Check out the latest clip from Robby Swift, featuring him self and Marcilio Browne tearing up some epic waves in Chile.
Chile is one of my favourite places on earth to spend time. The country is beautiful, the people are amazingly friendly, the food is excellent and the windsurfing conditions are off the scale! I can’t wait to go back! – Robby
Omar Sanchez just released his latest video from Gran Canaria as he gets ready fro the PWA season kick off there. Omar Sanchez has a tweaked no holds-bard style with a high completion rate on his jumps that’s amazing to watch. The question is can he give Koster a run for his money, check out Koster’s recent Gran Canaria clip for acompairison.
I guess we’ll find out for sure in Mid July as the first PWA wave event starts, but let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Pro windsurfers Jason Polakow and Robby Swift test out some new prototype Neil Pryde sails in Maui, Hawaii. The designer wasn’t too stoked when the boys took to the sky with some massive airs, destroying the sails on a heavy day at Lanes…but the heli footage definitely makes up for it! Check it out!
A movie about girls having fun on Maui
Filmed and edited by the girls and their friends
The girls: Tatiana Howard (USA), Carolina Butrich Schwartzmann (Peru), Sam Bittner (USA), Sarah Hauser (New Caledonia), Sarah Bibby (England), Alice Arutkin (France), Sam Campbell (USA), Kathi Seelack (Austria), Shawna Cropas (USA), Marine Le Guludec (France)
The friends: Casey Hauser (filming), Norman Roediger (water shots), Jake Miller (drone shots, editing and scenario tips), Si Crowther (filming), Kevin Pritchard (filming), Kieran Devanney (filming), Camille & Titoun (interview), Sofie&Paul (the helmet), KarenBe (song from the Haiku jungle)
The big day for breaking the record for the longest wave ever ridden on a windsurf board has finally arrived. In Chicama Peru, the longest wave in the world, The swell is big, the winds are right, and everyone is in place: cameras, boats, and official witnesses. Now it’s up to the brothers, Camille and Tom Juban to find the wave that might give either of them the world record. See what goes into this crazy attempt and witness the wave that makes windsurfing history. Here’s How You Shatter a World Record in Style | Endless Ride, Ep. 6
Day 2: First blood Alberto Menegatti
A slow and sunny start to the day led to the wind starting to build around lunchtime and by 14:20 the first elimination had been resumed in 8-13 knots. The winners’ final was completed just in time as Alberto Menegatti (Starboard / Point-7) claimed the first victory of 2014.
Tomorrow’s action will kick off bright and early with the skippers’ meeting being called for 7am. The latest forecast promises the infamous Tramontana wind – which last appeared here back in 2011, producing exhilarating slalom with gusts of up to 50 knots – so tomorrow should see frantic, adrenaline fuelled racing with a first possible start at 07:30am.
Day 1: The opening round of race one completed before the wind halts play
The inaugural day of the 2014 PWA Catalunya World Cup saw a hazy and chilly start, however it wasn’t long before bursts of sunshine started to burn through the cloud and 6 heats were completed.
Dunkerbeck reflects on day one:
“The wind started off pretty good 10-12 knots and sunny, up until my heat no. 6 it was on the limit but ok, then a cloud came, the wind dropped and changed angle, so even on my 10m2 Severne reflex 5 and 130 Litre Starboard I was underpowered. I’m really happy with the sail but in no wind there is a limit…! A few heats later the day was called off for not good enough wind for slalom! Looks like there will be Tramontana in a few days… I really hope to get some better wind for windsurfing soon (;-))) AND SOME FUN SLALOM!”
NeilPryde slalom team spent three months in Maui this winter preparing for the PWA slalom season ahead. They created a short video series documenting their experience and providing racing tips and tricks for slalom windsurfers. In Episode 1, Antoine Albeau talks us through racing sail tuning.