Pierre Garambois tearing it up in the freestyle-friendly lagoons of Fuerteventura.
Here’s what he had to say:
Here is a movie called “Go Insane”. It’s about a trip i made last summer on the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Island, with my team mates of La BAR. I made a little clip with my personal footages, but a longer one with all the riders will comme shortly.
We had a great time during 20 days over there, lots of fun, wind every days, nice sessions alone in the lagoon and outside with little chops and waves sometimes. All in all this trip was a great success for all of us and i hope you guys enjoy the video!
Looking forwar to the next trip! Come ooooon!
A new freestyle clip from Nick van Ingen in Maasvlakte, enjoy!
The sixth episode of the “AROUND” series by Sean O’Brien takes us to the Netherlands in central Europe and the new adopted home of 6x World Champion freestyler, Sarah-Quita Offringa from Aruba.
Sarah-Quita has been living in Holland for three years now and in this video see our Dream Team rider at home in the city of Utrecht and surrounds, full of canals, boats, windmills and wooden shoes!
Holland has produced a number of windsurfing legends over the years and this year the PWA World Tour returned with the final freestyle event of the year taking place on the Brouwersdam, a perfect location for Sarah-Quita to win her 6th World Title.
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.
Check out João Henrique BRA 291 freestyling along the Coast of Ceara, Brazil. We like it, and hope you do to, well done Joao!
Check out the RRD in Sylt.
Check out the freestyle action in Camocim, Brazil, as they near there peak season.
Some nice action from Jamie Drummond in Vassiliki, Greece during August of this year.
A nice edit from Nico Hauschke featuring footage from the 2013 Brouwesdam PWA Freestyle World Cup in the Netherlands.
The best Freestyle Windsurfers of the PWA World Tour competed on the water and as the wind was increasing in the late afternoon on September 10th they were facing “Freestyle-Storm-Chase” conditions. While it was windy and raining I found a spot inside a garage and got a few shots of the competition and the sailors in their struggle with gusts of 50knots. Check it out! – Nico
The 2014 Mauisails Wave and Freestyle range has arrived, with this to say, “Another year of our passionate daily ritual to the wind and surf of Maui’s North shore has led to continued refinement of MauiSails state of the art… ”
Check out the clip.
Meikel Thies spent 2 weeks on Gran Canaria followed by 4 weeks in Fuerteventura with Valentin Böckler and Felix Söder. “We were almost every day on the water to improve ourselves. We Had a really nice time with a lot of windy days :)”
Kiri Thode wins the first Double Elimination at the DAM7 Festival PWA World Cup in Brouwersdam, Netherlands.
The fifth day of the DAM7 PWA Netherlands World Cup saw the men’s double elimination completed as a brief period of wind swept through Brouwersdam in the afternoon. Kiri Thode (Starboard / Gaastra) successfully defended his single elimination victory to clinch his first event victory since the 2011 Vietnam event ahead of Steven van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde / Different). In the meantime Arrianne Aukes (RRD / Simmer / Maui Ultra Fins) fought back to book her place in the women’s double elimination winners’ final where she will face Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Chris Benz / Maui Ultra Fins).
Check out the recap video of day 5 above.
The battle continues as Brouwersdam produces the perfect freestyle conditions
Having played the waiting game for much of the morning and early afternoon on day four of the DAM7 PWA Netherlands World Cup, Brouwersdam burst into life to deliver several hours of perfect freestyle conditions, as winds of 20-25 knots combined with flat water created the ultimate windsurfing playground – which head judge Duncan Coombs described as the best conditions of the year – for the contortionists of the windsurfing world. The competition for the day was eventually concluded just before 8:20pm as fading light brought an end to the explosive proceedings. The men’s fleet has been whittled down to the remaining top three sailors – Kiri Thode (Starboard / Gaastra), Tonky Frans (Tabou / Gaastra), both of whom didn’t sails today, and Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde / Different) who held off the strong challenge of the reigning world champion Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North) – whilst only the top four ladies remain in the women’s fleet – Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Chris Benz / Maui Ultra Fins), Yoli de Brendt (Fanatic / North), Arrianne Aukes (RRD / Simmer / Maui Ultra Fins) and Olya Raskina (JP / NeilPryde)
Tuesday saw some crazy action after two days of less then ideal conditions. Epic winds from 15 to 50 knots hit the water during the PWA World Cup in Brouwersdam, Holland. As the day went on trees fell and action escalated, but by the end Sarah-Quita Offringa and Kiri Thode convinced the judges most and are the winners of the Single Elimination
Dutch freestyler Thijs Westbroek freestyling in Fuerteventura taking his new Black Project Fins Freestyle Control 16cm fin for a rip.