PWA News

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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The day started with glorious sunshine, and light northeasterly breeze. Most likely a racing day. Many competitors busied themselves with essential repairs after yesterday’s heavy conditions took their toll on the Formula equipment.

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The day started with a torrential downpour, followed by 4 hours of warm sunshine and light northeasterly winds. Stark contrast to the ominous weather forecast which predicted bft 5 to 7 increasing to storm force 10!!!

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The 2002 PWA world tour once again returns to the Friesian Island of Sylt for the wave/race Grand Slam event and Bacardi Party week. The famous North Sea venue boasts one of the biggest events of the year

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The island of Sylt on the northern coast of Germany will be hosting one of the longest running and most respected events on the PWA tour calendar. Sylt can be truly radical venue

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The 2002 PWA Irish Wave Grand Prix, presented by Bord Fáilte, will take place off the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry from 3rd to 10th October. Over 80 professional windsurfers from 20 countries, including Ireland’s best, will be descending on Castlegregory

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Earlier this year, Sportshows Television, based in London, joined the PWA Tour as the International Television partners for the PWA. It’s their job to go and film the events and distribute the TV images around the world. Sportshows are producing eight,...

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