For half a year the team around the editor-in-chief Manuel Grafenauer worked on the Windsurfing Yearbook. Now it is ready to be launched on 11th of December 2013. You’ll be able to purchase it at every relevant store, especially at train stations, airports and your local surf shop, of course!
Whoever can’t wait until the official publishing date has the opportunity to order the Yearbook by the 02.12.2013 without having to pay any shipping costs. As of 02.12.2013 it will be charged the common shipping costs of €2.40 within Germany and €7 for any foreign country.
To order the Yearbook simply ring 0431 9969977, drop an email or send a fax to 0431 9969986 with your address and a short note “ein WJB bitte”.
What is waiting for you this year? In short you’ll be getting 230 pages packed with the best pictures of 2013, well researched behind-the-scene stories and interviews with people who have something to say and the BIG mega test.
Hot Shots: “Why looking so far when the good things are at your doorstep?”, the first pages of the yearbook is dedicated to the best German riders. At the gallery you’ll find the most beautiful pictures from Leon Jamaer (Fanatic / Hot Sails Maui), Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins), Flo Jung (RRD / Gun Sails / Maui Ultra Fins), Gunnar Asmussen (Patrik / North) and more.
History: The beloved section goes back 20 years in time. The funniest stories, craziest innovations and colourful ads from a time when almost everyone had a windsurf board on top of his car roof.
Interview: Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) is the most radical windsurfer in waves. That finished uni at 19 and speaks his mind openly at riders meetings is not known to everyone. A conversation.
Effort savings: How much technique is involved in modern harnesses?
Tested: It’s not been that long ago that Peter Thommen was said to be the most successful shaper in the world. Together with Björn Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne / Chris Benz / Dunkerbeck Eyewear) as a team rider they could secure one world title after the other under their belts. Who does not like to remember the legendary sputniks? Today his boards seem old-school at first sight. Are they really?
Golden words with André Paskowski: Just days before André passed he shared his thoughts of life, windsurfing, his love and the magic of the moments he had on the water and behind the camera.
Found: What has Mickey Eskimo been up to? The crazy bird was one of the most innovative windsurfers of his time and famous for his extraordinary actions. What is he up to today?
Surfer’s Ear: Why it makes sense to protect your ears from cold water and what products really help.
Fanatic Young Guns: The young blood from Fanatic – behind the next generation of windsurfing professionals is much more than just talented kids on the water.
Robby Naish (Naish): Smiling, a friendly shaka and never shy of the correct answer. This is how we know Robby Naish.
Neoprene of the Future: The Nexkin-Material from ION is a real innovation. What is behind their idea of a new neoprene and what are the advantages.
Body warmth: The hottest steamers of 2014 so your jewels feel all cosy and warm.
Mega test: As you are already used to getting the best information about the latest gear, the brand new yearbook tested the most important gear of 2014. We tested 85-litres-waveboards, 95-litres-crossoverboards, 100-litres-freestylers, 120-litres-freerideboards and 140-litres-freeriders. Sails that were tested are: freestyle 4.8, wave 5.3, crossover 6.0, freeride without camber 7.0 and two cambers in 8.0m.
Similar to last year, we tested very intensively so that every product gets a whole page with a text, review, graphics and marks.