Yoav Omer: Malaysia censored him | Photo: World Sailing

Two Israeli windsurfers were refused immigration visas and were unable to compete in the 45th Youth Sailing World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Yoav Omer and Noy Drihan had won the Men's Under 19 and Women's Under 17 and Under 19 divisions at the RS:X Youth World Championships, in July 2015, but the Malaysian Government decided they were not welcome in the country.

Malaysia considers that Israeli has illegally occupied Palestine, and the diplomatic connections between both nations are inexistent. However, and according to the rules of World Sailing - the world's governing body for the sport of sailing - the organising host must ensure that all national sailing authorities can send their teams to participate on equal terms.

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Ricardo Campello: making a pause in competition | Photo: Carter/PWA

Ricardo Campello has announced that he will not compete on the 2016 Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) World Tour.

The Brazilian wave and freestyle windsurfing master made an unexpected decision, after finishing the 2015 season in fifth place. Campello will be out of the circuit for an unspecified period.

"I'm gladly and sadly going to tell you that I won't be competing in any PWA events next year! Time to focus on videos and trips around the world. Time to explore other spots and enjoy a little bit. I will miss the competitions, though," revealed Ricardo Campello.

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Lake Superior: Philip Köster flies through the cold | Photo: Taylor/Red Bull

Levi Siver, Marcilio Browne, and Philip Köster have gone windsurfing in the largest freshwater lake in the world.

Welcome to Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. Shared by Canada and the USA, the spot is known for its very low water temperatures. Some say it's "like Ireland in winter."

"With windsurfing, all you need is wind and water. If you're only going to go to the tropical places, you're really limiting what you can experience out there in the world," explains Levi Siver.

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