red Bull Storm Chase


Well there is an upside to some of those massive storms

Frenchman Thomas Traversa was crowned the champion of the storm surfing universe. Despite weighing just 60 kilos, Traversa won the final leg of the Red Bull Storm Chase in hurricane conditions off the coast of Cornwall, UK, in front of Marcilio Browne from Brazil and Leon Jamaer from Germany.

With building-high waves and gusts of wind reaching 70 knots, only the best were nominated to participate in the “Red Bull Storm Chase”. During an 18-month holding-period, ten of the world’s best windsurfers waited patiently to catch three of the biggest storms on oceans around the globe to determine who was the very best. After Mission 1 in Ireland (January 2013) and a second mission in Tasmania, Australia (August 2013), Red Bull Storm Chase picked the storm-ravaged coast of Cornwall, U.K., for the third and final location for a showdown between the remaining four.

PWA Aloha Classic


Watching this makes me miss windsurfing (a bit)

Siver snatches the victory from under the nose of Seadi after an epic day in Ho’okipa

The wind and wave Gods were shining over Ho’okipa Beach Park on the fifth day of the JP Aloha Classic – presented by Nalu Kai – as the PWA single elimination was completed in epic conditions. Just as the forecast predicted the wind and waves built throughout the day, and by the time the competition was reaching its climax the swell was pumping with over mast high sets rolling into Ho’okipa, providing a pulsating finale to a enthralling day. Levi Siver (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing / MFC) sailed superbly and he was rewarded with victory at the end of the single elimination. Will the American be able to hold onto his single elimination JP Aloha Classic crown?

The final was run as a four-man battle over the duration of 22 minutes to give Kauli Seadi, Morgan Noireaux, Bernd Roediger and Levi Siver the maximum chance to really exercise their prowess.

The American delivered one of his stunning trademark aerials and a couple of turns, which sent the spray flying by the bucket load.

Roediger and Noireaux were also going for broke, as they attempted air takas and frontside wave 360s respectively, but ultimately it was Siver who stepped up to the plate.

On his final wave of the heat, Siver lined up the critical section to launch into a frontside 360, which he claimed, before delivering another gouging turn.

With no time remaining Seadi tacked onto the final wave of the heat and rotated through a perfectly executed goiter, but it wasn’t a counting wave for him, which left for a nail biting finale.

The result proved to be almost inseparable with just 0.02 of a point in it, much to the delight of Siver it was soon revealed that he had clinched the single elimination victory.

“I just told myself that I want to enjoy it. At the end of the day we’re all friends who love this sport and I think we should keep that spirit of Aloha, and just keep encouraging each other”, said Siver.

JP Aloha Classic | Single Elimination:

1. Levi Siver (Quatro/Goya Windsurfing/MFC)
2. Kauli Seadi (JP/Hot Sails Maui)
3. Bernd Roediger (Quatro/Goya Windsurfing/MFC)
4. Morgan Noireaux (JP/Hot Sails Maui/Maui Ultra Fins)
5. Matt Pritchard (Tabou/Gaastra)
5. Josh Angulo (Angulo/Gun Sails)
7. Kevin Pritchard (Starboard/Ezzy/MFC)
7. Graham Ezzy (Quatro/Ezzy)

Minds Wide Open Windsurfing


Even though I completely gave up on windsurfing in favour of kiting some years ago – this still captures the magic.

From the producers of Four Dimensions, prepare to join a bigger and better team on a new journey of breathtaking windsurfing action and cinematography. With a spectrum of mind-bending angles shot in stunning locations. it’s time to taste the future and keep your Minds Wide Open.

ORDER NOW FOR A REDUCED PRE ORDER PRICE AND GET:
– DVD
– 50 Minutes Main Movie + Extras
– All Regions
– Starring: Marcilio Browne, Ricardo Campello, Victor Fernandez, Gollito Estredo, Philip Köster, Kauli Seadi
– Locations: somewere in Indo, Klitmöller, CaboVerde, Gran Canaria, Maui, Egypt,

Website: mindswideopenmovie.com
– Main Supporter: Planet Allsport, Pousada Windjeri
– Side Supporters: Fanatic, North, JP, NP, Starboard

Thanks to PWA/JC, Andi Jansen (additional Footage)

Windsurfing triple forward …..ouch


This is the footage of Boujmaa’s bad wipe-out-to-hospital. We don’t think any windsurfing crash has been covered this extensively on the net.

BoujmaaGuilloul

Boujmaa Guilloul

Sail#: M-3
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Age: 26
Nationality: Moroccan
Residence: Morocco
Debut: 2004
BIOGRAPHY:
1st PWA event Hawaii Pro wave 2004
2010 ranked 20th overall PWA Wave
2009 8th Cabo Verde Wave
2008 ranked 19th overall PWA Wave
2007 ranked 14th Wave, came 5th in Guincho.
Favorite spot: Moullay
Other interests: surf, skate
Favorite food: couscous
some footage in Morocco 
http://www.boujmaa.blogspot.com/
http://www.bouj-windsurf-adventure.com
SPONSORS:
Starboard, Severne Sails, MFC, Mystic, Aeron Rig Products