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.


Philippe Mesmeur: challenging the Hercules waves

Philippe Mesmeur has transformed Winter Storm Hercules into a big wave windsurfing party, in Le Dossen, France.

When Winter Storm Hercules hit the coastal regions of Europe, there were many wave riders hitting the water for their share of pleasure and adrenaline. The majority were surfers.

However, Philippe Mesmeur, 23, found the perfect spot to rig his sail and showed off his sponsor stickers, in the cold waters of Britanny. The French windsurfer has hit the ramps to rip the skies up high.


El Yaque: an uncrowded day in Venezuela

El Yaque Beach, one of the most famous windsurfing spots in the world, is becoming a party destination full of drunken tourists and gee-strings.

Located on the south Margarita Island, in Venezuela, El Yaque Beach was the perfect windsurfing destination. Trade winds blowing steadily at 20 knots throughout the year, beautiful sandy strips, warm water and an exotic Caribbean vibe.

Fifteen years ago, you could easily count more than 500 windsurfers sailing in the region. Unfortunately things have changed, and El Yaque is no longer a windsurfing paradise.