Throwback Thursday – WSMA World Cup 1986

Every few Thursdays we liek to give you a bit of a retro clip.  This week we have 60 minutes of action from 1986 at the WSMA World Cup, the ultimate event of its day.

Coming Home ft. Kevin Pritchard

The story is about Kevin “coming home” to his roots after having accomplished his goal of winning a world title.

Watch as Kevin Pritchard travels along the West Coast of North America from Baja up to Vancouver Island (although he scored no session on the Island).  Everything started with the trips to the American Windsurfing Tour events and Kevin and Johannes from Maui Nerd Productions never had the intention to make a clip about these trips, but in the end and looking through the clips, they saw some beauty and decided to share the footage with us. “Some would call it a video or a movie: We say it’s more a slideshow of good memories, unique moments with unique friends, funny stupid things, stunning nature and some great sailing!” (MNP)

Enjoy, it’s one of our favorite movies lately!

Trailer – Over The Sea

Check out this trailer for the upcoming movie “Over The Sea” featuring Steven Van Broeckhoven.  Discover the untouched nature, lifestyle and people from Sao Miguel do Gostoso and around with the unbelievable skills from one of the best freestyle windsurfers on this planet.

Steven Van Broekhoven is a former World Champion working hard to get back on top.  Fun, travel, lifestyle and action!  Coming on February 28th.

Mattia Fabrizi Brazil Freestyle

Mattia Fabrizi spent some time in Brazil during the winter of 2012, here’s the result.

RIP Andy ‘Buzz’ Buchanan

News passes around the windsurfing community of another tragic death this month.   Andy ‘Buzz’ Buchanan lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday 29th January.  Andy Buchanan served as the PWA Press Officer from 2008 through till 2009 when he was first diagnosed with cancer at the age of 27.  Andy remained very much one of the team and paid frequent visits to the crew at events over the following years.

Andy brought  passion to windsurfing and his life as a whole which was obvious in his work. Never one to back away from a
challenge – never mind how ridiculous and never mind how small the chance of success – Andy brought entertainment to many through his writing and his own activities. –

Rest in Peach Andy Buchanan.



Red Bull Storm Chase Highlights from Mission 1

The 10 riders battle wind speed hit over 70 knots and surf over 20 feet in Brandon Bay Ireland.   After the first round 6 riders, Marcilio Browne, Dany Bruch, Victor Fernandez, Robby Swift, Julien Taboulet and Thomas Traversa advance to the second mission.

Read more on Mission 1 here.

Hi-Res Photo Gallery from Mission 1

Neilpryde EVO5 vs Speed Boat

This neat Heli Shot video comes to us from the Guys at Diabolo Funboard.  Watch as the two riders blast across the open Ocean on Starboards and Neilpryde EvoVs racing a speed boat.

Gear – 2013 MauiSails Legend a side-shore wave sail

The Legend remains MauiSails flagship side-shore wave sail.   A marginally forward oriented draft provides ease of transition to driving bottom turns to neutral when coming off the top.  This ability for control crosses over making it a great sail for gnarly, gusty high wind areas like the Gorge and Pozo.

New for this year, MauiSails is using a exclusive light weight gradient X-Ply in the upper portion of the sail.  The gradient X-Ply has excellent strength to weight properties  and looks cool in the sun creating a gradient reflection.  The material was a result of several years of testing and development.

The legend is available from sizes 2.9 to 6.1.  For more information on the legend and the complete MauiSails lineup check out the

One Day in Reunion

Reunion Island is a amazing French Island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, close to Mauritius, and offers near perfect down the line conditions.  The Ravine Boys share with us the life on Reunion Island, and some great wavesailing.  They leave us with the quote, “Enjoy it cuz one day we will be old…”.

Jacopo Testa at Gostoso

Some awesome freestyle action from Italian Jacopo Testa at Gostoso, Brazil.

Grow – Gustav Häggström

MacG Productions has been releasing some sweet clips.  This one comes from their homespot Lajet, Sweden and features the 16 year old Gustov Häggström.

“2012 has been a epic year for me!  I learnt much stuff and had fun on the water!  2013 is  going to be fun, I’m looking forward to all the action!!” – Gustav Häggström

We think the young Gustav shows great potential, and an efficient sailor just look at the lift and height he is getting on his jumps.

We look forward to the next production from Markus Rydberg and Gustav Haggstrom, the duo that make up MacG Productions.

Super Slow Mo Freestyle

Thiseas Kampas created this cool video of some sessions around Greece.  Check out his freestyle clip which is put together in super slow motion.


Another update from Fanatic on sponsorship and the Business side.

Today Fanatic announced that Daniel Aeberli, previously Brand Manager/Shaper at F2, will join our Fanatic Team as International Product Manager. Daniel will start his new job February 1st.

“I have known Dani since many years, he has provided us with some great Choco Fins for a number of our Fanatic board models. Dani brings a wealth of experience with him in both Product Development and Marketing. He will be a perfect addition to our team, supporting both Sebastian Wenzel, Juergen May and myself in the Product Development department. As well as being a great brand ambassador at events and connecting with our Pro Team, to develop the best products out there. We are really excited to get Dani started, we will be keeping him very busy in future!” – Craig Gertenbach, Fanatic Brand Manager

“What a great change! I am more than happy to join the Fanatic team. I always knew if I would ever change to another brand, that I would want people around me who live 100% for our great sport. Craig Gertenbach and Sebastian Wenzel are in the industry since many years and have so much experience to share. They both started their careers as racers and made their way to the top at a brand like Fanatic, one of the strongest brands in Windsurfing and Stand Up Paddling. I believe I proved at F2 over the last years that I have high quality design skills, as well as good organisational and marketing talents. And now I will have this amazing chance to join this already powerful team to develop even better products for Fanatic. I am more motivated than ever, looking forward to a great future to push my love of windsurfing to the next level.” – Daniel Aeberli


Moves – Flaka ‘On Board’ by Marc Kahlen

Marc Kahlen brings us this video of a Flaka shot POV style ‘On Board’ in Tarifa, Spain.

North Sail WARP F2013 Now Out

Today NorthSails announced the launch of their brand new racing sail, the NorthSails WARP F2013.  NorthSails put a great team together and worked with sail designer Kai Hopf and worked hard to improve the WARP.

Check out more on the WARP here.