a path
1:06:23​ Making the movie 'Girl on Wave'
1:13:32​ The future, pushing wave moves and winging
1:22:52​ Quickfire"

Photo Credit: Fish Bowl Diaries

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news-6310 Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:52:56 +0200 Battle of the Hawai’i’s https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6310&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=fcde6c933d254cebaa821f33d1eb9f31 Which One Would You Choose? Hawai’i or Cold Hawai’i If you were given the choice of either going to Hawai’i or Cold Hawai’i, which one would you choose? If you are undecided, then why not try and make your decision after watching Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / SWOX), Morgan Noireaux (JP / NeilPryde) and Leon Jamaer (JP / NeilPryde) battle it out. Swift and Noireaux sail several breaks around Hawai’i, whilst Jamaer shows off Cold Hawai’i’s potential.

You can watch Battle of the Hawai’i’s @ youtu.be/FLe-Xlx8t8Q

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news-6308 Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:17:57 +0200 Days We Dream About https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6308&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=32ec20d8620ad91c18add0be1cba1219 The Days We Dream About Featuring Federico Morisio in a Dreamy Chile What does a dream day look like to you? For Federico Morisio (Severne / Severne Sails) it consisted of one extremely memorable day in Chile...

Federico Morisio: "In Febrary Chile didn't provide as many conditions as I hoped, but as always, once it was ON, the windsurfing sessions were simply unbelievable! 

The day I had is what I call a "Dream Day", with a morning solo-session in Topocalma and then an incredible sunset session in Matanzas from 7pm to 9pm with offshore winds and just a couple of friends! 

Super grateful for these days and moments. Thank you Chile for being so awesome!

It's time to leave though... and I'm sure that you guys will love my next destination...stay tuned! ;)" 

You can see Federico Morisio's latest VLOG @ https://youtu.be/e0AGAj5VGSQ

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news-6306 Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:14:42 +0200 Onshore https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6306&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=2c558bc0390e862e4aee4d85aba945bb You Can't Always Have Down-The-Line... Here's Mads Bjornaa Enjoying Onshore As a wave sailor you can dream about sailing perfect down-the-line conditions, but often things don't work out quite like that, so what do you do? Enjoy what's on offer and make the most of the onshore conditions...

Mads Bjornaa: "Windsurfing in onshore any fun? defensibly this day it was :-):

You can see the latest clip @ https://youtu.be/-6Y5jt1NRNY

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news-6304 Mon, 12 Apr 2021 07:49:24 +0200 Jaws Winter 20/21 https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6304&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=91c62ec2b607c844603d6557bc70915c Marcilio Browne Taking on the Liquid Mountains of Pe'ahi During the Last Winter As far as winters go this one just gone in Hawaii has been nothing short of exceptional with an incredibly consistent run of huge swells pumping through the Pacific Ocean, which has led to some incredible footage from the world's best windsurfers sailing at Pe'ahi, Jaws.

One of those sailors is Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing) and the Brazilian has just dropped an epic new edit which features some of his best waves from the winter, which you can see @ https://youtu.be/sQ6n0TEvQXE

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news-6302 Thu, 08 Apr 2021 12:49:19 +0200 The Windsurfing.TV Podcast https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6302&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=7f96bf10f7c56165e983898afcadc997 Episode #36 with Lena Erdil This week's episode of The Windsurfing.TV Podcast sees Maciek Rutkowski (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails) interviewing top female racer - Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / Chopper Fins) - who is an ever present figure on the podium. 

The Windsurfing Podcast: “Lena Erdil has tried her hand at all disciplines of windsurfing and now is part of the PWA management team. In this podcast she goes back to the start and tells us how she found windsurfing and the love for slalom racing. Almost braking the women’s speed record at Luderitz was also a highlight and we hear some great stories from this period. The motivation for wave sailing ended with injury but she fighting back in the slalom and now with the IQ foil competitions. Recently her influence has helped see equal prize money come into the sport and Lena and Maciek have a good debate about all the pro’s and con’s. Lena’s knowledge and experience comes across in this compelling podcast, sit back and enjoy!!

