Calema Midwinters: 25 years of windsurfing

Paulo dos Reis wins the Calema Midwinters Formula title. The Brazilian speed monster had blistering speed all weekend, It was a close fight with Gonzalo Costa Hoevel that went down to the last Race.

On the final downwind leg, with the wind getting lighter, Paulo jibed to the stronger wind side and eclipsed Gonzalo’s huge lead, passed him and never looked back. This event was greeted with praised from all pros present who vowed to return.

The food which is always good at the Midwinters, was the best ever according to most. What a way to cap the 25th anniversary.

Lots more racing took place, with the Techno fleet having a great series, and the formula fleet squeaking two or races to cap off a full weekend of racing.

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The Islands Boys: too shy to show their faces

Sofa Movielab have released a trailer of the upcoming film featuring the boys from Bonaire.

From the same producers as 'From Monday till Sunday', we will shortly see the action packed freestyle video 'The Island Boys'. Sofa Movielab have just uploaded a trailer to YouTube which you can watch by following this link.

The new film features some of the PWA's finest freestylers, including 2009 vice world champion, Kiri Thode (Starboard, Gaastra), top 3 ranked sailor Tonky Frans (F2, Gaastra), and his brother, and 2009 Sylt World Cup winner, Taty Frans (Starboard, MauiSails).

When they've finished editing the full length movie they estimate it to be around 25 minutes long, but most incredibly, it'll be free to download from the internet! Sofa Movielab tell us they should have it finished some time in May, so keep an eye on for more info.

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Bexhill, UK: forget free windsurfing

Bexhill windsurfers are furious after local authorities severely limited the sport in the seafront of this British town.

Rother District Council has planted signs banning windsurfing from several maritime areas - Colonnade, Beaulieu Green, Cooden Beach and Norman's Bay.

Windsurfers and also kitesurfers claim that the signs have costed too much money: £60,000. Politicians have decided the place where it will be possible to windsurf, but many watermen think it is very difficult to get there.

The authorities keep saying that water sports will not be permitted in the seaside Award Areas, but are willing to hear what the surfing community has to say.

Bexhill is seaside resort located in the county of East Sussex, in the south of England