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Windfinder introduces interactive weather forecast maps

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Windfinder, an online wind and wave forecast service, announced the introduction of interactive weather maps on its website and mobile apps.

The company headquartered in Kiel, Germany, wants to make it easy for users to check wind direction, wind speed, and air temperature, and other weather variables in their favorite spots.

With the new intuitive presentation, which finds the windiest and best locations for sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing, Windfinder will directly compete with online marine forecast solutions like Windy.com.

Blind tenor Andrea Bocelli goes windsurfing

Wed 16 Aug 2017

Classical tenor Andrea Bocelli spent his summer holidays windsurfing in Elba Island, in Italy.

The singer is blind since the age of 12, but he has always been quite active when it comes to sports. Bocelli enjoys rollerblading, skiing, and horseback riding.

This time, the man who sold more than 80 million records decided to give windsurfing a go in the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

How to do a vulcan in windsurfing

Fri 11 Aug 2017

The vulcan is a fundamental maneuver in modern freestyle windsurfing. After mastering it, you'll be ready to learn many new moves.

The history of windsurfing tells us that the vulcan, invented in the 1990s by Josh Stone, is the trick that paved the way for the freestyle revolution.

In other words, the vulcan is nothing more than a maneuver in which you jump, turn the board 180 degrees, get around to the other side of the boom, slide backward and stop.

Helga, the 81-year-old windsurfer who rejects coffee parties

Wed 9 Aug 2017

Do you need inspiration to leave the couch and go windsurfing? Meet Helga, the 81-year-old windsurfer with plenty of reasons to ride her gear.

"I started windsurfing at the age of 42, but only took it seriously when I was 50, explains the German veteran windsurfer.

Today, Helga is an accomplished windsurfer. She is familiar with the beach start, and she uses the harness when the wind blows stronger. Helga windsurfs effortlessly.

Adam Holm crowned 2017 Kona One world champion

Mon 7 Aug 2017

Adam Holm has been crowned the 2017 Kona One world champion, in Bastad, Sweden.

The 23-year-old windsurfer secured the title after a thrilling battle with Dutchman Huig-Jan Tak, who finished only one point behind the winner. The three-times world champion Björn Holm won the bronze medal.

The event took place on classical racing waters on the west coast of Sweden. The first days of races got underway in very light and shifty conditions, putting lots of effort on the tactical skills.

Fabien Pianazza crowned Techno 293 European champion

Wed 2 Aug 2017

Israel won three of the four gold medals at stake at the Techno 293 European Championship 2017, in the northwest of France. But it was a local windsurfer who claimed the most coveted title.

The future stars of Olympic windsurfing battled it out for medals in light-to-medium wind conditions throughout the week, in Lorient.

The organization was able to set 12 races in 12-to-16 knots of wind, and an M-shaped course was tested for the first time.

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