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Jamaer and Ten Hoeve challenge a Danish snowstorm

Wed 21 Feb 2018

Leon Jamaer and Martin Ten Hoeve went windsurfing in Agger, Denmark, during a cold snowstorm that hit the coast.

With air temperatures reaching 0°C (32 °F), they were naturally the only ones out there ripping the perfect waves, smoothed by the offshore wind.

"Leon had already texted me days before, telling me that Agger would be pumping. He wanted to know if I would want to go. Normally, I sail here all winter but lately, the temperatures have been around and under 0°C!" explains Ten Hoeve.

Dunkerbeck Pro Center opens in Bonaire

Fri 16 Feb 2018

Bjorn Dunkerbeck and Philippe Bru have teamed up to open the Dunkerbeck Pro Center, in the Lac Bay Lagoon on the island of Bonaire, in the Dutch Caribbean.

The unprecedented wind and water conditions of Bonaire attract windsurfers and kitesurfers from all over the world on a regular basis.

The Lac Bay Lagoon has been used for countless windsurfing championships due to the perfect natural conditions: the lagoon offers more than two kilometers of warm shallow water and constant winds of 24 knots on average.

Sebastian Steudtner puts surfboard aside and goes windsurfing

Tue 13 Feb 2018

German big wave surfer connected with his wave sailing roots and rigged up a windsurfing sail. How fun was it? See for yourself.

Sebastian Steudtner learned to surf when he was nine years old. Because he was born in Nuremberg, far away from the ocean, all he could do was windsurf in the nearby bodies of water.

"Where I grew up, in the south of Germany, it's only mountains and lakes. So, the only way to stay connected to surfing was through windsurfing. That's the reason why I started, initially," explains Steudtner.

Improve your windsurfing skills at the 2018 Baja Wave Camp

Tue 6 Feb 2018

Do you want to improve your wave riding? Want to increase your flexibility and your body's ability to perform consistently on the water?

Then, all you have to do is join the first ever IWT Baja Wave Camp, run by Casey and Sarah Hauser, and Joey Sanchez.

Together, Sarah, Joey, and Casey will provide a comprehensive program to get you performing your best leading up to the IWT Baja Desert Showdown, from August 18-25.

What you need to know about windsurfing in Tokyo 2020

Tue 30 Jan 2018

With Tokyo 2020, the sport of windsurfing will celebrate its 36th Olympic anniversary.

World Sailing has already confirmed the participation of sailboarding in the Summer Olympics. It will be the tenth time windsurfing takes part in the most prestigious international sports event on the planet.

Tokyo 2020 will also be the most gender-balanced Olympics of its centennial history with a 50/50 ratio participation of male and female athletes.

A short history of the PWA World Tour

Wed 24 Jan 2018

Today, the PWA World Tour is unquestionably the most successful pro windsurfing circuit in the history of the sport.

The Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) was founded in 1996 and, today, it is officially recognized by World Sailing (WS) as one of its "Special Events."

But to understand the foundations of the PWA World, we need to get back in time to a period when windsurfing was an unintegrated sum of several sailboarding disciplines.

Cousin and Cooksey race to victory at the 2018 Lancelin Ocean Classic

Mon 15 Jan 2018

Alexandre Cousin and Andrew Cooksey have taken out the windsurfing and kitesurfing marathons at the 2018 Lancelin Ocean Classic, held in Western Australia.

The Shire of Gingin is home to the Lancelin Ocean Classic. Located 84 kilometers north of Perth, its stunning coastline, adventurous dunes, pristine rivers and panoramic views make it a unique and perfect getaway.

The event that combines a marathon and wave riding has once again attracted pro and amateur contestants from all around the globe, making it one of the biggest editions yet, since it was first run in 1986.

Mathilde Zampieri is a "Girl In The Sea"

Fri 12 Jan 2018

Meet Mathilde Zampieri, the youngest pro windsurfer in the history of Tahiti.

Originally from France, Mathilde's family relocated to the island of Raiatea, in French Polynesia, when she was a child. Her father Gwen, a professional windsurfing instructor, began teaching her to windsurf from an early age on the island's beautiful lagoons.

It wasn't long before Mathilde caught the eye of major sponsors like airline company Air Tahiti Nui and eyewear brand Julbo. "Vahine I Te Moana," or "Girl In The Sea" is a film that takes its audience to her island and shows what it's like to be the youngest professional windsurfer in the world.

Neil Pryde: "Windsurfing has to be in Paris 2024"

Tue 9 Jan 2018

The founder of the Pryde Group believes windsurfing should be one of the sailing disciplines competing at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

Neil Pryde retired from the company he founded in the 1970s, but when it comes to planning the future of Olympic sailing, he is always an active thinker.

In the past 40 years, Pryde was deeply involved in the design and manufacture of sailboarding equipment, even though he never practiced it. Interestingly, he competed as an Olympic sailor on the Flying Dutchman class, at the 1968 Olympic Games held in Mexico.

The windsurf magazines of the world

Sat 30 Dec 2017

Although a very young water sport, windsurfing has seen the birth, birth, and rebirth of several sailboard-oriented magazines.

