Fast, planing Forward Loop by Miguel Chapuis in rather small waves and moderate wind at El Cabezo in Tenerife.
Despite the best efforts of the organisers, the circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have left little choice other than to postpone the 2020 Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival, PWA World Cup, until 2021.
Although disappointing for everyone involved and for all those looking forward to the event, the safety and wellbeing of athletes, crew and everyone living in the Canary Islands must take precedence.
Further information can be found on the event Facebook page www.facebook.com/GranCanariaWindWavesFestival/.
We look forward to returning to Pozo in 2021!
A fantastic film by Jamie Hancock with and about Thomas Traversa riding 20ft+ waves at Ile Aux Vaches.
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In 2018, Maëlle Guilbaud (Patrik / Loftsails) earned her first podium on the PWA Slalom World Tour after finishing 3rd in South Korea – showing her potential as one of the future young hopefuls who could potentially challenge for the world title in years to come. Last season, the 23-year-old was able to secure another event podium finish, again in South Korea, while her consistency which saw her record only one result outside the top 4 in 4 events led to her completing the prestigious overall top 3 for the first time in her career. Maëlle is up next in …več
Tony Mõttus with wave and freestyle windsurfing action from his new home spot My Hoa, Phan Rang, Vietnam.
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Next up in our ‘Blast From The Past’ series is Svetlana Kalpikova, who was born in Russia, but now lives in Spain. The 36-year-old competed in the opening two wave events on the 2019 calendar – finishing the year in joint 20th place.
Hi Svetlana, take us back to the memory of your very first windsurf experience – Where were you?
I took my first classes in Oropesa del mar, a small town on the Eastern coast of Spain, Mediterranean. I was living in Benicassim, Castellon. I think this is one of the less windy places on Earth to do windsurfing …več
Josep Pons (I-99 / Point-7) is considered one of the jumpers and high level coaches in the world and now that slightly more people are being allowed to hit the water again it might be the perfect time to learn a new trick or finally crack the move you’ve been working on for so long.
Pons classes the backloop as one of the most difficult wave moves there is, but with his top tips you will at least have a fighting chance of unlocking the backloop!
You can see Pons’ top tips @ youtu.be/cFs3dbLemCc