Morgan Noireaux: he won't forget Punta San Carlos | Photo: Si Crowther/AWT

Morgan Noireaux has conquered the Quatro Desert Showdown 2014, in Punta San Carlos, Baja, Mexico.

The American Windsurfing Tour season has passed the halfway mark. The Mexican stop brought the magical head-to-logo waves to the iconic Punta San Carlos point break.

Noireaux was sitting in fourth place in the overall rankings with 10000 points. A victory would mean doubling the score and climbing up the leaderboard.


Windsurfing warm-up: get those muscles ready for shakas | Photo: Carter/PWA World Tour

Warming up improves muscle reaction time, as it increases both the speed and the force of muscle contractions. Windsurfer and health promoter Henrik Beyer leaves us a few simple, yet effective exercises.

This is especially valuable for windsurfers as they constantly manage sudden movements and unexpected situations as well as occasional wipeouts that are natural parts of sailing.

"Improved muscle reaction time may be crucial for performance when little stands between success and failure when windsurfing," underlines Henrik Beyer, author of "Health & Fitness for Windsurfing."


Ricardo Campello: the flying machine at Siam Park | Photo: Carter/PWA World Tour

Professional tow-in windsurfing is back in the spotlight. Ricardo Campello proved that artificial waves are the perfect ramps for wind acrobats, in the blue lagoon of the Siam Park, in Tenerife.

The 2014 Dunkerbeck Eyewear Tow-In Exhibition invited the top eight sailors, plus three wildcards, to showcase their aerial arsenal in front of hundreds of spectators.

There were remarkable rotations, painful-looking crashes, near-misses with the wall, and super high jumps with the precious assistance of a jet ski. After the early rounds, Campello, Robby Swift and Leon Jamaer moved to the final.