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20 Questions

Posted: 8th März 2019 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Esther de Geus (Fanatic / Duotone) made her debut on the Women’s PWA Slalom World Tour and over the last few years the 27-year-old has made steady progress up the overall rankings - with her training in Tenerife clearly paying dividends. De Geus finished 13th in 2015 and has improved every year since - 2016 - 7th - 2017 - 6th - and 5th in 2018, which was her best result to date on the world tour. As someone who is on a steady upwards trend we recently caught up with Esther for the latest edition of our 20 Questions feature.

1. Why are you so passionate about windsurfing?

I love the high speed on the water and it creates a feeling of freedom. 

2. What quality do you like most in other people?

Helpfulness.

3. What annoys or frustrates you the most?

The waiting game in Korea (After coming there for the fourth time).

4. What do you most like in yourself?

My persistence to reach my goal.

5. What do you dislike in yourself?

For slalom I am to light and short so I have to compensate with my other qualities.

6. What has been your best moment on tour?

Competing in New Caledonia and Portugal, two amazing places to race!

7. What has been your worst moment on tour?

Racing in water full of seaweed or trash.

8. Knowing what you know now, what advice would you have given yourself when your career started?

Don’t give up on your dreams.

9.  What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Always believe in yourself.

10. What would be your perfect day?

Sunny, warm and windy sharing a great day on the water with friends and a lot of smiles.

11. Which living person do you most admire?

Kai Lenny 

12. What is your greatest fear? 

In general, losing the people you love. In sport/ windsurfing my biggest fear is to get so badly injured that I am not able to windsurf / play sports anymore. 

13. What is your most treasured possession?

My loved one and family.

14. If you weren’t a professional windsurfer, what would you like to be?

Hmm difficult question but I guess a doctor. 

15. Where is the best place you’ve been?

Australia, the best sailing conditions, friendly people and beautiful nature. 

16. Where would you most like to go to that you haven’t been to yet?

Cape Town 

17. Who would you most like to have as a dinner guest, dead or alive?

My boyfriend and preferably alive ;) 

18. First App you open in the morning? 

Windguru

19. Most visited website?

Checking the webcams on different windsurf spots in Holland. For example, on my home spot scheveningenlive.nl 


20. A phrase you live by?

Stay positive, work hard and enjoy life. 

Thanks, Esther. See you soon in France!

You can stay up to date with all of Esther de Geus' latest news and adventures via her Social Media Channels:

- Facebook: @EstherdegeusNed16
- Instagram: @estherdegeusned16 

Omaezaki Delivers Wild Conditions

Posted: 8th März 2019 by Russ Faurot in Allgemein
Original Post: https://internationalwindsurfingtour.com
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Red Bull Storm Chase

Posted: 8th März 2019 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Red Bull Storm Chase, the world’s toughest windsurfing contest, is about to get started! After three years of waiting and watching, we’ve got a serious storm on the horizon. The green light is lit, and we’ve hit the point of no return – Red Bull Storm Chase is ON!

March 7th – Flights were booked and arrangements made. Eight of the world’s best storm sailors are headed to Dublin for what will unquestionably be a spectacular moment in windsurfing history, as a massive low-pressure system approaches the coast of Ireland.

The riders will be arriving over the next 72 hours, taking last minute flights from all over the world with plenty of gear in tow.

The current forecast calls for a series of squalls to hit the Irish coast beginning Saturday, with two big systems on the way for early in the coming week. Wave heights are predicted to reach 10m, ensuring plenty of high-flying action – and plenty of gear carnage. Temperatures are expected to hover around 5 degrees celsius making for even tougher conditions.

The precise format of the contest will be determined on location to take maximum advantage of the conditions, but no question the panel of expert judges will be rewarding big jumps, aerial artistry, and of course, stylish wave rides.

Coming for the fun are three former Red Bull Storm Storm Chase podium winners – Leon Jamaer (JP / NeilPryde) from Germany, Dany Bruch (Bruch Boards / Flight Sails / AL360) from the Canary Islands, and current champion, French windsurfer Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails). They’ll be joined by five more competitors, all ready to take on the storm: UK local Adam Lewis (Fanatic / DuoTone / SWOX), Maui-based Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / SWOX), Venezuelan Ricardo Campello (Brunotti Boards), Australian Jaeger Stone (Starboard / Severne / SWOX / Shamal Sunglasses), and Red Bull athlete Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins).

As the crew will make last-minute decisions depending upon whether the storm system heads north or south, precise timing and location is not yet determined.

Fans and media should stay tuned to the Red Bull Storm Chase Facebook page and Instagram to get the latest updates on-the-spot as action unfolds.

 Key Facts:

- The world’s toughest windsurfing contest – competition is now confirmed!

- This is not a spectator-friendly event, and no spectator accommodations provided 

- Riders judged on jumps and wave riding – execution of tricks

- The contest will take place in Ireland

- The competitors are: Adam Lewis, Jaeger Stone, Thomas Traversa, Dany Bruch, Robby Swift, Philip Köster, Leon Jamaer, and Ricardo Campello

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location and safety

The location will be chosen for impressive sailing conditions, presence of adequate medical coverage and emergency services, and an absolute guarantee of water access.

Full safety crews consisting of watersports and medical professionals will be onsite to assist in the event of an emergency.

Event Coverage and timing

This press release offers approximately a 72-hour warning. Riders and event crews are en route to Ireland. Pre-, mid-, and post-event, updates will be available online at Facebook.com/redbullstormchase.

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Sam Light // 1000 meter waves! Foil Surfing

Posted: 8th März 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
Original Post: http://kitemovement.com
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With no wind, it was time to enjoy some perfect waves at Hayling Island, UK. Watch Sam Light and friends having great fun foil surfing!