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 Lancelin Ocean Classic was Philip Koester’s first event with his new sail sponsor Severne. Koester won the event in front of (2nd)Glenn Alexander, (3rd)Graham Wood and(4th) Ben Severne. Will this set the tone for Koester’s PWA season, as he will no doubt be looking to regain his World Title?
Uk sailor Graham Woods is getting the best of his move Down Under.
“The start of spring and like every wave nut in Western Australia you make a journey north to find wind and waves. This is some footage from a couple of average days when we could be bothered to film.”
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!
Two weeks ago Ben Newson went on a solo mission in Australia to find some good conditions. Ben tried again to set up his camera on the beach and capture a bit of footage to cut together and make a story of the day. He set the focus roughly where he thought he would be sailing and press record. The camera is supposed to record for 30 min intervals but seems to stop around the ten minute mark give or take a bit. This meant a lot of running up and down the beach to reset the button.
Enjoy the video.
Forrest Ladkin brings us this clip, a compilation of action filmed in the small town of Gerroa on the South Coast of NSW, Australia, during the summers of 2010 and 2011.
Follow a group of windsurfers as they travel around Western Australia looking for the best wind and waves at all the best locations during the summer of 2012/2013, featuring Peter Volwater, Ben Proffitt, Justyna Sniady, Laure Treboux, Chris Lockwood, Ben Newson, Al McCleod and more. Filmed from September 2012 to March 2013, this film is what a typical Australian summer is like.
This video is epic, with stunning heli shots, you’ve got to watch it!
Margaret River is synonymous with world class wine, wind and waves making it a perfect setting for the WWA’s final event of the 2012-13 season. Despite a last minute forecast predicting light winds and 2m swell, by 1:00pm on Saturday 16th February Margaret River’s Main Break saw the first of four divisions hit the water in what would be a spectacular day of exceptional wave sailing and thrilling finales.
Keep Reading for the full report.
Check out the lattest from Ben Proffitt downunder, as he talks about his recent shoulder injury, and arm transplant.
Well.. it’s not exactly gone according to plan – as I’m sat here now with a separated shoulder! :/ But don’t worry – I’ve already been in to surgery and the results will blow your mind! It’s crazy what they can do these days!… On the action front Justyna Sniady is banging out the backloops! – Ben Proffitt
Australian Scott McKercher road tripping around the West Australian coastline. Scott missed a good portion of the summer after knee surgery, but looks back in good form despite saying the knee is “Still a little tender but happy to be back on the water.”
Scott McKercher is riding the new Severne Blade.
Ben Proffitt brings us his latest up dates this time from Western Australia. It’snot pretty but there’s action, including Doubles, push forwards, blood, car crashes and broken bones… well it sounds exciting!!
Ben Proffitt is a professional windsurfer from Great Britain and Commentator for the PWA.
18 year old Felix Spencer, from the West Coast of Australia, brings us this clip of 5 wave sessions before breaking his ankle. Felix is sponsored by RRD Boards, Severne Sails, 2nd Wind Sailboards and Esperance Sail & Surf.
We hope he heals quickly!