FreeDelta Re: ready for shallow waters and weedy lagoons | Photo: Black Project Fins

Black Project Fins has developed FreeDelta Re, a free ride windsurfing fin specifically designed for shallow waters and weedy lagoons.

When Rene Egli contacted Black Project Fins, the company owned by Chris Freeman, he was looking for a very specific windsurfing fin that would work in a very shallow lagoon.

In this type of conditions, a traditional fin has serious limitations, so Chris and his team knew they had to invent something short, about half the length of a regular fin. Impossible? Maybe not.

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Kevin Pritchard: mastering the Outer Banks | Photo: AWT

Kevin Pritchard has conquered the 2014 AWT Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam, in the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

The 2014 American Windsurfing Tour is moving rapidly towards the end of the season. The last event will be held in Maui, Hawaii, and three riders - Levi Siver, Kevin Pritchard and Morgan Noireaux - can claim the overall title.

In the last day of competition at Cape Hatteras, the Pro fleet was sent to a backup site where strong winds had kicked up a really good wind swell just up the coast near the lighthouse.

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Windsurfing: water is always the best drink | Photo: PWA/Carter

Research has shown that consuming adequate fluids is essential to optimize performance. Health promoter and windsurfer Henrik Beyer leaves us important tips on what and when windsurfers should be drinking for optimal performance and good health.

The sports drink industry has produced "sports" drinks with sodium, potassium, caffeine, taurine, guarana and most of all sugar. It made billions on our hope to find the magic ingredients that increase performance. But do windsurfers really need them?

For years, the sports drink industry has spent a great deal of money and effort to cast doubt on water and its ability to help us stay hydrated. The problem is not that sports drinks are dangerous to the health of the individual windsurfer if he or she consumes a sports drink now and then.

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