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 wave sailors are armed and ready to light up the waves of Tenerife
From the 3rd to the 9th of August the elite of the wave sailing world shall be descending upon the beautiful shores of El Medano, Tenerife. This year will see the event returning for the third year in a row and with the current forecast on offer, it looks as though the week ahead will truly be a spectacle to behold.
Situated on the Southeast coast of Tenerife, El Medano is located only a few kilometers away from the South airport making it a highly accessible, but more importantly, world-class location. El Medano has become synonymous with windsurfers all over the world thanks to its stunning golden sand beaches, reliable trade winds and of course its pumping waves, which the pros will be looking to use to their full effect as they launch themselves into the most radical stunts on the planet, in order to win the adulation of the judges.
With his extra local knowledge and guile – Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra) – will be looking to go one better than last year, when he finished in second place. The Spaniard out scored Koster on the wave in the double elimination winners’ final in 2012, so if he can find a couple of big jumps to match, Mussolini could well find himself at the top of the podium. Expect to see silky smooth wave rides combined with staggering frontside wave 360s and takas galore as he looks to make a strong start to the season.
As the last man to beat Koster – Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) – knows exactly what it takes to beat the reigning world champion. With slightly less emphasis on jumping in Tenerife – than Pozo – the Frenchman will be hoping to use this as an advantage. Expect to see almost unrivaled wave riding and rocket-propelled backloops as Traversa sets his sights ever higher.
The inaugural PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup was held in 2010. Every year thus far the competition has been blessed with a mixture of monstrous swells and port tack howling winds, to starboard tack float and ride – which has tested the top sailors in the world to their limits – whilst providing jaw dropping action aplenty.
Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) reigned victorious in the first two competitions, but he was denied a famous hat-trick of Cold Hawaii victories by a rampaging Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) in 2012. In doing so the Frenchman became the first man in five events to defeat the back-to-back world champion, but more importantly, Traversa held his nerve to claim his first ever PWA event victory.
The next amazing installment of the Cold Hawaii World Cup will take place later this year, between the 16th to the 22nd September. To wet your appetite, a brand new teaser has just been released to give you a taste of things to come. Expect to see double forwards galore combined with sick cutbacks and aerial antics off the lip, in what is sure to be another epic event on the Danish shores of Klitmoeller.
Enjoy this teaser that highlights exactly what Cold Hawaii has to offer!