Archive for Oktober, 2020

Miss vs Don’t Miss

Posted: 30th Oktober 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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In our final edition of ‘Miss vs Don’t Miss’ we hear from world class wave sailor - Leon Jamaer (JP / NeilPryde), Enrico Marotti (JP / NeilPryde), who really started to make his mark on the Slalom PWA World Tour in 2019 - winning his first eliminations on the world tour, whilst finishing in the overall 10 for the first time in his career and Marianne Kaplas (Patrik / Loftsails), who has a wealth of racing experience and finished 7th overall in 2019. Read on to find out what Leon, Enrico & Marianne miss and don't miss about competing.

Leon Jamaer (JP / NeilPryde)

1. The excitement that flushes your body when the green flag goes up which makes you push yourself to the maximum.

2. Rigging, waiting and derigging. 

Enrico Marotti (JP / NeilPryde)

1. I miss everything
2. I miss that too.

Marianne Kaplas (Patrik / Loftsails)

1. The excitement and adrenaline of lining up with the girls.
2. All the hassle with the gear at the airports.

Injury Update

Posted: 29th Oktober 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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Sebastian Kornum (JP / NeilPryde) has been plagued by injuries for the last year or so, but even so the Dane managed to finish 8th overall on the 2019 PWA Foil World Tour - recording 3 top 10 results - 4th in Japan, whilst finishing 8th in both Costa Brava and Sylt. The 28-year-old recently went under the knife to try and resolve issues with both arms and everyone from the PWA wishes Sebastian a quick recovery! You can read more from Sebastian below:

Sebastian Kornum: “The past year has been challenging, as I’ve been struggling with injuries. I have dealt with a torn tendon in my right elbow as well as arm pump in both my forearms due to compartment syndrome. The latter I’ve had for years, and we suspect that I’ve compensated for the loss of function in a way where I’ve overloaded other muscles, causing my secondary tendon injury.
Yesterday I underwent an operation, cutting open my fascia. We hope that this surgery not only will improve my compartment syndrome symptoms, but also allow a full recovery of the injury in the elbow.

I must admit that it has been tough mentally to be constantly inhibited by this injury. Being unable to train as much as I want and being forced to lower the intensity has been difficult. Being an athlete, I felt guilty when I was not able to move forward and achieve results. Luckily, I have had great people behind me to back me up all the way. @teamdanmark, sponsors, friends, family and my girlfriend. Thanks for the patience and support! You keep me motivated. I’m now going into a rehabilitation period, determined to come back even stronger in the season of 2021. Stay tuned and stay safe.”

For a photo update you can check Sebastian Kornum's Instagram: @sebastiankornum

How to…

Posted: 28th Oktober 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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Josep Pons (I-99 / Point-7) is back with another tutorial, this time the coach takes you through how to backside wave ride, which is probably the easiest wave ride to attempt if you are just venturing into the world of wave sailing...

You can view Pons' backside wave riding tutorial @

Team Eržen In Greece

Posted: 27th Oktober 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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Lina Eržen (Fanatic / Duotone) and her brother - Val Eržen (Fanatic / Duotone) - spent their summer together with their father in Greece enjoying the Meltemi trade winds and pushing their freestyle to the next level. 

Balz Müller (MB-Boards / Severne Sails), who edited the clip: “Great to follow the amazing progress of the young Eržen team! They had an amazing summer holidays in Greece, here a few of their latest Windsurf Freestyle Tricks they've learned! 

You can see Team Eržen’s latest video @

Wir verlängern die Wassersport Saison auf der Insel Rügen und sind auch im November und Dezember 2020 für und mit Euch auf dem Wasser. Kitesurfen Für Aufsteiger ab Level Wasserstart Refreshkurs 150€ / Tag Miete / begleitet Kitesurfen 120€ / Tag Privat H Funkhelm 120€ WingFoil / WingSurfen Kurse für Einsteiger, Umsteiger und Fortgeschrittene FunkhelmSchulung … Saisonverlängerung 2020 NOV&DEZ weiterlesen


Posted: 26th Oktober 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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Next up in our Siblings feature are two more young guns - Julien Flechet (Tabou / Hot Sails Maui) and his younger brother Titouan (Hot Sails Maui). Julien competed in the U19 Wave Youth division in 2019 finishing in joint 23rd place, while Titouan was in the U17s fleet - where he earned 8th place. Over to Julien to tell us more about their sibling relationship.

Who are you, how old are you and who is your sibling? 

