Day 2: First blood Alberto Menegatti
A slow and sunny start to the day led to the wind starting to build around lunchtime and by 14:20 the first elimination had been resumed in 8-13 knots. The winners’ final was completed just in time as Alberto Menegatti (Starboard / Point-7) claimed the first victory of 2014.
Tomorrow’s action will kick off bright and early with the skippers’ meeting being called for 7am. The latest forecast promises the infamous Tramontana wind – which last appeared here back in 2011, producing exhilarating slalom with gusts of up to 50 knots – so tomorrow should see frantic, adrenaline fuelled racing with a first possible start at 07:30am.
A record number of events are planned for the 2014 season as they aim for new heights with 17 events!
Many of the popular destination are back, new events are scheduled for El Yaque, La Torche, New Caledonia, and Turkmenistan. As well as Chile back on the schedule this year, a return to Maui for the Aloha Classic. Alos exciting is Bonaire for some freestyle, and the return of an indoor event in Poland!
Steven Allen successfully defended his title at the Lancelin Ocean Classiz winning the 29th edition of the Australian windsurfing marathon.
The race featured 118 athletes competing in 15-20 knots of wind from Ledge Point to Lancelin covering 25 kilometers down wind.
10 time World Champion Steven Allen won after despite a false start, and finishing in a time of 29 minutes and 59 seconds, only 13 seconds ahead of Isaac Devries in second.
Check out the Le-Mans style start as the competitors rush towards the water above.
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… ”
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The 2014 Naish product line is here, and here is what Naish has to say about it:
An uncompromising declaration of individuality.
Our 2014 windsurfing range blends forward thinking technologies and modern engineering with tradition and heritage. The result is that each of our boards and sails have an appearance and feel that are instantly recognizable and uniquely Naish, where high performance meets outstanding everyday practicality.
Naish…far from ordinary
Visit naishsails.com for more details.
Starboard is no doubt one of the leading brands in the industry, with riders like Philip Koster, Dany Bruch, Boujmaa Guilo, KevinPritchard and many many more. So what does trhat mean for you other then some of the best boards on the market? It means some of this action in the 2014 Starboard Flagship DVD! Enjoy!
The Fanatic Wave and Freestyle Team on Maui. Waveriders Klaas Voget, Victor Fernandez, Nik Baker, Nayra Alonso, Olivia Piana, Alice & Arthur Arutkin, Peter Volwater as well as Freestylers Gollito Estredo & Max Rowe. Enjoy the clip by by Carl Nyberg Productions.
Starboard is proud to present their 2014 Wave & Freestyle range! From the trademark Quad to the magical Flare, including the title-winning Kode Wave, the unique NuEvo, the swiss-army knife Kode FreestyleWave and the revolutionary Black Box, there’s a lot to discover!
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The big news for North Sails is the introduction of two all new sail to their 2014 range. The IDOL Limited to the freestyle lineup and the SOUL.WAVE to the wave lineup, find out more about it here. Nik Baker walks us through the 3 Wave Sails in the North range for 2014, the 5 batten Volt, the four batten Idol and the 4 batten Hero. Max Rowe talks about the new dedicated freestyle sail the Idol LTD.
The Soul.Wave is an all new sail from North sails for 2014. It’s a new concept with light wind wave and style soul Surfing in mind.
The radically different sail for chilled out Wave and stylish Soul-riders, which turns even lousy conditions into a super session! SUP-compatible!