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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - A day of rest for wave sailors By Chris Yates, , 8:02 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014
The calm weather returned on day five of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam as the wave sailors recovered from yesterday’s punishing, but brilliant, conditions. After a chilly start, with the thermometer reading just five degrees celsius, the temperature soon rose with the appearance of the sun, making for another stunning autumn day. ...[more]


La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Light winds on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 7:05 AM Tue 21 Oct 2014
As expected the third day of the 2014 La Torche PWA Grand Slam proved to be a quiet affair with very light winds throughout the day. After a chilly and overcast start, the sun eventually broke through to produce another beautiful afternoon in La Torche. ...[more]


La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Waves continue to pound on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 12:22 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014
Day two of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam saw the glorious golden sunshine continue together with the waves, but unfortunately the wind remained absent again. To keep the crowds entertained Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde) and birthday boy - Antoine Martin (JP / NeilPryde) - attempted a bit of wave tow-in with varying degrees of success, as Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) took control of the jet ski. ...[more]


La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Massive swell on day 1 By Chris Yates, , 12:37 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014
The opening day of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam promised so much, with big waves and strong winds, between 20-30 knots forecast, but that isn’t quite how the day played out. Whilst, the swell was still evident - with over mast high sets rolling into the Bay of Audierne throughout the day - unfortunately the expected winds never arrived. ...[more]


La Torche PWA Grand Slam - A return nearly 20 years in the making By Chris Yates, , 2:09 AM Sat 18 Oct 2014
The wait is almost over. After almost 20 years, the PWA are preparing to return to La Point de la Torche, France, for a blockbuster grand slam. From the 18th to the 26th October the most radical male wave sailors, together with the fastest men and women in the world, will be battling it out for the penultimate time this season as the 2014 PWA World Tour heads towards its climax. ...[more]


Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Freestyle title race turned on its head By Chris Yates, , 7:18 AM Sun 5 Oct 2014
Conditions didn’t look too promising first thing this morning, but thankfully after a few hours of waiting the forecasted wind filtered through allowing the completion of the men’s freestyle single elimination on the penultimate day of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam. ...[more]


Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Reno SUP Challenge begins By Chris Yates, , 7:11 AM Thu 2 Oct 2014
With light winds continuing to dominate on day six of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam, the decision was made to begin the Reno SUP Challenge during the afternoon, which saw twelve teams battling it out in heats of two for a place in tomorrow’s final, to keep the crowds entertained. ...[more]


Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Moody day 5 for competitors By Chris Yates, , 7:29 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014
After being graced with plenty of late summer sunshine during the opening days of the event, more autumnal weather moved in on the fifth day of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam with grey skies and infrequent showers. Unfortunately though the light winds continued as the sailors endured another lay day. ...[more]


Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Waiting game continues on day 4 By Chris Yates, , 7:39 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014
The waiting game continued on day four of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam as the light winds continued. Over the course of the day a few sailors took the opportunity to make the most of the small waves on offer, either surfing or SUPping. After spending the day on hold the sailors were released at 4:30pm. ...[more]


Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Weather halts action on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 8:04 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014
The wind took a break on day three of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam as no competition took place for the first time during the event. ...[more]


Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Racing meets waves on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 9:54 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014
Freestyle was due to kick off day two of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam in explosive fashion, but as the competition started the wind decreased. After two heats, the decision was made to abandon the freestyle in favour of slalom, which produced some of the most exhilarating, edge of your seat racing of the year, as slalom met waves. ...[more]


Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Campello stands out on day 1 By Chris Yates, , 11:38 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014
The first day of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam saw the men’s and women’s single eliminations begin in extremely challenging conditions, as the wind swung bolt onshore throughout the afternoon, whilst gradually dropping in strength, eventually bringing day one to a close shortly after 7pm. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Historic day for Thomas Traversa By Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, , 7:59 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014
At the start of the week we were asking if one of the previous champions would reign supreme again or if a fifth new champion in five years would be crowned, but as the end of the final day of the 2014 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup approached, everyone was left asking if anyone would be crowned champion at all. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 12:16 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014
The first item on the itinerary for the second day of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup was to remove the fishing boat, which was a prominent feature during yesterday’s Super Session, from the reef after running aground on the eve of the event. The sailors remained on hold until 6pm, but with a deteriorating swell no competition was able to be held today. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session By Chris Yates, , 12:09 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014
The opening day of the 2014 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup saw marginal, starboard tack conditions, but that didn’t prevent the elite of the wave sailing world from producing a great display of sailing during the Super Session, which took place after registration, which was held between 10am-12pm. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems By Ole Wejse Svarrer, , 1:05 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014
There is a fishing boat, grounded, fifty meters from the beach in Klitmøller - right where the world's best wave windsurfers will sail, today, in this year's PWA World Cup in Cold Hawaii. 'It's like the boat just got placed, right in the middle of the park', said event manager, Robert Sand. ...[more]


PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup rescued by wave of local support By Ole Svarre, , 1:27 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014
The world’s best wave windsurfers are only gearing up for the 2014 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup in Klitmøller, Denmark from September 15-21 after the kind of stirring local support that is the stuff of windsurfing lore and Hollywood scripts. ...[more]


Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup - Taty Frans fastest man of the pool By Chris Yates, , 2:17 AM Tue 9 Sep 2014
After yesterday’s amazing conclusion to the first PWA Indoor event in eight years, the spotlight shifted to the Red Bull Speed Challenge on the final day of the weekend, which saw sailors blitzing their way down the pool through two speed gates as they battled it out for the honour of being crowned the fastest man in the pool. ...[more]


Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup: Poland’s National Stadium erupts on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 10:02 AM Mon 8 Sep 2014
At the Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup, with the National Stadium waiting to erupt, the scene was set perfectly for the finale of the first indoor event in eight years. ...[more]


Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup - Intense day of furious racing By Chris Yates, , 11:41 AM Sun 7 Sep 2014
After a full morning and afternoon of competition at the Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup, to decide which trialists would proceed in the main draw, the main event kicked off at 8pm in front of thousands of fans in Poland’s National Stadium, as indoor windsurfing returned with an emphatic bang. ...[more]


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