0:00 Intro, Background

6:09 PWA debut, training and studies
15:45 3x vice champ, broken foot, training targets
20:25 Speed records, Luderitz experience
30:42 Getting into and loving wavesailing
37:46 IQ Foiling experience
47:20 Equal prize money, improving opportunities for women
1:04:27 Working for Starboard
1:12:55 Sausage sponsors, being dropped by Red Bull
1:21:06 Quickfire”

You can watch the latest episode of the Windsurfing Podcast @ youtu.be/BAHBPctJHV0

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news-6300 Wed, 07 Apr 2021 11:06:21 +0200 Rinlo Galicia https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6300&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=74f0f48a0c939ab009111936a1d0f515 What Happens if You Give Thomas Traversa an 18 Second 5m Swell & 28 Knots of Wind? This... Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails) headed back to Galicia, Spain on a forecast hoping to sail at Illa Pancha. However, things didn’t quite work out as planned, so it was back to the drawing board and after a little bit of thinking Rinlo was the chosen destination.

KSB Collective: "Unable to tackle the Illa Pancha's wave because the swell was unfortunately badly oriented, Thomas Traversa will be confronted, a few kilometers away, with the Rinlo wave.”

You can see Thomas Traversa charging at Rinlo here.

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news-6298 Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:47:49 +0200 Funky Foil https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6298&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=47f74e314d7d3fb48930bbba502113c4 Foil Frolics with Balz Müller in Switzerland Balz Müller (MB-Boards / Severne) has managed to get off the wing and back on to wind foiling gear for a cold and funky session at home in Switzerland.

This time it’s a pretty light wind session, but it’s still incredible to see how much control Müller has on the foil - barely dropping off the foil as he constantly switches between tacks.

You can see Balz Müller frolicking around on the foil @ youtu.be/HP6G7781lXc

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news-6296 Mon, 05 Apr 2021 08:11:55 +0200 Blue Highway https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6296&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=965a19d65b1811cc5bb57fdcae6de647 Blue, Blue, Electric Blue - Cruising Around Aruba with Ethan Westera Ethan Westera has just released his first full video for a while, which sees the 23-year-old cruising around the beautiful bluue waters of Aruba, which he is lucky enough to call home.

Ethan Westera (Tabou / GA Sails): "Sailing around with my 2021 Gaastra sails and Tabou boards.
Hope you guys like it! 

Rider: Ethan Westera ARU-4
Sponsored by Gaastra windsurfing, Tabou windsurfing, F-hot fins, CDM, AWSC. 
Spot: Aruba, Fisherman's hut.
Filmed and Produced by FRWRD. creative agency."

You can see Ethan Westera cruising over the beautiful blue waters of Aruba @ https://youtu.be/_nV3NOa0cN4

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news-6294 Fri, 02 Apr 2021 11:01:31 +0200 Freestyle Friday https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6294&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=876c00d76b0bfaa5efe904d3208e7b3b Looking to Take Your First Steps into Aerial Freestyle? Then now is the Perfect Time If you are happy sailing along in the footstraps and harness then you are basically ready to start thinking about entering the crazy world of aerial freestyle. 

The first move to learn for the majority of people is the air gybe - aka the vulcan, which sees you pop the board and turn 180 degrees in the air and sail away in the opposite direction. Luckily for you Freestyle expert - Lennart Neubauer (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) - has just released his first tutorial on his YouTube channel, which covers, yep you guess it… the vulcan.

So without further ado here’s the link @ youtu.be/x8xhZrGfnOI - good luck with your Freestyle journey. 

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news-6292 Thu, 01 Apr 2021 10:31:23 +0200 The Windsurfing.TV Podcast https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6292&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=e328932f3c92e509c65aac0f2ba90040 Episode #35 & you aren't going to want to miss this one as it features none other than 25-time world champion Antoine Albeau The 35th episode of the Windsurfing.TV Podcast is out now and you are not going to want to miss this one as it features none other than 25-time world champion Antoine Albeau (JP / NeilPryde).