The windsurf magazine boom took place in the early 1980s when the boardsailing sport became a gigantic success in the European markets, especially in France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

The sailboard would eventually secure an Olympic status, opening the way to the creation of multiple periodical windsurfing publications. Unfortunately, only a few resisted the test of time and internet.

Windsurfing meets surfing in "That's Surf West"

Wed 20 Dec 2017

There's a new action sports movie blending windsurfing and surfing.

After two years and a half of work, Italian windsurfer-filmmaker Federico Infantino and co-director Elisa Mariani are proud to release "That's Surf West."

They traveled thousands of miles to explore and document the sailing and surfing opportunities of Western Australia, as well as its exciting lifestyle, rich culture, and stunning natural beauty.

Apocalyptical winds storm Switzerland's Lake Uri

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Swiss windsurfer Balz Müller has been chasing winter storms for quite a while, but what you're about to witness is absolutely extreme.

On December 11, Switzerland's Lake Uri was invaded by a dry, warm, and down-slope wind called foehn wind, resulting in powerful 120 km/h (75 mph) winds.

Müller and a small group of local windsurfers decided to give it a go. A decade ago, the 23-year-old sailor watched a video shot in Pointe Rouge, Marseille, and dreamed of riding a similar storm. So, this was his day.

How to windsurf foil

Tue 12 Dec 2017

Foil windsurfing is an exciting and unique new discipline. Learn to get flying effortlessly above water.

Windsurf foiling will allow you to experience a silent flight above the water. Hydrofoils offer a different sensation and will make your bigger board feel looser and freer.

One of the greatest advantages of foiling is that you'll be able to sail a windsurfer in really light winds. This underwater wing will allow you to ride according to your personal style.

The Red Bull Storm Chase 2018 is eager to go

Thu 7 Dec 2017

The 2017 edition didn't get the Force 10 winds required for the green light, but the organizers have announced the waiting period for the 2018 season.

The Red Bull Storm Chase 2018 will get underway whenever the weather conditions deliver wind speeds of 48-55 knots in the Northern Hemisphere.

The most extreme windsurfing contest on planet Earth challenges eight experienced sailors to defy Mother Nature between January 5 and March 17, 2018.

Windsurfing in Antarctica: the day Thomas Miklautsch sailed near collapsing icebergs

Sat 2 Dec 2017

In 2000, Thomas Miklautsch defied death when he became the first windsurfer to ride between icebergs in the most remote areas of Antarctica.

Miklautsch says he witnessed "the most bizarre landscape I've seen in my life" and enjoyed the ultimate cold water windsurfing experience.

As the founder of the film production company New World Spirits, he released "Ayahuasca: A Journey Into Another Reality," a windsurfing movie that gets Miklautsch sailing into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, and then to Antarctica via South America's Tierra del Fuego.

World title number 24 for Antoine Albeau

Tue 28 Nov 2017

The 2017 PWA World Tour season is over, and two new champions have been crowned in the turquoise waters of New Caledonia.

Antoine Albeau, the most successful professional windsurfer of all time, secured his 24th world title, after winning the last event of the year.

In fact, Albeau finished first in four of the six stages held in 2017. One question remains unanswered: who will dethrone the king of slalom in the upcoming seasons?

Zara Davis breaks women's speed windsurfing world record

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Zara Davis has broken the women's speed windsurfing world record, at the 2017 Luderitz Speed Challenge, in Namibia.

The world's most famous speed sailing canal has once again delivered the goods. British speed windsurfer Zara Davis broke a record set in 2015.

Two years ago, Swiss bullet Karin Jaggi raised the women's bar and stole the world record from Davis by sailing at 46.31 knots in a 500-meter run.

What to expect from windsurfing lessons

Fri 17 Nov 2017

Have you decided to become a windsurfer today? Learn what to expect from your first windsurfing lessons.

Windsurfing is a fun and exhilarating watersport that can be enjoyed at all ages, and marginal wind conditions. All you need is a small lake to get started.

The best way to learn to windsurf is by enrolling in an officially recognized windsurfing school, with a welcoming environment and an instructor/students ratio no greater than 1:6.

Morgan Noireaux claims Aloha Classic and 2017 IWT title

Mon 13 Nov 2017

Morgan Noireaux and Sarah Hauser have taken out the Aloha Classic 2017, at Hookipa, in Maui, Hawaii.

The 2017 International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) season is over, and what a better way to wrap up the year than with mast-high sets and intense wave sailing clashes.

The pro men's final had Camille Juban, Kevin Pritchard, Morgan Noireaux, and Bernd Roediger battling it out for the prestigious trophy.

RS:Convertible crowns its first world champions

Tue 7 Nov 2017

Thomas Goyard and Maelle Guilbaud have been crowned the first ever RS:Convertible world champions at Praia da Vitoria, in the Terceira island, Azores.

Twenty-five male and female athletes gathered in the Portuguese Atlantic archipelago for the inaugural foil windsurfing world championships, in an official class sanctioned by World Sailing.

The French armada was able to grab two gold medals, but not all the medals at stake. Sebastian Kornum in the Men's fleet, and Marina Alabau and Emily Hall made sure there we more national flags in the podium.

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