Check out the latest video from Gustav Haggstrom on Maui on Sweden.
This year i took the next step to reach my dreams! In the beginning of the year I got sponsored by RRD and just one week later i went to Maui and did my first ever Photoshoot.
Came third in the national Swedish championships! and i learned much new stuff. I have never had so fun on the water like i did this year.
GlobalShots presents their latest windsurf video.
Pip Pardoe a long time friend, team rider & inspiration to everyone. At the top of his game a few years ago battling for the British title, then he disappeared from windsurfing….
But he is back with his super aggressive, energetic style & that is all that matters! Enjoy.
This clip features some amazing riders including, Davy Scheffers, Yarden Meir, Tonky Frans, Steven van Broeckhoven, Tonky Frans, Kiri Thode, Youp Schmit, Björn Saragoza, Amado Vrieswijk at top locations. Thanks to Austrian Michael Sumereder who’s dedicated himself to filming over the last years.
This summer Max Brinnich and René Widmann were searching for something different. Sri Lanka promised good conditions and lonely spots – so they went for the adventure! But pictures probably tell more then thousands of words….
Neil Pryde has set that he wil retire as Managing Director of Pryde Group, effective December 31st, 2013. Neil Pryde will become the Chairman of the company after retirement and will devote most of his time in promoting and supporting the company’s business activities around the world.
Patrick Pender, currently Deputy Managing Director, will become Managing Director and Peter Lui, currently CFO for the company, will become Chief Operating Officer. George Poon from Shriro Pacific Limited will be heading the financial functions and all new appointments will be effective from 1st January 2014.
Patrick Pender has 30 years of experience in management, brand building, manufacturing and retailing. Having been a part of management teams at the Gaastra Group, Guess Watches, Oozeeki and Bvlgari, he brings with him a broad range of experience and an understanding of the European, American and Asian markets. Mr. Pender is also a world-class sailor with first hand understanding of the sports the Pryde Group is involved in.
In making this announcement, Neil Pryde commented:
“The decision for me to step back from active management of the company that I founded 43 years ago is obviously a significant milestone in the company’s history and in my life. Pryde Group represents my life’s work and I am extremely proud of what we have been able to create in one of the world’s leading action sports companies with market leading brands in Windsurfing and Kitesurfing.
I certainly could not have achieved anything we have done without the support of an incredibly loyal group of colleagues and employees and I will not forget the effort you have made on behalf of the company. I wish you well for the future.
I am confident that Patrick with his experience and leadership will bring us greater success and I hope you will give Patrick the same support you have given me over many years.
Peter Lui has been my close associate for more than 13 years and I am delighted to see him in his new role as Chief Operating Officer and I am sure he together with Patrick will be instrumental in the future success of the company.
As you are aware, I will become the Chairman of the company and remain as a member of the Board of Directors. You may be assured, I will continue to maintain a very strong interest in all of the company’s activities and the progress of its employees.”
Vasco Fung, Group Chief Executive Officer of Shriro Pacific Limited, the controlling shareholder in Pryde Group, commented on Mr. Pryde’s retirement:
“We have enjoyed a very successful partnership with Neil Pryde since 1986 and are very grateful for his considerable contributions to the success of the company.
Neil has shown strong leadership since founding the business in 1970 and successfully transformed the company into an international sports group with operations in Asia, USA and Europe.
We all wish Neil a very happy retirement and surely he will continue to provide valuable support and advice to the new management which will be important to the continuous success of the company.”
Philip Koester has joined Severne Sails after leaving NeilPryde. He will be staying with Starboard.
We’re stoked Philip Köster is signing up for the SEVERNE team for 014 and welcome Moritz Mauch as the second edition to our wave team. Philip has redefined modern windsurfing and we’re really looking forward to what he’s going to be able to do with lighter, better gear. The future is looking red hot! – ©Severne 2013
Kai Lenny suffered a pretty gnarly injury while surfing Jaws the other day. Below is what he had to say and a few pics. (Warning: Some of the pics are pretty nasty and if you have a weak stomach put some saran wrap over your keyboard.)
I had a few really good wipeouts today, but it was my last wipeout that gave me wound! Basically Air dropped on a set wave at Peahi and once I landed and committed my bottom turn I hit a rib in the face of wave and face planted in the barrel. My fin tomahawked my foot while I was getting sucked over the falls. Once I surfaced I was all the way by the rocks on the inside so besides getting cut I got a good beating as well! That is why its called the ride after the ride!!
Max Rowe the UK Freestyler has been nominated for UK windsurfer of the year, and he’s up against some tough competition including wave sailor Robby Swift. Check out this sweet clip of max put together by Global Shots.
If you want to vote head over to 2013 UK Windsurfer of the Year.