PWA News

Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) has won the second double elimination here today at the PWA freestyle finals. The seventeen-year-old Venezuelan freestyle maestro took victory after defeating local sailor Tonki Frans (Gaastra, AHD) in the second of two...

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Douglas Diaz (Mistral, North) has taken victory in the first double elimination here at the PWA Bonaire freestyle finals. In a riveting final against hardcore American freestyler Matt Pritchard (Gaastra, AHD) this morning, Diaz managed to pull out all the...

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It’s been a dramatic day of insane freestyle action here at the Bonaire PWA freestyle finals. As the light finally faded at 6.30 pm Matt Pritchard (Gaastra, AHD) and Douglas Diaz (North, Fanatic) finished the day neck and neck in the men’s double...

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The newest event in the PWA’s ever-growing tour is the aptly titled King of the Caribbean.

 

 

Although added late in the season, organizers have worked tirelessly to stage what is expected to be a new classic in the PWA Freestyle Championship.

 

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The waiting is finally over! The PWA Freestyle men’s and women’s tour finals are all set to roll here on the sun drenched beaches of Bonaire in the Caribbean. Crystal clear water, wall-to-wall sunshine and 15- 20-knot trades are the order of the day down...

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Between December 11th-18th the battle for the PWA overall freestyle champion will be decided at the closing event of the year on the sun drenched beaches of Bonaire in the Caribbean. As it stands the race for the title is incredibly close with the top...

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Q: How has 2002 been for you so far?

 

JS: 2002 has been a great year for our tour. The freestyle has had tons of energy and big events added to the schedule. We have seen a much needed influx of youth to our tour, and it has been a really exciting...

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Q: What exactly happened when you broke your foot in Gran Canaria?

 

IM: I went to the water very excited after a 10-day trip to Italy with no wind. I wanted to warm up before my heat. I did a table top. The wind this day was a bit gusty and more side...

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Q: How has the season gone for you so far this year?

 

RF: Not as good as I had hoped for but I've done okay top 10 right now, hopefully I will do well in Bonaire and go up the ranking for the overall.

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Q: How has the tour gone for you so far this year?

 

RS: Pretty good so far! I have done better than I had expected, and I would be more than happy if I can maintain my current position!!!

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These 3 names are synonymous with windsurfing and helped to mold windsurfing into its current form. The three inductees together portray a complete picture of windsurfing. Jim Drake for inventing the sport, Hoyle Schweitzer for bringing windsurfing to the...

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Q: Do you regard 2002 as a successful year?

 

KP: It has been a great year for me. I was kind of surprised to have it come together so well but in the end it worked out well. With the PWA racing I was a bit disappointed with my Formula result in Poland...

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Racing returned to the PWA with a vengeance this season with two hugely successful Formula racing events in Leba, Poland and Sylt, Germany. The men’s racing title was narrowly won by Aussie race specialist Steve Allen (Fanatic) ahead of Antoine Albeau...

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Despite huge waves and a promising forecast the PWA wave final held in Brandon Bay, on the west coast of Ireland failed to deliver a result. This means that 26-year-old Californian sailor, Kevin Pritchard (Gaastra, Bic) has added this years PWA overall...

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Californian Kevin Pritchard was crowned World Wavesailing Champion 2002 this afternoon (Thursday 10th October) in Brandon Bay, Co. Kerry. The PWA Irish Wave Grand Prix event, presented by Bord Fáilte, has been the climax of a hectic world wave tour

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Surfers Take To The Water – Despite The

While competition judges, organizers and spectators hoped to get The Irish Wave Grand Prix off to a start, another day without wind forced competitors to head off in search of some different sporting action.

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