PWA News

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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Following a positive forecast for today, Tuesday, judges had high hopes of finally kicking off The Irish Wave Grand Prix, which is presented by Bord Fáilte. It had been expected that if winds reached a predicted force 4 in a south/ southwesterly…

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“Too close to call” is how many of the competitors are viewing this year’s Wave World Tour. The final event of the season, The Irish Wave Grand Prix, has yet to kick off with any of the heats, but weather forecasters are expecting an improvement in…

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The PWA Irish Wave Grand Prix, which is presented by Bord Fáilte, carried on in style today as everybody headed down to the competition’s alternative venue. Dumps beach attracted large crowds of locals,

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Brandon Bay became a sea of color today as 67 contestants for this year’s PWA Irish Wave Grand Prix, which is presented by Bord Fáilte, descended upon the beach to check out conditions for today’s windsurfing competition.

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The glorious County Kerry sunshine proved a perfect setting for the opening of the PWA Irish Wave Grand Prix, Presented by Bord Fáilte. Competitors spent the day settling in and registering for the coming weeks competition

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Interview with Nik Baker

September 30, 2002

Nik Baker has been enjoying a fantastic year on the PWA world tour and currently is sitting in overall second in freestyle and third in waves. We caught up with Nik for the following chat at the end of the PWA Sylt Grand Slam.

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The weathermen must be in conspiracy with Kevin Pritchard (Bic/ Gaastra)! Antoine Albeau (AHD/Neil Pryde) must be thinking, “What else do I have to do, make a sacrifice to the wind gods?“ Antoine sailed an impeccable regatta with no premature starts, no…

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A Light and variable breeze teased the racers this morning as we waited for it to settle down to the northwest direction and build to suitable conditions. The situation remained the same until 2o’clock this afternoon when a steadier 7 to 14 knots was…

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Frenchman Antoine Albeau (AHD/Neil Pryde) banked yet another victory here in Westerland after coming from behind with a little gamesmanship from countryman Xavier Huart (Mistral/North) over a second placed Kevin Ponichtera (F2/Arrows) and Levi Siver…

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Rain was the alarm call this morning but by the time skippers meeting was underway for the wave sailors at 10 a.m. the skies had cleared. The swell was similar to yesterday, so almost enough for wave competition were it not for a distinct lack of wind.

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Another different picture greeted the sailors this morning at the 8.30 skippers meeting. The swell has increased but last nights strong winds have backed off just too much to put the wave sailors on the water.

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The third day of competition here in the resort town of Westerland began quietly with a 5-knot onshore breeze keeping racers and wave sailors on the shore and relaxing in the hospitality tent.

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