Be DIFFERENT | Try this backroll // SA Masterclass

Posted: 2nd Juli 2020 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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It’s time for a tutorial with Steven Akkersdijk! He will teach us one of his favorite backrolls.

Filming: Monty Scholz

Blast From The Past

Posted: 2nd Juli 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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Sarah Jackson (Tabou / GA Sails) is still a relative new comer to the Women’s Slalom PWA Wave World Tour - having made her first appearance at an event in September of 2017. The 22-year-old has plenty of racing experience though having come through the ranks of Techno293 in the UK, while she has won several British Slalom events. To find out more about Sarah’s first windsurfing experiences read on for the latest in ‘Blast From The Past’.

Hey Sarah, take us back to the memory of your very first windsurf experience - where were you?

Minorca –  an island off of Spain.
 
When was it? 

2005 – I was 7. 
 
Who were you with?

My family and brother. 
 
What do you remember from that very first ‘session’? 

We were on holiday and I remember my parents really wanted us to go dinghy sailing and I stood on the beach and said no, that looks way more fun (it was windsurfing). So they let us have a lesson and it was the first sport I was ever better than my brother at (he’s two years older and a very talented sportsman in hockey and cricket and when we were growing up he could do everything – it was so annoying!!). I loved it and carried on when on holidays and then eventually at home when I was old enough to join our local club. 
 
Who was your local hero? And why? 

When I started at home I idolised my coaches – they were amazing and I wouldn’t be where I am without them. Ali and Scotty you are awesome! 
 
What gear were you using? 

In the first session I don’t remember, but my first gear I owned was a Bic Techno293 and a 4.5 Tushingham Dino that was older than me! 
 
Describe your feeling when you were planing for the first time…

I don’t remember so much the first time planing, but I remember the first time shortboarding out in Dahab in Egypt and absolutely loving it! 
 
How did you realise you were becoming a professional windsurfer?

I think this summer I noticed it the most when I was working in Greece and people came up to me on the beach and recognised me – it was kind of surreal!
 
Give a tip for the next generation…

Stick at it and never give up! I took a break from windsurfing after quitting Techno293 and when I came back to it and found the fun again it was the best decision I ever made! 

Thanks, Sarah.

Kevin Langeree and friends enjoying a great downwinder ride at home, in the Netherlands.

Zoo Station PWA Slalom Croatia

Posted: 1st Juli 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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To all sailors,
 
Based on feedback from sailors and the challenges created by the COVID-19 situation with equipment manufacture and delivery, it has been decided to relax the equipment registration rules for the Croatia PWA Slalom event.
 
Competitors will still register the normal amounts of equipment for slalom as specified in the Rule Changes section of the PWA Rule Book, however this registration will ONLY apply for the Croatia event and will not be binding for any additional events during the remainder of the season. This means that competitors taking part in the Marignane event will be able to register euipment different to that which they register for Croatia.
 
There are still places available at the event and we remind all competitors that, due to the strange circumstances we find ourselves in this year, there are no restrictions on top ranked sailors taking part at the event, regardless of its status, so if you would like to stretch your competition legs a bit and you are able and comfortable to travel, why not join us in Croatia for one of the few international slalom events that will take place this year
 
Kind regards
 
The PWA

Mirror Flat Freestyle

Posted: 1st Juli 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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There is no denying the potential of Lennart Neubauer (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins), who has already won his first heat on the full PWA Freestyle World Tour, whilst also winning the Youth World title. 

The young German looks set for a bright future and his latest video is further evidence of why as he lands a huge range of combos on the mirror flat water.

You can see Lennart Neubauer’s latest video @ youtu.be/PCLo7EioPlo

Ben Beholz // Shredding a wooden door

Posted: 30th Juni 2020 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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It’s all about fun! Watch Ben Beholz shredding a wooden door in his brand new video.

Kiting a Maze – Nick Jacobsen & Graham Howes

Posted: 30th Juni 2020 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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“Kiting a Maze” at a secret spot, starring Nick Jacobsen and Graham Howes.

Watch the boys showing how to have fun in Cape Town!

South Bay Freestyle

Posted: 30th Juni 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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June saw some rare south winds in Tenerife, which transforms El Médano from a wavy paradise into a perfect flat water plaground. 2015 Freestyle World Champion - Dieter Van der Eyken (Severne / Severne Sails) took advantage of the run of south winds and has just released a stylish new edit @ youtu.be/y7rw0uxKLQs

Dieter Van der Eyken: “Although it’s still quite gusty because of the mountain it’s perfect for freestyle and freeriding. Even with no tourists due to travel restrictions, that were in place during this period, the bay was still pretty packed. Nearly all the action in the clip is filmed from a one hour Freestyle session on the strongest & busiest day of the forecast with my Freek 4.4m and Psycho 92.” 

Blast From The Past

Posted: 30th Juni 2020 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
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Sarah Hauser’s (Tabou / S2Maui) passion is definitely waves! The 31-year-old has earned herself the reputation of being a charger as she shows little fear even when the conditions get big. The New Caledonian now lives in Maui and has sailed Pe’ahi, while see finished second in the 2016 Aloha Classic! Sarah is next up in ‘Blast From The Past’.

Hi Sarah, take us back to the memory of your very first windsurf experience - where were you?

New Caledonia (home)

When was it? 

Something like 1996… 

Who were you with?

My cousins 

What do you remember from that very first ‘session’? 

Wanting to get rid of the sail to just lay on the board and get dragged by my dad’s little boat  (way more thrilling hahaha)

Who was your local hero? And why? 

My dad! He would participate in the Noumea Cup back in the day with his old equipment, there was always something that broke and he would end up in the loser’s final and then win it and I was like “that’s still a win Papa!”

What gear were you using? 

In that photo that’s my cousin Bic dolphin gear. I remember the board was very slippery. 

Describe your feeling when you were planing for the first time…

I thought “and now I’m going super fast too!!!!” I just wanted to do this for hours, I felt free and on an adventure!

How did you realise you were becoming a professional windsurfer?

After my first trip to Maui, I flew home and filled in the immigration card: “occupation = pro windsurfer” and the agent at the counter looked at me and asked “is that even a job?”. I had just spent the most epic 6 weeks of my life in Maui and was like “I don’t care what it takes, I don’t care what people think, I don’t care if I just spent 5 years working to get an engineer degree, one way or another I’m gonna make this my job!"

Give a tip for the next generation…

Cherish your dreams! Don’t take them for granted, even if it seems like they make your life complicated and things could be simpler if you’d just work, eat, sleep. Having a passion is a blessing, if you found yours nurture it and you’ll live great adventures!

Thanks, Sarah.

Boost, loop, foil and surf with Jalou Langeree, Jesse Richman and Nick Jacobsen.

Watch North team riding in perfect conditions in the heart of the Philippines.