Windsurfing.TV: "Today's guest needs absolutely no introduction. He’s been on many of our guest's top5 of all time lists. We’ve been chasing him for a while and we finally managed to do it. Live! Maciek sits down with Antoine Albeau to talk about absolutely everything from the camaraderie to the rivalry, from spocks to T-Bones, from foils to speed suits, and from late beginnings to winning a PWA Slalom World Championship first time at 34 years old.

0:00​ Intro, Tenerife training
6:48​ Background, 1992 on tour
14:33​ Mental growth, first titles
19:32​ 2005 changes, slalom domination, rivals
30:09​ How things evolved and JP story
36:15​ Bjorn fighting back, the difference between generations
43:23​ French champ, why he still competes
45:59​ Speed stories, Luderitz record day
1:02:33​ Not slowing down
1:06:55​ Foil Slalom...
1:09:40​ Quickfire"

Watch it all now @ youtu.be/0grZ4_RJklk

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news-6290 Wed, 31 Mar 2021 10:52:55 +0200 l.e.v.e.l. https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6290&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=5bfe276ccee5cf9d56fb9eee2c3108ac Frantic Freestyle & Wave Action Featuring Japan's Takuma Sugi Takuma Sugi (Tabou / GA Sails) has been busy fitting in as much windsurfing as physically possible this autumn and winter in his homeland of Japan.

Now you can see highlights of many of those sessions, which sees the 18-year-old throwing himself into some frantic Freestyle moves and flying high in the waves @ https://youtu.be/UCrrlQIGYKY

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news-6288 Tue, 30 Mar 2021 07:28:08 +0200 Guided Tour | Galicia https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6288&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=79a825665b99fa2a5edc4ba8b0d8f5fe Join Thomas Traversa on his Latest Guided Tour of Galicia After about a month break, Thomas Traversa is back with another episode of his ‘Guided Tour’, which this time sees the Frenchman talking about Galicia, Spain. This ones well worth a watch with some epic old footage, which also features Traversa’s good friend - Alex Mussolini.

Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails): “Welcome to this GUIDED TOUR !

Let me take you on a little ego-trip to Galicia, one of the most remote parts of the Spanish coastline.
 
It is a place that I kept going to during the last 20 years, and it really has a special energy: the nature, the wind, the waves, the space... every trip there is a return to a part of myself.

In 2008 we traveled to Galicia with Alex Mussolini and filmer Brendan Pyatt (UMI pictures) to film a part for our movie project "JUST LIKE THAT". i felt like this was the perfect moment to bring back this old project, so hopefully you enjoy the clip, and feel free to drop a coment if you want to see more from that "JUST LIKE THAT" project!

Images by :

Mathieu Pelikan / SIAM images (camera & drone)
Brendan Pyatt / UMI pictures (old footage)” 

You can see the latest episode of Thomas Traversa’s Guided Tour @ youtu.be/YiGQkj75nkQ

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news-6286 Thu, 25 Mar 2021 09:36:35 +0100 Tenerife Training https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6286&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=09db1391d9aea7ac9715a1b6985f743a Slalom Training Continues in Tenerife. Watch Nico Prien’s Latest VLOG to See How it’s Going Although there’s still plenty of uncertainty about the year ahead, the world’s top racers continue to step up their preparation for the new season in El Médano, Tenerife. Having been in Thailand for a short time, Nico Prien is now in Tenerife and he’s just released a new update about the training there. 

Nico Prien (Starboard / NeilPryde): “TWS Slalom Pro Training in Tenerife is happening right now. Will there be any competitions this year? No one knows - but everyone wants to be as prepared as possible. Let's go!

Don't want to miss out on the cap?

Sign up for the newsletter: www.surla.eu

Find me on IG:

#MakeWindsurfingGreatAgain​

Filmed with my Lumix S1H by Ole.

