- 11 February 2008 | Windsurfing
MauiSails is proud to announce the signing of Former World Wave Champion, Josh Angulo, as their “franchise” sailor for the PWA World Cup competitions.
Josh who is born and raised in Hawaii, and now lives in Cabo Verde, is well suited to represent MauiSails. He has competed on the PWA World tour now more than a decade, and has won numerous Wave events, as well as a World Title.
An excited Josh Angulo comments, “I am over the moon to be joining the MauiSails team. Combining my personal efforts and experience with long-time pro, Phil McGain and title winning sailmaker, Barry Spanier, will be the most exciting project of my career. It’s an honor and a blessing for me to have this strong support system during the prime of my professional life. I look forward to working closely with the guys on development of MauiSails products, and to be able to offer some of my special appreciation of sail performance. In addition, I’m going to be outfitting Angulo Cabo Verde windsurf centers with MauiSails and rig components. I would like to send out a personal thanks to the entire MauiSails group for inviting me to be a part of it.... Alooohhaaa! "
- 08 February 2008 | Windsurfing
Mevissen (NeilPryde / RRD), who finished 12th overall in ’07, joins talented freestyle teammates Nicholas Akgazciyan (RRD / Gun), Simon Hurrey (RRD / Simmer) and new signing Cheo Diaz (RRD / North), as the Italian designer label makes a charge on the pro scene for 2008.
Kevin, 25, who’s training hard in Cape Town right, now stated his targets this season are: "To reach the top 3 in freestyle and to just have people say 'hey that guy rides with style'. My training in South Africa's been going really well, especially as we’ve had a lot of wind and waves this year."
"I can’t wait until next week when my coach will comes with my new TwinTips and we start concentrating on freestyle!" This year, Kev not only has a coach who helps him in the gym and with cardio work and video analysis, but a manager too.
- 07 February 2008 | Windsurfing
Mormaii are a true South American, and now worldwide success story. After humble roots, the modern brand’s a result of true passion and enterprise.
Almost 30 years ago, Brazilian surfing character, Dr. Morongo started developing and sewing his own rubber suits in his garage near the PWA contest site in Santa Catarina state in the south of the country.
Demand was huge in this wave-crazed country, and Mormaii soon turned into the biggest manufacturer of neoprene suits in Latin America, whilst importantly never losing sight of the true spirit of wave riding.