We are the brothers Julien (19) & Titiouan Flechet. We live in Brittany (France), just in front of the beach! So we are every day in the water together… surf/paddle/windsurf.

- At what age did you start windsurfing? 

We started windsurfing when we were 5/ 6 years old, in Moulay Bouzerktoun! 

- Were your parents also windsurfing? 

Yes, our father is also windsurfing, he teaches us everything since the beginning! My mother also sails but on the beach, she doesn’t sail but she follows us everywhere! 2 years ago she came 1 months to Pozo during the summer with my brother and me.. Do you know somebody who come to Pozo for 1 month and doesn’t sail?!?!
- Did you both work towards competing at a high level in windsurfing? 

Yes for sure! We have the same dream to be world champ one day! And to share it with our family it’s just perfect!! And now we started to live our dream! 

- How is it to travel to the same events all over the world? 

It’s pretty cool, except when you arrive at the airport with 5 board bags haha! It's reassuring to travel with someone from your family, or a friend, you are never alone, and especially if you have a problem. When we arrive at the competitions, the fact of being two, allows us to film each other, take pictures and this is really very important for all our sponsors, and this allows us to have an outside vision for our navigation of the day…

- Are you helping each other during an event or are you focusing on your own event only? 

Yes, of course, we are primarily focused on our competitions, but we also have an eye on the competition of the other! We are a team so we put our strategies in place together, we help each other.

- What’s a weird habit of your sibling?

Joker !! haha

- What do you both have in common?

The same passion!! The same sponsors except the fins.

- What is the funniest thing that happened on tour together with your sibling?

All the sessions are fun together! Especially when you heat up and have good big crashes!

Only one word answer possible!

- Who is faster?

It depends… (now that’s not one word is it?)

- Who takes longer to get ready to go on the water?


- Who has more windsurfing gear?

Both haha

- Who has won more windsurfing medals?


- Whose room is a mess?


Thanks, Julien.

Photo Credit: Eric Bellande / Michel Brehonnet

North NW Australia mit aktuell besten Bedingungen

Posted: 25th Oktober 2020 by marcopolo1 in Allgemein
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Unser Windsurfnews Top Surfista Jens Lodders hat uns wieder einmal einen Bericht aus Australien gesendet. Nach Covid-Lockdown konnte er zwei Wochen in Nord NW Australien sensationelle Surf-Tage verleben. Schön, das zu sehen. Weiterhin viel Spaß down under und eine gute Saison wünschen wir von windsurfnews. North WA lieferte diesen Frühling ...

Read moreNorth NW Australia mit aktuell besten Bedingungen

Miss vs Don’t Miss

Posted: 23rd Oktober 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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Lennart Neubauer (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins), Carlos Kiefer Quintana (Fanatic / Duotone) & Alexia Kiefer Quintana (Fanatic / Duotone) may only just be at the very start of their windsurfing careers, but the young guns are often some of the most hungry when it comes to competing… so what do they miss most about not competing?

Lennart Neubauer 

1. competing is one of my favourite things about windsurfing.You meet new people or just see your friends again. Also during competition I feel like I learn 4x as fast compared to when I’m training alone.

2. The only thing that’s not my favourite about competing is that after competing all day long, there isn’t enough time for all the food that I want.

Carlos Kiefer Quintana

1 I miss all the kids I play with on the water and land.
2 I hate the feeling when its over and we have to leave.
Alexia Kiefer Quintana

1 i miss most my friends from the tour
2 i dont miss the tension during the heats
And Alexia’s & Carlos’ Father - Florian 

1 I miss the entire windsurf family and the ambience.
2 i don’t miss the traveling expenses with two kids.

Thanks Lennart, Alexia, Carlos & Florian

Season Opener

Posted: 21st Oktober 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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When it comes to windsurfing names there’s still none bigger than Robby Naish (Naish / Naish Sails), who completely dominated the 80s era of windsurfing. 

The now 57-year-old continues to have passion for windsurfing running through his veins and the American was on hand to tuck into the first swell of the swell in Hawaii in early October. Naish still links together smooth fluid line, whilst also still stomping pushloops and tabletops. 

You can see Robby Naish’s latest video @

Last July, Rita Arnaus headed out to Fuerteventura to meet up with her friend Julia Castro.

Rita and Julia had great times in and out of the water, exploring the beautiful island of Fuerteventura.

Check out the best moments of their summer trip!

The post Rita Arnaus & Julia Castro // Fuerteventura Kite Trip first appeared on KiteMovement.