Abderazaq Labdi: in 1998, he built his own windsurfing equipment

In 1998, Abderazaq Labdi was just another kid enjoying the pleasures of life by the sea. He wanted to go windsurfing, but he didn't own proper equipment.


The photograph above was taken in Morocco. Essaouira, Labdi's home town, had great wind conditions for sailing away in the Atlantic Ocean, the boy was too young to have his own windsurfing gear.

Abderazaq lived near Moulay, one of the best windsurfing spots in Morocco. Here, the northeast "Charki" trade wind blows all year round, so it's easy to get into sailing.

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BWA Tour: the best wave windsurfers in the best British waves | Photo: Dave White

The British Wavesailing Association (BWA) has announced the schedule for the 2014 BWA Tour.


The organization of the 2014 BWA Tour wants better, year after year. The best wave windsurfers in the United Kingdom are preparing for a new season in idyllic sailing spots.

"After four years of operation the British Wavesailing Association Tour has grown in size and stature with record number of entries and year on year growth in TV, print and web exposure", the BWA explains.

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Ek Boonsawad: Asian king of RS:X

Ek Boonsawad has won the 2014 RS:X Asian Championships, in Singapore.


After four days of racing and 12 races completed, the windsurfer from Thailand, who was leading the regatta from the very beginning, won the gold medal and the 2014 RS:X Asian champion title.

Chang Hao, from Taipei, took second place on the podium while Leonard Ong, from Singapore, kept the bronze medal.

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