Archive for Februar, 2021

Foil Freestyle

Posted: 25th Februar 2021 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Balz Müller (MB-Boards / Severne Sails) is no doubt still the most famous Foil Freestyler at the moment with the Swissman leading the way with his innovative approach to foiling, which has caught many an eye. However, with Foils to be allowed on the 2021 PWA Freestyle World Tour a few of the other pros have started training hard on foils to ensure they don’t lose too much ground. One of those sailors is Sam Esteve (JP / NeilPryde), who has been training hard in Dakhla earlier this year.

Sam Esteve: “Best moments of my Windsurf Foil Freestyle training in Dakhla Morocco January 2021. 

Edit by Baptiste Vignaud

Thanks to my partners : Neilpryde / JP Australia / Pep's House / Freak”

You can see Sam Esteve’s radical new Foil Freestyle edit @ youtu.be/YTOaV9BJVZg

Winter Days

Posted: 24th Februar 2021 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Miguel Chapuis (JP / NeilPryde) recently recovered from a knee injury and has been having some great conditions in Tarifa.

Miguel Chapuis: “New video showing some port and starboard tack sessions that I've had since I came back from my knee injury. Tarifa has been pumping for the last 3 weeks so I could manage to get some nice shots and make this cool clip. 
Hope you enjoy it! 
Thanks to Philippe Chapuis, Leo Hochgrassl and Adrián Sánchez for filming. 
Thanks also to my sponsors: Neilpryde Wind, JP Australia, Mystic Boarding, Ozu Tarifa & Tarifa Centro Médico.”

You can see Miguel Chapuis’ latest edit @ youtu.be/Kq2WulfuMPE

Provisional Calendar 2021

Posted: 23rd Februar 2021 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Dear Friends,
 
We hope you are all well and finding your way through the unprecedented times we have found ourselves in over the last year.
 
As I am sure you can all imagine, the enormous levels of uncertainty, surrounding travel and large scale events, have had a significant impact on the PWA and the PWA Tour. Despite huge efforts on the part of our event organisers, 2020 saw only 2 events take place, with the very successful 1 Star Slalom World Tour event in Croatia, and enormously popular Youth Wave World Cup in Klitmøller both managing to avoid the worst of the pandemic and go ahead as planned.
 
Despite the challenges, we have been working hard with our event partners to ensure that top flight windsurfing does not disappear and that we can get back on the water, to compete, as soon as possible.
 
To that end, we are pleased to release a tentative schedule of events that we are working to bring you for 2021.

Provisional PWA World Tour Calendar 2021:

France- Marignane (May – TBC)
Israel (June -TBC) Slalom World Cup 5*
Spain – Catalonia/Costa Brava (8th – 13th June – TBC)
Portugal – Viana do Castelo (21th – 26th June) Slalom World Cup 5*
Croatia (2nd – 7th July) Slalom World Tour 2*
Spain – Gran Canaria/Pozo Izquierdo (9th – 17th July) Wave World Cup 5*
Sri Lanka (20th – 25th July) Slalom World Cup 5*
Spain – Fuerteventura/Sotavento (29th July – 7th August) Grand Slam 6* (Slalom & Freestyle)
Spain – Tenerife/El Cabezo (August – TBC) Wave World Cup 5*
South Korea – Ulsan/Jinha Beach (5th – 10th September) Slalom World Cup 5*
Denmark – Cold Hawaii/Klitmoller (12th – 18th September) Wave Youth World Cup
Germany – Sylt/Brandenburger Strand (24th September – 3rd October) Grand Slam 7* (Slalom, Wave & Freestyle)
New Caledonia – Noumea (November – TBC) Slalom World Cup 5*

Although there are no guarantees as to what will be possible this year, we wanted to let you know as much information as we could at this stage, to allow riders to start to plan, assuming we are able to get back on tour. Where we have relatively solid information such as event dates or disciplines, we have listed them but we must stress that, due to the pandemic, it is still possible that anything could change, and events may be rescheduled to different dates, switch to different disciplines, or change in status from World Cup or Grand Slam to something lower. In the worst cases, it may be that we are forced to cancel events.
 
We will keep you updated with any changes to the calendar as they develop but, in the meantime, stay safe and we hope to see you on the water soon.

Guided Tour #3

Posted: 22nd Februar 2021 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

After a few weeks break, Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails) is back with the final part of his Guided Tour of Reunion Island...

Thomas Traversa: “Welcome to this GUIDED TOUR! This is the third - and last! - episode from my trip in Reunion Island, and we are going back to Pointe-au-sel for an epic session with local ripper Pierre Godet! And a little throwback to a similar all-time session I had with Pierre in 2004 when I first came to the island.”

