Matteo Romeo at Lagoa Azul

20 year old Italian freestyle sailor Matteo Romeo is in Brazil and he hit up Lagoa Azul about a 15 minutes from Jericoacara.

Canada, Vancouver Island – Windsurfing Into the Unknown 2013

This is the official full movie when Max Matissek joined Philip Soltysiak on a Windsurfing Into the Unknown adventure on Vancouver Island, Canada. Joined by Phil’s younger brother Tom, they camped and searched for windsurfing spots few have ever heard of in the summer of 2013.

The two professional windsurfers and seasoned travelers have been to some of the best windsurfing destinations around the world, and it was now a chance for Canada’s West Coast to prove it’s worthiness as a destination for adventure windsurfers. The trip took the riders from Jordan River and Gordon’s Beach, across to Port Renfrew, into Lake Cowichan and Nitinat Lake, to Port Alberni and finishing off on the Pacific coast in Tofino. All the while the team camped in the island’s Pacific Temperate Rain Forest, cooking and keeping warm with a campfire, and trying to keep wildlife away from their food.

So Last Year – Epic Maui Footage

What’s Maui got to offer? The Worlds best wavesailing, top pros, just check out this clip!

SoloSports Adventure Trailer

Makani Fins hosted a clinic this October at Punta San Carlos, Baja. From flying in and to the remote camp, to uncrowded near perfect waves, San Carlos delivers.

Reunion Island: Windsurf is not dead !

It’s never been a matter to us that windsurfing was dead, hell no it’s not dead.

Check out this awesome wavesailing clip featuring Jérôme Pajaud at Reunion Island.

Ummmm…next time maybe we can do without the old dude in a speedo.

Windsurfing Into the Unknown – Vancouver Island Trailer

In late June 2013, Max Matissek joined Philip Soltysiak on a Windsurfing Into the Unknown adventure on Vancouver Island, Canada. Joined by Phil’s younger brother Tom, they camped and searched for windsurfing spots few have ever heard of.

The two professional windsurfers and seasoned travelers have been to some of the best windsurfing destinations around the world, and it was now a chance for Canada’s West Coast to prove it’s worthiness as a destination for adventure windsurfers. The trip took the riders from Jordan River and Gordon’s Beach, across to Port Renfrew, into Lake Cowichan and Nitinat Lake, to Port Alberni and finishing off on the Pacific coast in Tofino. All the while the team camped in the island’s Pacific temperate rain forest, cooking and keeping warm with a campfire, and trying to keep wildlife away from their food.

The full adventure will be released online, free to watch, at the end of November.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AND BEYOND

A sweet compilation clip of action around the San Fransico Bay area during the summer of 2013. 12 minutes of wave, bump & jump, freestyle, slalom and freeride windsurfing action!

Outer Hebrides

This spring Jamie Hancock travelled with Ross Williams, Jack Hunt and Timo Mullen to the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish outer hebrides.

In Spring this year I travelled with Ross, Jack and Timo to the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish outer hebrides. We camped, it was cold, and the sailing was tricky. The swell was too big for the bay forecasting 22 -25 foot, providing some pretty gnarly rips and closeout sets. We also had nobody to film so amongst the sleeping bags and campfires I did my best to get the camera out and capture most of the trip. Fortunately Jack filmed me on the final day for 30 minutes or so which luckily turned out to be the best 30 minutes of the trip.

The surreal part of the trip was when the BBC came to interview us for BBC Scotland. We had just come in from sailing as the wind had unfortunately dropped. Then on the journey home in the lounge of the Ferry it went out live on the TV. We were temporarily mega stars! (in the lounge on the Calmac ferry)

Enjoy!

Camocim Ferve

Check out the freestyle action in Camocim, Brazil, as they near there peak season.

Jeri250

Jeri has a lot to offer, SUP, fun night life, restaurant galore and amazing windsurfing! and now is the peak season, bringing in windsurfer of all levels, from begginers to top ranked PWA freestyler.

Jeri250 is a new resort and the dream of Edvan de Souza, you can find out more on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Jeri250/

Tourists of The Sea – Episode One

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

Starboard AROUND: Episode 5 West Oz

The fifth episode of the “Around” series by Sean O’Brien leads us to Western Australia. Aussie legend Scott McKercher takes us on a road trip along the famous breaks of the south-western coasts, including Margaret River and Esperance.

West Oz has long been an iconic windsurfing destination featuring uncrowded breaks and relentless winds, immersed by long and dusty desert roads and strange animals; see our Australian Dream Team rider share his favorite waves with you, with a special guest!

Below The Surface – Teaser Victor in Peru

Another teaser for the upcoming ‘Below the Surface’ movie, with Victor Fernandez in Peru, no action in this clip just scenery… common this is a windsurfing movie isn’t it? Want some action from Peru check out, the AWT Pacasamayo Classic which just wrapper up.

Nothing against ‘Below the Surface’, it will be a great movie, but this clip was more than boring, check out the last teaser with Victor Fernandez in Maui

Alastair McLeod Paradis

This video shows how a (relative) skunking turns out on the paradisiacal island of Mauritius. Unfortunately there were only a few days of wind when I was there and when we did have wind the swell was pretty small.
The island is amazing though, so there was plenty to see and do during the down time.

The action is shot from one afternoon at One Eye, where I had a tiny taste of how good it can get. Definitely will have to get back to score it on a solid South Swell!

- Australian wavesailor Alastair McLeod

Alexandre Villatte at Moulay

16 year old French windsurfer Alexandre Villate recently spent time in Moulay Bouzerktoune, Morocco.  He put this nice 5 minute clip together, with some of his wave riding and jumping, enjoy!