Edit by olediebold.com"

You can see the latest update about training in Tenerife @ youtu.be/XxhD56pJkpI

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news-6284 Wed, 24 Mar 2021 10:33:57 +0100 Speed Testing https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6284&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=8b17ede3ccd4ac8f1f2f0c9827b8d95a Ever Wondered What it Looks Like to go Speed Testing with Antoine Albeau & Andy Laufer? Now you can see for Yourselves Ever wondered what it looks like when the pro’s go testing new prototypes? Well, now you can with lots of coverage of Andy Laufer (JP / NeilPryde) testing with 25-time PWA World Champion - Antoine Albeau (JP / NeilPryde). 

Andy Laufer: “La Palme Occitanie: 3 days of perfect Tramontana with winds between 20 and 45 knots. Perfect conditions to test the new speed sails in 5.8m. The beach along Le Rouet was not perfect so we decided to test those speed machines on our JP Slalom Pro 55 and 29 cm fins. 

The white/yellow sail is the latest proto from the Neil Pryde Development Centre/Maui. Robert Stroj designed a perfect new speed sail with lots of changes. Can't tell the details right now but the sail has got more power, better acceleration, more stability, better speeds in those “wind holes" and most important for speed - more top speed!

Going in a straight line we have reached speeds between 41 and 42 knots, in slingshots up to almost 44 knots (81 kmh). Good numbers as the beach was not perfect.

Another big step forward, I hope he can transfer this progress to the other sizes. We had lots of fun out there, always an honour for me to test with the 25x World Champion Antoine Albeau. His "Groundspeed" is incredible, especially when it gets gnarly and choppy. Always reminds me, why he got all of those titles :) 

At the end, I had a beautiful spinout ending up in a big crash. Think I landed about 30 meters from my equipment. Was still hooked in but fortunately those harness lines cracked immediately. Didn't hurt, just hit the water.

Special appearance: Sam Esteve - If you see this guy freestyling in real life, you won’t even believe that those things are possible!!

All shots taken by GoPro Hero9black”

You can see Laufer and Albeau testing @ youtu.be/nA7TBXECWKM

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news-6282 Tue, 23 Mar 2021 07:44:49 +0100 2021 Calendar Update https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6282&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=22c70ed3bcff7a5ea96c5b00ddc3b0ae Latest Update Regarding the Schedule for the 2021 PWA World Tour Since we published our tentative schedule just under a month ago, the progress towards the lifting of COVID restrictions has not progressed as quickly as we might have hoped. Although the long term outlook is still positive, we have been monitoring the situation closely with our event partners and there are a few changes that we want to let you know about.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing uncertainty of current circumstances, the events in France, Costa Brava and Portugal have had to be cancelled for the 2021 season. In each case, local authorities have not been able to give any indication of if or when the ban on events might be lifted, and permission granted for the events to go ahead. That uncertainty has also led to commercial support being deferred to the 2022 season and has prevented other financial support from being confirmed in time for proper event planning to continue. Although postponing to later in 2021 has been considered, no viable options were available, making it impossible for the events to continue this year. The cancellations are purely due to the pandemic though, meaning that work done to realise the events in the 2021 season will not be lost, with all events expected to return in 2022.

On a more positive note, the Slalom World Cup at Tiberias in Israel, has been moved to 21st to 25th June which will give the event even greater assurance of great conditions. Many of the required permissions for the event to take place are already in place and we expect to be able to fully confirm the event in the near future.

The remainder of the calendar remains unchanged currently, and we must stress again that all events remain TBC due to COVID at this time.
We will bring you more news of any calendar developments as they happen.

Kind regards
The PWA

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news-6280 Mon, 22 Mar 2021 09:19:01 +0100 Desert Freestyle https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6280&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=5dae2686841ab54c56acdf94d0234a3b Despite COVID-19 Oda Brødholt Still Managed to Sneak in her Annual Trip To Brazil - Watch the Highlights Now The majority of people in the world this year, and last, have been stuck at home due to COVID-19, but Oda Brødholt (Starboard / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra Fins) has still be lucky to travel to a few locations. One of those trips was her annual visit to Jericoacoara, Brazil, in Janauary.

