Archive for August, 2020

Introduction to Kitesurfing

Posted: 31st August 2020 by Ana Rita in Allgemein
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In this video, Damien LeRoy goes through the full basics of kitesurfing. 

In 9 minutes, Damo covers the following topics:

– Basic water starts – Standing water starts – Jibing – Tacking – The proper way to ride over a wave – Toeside turn – Toeside transition “Jibe” – 180 transition.

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Wissant Storm

Posted: 31st August 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Storm Francis has been battering Europe over the last few days with winds of up to 110 kilometres per hour hitting Wissant, France.

Arthur Arutkin (Fanatic / Duotone), who lives in Wissant, couldn’t resist the storm chase conditions and you can see the highlights of his very own storm chase @ https://youtu.be/69tvMCxaD48 - which features some massive backloops and bailouts! 

Marignane PWA World Cup

Posted: 29th August 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Dear Friends,
 
Sadly, amidst a climate of worsening COVID-19 reports across large parts of Europe, the decision has been taken to cancel the 2020 PWA Marignane World Cup which had been scheduled for Early October.
  
It had been hoped that the event could continue and grant a spectacular world championship showdown, featuring the best racers in the world, in the fantastic slalom conditions at Marignane. However, with a recent surge in cases in France as well as several other European locations, combined with increased restrictions on travel from certain countries, and tighter rules for large scale events, Club Nautique Marignanais, in conjunction with the PWA, have taken the reluctant decision to cancel the event and focus instead on 2021.
 
Although this is sad news for all concerned, the safety of competitors, crew, the Marignane community and society in general, must come first, and to continue with the event under the current circumstances would not have been a responsible decision for the greater good.
 
The cancellation of the Marignane World Cup will mean that no PWA World Championship titles will be awarded in 2020, but work is already well underway to ensure that the tour returns to deliver windsurfing at the highest level, better than ever, in 2021 – COVID-19 permitting!
 
The PWA Youth and Junior World Cup wave contest will still go ahead in Klitmoller from the 13th September and we will continue to bring you news and entertainment from around the windsurfing world through the PWA website and social media channels, to ensure you get your fix of our fantastic sport and the athletes that make it what it is!
 
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We hope to see you all on the water soon!
 
Kind regards
 
The PWA
 

A New Journey

Posted: 28th August 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Daida Moreno (Severne / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra Fins) needs no introduction with a lifetime of experience on the water and countless titles. In this interview, she gives us an insight into her new life as a mother and her journey to where she is today. (Interview courtesy of Severne Windsurfing).

Back on the water after the birth of your soon Axel and a new daily routine to go with it… how has it been?

Axel arrived at our lives after two years trying with doctors. After going through cancer I never lost my hope to become a mom, and even though it has been a hard road, we are now a happy family. 

My pregnancy was also really hard with lots of rest and could not do any exercises just some walking. It became even harder with the lockdown due to COVID, giving birth in a hospital with lots of people with the virus. I gave birth one month before the time due to the type of pregnancy I had and to avoid putting mine and Axel’s life at risk. I had the C section on April 9th, and after 5 weeks I started doing some exercises for my pelvic floor and slowly started sailing seven weeks after giving birth. Three months later I continue sailing every day and slowly getting stronger. I don’t really feel like before at all, but this will be just a matter of time and effort. For now, my daily routine is breastfeeding, windsurfing and working with the physiotherapy clinic I am building and my studies

How was it to get back into the water after several months without sailing?

It was an amazing feeling. We scored some starboard tack sailing in May and after each ride, I had to take deep breathing to continue sailing ;-). My hands were wide open but it was the best feeling in the world.

Last year you only competed on the PWA event Pozo for clear reasons. How hard was it to watch the rest of the tour from the sideline and not compete together with your sister?

Yeap, in 2018 I did only two events (Pozo and Tenerife), then I couldn’t go to Sylt because I was pregnant… I had another 3 losses after this. I was not sure I was going to compete in Pozo last year, just one month before I had another loss, but even though I was not in shape I decided to compete last minute. It mentally helped me to announce I was not going to compete at more events that year. I guess to be mentally ready and without the stress of the competitions, helped me to get pregnant again.

For the past 8-9 years, you and your sister have been organising the PWA event in Gran Canaria together with your team. Unfortunately, it had to be cancelled due to COVID19 this year. How was this experience from an organisers point of view?

To cancel this year’s event was a really hard decision. We followed the news every day and it was far from encouraging. After talking to the sponsors of the event and looking at all scenarios I think we did a strong exercise of responsibility. We couldn’t apply any protocol to avoid contagious, riders coming from all over the world, without test or having the tent working. I just hope there is a solution soon and we can work something for next year, there is still a lot to learn from ourselves (how we face this) and the virus. The Canary Islands are working on an action protocol to ensure every life involved in all the sports events is safe. For now, all the sports events in the Canary Islands has been postponed (until November or December where it obviously wasn’t possible due to the trade winds) or cancelled until next year.

Any tips for aspiring windsurfers and athlete mum’s out there?

