Peter Andre learns to windsurf

Pop Star Peter Andre and his brother, Mike, were down in Hove, on the south coast of England, filming for his reality TV show, and dropped into the Baker Academy for some windsurfing lessons from long term PWA star Nik Baker.

Naturally, the paparazzi were out in force, and like everything Mr Andre does these days, the pictures and story made it straight into the pages of the nationals.

Says Nik Baker:

"Peter seemed to love it and both himself and his brother Mike are booked in for regular lessons with us, which I think can only help increase awareness of windsurfing to the masses. It was actually being filmed for one of his TV shows for his upcoming series which starts in October in the UK, so keep an eye out for it to see how he got on."

WOWI - 10 Years

WOWI - 10 Years is a celebration of all the hard work put in by its members and the great long lasting friendships made from this group - not to mention tons of windsurfin’.

This event is open to everybody with a love of the water; so do come along and bring your friends!

To celebrate that WOWI has successfully been in existence, all the hard work put in by its members and all the great the long lasting friendships made from this group Laura Macaulay and myself have teamed up with the go ahead from Aishling to organise: WOWI - 10 years and counting!

This weekend is going ahead on the 19th - 20th of September 2009 down in Castlegregory Co Kerry.

WOWI - 10 years and counting is a celebration open to everybody and plans to be pretty relaxed catch up for all the new and old people to windsurfing and surfing. Just to give ya a flavour of what we have in mind for this event this is how we see it panning out.

Here’s a flavour of what will be on over the weekend: Red Bull Tent | Demo Gear | Fancy Dress Party [theme - anything beginning with ‘w’] | GPS Equipment available | DJ and Live Music | Great food in Spillanes Pub | Table Quiz | discount on gear rental & lessons through Jamie Knox | Spot Prizes |

WOWI is a network of women windsurfers based in Ireland. It was established by Charlotte & Anna in September 1999 with the aim of raising the profile and level of women’’s windsurfing in Ireland.

It was also formed with the idea of introducing windsurfers to each other on a sporting and social level so that together we can meet and share all the excitement and challenges of this exhilarating sport.

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2009 Irish Slalom Series

After four very successful rounds of the 2009 Irish Slalom Series, Ireland’s top windsurfers will travel west for the final opportunity to battle it out for the 2009 National titles.

The event will take place on Silver Strand beach. Fleets for all levels will be run with plenty of free coaching and the buddy system.

An expected turnout of 80 competitors will ensure some exciting racing. Lunches will be provided on both days by Magnetti Italian foods.

An event dinner will also take place on Saturday night at the Galway Bay Hotel.

Whether your a seasoned windsurfer or just interested in having a look - get yourself down to Silver Strand on Sept 12th/ 13th to witness the high speed action.