The Norwegian has finished in the overall top 3 in the Women's Freestyle every year since 2014, whilst she also has a podium to her name in Slalom too. 

You can see Oda Brødholt's latest video @ https://youtu.be/J_sxSNCLaSw which is packed with explosive action.

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news-6278 Fri, 19 Mar 2021 09:06:38 +0100 The Windsurfing Podcast https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6278&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=e0bf242abaa3cbb3b972c2f5e50e3192 #33 The Schweitzer’s Story - Right Back to the Very Start of Windsurfing Episode 33 of the Windsurfing Podcast takes us right back to the very beginning of windsurfing, right up to today's sport as we know it. You can see epsiode 33 @ https://youtu.be/LtEBvhDB95A

Hoyle Schweitzer was the co-inventer of the original Windsurfer. His son Matt was the first World Champion. Matt’s son and Hoyle’s grandson Zane is an elite waterman. Who better to give us a history lesson! And a super fun one as well, with zero BS, just as we like it on the Windsurfing Podcast. Right from the very beginnings all the way to Zane and Maciek partying it up in Peru and the Schweitzers new movie - Broken Moulds.

0:00​ Intro, Peru Event
4:10​ SUP early days, pushing new sports
9:03​ changing disciplines, being a waterman
20:33​ Stories of the pioneers
40:15​ Matt Schweitzer under rated?
45:30​ Original windsurfer brand, Broken Moulds film
1:06:33​ Matt Schwietzer cameo

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news-6276 Thu, 18 Mar 2021 11:02:07 +0100 Time To Say Goodbye https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6276&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=ab8bff0c9712146fad79aa990fbb8c00 Caterina Stenta Leaves RRD After 7 Years Together Caterina Stenta (AL360 / Maui Ultra Fins) started competing on the PWA Wave World Tour in 2013 and during that time she has competed on RRD equipment - however 2021 will mark a new chapter for Stenta with the 33-year-old parting ways.

Caterina Stenta: "Thank you RRD! It's been incredible seven years with @rrd_international! RRD has supported me from the very beginning from my first @pwaworldtour competitions to all the Sup tours with @eurotoursup and @appworldtour and all the national titles!
I have a lot of memories and team mates I am so grateful to have met along the way during the competitions, shootings in Cape Town and travels.

Grazie mille @roberto_ricci1, everyone working at the factory @dylan_rrd @jacopo_rrd @matteo_guazzoni711 @ovidioferrari and all the team mates especially @john_skye57 for all the help during these years. RRRD supported me and led me to what I have become and what I achieved. Nevertheless from 2021 I will make a big step to a new and exciting chapter.
P. S. more SUP and Windsurf don't worry! 
Can't wait to share it with you!
Stay tuned 
Thank you for the edit: @aaronjessee"

You can see some of Caterina Stenta's previous highlights with RRD @ https://www.instagram.com/p/CLhRB5Fowca/

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news-6274 Wed, 17 Mar 2021 08:34:29 +0100 Canaries Summer 2020 https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6274&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=07787cf5188f5e383aad858d6a5ad8b4 Marc Paré's Montage of the Best Moments from the 2020 Summer in the Canaries Marc Paré (Fanatic / Duotone) earned himself a move to Fanatic and Duotone last year after emerging as one of the brighest talents on the wave scene. The young Spaniard had been on the cusp of breaking into the overall top 10 for a couple of years, before cracking it in 2019 when he finished 9th overall. Unfortunately, COVID-19 meant that there were no competitions in 2020, so we will still have to wait and see how much further in the rankings he can climb.

The 22-year-old has been going through the archives and has put together a montage of his best moments from last summer in the Canaries, which is well worth a watch with Paré going massive.

You can see Marc Pare's latest video @ https://vimeo.com/523527855

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news-6272 Tue, 16 Mar 2021 07:37:43 +0100 Ster ification https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6272&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=84cc6967d3d05b3b0bafa40ca06d61ab The Flechet Brother's Going Big in Brittany Titouan Flechet (Tabou / Hot Sails Maui), and his brother, Julien Flechet (Tabou / Hot Sails Maui) have just released a great new video, which sees them sailing together at Le Steïr, Brittany, France. The two young brother’s continue to spur each other on, which makes for some great action.