Uff, this is a hard question. I am fortunate to live right in front of the sea, and can easily jump in the water with some prior organisation and obvious help with the baby. This could be a good tip ;-). No, but seriously, every family is a world. To be a mother and windsurfer is not the same as being a dad. First the physical scars after giving birth, then breastfeeding… there is still a lot to learn, so I am also happy to hear tips from other mams around the world.

Photo Credit: Jose Pina

Gran Canaria

Posted: 27th August 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria, is world renowned for being one of the windiest places on the planet - particularly during the European summer. With that in mind - Flo Jung (Starboard / GUNSAILS)

Flo Jung: “If you want to spend time on the water, Pozo is the place to be . This is what I love about this little fishing village in Gran Canaria. The waves are maybe not perfect but you can sail almost every day during the summer months. Here are some short impressions of a few days in Gran Canaria in August. Enjoy the clip…”

You can see Flo Jung’s short impressions of Pozo @ youtu.be/AXpuP2GU4LY

Blustery Summer

Posted: 25th August 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

If you aren't a windsurfer or kitesurfer then this summer in England probably hasn't been that great with the recent run of solid wind! However, for Nic Hibdige (Tabou / GA Sails) this has been one of the windier and better summers for windsurfing in the UK and he's just dropped a radical new, but short, action packed clip!

Nic Hibdige: "One of the better summers for wind here in the UK!"

You can see Nic Hibdige's explosive new clip here.

Photo credit: Andy Corner

Air Camp Goes Garda

Posted: 24th August 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

When you think of modern windsurfing, Lake Garda is at the very roots of where aerial freestyle was born and proceeded to take off - developing into the crazy acrobatic discipline that we know and love today!

Julien Wiemar (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) and Valentin Böckler (Starboard / GUNSAILS / Maui Ultra Fins) recently travelled to Lake Garda where they met up with Italian freestyler and friend - Riccardo Marca (Fanatic / Duotone) where they produced the latest Air Camp episode, which you can see @ youtu.be/JwN45f_CMsk

Air Camp: “Times are changing and the level of freestyle windsurfing keeps going up, up and up. Air Camp took a trip to where it all began to see what the fuss was about and get some well needed training in after lock-down… we don’t mean where COVID-19 began silly, we are talking about the foundation of modern Freestyle Windsurfing. Check out the beautiful location, crazy scenery and happy-go-lucky Air Camp style over on their Youtube channel. Rumour has it that Air Camp is looking for more projects to film with freestyle windsurfers. The real question is… where should “Air Camp Go…” next?” 

Would You Rather

Posted: 21st August 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

The last of our ‘Would You Rather's’  is with 18-year-old - Marino Gil (Goya Windsurfing), who finished just outside the world’s top 16 last year - 17th - while he also won the U20s Youth PWA Wave World Championship! Read on to see what Marino had to say:

If you were reborn in a new life, would you rather be alive in the past or future?

In the future hahahaha don’t really have a reason but I think I would prefer it.

Would you rather be free or be totally safe?

I think be free so I can do whatever I want.

Would you rather have free Wi-Fi wherever you go or have free coffee where/whenever you want?

Free wifi, I don’t like coffee hahahahaha

Would you rather lose the ability to read or lose the ability to speak?

Speak so I can actually still read magazines and books.

Would you rather spend the rest of your life with a sailboat as your home or an RV as your home?

In a boat for sure, I can’t stay at home!

Would you rather have unlimited international first-class tickets or never have to pay for food at restaurants?

Unlimited international first class tickets hahahahaha, I will be traveling everyday for sure!

Would you rather be forced to dance every time you heard music or be forced to sing along to any song you heard?

Be forced to sing, much less embarrassing

Would you rather travel the world for a year on a shoestring budget or stay in only one country for a year but live in luxury?

Travel the world, you learn a lot from different cultures!! Is much better than staying in the same place!

Would you rather have a horrible job, but be able to retire comfortably in 10 years or have your dream job, but have to work until the day you die?

Have my dream work! So I can enjoy working and don’t mind to spend that much time working.

Would you rather be able to land every move in the world right now and never crash again or still be able to still learn new moves, but crash 10 times more frequently than it usually takes you to land a new move?

For sure land every move right now hahahaha!!! Still a lot of moves to land!

Thanks, Marino!

As Far As We Can II

Posted: 20th August 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

The final episode of Adam Sims' (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg) 'As Far As We Can II' is now out. This time it sees the adventurers scaling the deserts of Namibia in a quest to sail a spot never surfed before!

Adam Sims: "From Iceland to the deserts of Namibia, As Far As We Can II takes you on a journey to discover new locations and never before surfed spots. Episode 3 sees the crew attempt the final mission to reach a spot never surfed before."

You can see the final part of As Far As You Can II @ https://youtu.be/IncpkVtdBrs

Ricardo Campello & Kai Lenny

Posted: 19th August 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Maui may have gone relatively flat at the moment, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop as Ricardo Campello (Naish / Naish Sails) and Kai Lenny (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing) show as they go extreme tandem windsurfing at Ho’okipa and Lanes.

Kai Lenny: “Wave sailing tandem Windsurfing at Ho'okipa with world champion and mad man, Ricardo Campello. The beginning of riding huge waves and sending massive jumps.”

You can see Ricardo Campello & Kai Lenny’s maiden tandem voyage together @ youtu.be/6rfHgQkjFFM