Check out this cool clip from radical wavesailor Antoine Martin.
REVERSE is a video about Antoine Martin’s last winter in Maui. We named this video REVERSE for two reasons. The first is that the conditions are reversed in Maui compared to Guadeloupe, Antoine`s home spot and the conditions he normally sails. Because of this we also reversed the sequences rather than an original edit.
Check out episode 1 from ‘Tourists of the Sea’ series by Maui Nerd Productions featuring Graham Ezzy and Kevin Pritchard in Baja and California.
Its always a risk leaving the warm waters of Maui. For our trip to Arroyo Laguna we had been wanting to do something on the west coast for quite some time. We watched and waited, and pulled the trigger 2 days before leaving, saw a good forecast and left home to set out on our tourist adventure.
I had never traveled with Graham before. We had talked about it, but we just could never nail down some dates that worked for us both. So our adventures were fresh, the hopes were high and we set out to sail the seas of the California coast. For me it was fun to go back, Arroyo was one of our favorite spots as a family growing up. I knew it was going to be fun.
We showed up at the beach like total windsurf pro tourists. Boards stacked on the roof, sails, masts, everything piling out of the car. The locals shook their heads as we got out, immediately started getting our boards off and shit flying everywhere. Just like a typical tourist.
Sailing with Graham is always fun. He is inspires me to try something new with his no fear, go for it style. Pushing his limits as well as mine.
For the trip our idea was that he would film some and I would film some as well, taking turns sailing and filming. The only thing we learned is that he was a much better filmer than I am. He has the patience to get the shot. I don’t. I hate sitting on the beach, I hate watching and watching. Maybe it is something new in my mind, maybe it is something new with my filming, maybe it is something new in my sailing, but whatever it is, it sure brings me to realize that windsurfing is my favorite sport in the world. I
Arroyo is not an untouched land, it just needs to be remembered. The side off shore winds and rippable waves make it what I think is the most high performance wave spots on the California Coast. For some reason, our road trips always take us to California. Being a tourist in familiar land helps us where we know the sea. Being tourists of the Sea …
We love this video, amazing action from two extremely talented riders, in some of the best wavesailing conditions!
Camera: Kevin Pritchard // Brian Caserio // Graham Ezzy
Graphics & Editing: Johannes Neumann
Supported by: Ezzy Sails // Dakine
Fall and Winter and fast approaching in the Norther hemisphere, that means down under summer is just approaching. Check out this preview for the NSW Wavesailing tour which includes 5 events, and looks to attract new and seasoned wavesailors. If you’re down in Australia check out one of the events and have fun!
The event dates are as follows:
Event 1 – Flat Top Ballina; Saturday 5th – Monday 7th October
Event 2 – Windang (Based in Windang); – November 16th – 17th
Event 3 – Wanda; December 7th – 8th
NSW State Titles – Gerroa; Thursday February 13th – Sunday 16th
Event 4 – Gerroa; March 1st – 2nd
Found out more at nswwavesailning.org
If you’re going to be at one of the events get in touch with us, we’d love to share your story!
The 2014 Mauisails Wave and Freestyle range has arrived, with this to say, “Another year of our passionate daily ritual to the wind and surf of Maui’s North shore has led to continued refinement of MauiSails state of the art… ”
Check out the clip.
Irish wavesailor Timo Mullen has been wavesailing at his favourite spot in North West Ireland. he released this awesome action clip, and had this to say, “September has been pretty epic with wind and waves nearly every day, Magheroarty is the main spot, most of the action is shot on the reef and beachbreak.”
Enjoy the clip!
BRILLIANCE FROM BRAWZINHO ON SUPER SUNDAY
The final day of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup saw an enthralling day of competition as Cold Hawaii returned to life with a vengeance, as howling winds and big, powerful waves arrived just in the nick of time to allow a result to be gained for the fourth successive year. Today will live long in the memory of Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC), who managed to tame the ferocious North Sea, in front of a packed out crowd, to secure his first ever event victory on the PWA World Tour.
