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.
Episode three for the Tourists of the Sea, featuring Kevin Pritchard and Graham Ezzy is here!
Windsurfing, discovery, fun, photos, stopping the car in the middle of the road to take pictures, that is the joy of being a tourist. The boys find a sweet little sailing spot near Pismo Beach. Check it out.
Kauli takes windy Essaouira, Morocco beach break and turns it into a foamy chocolate shake!
Those are the Words from Hot Sails… what they mean we don’t know but enjoy some action from one of the best in the World!
The Xensr team brings you the best of Punta San Carlos, Baja Mexico along with Solo Sports Adventure. From Windsurfing, Mt. Biking, Surfing, SUP, Motocross, Fishing and more, San Carlos has a lot to offer!
For many members of the Fanatic team Cape Town/South Africa is the number one choice when it comes to to winter training destinations. Beside the great windsurfing conditions this city at the very end of Africa has a lot to offer.
Manu Grafenauer and Mart Kuperij from Enjoy the Soup followed Cape Town veteran Klaas Voget, Max Matissek, Max Rowe and South Africa rookies Alessio Stillrich and Adrien Bosson on their adventures in and around the Mother city.
FROM CAPETOWN WITH LOVE is a fourteen minute short film full of crazy windsurf action, laughter, bullshit and an inside view of the daily life of the pros during their stay.
Prepare for some sick windsurfing action, Waveriders switching places with their Freestyle team mates and proving how demanding the sport really is, as well as Freestylers try to push their level in the waves. Great wipeouts, loads of fun and a lot of team spirit.
French Pro Yann Rifflet recently made a move to Ibiraquera in the South of Brazil.
Check out some awesome wave action and a bit of freestyle on the near by lagoon.
In this second episode of the pod series with Markus Rydberg, he went down to Cape Town, South Africa, to practice some port tack sailing for the up coming season.
Markus Rydberg: “I spent the first month of this year in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a really cool place with good windsurfing conditions and awesome nature and I hope to go back soon! ”
Filmed by: Christopher Friis, Mads Bang, Markus Rydberg, Amanda Beenen and Matthew Pearce.
Edited by: Markus Rydberg.
Music: Mapei, Don’t wait.
Stay tuned for the next episode that’s currently in the making
French freestyler Romain Pinochea spent two months during winter in Brazil to train. Northern Brazil is a windsurfer’s paradise littered with great sailing spots, warm water, and consistent winds above 20 knots. Romain Pinochea based himself out of Sao Miguel do Gostoso but also in this clip is action from Praia do Marco and Galinhos Lagoon.
A short but intense wavesailing action clip of Omar Sánchez at Lanzarote.
Italian freestyler Mattia Fabrizi brings us this clip from his winter training in Brazil where he hit up Jericoacora, Camocim and Lagoa Azul.
The latest episode of Tourists of the Sea featuring Kevin Pritchard and Graham Ezzy is here! This time they hit up Punta San Carlos for a perfect setup!
I had just booked my ticket to go to Park City to visit my girlfriend when I happened to check the forecast for Tahiti and saw an 18 second interval pop into the forecast window. With the south swells you can get a pretty good idea at least a week in advance, so I saw this massive swell coming. I talked with “Mr. Baja” Brian Caserio and said looks like there is another swell hitting, you want to go. We both grimaced at the thought of organizing, preparing and rearranging our schedules. The desire to get one of the big south swells, made us excited and craving to man up for the adventure. I called up Graham Ezzy and he started looking into it as well.
We kept tossing the idea around over the Santa Cruz AWT event, going back and forth, if we can do it, what is our time frame, how is the swell going to hit and so on. I had just won the single elimination and was pretty happy with that so I was like lets do it. It was a mission. My ticket to Park City was non refundable. So I might as well go see my girlfriend for one day. Hoped on the plane, said hi on Tuesday, then back on the plane on Wednesday, Brian picked me up at LAX, drove to San Diego, slept and hit the road at 5am. Some lack of sleep, some anxiety, and some hints of south swell along the drive, made the drive seem to fly by. Graham had to hook up with another way down as we were full in Brian’s Tundra. We didn’t see them on the road or when we arrived so, they had to be behind us. We arrived to Punta San Carlos to mast high waves and 4.2 wind. It was blasting. One problem, I didn’t bring my 4.2. Shoot. Well lucky for me, the guys at SoloSports carry the new Ezzy Elite sails, and bam I was out on the water. Fully overpowered, mast high, insane conditions. This is just what the doctor ordered. Wave after wave, it was insane.
Growing up in Southern California, Baja is where my brother and I learned to windsurf in the waves. It is the best spot in the world in my opinion to learn to wave sail. This was it, this is what we had dreamed of all our lives, wind, waves, and the biggest south swell of the summer hitting Baja. I had waited 20 years, I know that dates me, but I really had waited 20 years to get this place like with the waves like we had. It sounds cliche but it was a dream come true. I mean for the last 15 years of my professional career, to be able to take time to jet down for a swell when you are competing on the PWA world tour, is pretty tough to pull off. The worlds aligned, it came together and for the next three days, we had all we could handle. Wave after wave, set after set, it was just awesome. I am still glowing from the trip and can’t wait for the next surgical strike.
~ Kevin Pritchard
A Maui Nerd Production
Camera: Kevin Pritchard // Brian Caserio // Graham Ezzy
Graphics & Editing: Johannes Neumann
Supported by: Ezzy Sails // Dakine // solosports.net “You just don’t know, until you go!”
Robby Swift brings us this action packed wave sailing clip from Chile during November, while the PWA event should have been taking place. Scoring great conditions, big waves and Robby’s talent makes this a great clip. Fingers crossed we’ll see this stop on the tour in 2014.
After three years being in Jericoacoara, Julian Mas craved a change and decided to explore the area around Sao Miguel do Gostoso for some freestyle action. He traveled friend Bastien Rama who put the clip together, and windsurfed with many other friends along the way.
Pro freestyler Steven Van Broeckhoven wrapped up the 2013 PWA season in 3rd place, what did he do afterwards? He tore up Dahab.
Clip brought to us by Ivan Popretinskiy.