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.


Sean O'Brien: 7th Australian Formula Windsurfing title

Sean O'Brien recaptured the Australian Formula Windsurfing title, after an action-packed 11 races taking place at Georges River Sailing Club, in Sydney.

O'Brien clinched the seventh Australian Formula Windsurfing title of his career during the 2014 Downunder Pro, an event won by Jesper Vesterstrom by a very narrow margin.

With three races scheduled on the last day, and with Vesterstrom winning the first of the morning in relatively light winds, Sean O'Brien needed to dig deep in the second race to have a chance to come back.