- 19 February 2008 | Windsurfing
The PWA would like to thank everyone who wrote in opposition to the proposed bill. Due to your support Senator Clayton Hee began the meeting last Friday by stating that SB2091 was being deferred (delayed or put on hold).
According to Sen. Hee, during the Senate Committee hearing, there was been "an extraordinary amount of testimony in opposition to the bill", and the Senator who submitted the legislation requested the bill be deferred so "they can work on it".
Senator Hee said he would not be hearing public testimony related to SB2091. This does not mean an end to the bill, it might be presented again, and we shall watch closely to check progress, if any.
- 18 February 2008 | Windsurfing
The PWA are proud to welcome Monty Spindler’s innovative sail brand onboard as corporate sponsors. Tarifa-based Monty Spindler has worked with all the big names and big brands during a career that’s spanned more than two decades.
Along the way he’s collected a heap of world titles and gained a lifetimes experience of R&D already. And with the growth of Slalom on the PWA, The Loft have joined the club and given their commitment to the pro scene.
2007 was a positive season for The Loft with Vice World Champion Valerie Ghibaudo (Tabou / Loft) challenging Karin Jaggi (F2 / North) like never before, and there’s little doubt they’ll be pushing even harder this year.
- 15 February 2008 | Windsurfing
Maui's world-famous "Jaws", or Peahi, break could be shut after storm damage and a lack of maintenance has taken its toll on the closest boat ramp to the action.
If the Maliko Gulch access is cut off, then windsurfers and other recreational users face an additional 9 miles upwind on their journeys from Kahului harbour to the west.
Additionally a local company has not had it’s right-of-use agreement with the State renewed since 1997, and so local community groups and users of the ramp facility are clubbing together to form an action plan that will allow the ramp to function on, and critically, be a vital access point for emergency services as Peahi grows in popularity amongst big-wave addicts worldwide.