PWA World Tour: missing the transparent waters of El Yaque

The 2014 PWA World Tour will not kick off at El Yaque, in Venezuela.

The Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) has announced that the PWA Grand Slam at El Yaque, Margarita Island, Venezuela, will not be run due to "recent political changes" that "have created some temporary issues".

"Due to changes in the laws and procedures that govern currency exchange in Venezuela, the process of releasing the required funds for the event has been delayed, making it impossible to guarantee that the funds would be released in time for an event at the end of March," the PWA World Tour underlines.


Byron Kokkalanis: checking if tires are OK

Byron Kokkalanis and Bryony Shaw have taken gold at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, held in Biscayne Bay, Florida.

Italy's Mattia Camboni came out with youthful exuberance in the medal race to power ahead early on, but Kokkalanis fought back. Trailing the young Italian by 19 seconds at the first mark, Kokkalanis pushed hard to make up the difference.

"It turned out to be really good in the second half of the upwind. I didn't have a good start, but I tried to cover and I worked well with the shifts and got up to second position at the top," says Kokkalanis.


Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup: great venue

The PWA World Tour has announced the cancellation of the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2014.

Friends of Cold Hawaii, the organization team behind the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, have issued a press release in which they explain the reasons behind the cancellation of the 2014 windsurfing event, held in Denmark.

"This happens in the aftermath of Thisted City Council's decision to grant 350,000, and not the 500,000 that the association had requested," explains Finn Jorsal, president of Friends of Cold Hawaii.