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Robby Naish: the ultimate windsurfer and water sports icon

Tue 14 Sep 2021

Robby Naish is probably the greatest windsurfer in the history of the sport. His career stats are absolutely impressive.

But the legendary waterman is also someone who pioneered kiteboarding and modern stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).

Naish was always ahead of his time, and the nearly obsessive search for perfection only added layers of success to his longtime competitive career.

How to body drag in windsurfing

Wed 8 Sep 2021

Body dragging is a classic old-school move and one of the first techniques beginners learn when getting into freestyle windsurfing.

It's a stylish and feel-good maneuver that involves dragging your legs in the water next to the windsurf board before effortlessly jumping back onto it, still planing.

"It is easier to body drag on cambered sails," explains Michael Rossmeier, competitive windsurfer and author of the "Trickionary Windsurfing Bible."

Kiran Badloe and Yunxiu Lu win RS:X gold medals at Tokyo 2020

Sun 1 Aug 2021

Kiran Badloe and Yunxiu Lu claimed the RS:X gold medals at Tokyo 2020, in Japan.

It's the end of an era for the legendary RS:X windsurfing.

The historic sailboarding class concludes its fourth and last participation in the Olympic Games since it made a grand debut in Beijing 2008.

A new theory on sailing downwind faster than the wind

Sat 31 Jul 2021

Sailing is an ancient skill and art. It involves a complex balance between wind, boat, sail, and several laws of physics and motion.

"Downwind Faster than the Wind: Sailing Explained by Newtonian Physics and Galilean Relativity" is an exciting - and controversial - book by Nicholas Landell-Mills that promises to shake up the scientific community.

The author is not your average academic or physicist.

Robby Naish rides The Longest Wave

Thu 29 Jul 2021

Over the course of 40 years, professional waterman, Robby Naish, won over 150 tournament victories and became a 24-time world champion.

His purpose in life every day was about competing and being an exceptional athlete.

So now in his 50s, as he figures out what to accomplish next in his life, "The Longest Wave" documentary sheds light on his career during the transition from competing to life after professional sport, a perspective rarely documented.

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