Original Windsurfer: stealing waves from surfer in Malibu | Photo: OriginalWindsurfer.com

The history of windsurfing if full of hidden secrets, untold tales, controversial debates, and unique testimonials. The truth behind the invention of the sport itself is not absolutely clear, but a few names are inevitably linked to windsurfing.

Diane and Hoyle Schweitzer, S. Newman Darby, Jim Drake, Peter Chilvers, Arnaud de Rosnay and Richard Eastaugh are some of the characters deeply connected to the birth of the wind sport.

In "Wind & Water - The Invention of Windsurfing," director Bill Weir gathered historical footage and relevant information about the origins of the outdoor activity. Weir succumbed to brain cancer (1963-2009) but he left a paramount documentary.

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Gonzalo Costa Hoevel: maiden world title in the Azores | Photo: Eric Bellande

Gonzalo Costa Hoevel has been crowned the 2015 Formula Windsurfing world champion, at Praia da Vitória, in the Azores Islands, Portugal.

The Argentinian sailor secured a maiden world title with an impressive record of nine victories in 12 races. In the last day of competition, Hoevel won three races.

It was written in the stars, and Gonzalo only allowed Sebastian Kornum and Steve Allen to celebrate the first place in three regattas.

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Kiran Badloe: pushing hard | Photo: Barbara Sanchez

Kiran Badloe and Charline Picon have claimed the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Three points only separated world champion Julien Bontemps and Kiran Badloe before heading for the final medal race. The Dutch windsurfer pushed hard, and the French sailor gave in.

"I am very happy with the win. During the week, results were ok but the sailing is not perfect yet. I started poorly a few times. But with my speed and some smart sailing I could recover nicely," explained Badloe.

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