PWA News

Rocking around the Christmas tree today are more pros on what they'd recommend is best for Christmas and what they're dreaming of this year!

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Tine Slabe is a big guy and a big character from a small country called Slovenia, close to the Italian border in the Adriatic Sea’s Gulf of Venice. At 90 kg and 1.96m tall Tine is larger than most modern freestylers, although he’s also turned his hand…

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Two of the sports greatest young talents in freestyle and waves are teammates Ricardo Campello (V-111 JP / NeilPryde) and Robby Swift (K-89 JP / NeilPryde). At 21 and 22 years old respectively these two are great friends as well as great rivals, and…

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As the clock ticks down to the holiday break, more pros tell us what they’ve asked Santas little helpers to load onto the sleigh this year.

 

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Rookie Renard

December 15, 2006

21 yr old French racer Florent Renard (FRA-5 JP / NeilPryde) won the Men’s Rookie of the year award for his superb showing in this years Slalom 42 fleet. Many say he’d have finished a lot higher than his 15th overall placing suggests had he been able to…

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117kg of raw muscle and determination are the key contributors to Finian Maynard (KV-11 F2 / NeilPryde) being the fastest man on water. 4th overall in Slalom 42 this year and two outright world speed records have made him a Caribbean and worldwide legend.…

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More pros tell us what they'd like Father Christmas to arrange for the festive season.

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Leo Loves Maui

December 12, 2006

Although Frenchman Leo Ray (F-200 Naish / Naish) has been competing in and searching for waves for many years, he seems forever drawn back to the one place he considers the ultimate windsurfing paradise - Maui, Hawaii.

 

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A brand new DVD covering the entire competitive year and more is released from Boardseeker.com.

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Rookie Challenges

December 9, 2006

 

The PWA recently announced the recipients of their Rookies-of-the-year awards at the Aloha Classic prize giving. Unanimous backing from her peers earned Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU-91 Starboard / MauiSails) this years women’s title – a real indicator of…

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Downtime in Dahab

December 7, 2006

 

23-yr old Swiss star Laure Treboux (SUI-4 Naish / Naish) had an amazing debut season, finishing up 3rd overall in the women’s Freestyle rankings in 2006.

 

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Approaching the festive season we thought we'd ask the Pro's if they could have anything they wished for, what they'd like Santa to slip under their Christmas trees - and yours!

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24 yr-old Marie Edlund-Tjernberg (S-6 F2 / North) from southern Sweden is a regular feature on the Women’s freestyle fleet entry lists. Marie is from a windsurfing-mad family, including her parents and fellow pro, sister Nina Edlund Tjernberg, (S-165…

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25-yr old Maui –resident Levi Siver (USA-0 Starboard / NeilPryde) is one of the world’s best and most respected wave sailors. His unique riding style blends fluidity and power that creates an awesome display of both carving and aerial projection. Levi,…

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2006 has been a good year for the Moreno twins. Sharing no less than seven event wins, and three world titles between them, Daida and Iballa can afford to celebrate their 29th birthdays in style!

 

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With some sailors being fanatical about technical figures and settings, and others operating purely by feel, here we continue our series asking elite performers their advice on tuning-up. This time we quizzed Victor Fernandez, Douglas Diaz and World…

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