PWA World Tour: 2014 promises an historical season

The Professional Windsurfers Association has announced the provisional calendar for the 2014 PWA World Tour. Sailors will be visiting Turkmenistan.

The 2014 windsurfing season promises to be one of the most calendars in the history of the sport, with more events listed than on any schedule released to date.

The PWA World Tour has seven events that were not held last year and some exciting new destinations.


Windsurf boom: less diameter, less pain

A group of six experienced windsurfers participated in a study to analyze the muscular force used for different techniques for holding onto the wishbone boom.

The test held in 2007 consisted in recording the global electromyographic activity of several muscles on the forearm using surface electrodes, and a windsurfing simulator.

There were two different wind force conditions possible with the simulator: medium (15 kg) and strong (25 kg). Three different windsurf boom diameters were tested (28, 30 and 32 mm).


Ricardo Campello: too shy to take off his shades

Ricardo Campello has joined the Point-7 windsurfing team.

The three-time PWA Freestyle world champion, and two-time PWA Wave vice world champion is making a move to the Andrea Cucchi's Black Team.

"He fits with us, as he goes over the limits. If some are trying the double forward, he is already thinking and trying the tripple. If Ricardo needs to go to Canaries, Sylt, Maui, anywhere, he is prepared and can fight to win the title in any conditions", says Cucchi.