You can see the latest episode of Guided Tour @ https://youtu.be/8lCLb_J7zYc

Red Slave Beach

Posted: 19th Februar 2021 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Bonaire is currently enjoying a solid run of wind and Youp Schmit (Tabou / GA Sails) is back with another short action clip from Red Slave Beach, which also features former PWA Freestyle World Champion - Kiri Thode (Severne Windsurfing).

Red Slave Beach offers a mix of soft waves and little freestyle ramps - you can see Kiri and Youp in action @ https://youtu.be/N3rZuXJuPzg

 

Below Zero

Posted: 17th Februar 2021 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

What are the coldest conditions you’ve ever sailed in? What is your personal cutoff when it comes to temperature? For Maaike Huvermann (Severne / Severne Sails / Maui Ultra Fins) last week proved to be a first as she sailed in the snow for the first time… in a mind numbing -5 degrees celsius! 

Maaike Huvermann: “Last week there was a cold front hitting The Netherlands and the country went into code red. From one day to the other the country turned into a majestic winter wonderland. The cold front also came with fairly strong easterly wind.  It was the perfect opportunity to go out and try sailing in the snow.

I had prepared myself for it to be a mental game against the cold. But actually, for most of the session, it was really doable. I came in regularly to warm up, until at some point my boom froze and it became quite hard to sail. When sailing back upwind to the car the cold really hit me as you will see at the end of the video.”

You can see Maaike Huvermann sailing in below zero @ youtu.be/0SQcjN_RGnQ

All In

Posted: 16th Februar 2021 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

After seeing this wave in Galicia being tow surfed it quickly became a must visit place for Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails), who loves searching for new waves. When the right forecast turned up TT wasted little time in gathering his team together and heading to Galicia's stunning coastline.

Thomas Traversa: "Epic trip last winter with the All-In team it was my first time there and I literally fell in love with that plac North Galicia."

You can see the outcome of that trip @ https://youtu.be/EuSuXWu8kUA - which is well worth a watch with Traversa showing his unreal timing time and time again on this Galician gem.

Transfer Season

Posted: 15th Februar 2021 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

For the first time in his career, Mateus Isaac (Starboard / Severne) will not be sailing for JP and NeilPryde. The Brazilian has decided that now is the right time to move on to a new challenge, which will see him linking up with the Starboard & Severne Team.

Mateus Isaac: "Hello friends, I'm announcing the first ever sponsorship change of my life. This is obviously a big shift for me. I've only known and ridden the same brands as far back as I remember, but the time of change also came for me. In my quest to reach the next level on the racecourse, there was only one direction I could go. That is why I'm super excited to announce that I'm joining Severne and Starboard for the 2021 season.

Severne has for years been a leading brand in sails and Starboard has an incredible history of producing the best boards out there. 
I'll be traveling to Tarifa very soon where I'll start up this new chapter and to start my preparations for the season. I can't wait!"

Charging Pe’ahi

Posted: 11th Februar 2021 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

In the middle of January a huge swell hit Hawaii and with the trade winds aligning that gave the best big wave windsurfers in the world the opportunity to tackle some monster waves - up to the 60ft faces. 

Robby Naish (Naish / Naish Sails), who first sailed Jaws 25 years ago, was just one of the big names still out their charging Pe’ahi. Now you can watch a 17 minute highlights reel featuring the King @ youtu.be/NFwFj5RWu5c

Red Bull Storm Chase

Posted: 10th Februar 2021 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Red Bull: "After a one year break it is time again to chase the perfect conditions for the world's toughest windsurf competition: 
Red Bull Storm Chase is back! To where? The location, as always, is to be determined. 

The competition window opens today, on February 9th and will be announced with the new teaser clip on our channels at 3pm CET.

The arena will be Northern Europe. The competitors – the best windsurfers from all over the planet. When the storm hits, the chase is on.
 
In a time of unprecedented global challenges, for Red Bull Storm Chase, one challenge remains the same: to wait for a big, heavy storm to come up out of the Atlantic – and then bring the best windsurfers in the world to meet it. 
More than ever, it will take an incredible amount of logistics, planning and reactivity to make this unique windsurfing event happen, but we’re ready for the job. 
While an even greater number of factors must align for the event to safely occur, the Red Bull Storm Chase team is on it. 
 
The event window will open on Feb 9th until the end of Northern Europe´s storm season in spring.
 
We will keep you posted once a suitable storm is on the radar and all other factors align in our favour.
Until then: Stay tuned and keep an eye on our channels as well:

IG: @redbullstormchase
FB: @redbullstormchase
Web: www.redbullstormchase.com