Flechet Brother’s: “Summary of a few wave riding sessions on the Steir spot (29). Often a fallback spot, in winter, the conditions are easy and often conducive for jumping.”

You can see the Flechet Brother’s latest edit @ youtu.be/tm8wZcU9Guk

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news-6270 Mon, 15 Mar 2021 15:06:22 +0100 Iballa Moreno https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6270&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=f9431cf73d6fc297293be35df3664dae Candid Documentary Trailer Featuring Iballa Moreno Iballa Moreno (Severne / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra Fins) is one of the most successful female watersports athletes to have ever lived. In 2018, Iballa not only won the Wave PWA Wave World Championship, but also the SUP world title. Shortly there we be a documentary to illustrate her success - you can see the trailer @ https://vimeo.com/521516489

Description: "After more than two decades in the world class of sports and overcoming different personal and sporting challenges of great significance, Iballa Runao Moreno achieved in 2018 an historical landmark unprecedented in professional sports: winning the world championships in the same year of the PWA World Circuit of Windsurf and the APP World Tour of Stand Up Paddle. This milestone never before achieved by an active athlete, highlights the level of dedication and improvement that the Moreno Twins twins, and specifically Iballa Ruano, have been successfully reaping for so many years. However, the road was never easy. Corazóndeescamas is a short biographical documentary told in the first person and that shows the most intimate part of its history and is dedicated with great affection to the Ruano Moreno family."

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news-6268 Thu, 11 Mar 2021 06:20:05 +0100 The Windsurfing Podcast https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6268&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=19dac5b8a49d058f029b5be14fbcab84 Episode #32 with Britain's Adam Lewis It's that time of the week again... when Maciek Rutkowski (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails) interviews a fellow pro sailor. This time it's the turn of English wave sailor Adam Lewis (Fanatic / Duotone / SWOX)

The Windsurfing Podcast: “Adam Lewis rips. And he's been ripping for years now. But his path to becoming a pro windsurfer was far from easy. Late starter for many years he had to teach the sport in order to do it. What finally tipped the scales? How did he get to the PWA podium? How was the first time at Jaws? And how was it in Australia with 2 other unknown riders: Maciek Rutkowski and Balz Muller....

0:00​ Intro, Aussie Trip
8:16​ Windsurfing Background
15:00​ Chasing the dream
23:00​ Sponsors, working in different teams & cultures
32:32​ Maui house/home? Sailing Jaws
50:02​ PWA sailing, breaking into top positions
59:56​ Judging Criteria, entry events
1:08:28​ Adam’s Future
1:12:17​ Quickfire”

You can watch the latest Windsurfing Podcast @ https://youtu.be/_FdCLhr-nNU

Photos courtesy of Fish Bowl Diaries 

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news-6266 Tue, 09 Mar 2021 09:08:20 +0100 Fish Factory https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6266&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=a4ff13c26878917c4d9b05f8259dd225 Early Sunday Morning Session at the Fish Factory with Mads Bjørnå For some, Sunday mornings mean long lay ins, but not if you are a windsurfer with a decent forecast on the horizon as Mads Bjørnå (Fanatic / Duotone) shows with his latest video, which saw the Dane setting his alarm for 5am and being in the water by 7am at the Fish Factory.

Mads Bjørnå: “Really early Sunday morning session in Fish, full power 4,7 onshore.”