Overall Results of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup: Men’s Wave
1st Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
2nd Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
3rd Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra)
4th Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra)
5th Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins)
5th Leon Jamaer (Fanatic / Hot Sails Maui)
5th Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC)
5th Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde)
9th Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC)
9th Martin ten Hoeve (Goya Windsurfing / Point-7)
9th John Skye (RRD / MFC)
9th Omar Sanchez (Goya Windsurfing / MFC)
9th Ben Proffitt (Simmer)
9th Moritz Mauch (Starboard / North)
9th Adam Lewis (Patrik / Point-7)
9th Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC)
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam Goes Off
The forecast came true for the 2013 ATW Hatteras Wave Jam as two solid days of competition allowed for the completion of all divisions. The AWT scoring system paid off as all competitors are allowed a second chance if they mess up in the first round encouraging riders to really push the limits of their skills. Day one saw strong wind and moderate waves that were perfect for getting the first couple rounds of the Masters and Amateur divisions in the books. Day two showcased slightly less wind but bigger and cleaner swell, which allowed the pros, women and advancing Masters and Amateurs to really show what they could do.
Some of the world’s top wavesailors were here to vie for the AWT Hatteras Wave Jam title and the competition was very close. The final came down to a battle between Andy McKinney, Fabrice Beaux, Bernd Roediger and Kevin Pritchard. McKinney is the owner of a local shop (Wind-NC) and used his Hatteras knowledge to advance to the final and finish in 4th position. Beaux absolutely ripped his way through the heat up to the final but struggled to find the best set waves resulting in a 3rd place finish. The battle for the top spot was close with Pritchard’s powerful style matching up against Roediger’s new-school moves. Roediger took the heat with the wave ride of the event that included a big one-handed aerial and a Taka.
No division embodies the true spirit of the AWT more than the women. They are willing to go out and rip whenever called upon no matter the conditions and they always do so with a smile on their faces—”no complaining…just ripping!” This year Miho Tanaka of Japan defended her title from last year winning over Sam Bittner (2nd) and Kerri Stokes. Sam Bittner sailed very well but couldn’t match the far more experienced Tanaka (who also competed in the Pro division). It was Stokes first time sailing in the waves and what better time to do it then at an AWT event… congrats to Kerri Stokes!
AMATEUR AND MASTERS DIVISIONS
Both the amateur and masters divisions were tight battles. The Am final featured George Marcopoulos, Ken Ahrendt, Ian Stokes and Casey Treichler. Marcopoulos sailed well this entire event finishing just off the podium in 4th place. Ahrendt of the local shop Ocean Air not only kept many visiting riders stoked by lending them gear but sailed a strong heat to finish in 3rd position. The top spot came down to a close fight between young gun Stokes and the “Reef Warrior” Treichler. Both these guys know this wave very well and had the perfect gear to suit the conditions. In the end Treichler found the better set-wave to rip apart giving him the Am Wave Jam title.
The Masters final featured a 4-man heat of Dave Kashy, Gordy Stokes, Ken Keller and Mike Wazenski. All had been sailing very well through the competition and in the end Kashy took the top podium spot over Wazenski (2nd), Keller (3rd) and Stokes (4th).
Enjoy the video above, and check out the full results and some sick pictures @ http://americanwindsurfingtour.com/hatteras-wave-jam-complete/
Stunning sunshine, swell and a superb SUP competition
Sunshine and brilliant waves came on day three of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, but no wind was to be found. The call of the day was to run a SUP competition which saw the pros take on the locals. The competitors took full advantage of the clean, peeling waves to produce a fantastic display for the crowds.
Results of SUP Contest:
1st Dany Bruch (Starboard / Severne / AL360)
2nd Sebastian Kornum (JP / NeilPryde)
3rd Dario Ojeda (Tabou / Gaastra / MFC / Al360)
4th Moritz Mauch (Starboard / North)
Kurosh Kiani is back with another great episode of Kiani TV where he takes a look at the World Cup competition scene.
In August, I spent a couple of weeks in Turkey preparing and then competing in the PWA world cup in the town of Alacati. In this months episode “The Contest” I try to portray the stuff that happens during a contest, all compressed into a combination of action and talks with two good friends and among the best windsurfers in the world: Ross Williams and Arnon Dagan.
We reflect on everything from arrival to departure and the things that go in between worth talking about. Mixed with some action from the hours spent training and the actual competition moments, I hope that this will give everyone who clicks by to watch an insight of what you go through in an action packed world cup week. Arrival, setting up, racing, crashing, heat of the moment and so on.. Check out the rest yourself.
Meikel Thies spent 2 weeks on Gran Canaria followed by 4 weeks in Fuerteventura with Valentin Böckler and Felix Söder. “We were almost every day on the water to improve ourselves. We Had a really nice time with a lot of windy days :)”