- 18 July 2008 | Windsurfing
Leaving the shores of Pozo behind, the PWA World Tour makes a short leap over to Fuerteventura for the third and final stop in the Canaries. The event takes place in the southeast corner of the island, on Sotavento beach.
Hosting the action is the world famous Rene Egli Windsurfing Centre, which sits in prime position just a stones throw from the waters edge. The idyllic location, with its white sands and azure backdrop proudly boasts a wealth of heritage, being one of the most enduring fixtures on the PWA world tour, with a history of epic contests stretching back over more than twenty years.
2008 sees both the men’s and women’s fleets competing for top honors in the slalom and freestyle disciplines.
- 16 July 2008 | Windsurfing
The Tiree Wave Classic 2008 is on! The new dates are Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th October. The PWA event is yet to be confirmed but the UK event is going ahead and this year there will be:
Substantial prize fund for the pros and amazing prizes and goody bags for all other fleets. Full on GMFCo. run event with foodie theme nights from An Talla Hall, plenty of discos and the odd celidah thrown in for good measure!
It is essential that we all support the biggest UK windsurfing event on the calendar by turning up so get planning.
- 14 July 2008 | Windsurfing
Junko Nagoshi fends off Laure Treboux to claim third overall in the freestyle stakes, and Ricardo Campello and Daido Moreno launch into orbit to win the final day’s wave super session.
Entering the final day of competition, Laure Treboux (Fanatic, North) and Junko Nagoshi (Simmer Sails, Dakine) held the same number of points after two full freestyle double eliminations.
As a result, they were both tied in third position, meaning the pair would have to compete in a sail-off, to decide who would take outright third position, and who would drop down to fourth.
The tense decider got off to a shaky start, as both sailors struggled to find their rhythm in the monumental 50 knot wind. Tactically thinking, Nagoshi chose to cast the technical moves aside, instead opting for safer moves she knew she could land, and would notch up crucial points on the judges score sheets.