You can see Mads Bjørnå’s early morning session @ youtu.be/mUcj3-l3L8w

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news-6264 Mon, 08 Mar 2021 09:17:52 +0100 Tenerife Training https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6264&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=ec1783fb288df38575a0e23491a9485a A Day in the Life With Professional Racer Rytis Jasiunas in Tenerife Several of the world's top racers continue to prepare for the new season in El Medano, Tenerife. One of those sailors is Rytis Jasiunas (Future Fly / Point-7) and he has released a new video of what the training is like in Tenerife, so if you want to get more of an idea of what a typical day looks like for a professional windsurfer during the offseason take a look @ https://youtu.be/FO2RJbkDj4M

Rytis Jas: “Full power, super choppy slalom training with 97l Future Fly Dark Horse and Point-7 AC-1 6.2
Thanks to Sander once again for helping with the edit.
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Thanks to my sponsors:
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Also I have launched my Patreon page - so if you are enjoying this channel and would like to see it grow, produce more and better quality videos - please consider supporting me on there. For a cost of one coffee cup a month not only you will support me, but will also get a deeper insight on the life of pro windsurfer. For all the info have a look here:

You can see Rytis Jas’ latest training edit @ youtu.be/FO2RJbkDj4M

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news-6262 Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:11:39 +0100 The Windsurfing Podcast https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6262&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=a2b4439997299053a616cce46e6fdfe4 Maciek Rutkowski Interviews Legendary Brand Manager Martin Brandner When it comes to Brand Managers there's not many with a more notorious reputation that Martin Brandner, who worked as the BM for brands such as F2 & JP. Now, Maciek Rutkowski (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails) has managed to pin him down for a marathon interview spanning over 2 hours as he gives a candid review of his time in the industry this far. You can watch episode #29 of the Windsurfing Podcast @ https://youtu.be/ZUf_qLD6aEs

#29 Martin Brandner – The Windsurfing Podcast

Legendary brand manager Martin Brandner is like the Godfather. Ruthless and mega effective, yet the ones working with and for him adore him. Especially after it’s done. He assembled some of the best, most successful teams in windsurfing history for F2 and JP, and now, retired he tells us all about it. From applying Nike’s strategy in windsurfing to almost starting a new brand with Peter Thommen and Bjorn, signing a young Ricardo Campello, Kauli Seadi always being late and not owning a phone, Antoine Albeau not being able to develop boards and a possible comeback to the business Martin really spills the beans. Sit back and listen and if you have questions just leave them in the comments – we might have Martin on again soon as there is so much left to talk about!

0:00 Intro, retired?
5:32 Will he comeback? His philosophy
13:30 His riders
18:25 Kauli Seadi
24:10 Ricardo Campello
41:27 Quantifying rider input
50:49 How he went from F2 to starting JP
1:04:18 Building the brand/image
1:19:40 Bjorn contracts
1:24:20 What to do with the windsurfing industry
1:33:03 Brand competition
1:43:03 Dealing with race teams
1:52:56 Antoine Albeau
2:01:30 Quickfire

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news-6260 Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:39:43 +0100 Pull The Trigger https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6260&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=070e36399d0465c530973395a35b2f58 Graham Ezzy Gives You his Guide on How to Forward Loop For many it’s still considered the holy grail of windsurfing… what are we talking about? The forward loop of course, which still tends to have the biggest wow factor for non-windsurfers.

Whether you’ve never tried to pull the trigger, or are still trying to land your first one, or you are landing them already and want to refine them further - here’s Graham Ezzy’s tutorial on the forward loop @ youtu.be/Gm__362oUy4

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news-6258 Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:26:21 +0100 Rocky Calima Winter Session https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=6258&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=fb7ca0291416cb2041ad2506c2f1e4c2 Team Bruch Flirting with Dangerous as they Wave Sail Precariously Close to the Rocks The Canary Islands are well known for their year round sunshine, consistent trade winds and waves, which makes them very popular with watersport enthusiasts. Particularly during the winter they get hit by several big swells, which light up spots which may not otherwise break at different times of year. When the right forecast popped up Team Bruch - AKA Dany Bruch (Bruch Boards / Flight Sails) and Julian Salmonn (Bruch Boards / GUNSAILS) - headed to this spot in Tenerife where they scored some sick waves, but given the nature of the spot there were a few consequences to pay...

Dany Bruch: "Winter brings some special conditions to Tenerife. This time we went for a crash test session on the west coast. Check this mix of action and backstage look on sailing waves really close from the rocks!

You can see Team Bruch in action here.

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