Oh my god its windy! ft Ben Proffitt in Western Oz

Playboy Babes or Readers Wives? This time Ben Proffitt will let you have both! We’ve been spoiled witht he ‘Playboy’ dream look at the Western Oz scene this winter courtesy of Windsurf Australia, check it out if you haven’t seen it! But now Ben Proffitt brings his version, ‘Reader Wives’ look at it. A little rough around the edges but all the bit are in the right places close enough!

Editor Note: A good portion of this was paraphrased from Ben Proffitt Vimeo post, and don’t necessarily reflect the views of Windsurf Press. We actually think the video is full of crazy action!

Scott McKercher Old School Wave Style

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.


Fred Jézequel and Fred Debuire score some “crazy” side off conditions in Brittany, France.

Photo Friday – Featuring Albert Pijoan in Cape Town

A little bit from everywhere this week.  Marcilio Browne is back on Maui and Jimmie Hepp caught him out nearly alone at Lanes on some big Nasty Waves.  And a nice feature of Albert Pijoan a Pozo local who is training over the winter in Cape Town South Africa shot by Jose Pina.

Complete Gallery after the jump.
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Pals High Altitude Action

Some high flying slow mo action captured by Fred Bonet at Pals located a bit south of the Costa Brava. The two key riders int he clip are Nicolas Reynes and Régis Bouran both throwing massive airs, rotating through big backloops and stalled forwards.

Technique – Linking moves

Levi Siver shares his years of knowledge and gives us some tips on linking wave sailing moves together.  Levi’s keys are:

  • Get Ready
  • Stay Close to The Pocket of the wave
  • Hold Your Speed
  • Commit
  • Practice! Know when to do a turn a trick or an air.

Diabolo Funboard

Epic, Unreal, Beatuiful. Thats what describes the waves and spot in this video! Colin Sifferlen catching some waves and freeride in New Caledonia. New Caleonia is a French Island located in the clear waters of the South Pacific.

Day 3 PWA Sylt World Cup: Iballa Moreno is the 2012 Womens Wave World Champion

Today saw the freestyle and wave sailors hit the water as the action continued in Sylt for the Third day. The morning saw relatively flat water and cross shore winds, which transformed Sylt into a freestyle arena as the double elimination began. After three hours of freestyle, the fleet has been narrowed down to the top eight men in the world. At this point the decision was made to change disciplines as the waves continued to grow in size enabling the completion of the women’s wave single elimination and the start of the men’s double elimination. The real news of today though belongs to Iballa Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne), who secured the 2012 PWA Wave World Championship title and also won the women’s single elimination.

The mens double elimination was called for the day due to light winds. Check back tomorrow as the action continues.

Read the full storey on Day 3 Here.

Sultanate of WAVE

Mattia Pedrani released this wave clip from Masirah Island yesterday. Here’s what he had to say.

The main reason I went down to Masirah Island was to find some proper wave conditions, since I can pretty much freestyle whenever I want at Lake Garda.
Murphy’s law, though, worked its magic on me once again, and bottomline I only managed to score a couple sessions with “proper” wave conditions, while the remaining 10 days was just 10-15 knots, really offshore and 1-1.5m waves.
Since I wanted to go as hard as I could, I ended up having wayyyy more goyters and takas than actual hits on proper waves…but hey, I think the video came out pretty nice, also cause the images fit perfectly on the beat I produced using FLstudio9,called
“S.O.W.”, available for downloading on my soundcloud. Turn it uppp..
Give it a look and tell me what you think!
Enjoy. Mattia Pedrani

Casey Rehrer Baja 2012

Casey Rehrer just won the youth division at AWT San Carlos. Here’s his training video from the week before the contest, it’s easy to see why he won!

Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival 2012 – Day 04 Video

Highlights from Day 4 of the PWA World Cup in Pozo brought to you by the Moreno Twins.


A sweet clip from the coast of Chile.

Technique: One Handed Top Turn

Jem Hall takes us through front side wave sailing and adds another dimension as he talks you through the technique of the One Handed Top Turn and informs you of why you should be adding this fun move to your skill set .. Focus, Believe and Enjoy!

The Moves That Matter – One Handed Top Turn

Check Jem Halls my new wave riding technique article on the  Boards Mag website, this time he explains the benefits, fun, and how to do a one hand top turn..