Farrel O'Shea: king of British speed windsurfing

Farrel O'Shea has been named the UK Windsurfing Association (UKWA) Windsurfer of the Year 2013.

Speed windsurfer Farrel O'Shea has been considered by the British sailing community as the UKWA Windsurfer of the Year 2013, after a two-month public vote.

The current official British national record holder, with 48.82 knots recorded in Luderitz, Namibia, is one of the fastest windsurfers of all time.


The Kite and Windsurfing Guide Europe: 464 pages and 2500 spots

"The Kite and Windsurfing Guide Europe" has been revamped with a 2,500 spots for wind addicts.

It's definitely the ultimate book for all windsurfers and kiteboarders. With 464 pages of information, "The Kite and Windsurfing Guide Europe" has been revised and improved to accommodate over 40,000 kilometers of coastline from 17 European countries.

"The rapid development of our sports over the past decade has had a dramatic impact on so many beaches, and as we revisited those we already knew, more and more new spots emerged too", explains Udo Hölker, the editor of this grand project.


Brett Goodwin: blasting the curl

Brett Goodwin has clinched the third stage of the 2013/2014 NSW Wavesailing Tour, held at Gerroa.

The event was scheduled for Wanda Beach, but the waves were closing out and overall conditions were too extreme, leaving the beach break unsailable.

Gerroa would provide slightly smaller, more manageable waves and better winds. Nevertheless, getting out was a difficult task, with the large swell and a gusty cross-off wind making it tricky to get through the break.