Carbon Art 2015/2016: four new wave board shapes

Carbon Art has completely redesigned the wave windsurfing board shapes for 2015/2016.

The brand from Taranaki, New Zealand, is also introducing a new small wave model - the Wave DC. Carbon Art sees a total of four boards hitting the market.

"Our four specific wave board models cover everything you could launch into: rough onshore jumping, classic down the line, new school riding, in the pocket surfing, and everything in between," explains the windsurfing insignia.

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Juozas Bernotas: celebrating gold at Melbourne | Photo: ISAF

Juozas Bernotas and Stefania Elfutina dominated the RS:X windsurfing races at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, in Australian waters.

The Lithuanian sailor only needed to finish the medal race to win the gold medal, but he put on a masterful display of good tactics to cross the line in fourth.

"My goal was to have a clear start, a clear race and cross the finish line. To qualify for the World Cup Final is a really nice for me and not a bad Christmas present as well," notes Bernotas.

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Windsurfing: get a a healthy New Year's resolution | Photo: texaus1/Creative Commons

Promising a health behavior change for next year can be a powerful motivator for increased health and fitness in windsurfing. But it can also be a disappointment. Henrik Beyer gives us a few pointers to increase the effectiveness of a healthy New Year's resolution in windsurfers.

Lack of motivation or life circumstances can hinder even the most determined windsurfer to get or stay healthy and fit for windsurfing. Research has shown that people who decide to start an exercise program are far more successful if they plan their change and are prepared for setbacks and get social support.

We know that windsurfers enjoy health benefits and will increase their sailing performance if they stay physically fit and follow a healthy diet. But knowledge is not enough to help and make us change.

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