Ben Barger on Windsurfing & Kiteboarding in the Olympics

After further study of ISAG regulations and submissions regarding the decision by council determining windsurfing and kiteboarding, I have conclusions and recommended actions for ISAF.  I’ll first state that I believe kiting has a very good future in the Olympics and this shouldn’t be intended to take away any of the great qualities of Kiteboarding.  Herein lies in what I believe was an error in ISAF to correctly situate both windsurfing and kiting in the new regulations that it had just adopted.

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JP & Lake Garda Events

Lake Garda and JP are hosting a few exciting events over the summer. The events include the now legendary Young Gun Camp, July 2nd – 3rd, and the Shaka Bump & Jump Contest July 7 – 8. Both events will be hosted at Shaka! The famous windsurf centre in Torbole, Lake Garda, is not only one of the biggest in Italy or the world, but its owner Mikel Slijk is also very active organizing both events for 2012.

* YOUNG GUN CAMP – 2-6. July

* BUMP & JUMP – 7-8. July

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Formula Windsurfing Can Change Your Life

Chris Bond, a recent convert to Formula windsurfing shares and explains why the often hidden side of our sport can be a lot more fun than you may think.

Everyone has heard of Slalom Racing, Wave sailing and Freestyle; we’ve seen the photos, watched the video footage and know the stars. But who knows much about the Formula windsurfing scene? The aim of this article is to explain what Formula windsurfing is all about (including the race scene), to banish some of the myths and explain the benefits to promote this little spoken about part of our sport.

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Meet Captain Martin Daly

Oxbow Surf Co. brings us this cool video of Martin Daly… a boat captain that has hosted many windsurfing trips.

Q&A with Robby Naish

Robby Naish is the patron of Red Bull Storm Chase. He coined the tagline for the event, which still holds true: “Windsurfing in storm surf separates the men from the boys.” And he’s still one of the best riders out there.

Will he face the storms himself? Find out more in this Q&A from the Red Bull Storm Chase.

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…a few jumps for May…

Summer has come early in Maui.  Here is a short clip from Hot Sails Maui team rider Chris Freeman making the most of available waves.

Jaws Podcast Winter 2012

Polakow is one of the best big wave chargers on the planet.  Enjoy this awesome video cast of Jason Polakow riding the monster Jaws this past winter.  Features epic action and a look at the challenges faced in going out at Peahi.

Phantom Shortclip

Check out this new short clip from Germany national Fanatic teamrider Fabian Weber.

Positively Kai : SUP World Tour – Episode 5

All around boss waterman Kai Lenny starts the first stop of the stand up paddleboarding world tour where it’s a fight to stay above water against pros such as Bonga Perkins, Peyo Lizarazu, sean pointer, ciao vaz, and ikaika kalama.

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Stay tuned in – New episodes every other Wednesday!

KAIKANE – Dario Ojeda at Pozo

Dario Ojeda is definitely one of the stand-outs in Pozo, and finished 3rd at last years PWA contest in Pozo.  Here he is at home in Pozo doing his thing!  He has also recently open his own sport center, the Kaikane Water Sport Center – Pozo.  Enjoy the awesome wave action in this clip.

Spin It To Win It with Andy Bubble Chambers

A special ONE OFF Freestyle Clinic with 4 x British Freestyle Champion Bubble will run in Vass from the 24th – 30th June. This week will run separately from the normal week at Club Vass. We will eat, sleep and breathe freestyle!!

All aspects of freestyle will be covered from the pop, all the way through to the most advanced freestyle moves known to man!! As well as freestyle kit set up and competitions. Chats from the legendary Jay Haysey from Globalshot Pictures about getting the right shot and marketing yourself. He’ll also be getting awesome pictures and video of everyone.

WARNING!! This week is not for the faint hearted with lots of adrenaline pumping activities, such as mountain biking and wakeboarding. Also, some Suping and Yoga for the chillout sessions too! But mainly the week is about having fun, learning lots and windsurfing as much as possible.

Social evenings will include meals out in the awesome town of Vassiliki and not forgetting the world renowned Club Vass BBQ and social evenings.

Video and on the water coaching will be done everyday and debriefed around the bar in the evenings (depending on wind and other social activities!) All of the video footage will be edited into an awesome action pumping movie for you to take home!

There are only 10 places available at the ridiculously low price of £599!!! If you snooze you loose!!

Phone the Club Vass office on 0844 4630191 and book on “Bubble’s Freestyle Week”

Any questions please email Bubble [email protected] 07909868356 

Probably the best week you’ll ever go on!!


Canadian Patrick Bergeron at Spreckelsville

Fellow Canadian windsurfer Patrick Bergeron freestylin’ at Spreckelsville, Maui in April, 2012.

LAND the movie – Photo contest

Now you can WIN a holiday to Morocco for you and a friend and play in our film! ENTER our photo contest!

Prize includes
• A part as an extra in our upcoming feature film Land. as a beach-party guest at our set in Morocco
• A roundtrip economy class airfare to Marrakesh Airport for two (not to exceed $1500 for two)
• Six days / five nights double occupancy standard room in a three star hotel in the beautiful Essaouira on the Moroccan Atlantic coast
*Exact travel dates to be determined according to pending shooting schedule. Terms & Conditions apply.

To enter
Like our page, click Enter and upload a photo of yourself in, on, under, above, near the water or just completely sopping wet. Get creative! Share your entry with your friends to vote. The Land. team will pick the winner out of the 25 finalists (photos with the highest number of votes). Good luck!

Contest ends
June 22nd 23:59 (GMT+1)

This contest is open to Land. the movie Facebook fans of 18 years and over. Please read the Terms & Conditions for more details and the official contest rules.


Good Luck!

GoPro Edit =- Alexandre Grand-Guillot

A Go Pro edit from young French sailor, Alexandre Grand-Guillot.  At only 14, he is waveriding and looping brilliantly, we look forward to seeing and hearing more from Alexandre in the future!

On the PWA Freestyle World Tour: Team France at Podersdorf, Austria, april 2012

Follow the french riders on the PWA Freestyle World Tour, in this video they visit Podersdorf, Austria, in April, for the first PWA Freestyle event of 2012 .

Only one day of competition, in light conditions, and a good start of the year for the french riders : 5th place for Antony and Nicolas, 9th place for Julien, and 17th place for Adrien Bosson who had to withdraw from the contest after his 1st round victory, due to an ankle injury.

The team also entered the first ever European Tow-in championship: 30 riders, 3 evenings of qualifications, and a 10 rider’s final on the last evening, with Julien and Nicolas in 10th and 7th places.

The next event for the french team will be the Bonifacio Freestyle Project in Corsica, June 13th -17th.