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Posted On:  13/12/2018 18:36:03

Slalom Windsurfing, one of the most popular and competitive windsurfing disciplines in the world, arrives again in Peru on the occasion of the '2018 Paracas IFCA South American & Pan-American Slalom Championship', an event that will take place from December 15 to 19 in the tourist waters of the Paracas Bay, the Peruvian Windsurf Association announced at a press conference held at the Salon de las Americas of the National Stadium. ......( more )

Posted On:  13/12/2018 09:21:27

"It would be great for kids to develop some freestyle skills, just like the good old days, plus it's fun," says Pierre Coupal. "Freestyle tricks are possible on the Bic Techno 293 and it helps to develop good board control." ......( more )

Posted On:  11/12/2018 11:33:34

2018 saw the 4th season of the Supercup series, a competition circuit for Techno 293 and Raceboard that has been growing over the years and attracted this year almost 100 competitors from 5 countries.

Windsurfing is not just a sport, it's a lifestyle. In the spirit of this we started something new again this year. The Prizegiving for the series took place in Budapest, one of the greatest European cities. The Supercup Series prizegiving ceremony took place during the annual Hungarian Windsurfing Association gathering for the presentation of local association awards for the best riders in the country.  ......( more )
Posted On:  09/12/2018 14:37:32

Power Controls, the second in the new series of instructional videos with Max Wojcik, is available on-line.

"Power is nothing without control!!!" So what are the power controls? How do you adjust them to give you maximum speed? Some answers in this video ....
Posted On:  30/11/2018 11:54:41

The 2018 Luderitz Speed Challenge is over, and ten new national records have been set.  Antoine Albeau and Alex Caizergues can relax for now. They are still the fastest windsurfer and kiteboarder on the planet, but there are several riders close on their heels.

In this year's edition, the Luderitz Speed Challenge debuted a live speed update system, which allowed fans to follow the action in real time. ......( more )
Posted On:  29/11/2018 15:57:32

Rigging Basics, the first of a new series of instructional videos, is now available on-line!  Learn how to rig your sail like a Pro from experienced international coach, Max Wojcik. As a multi-time windsurfing World Champion he knows what he is talking about!

Coming soon - Power Controls!
Posted On:  29/11/2018 09:46:16

Notice is given for International Windsurfing Association Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday, 26th January 2019, at Boot Dusseldorf - Dusseldorf International Boat Show.

The meeting will take place during the afternoon in a meeting room at the exhibition centre, with the exact time and room details published with a detailed Agenda nearer to the date.
Posted On:  29/11/2018 09:02:38

The IFCA Slalom South American and Pan-American Championships will be held from 15th to 19th December.

"Paracas" comes from the Quechua (native) language and is "The Definition of a Sandstorm".  Find out more about this fantastic venue and why "Paracas is the best place for slalom sailing, period!"
Posted On:  23/11/2018 10:13:55

The Final Tour stop of The European Freestyle Pro Tour took place at the Zeil & Surf center in Brouwersdam, South Holland in October.

Tonky Frans has been the tour leader throughout the whole season. After winning the event this year in Neusiedl am See, Austria the Bonairean could not get pushed off the first place any more. He chased the tour around the globe, stayed focused on his goal and secured his title with a 4th place at this event. ......( more )
Posted On:  12/11/2018 10:30:24

The Defi Wind Team is proud to launch a new event! The Defi Wind Japan will be held from 2019 February 28th to March 3rd. This new windsurfing long distance race will take place in Miyako Island (Okinawa) located at the south end of the Japanese archipelago. 150 riders from all over the world are expected for this first edition including multiple world champions, Defi Wind Gruissan winners and, of course, pure amateurs. The idea is to promote windsurfing and share the stoke of our incredible sport in a new tropical destination. The registration for this new event is about to open. It's time for new Defi Wind adventure! ......( more )

Posted On:  11/11/2018 09:18:14

Azores Windsurf-Foil Open Challenge will go down as one of the most exciting events of 2018. All the top spots were decided literally on the very last lap both for the men and women.

Terceira Island attracted some of the top names in the sport including PWA champions and Olympic medalists. Two of them battled it out for the win in the women's fleet. ......( more )
Posted On:  10/11/2018 09:43:45

With five races and two discards in for the men today, we have some big names back at the top of the leaderboard chasing Sebastian Koerdel for the first place on the podium. 

The French competitors Antoine Albeau and Nicolas Goyard were the ones to jump in front. The first winning three of the five races today. In the words of LL Cool J - don't call it a comeback, we all knew the discards were going to come sooner or later.  ......( more )
Posted On:  10/11/2018 09:19:54

On the final day, once again Penghu delivered its winter weather promise of strong, consistent winds and choppy waves. The coming of the strongest winds of the year on this day made it possible to complete two races, leaving sailors happy and fulfilled.

The winners of the 2018 RS:X and Techno 293 Asian Windsurfing Championships are: ......( more )
Posted On:  09/11/2018 10:00:56

So, what is the big difference? What is it that makes foiling more and more popular? And where do the smiles come from?

That is the question I asked today. Not the best day to ask a question like that, as we did not get too many races in. In fact, just one for the men, as the second was cancelled and no racing for the ladies at all. ......( more )
Posted On:  08/11/2018 11:03:01

That is the motto of the Azores Islands. And its true. Don't try dressing for the weather here, unless it is a wetsuit and you're going windsurfing. And luckily that is what we did. Wind during the day was somewhere from around 5 knots to just under 20. Sunny and rainy. All this in one day. ......( more )

Azores Windsurf Foil Challenge 2018 - drone summary

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Posted by Azores Wind Foil Open Challenge on Tuesday, 13 November 2018

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