Forward loop in windsurfing: jump, look back and oversheet | Photo: Carter/PWA

The forward loop is one of the most important maneuvers in windsurfing.

The forward rotation is an intermediate-to-advanced move, so you need to master the art of planing, sailing upwind and controlling the rig.

The forward loop can be done in all types of conditions. You can pull it in flat water or in the waves. We will guide you how to perform it in the waves because ramps help us complete the movement.

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Peter Volwater: we will miss your smile | Photo: Carter/PWA

Peter Volwater has passed away at 40. He was not able to overcome a profound depression.

The windsurfing world is in a state of shock. Dutch super star Peter Volwater (H-24) has joined the gallery of sports icons who have left us too early.

Volwater was born on the 22nd May 1975, in Purmerend near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He started windsurfing in the late 1980s, and never stopped pursuing his dream of becoming a pro. He competed while studying and serving in the military for seven months.

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Pawel Tarnowski: focused | Photo: Salvatore Lopez

Pawel Tarnowski and Bryony Shaw have been crowned the 2015 RS:X European champions, in Mondello Beach, in Italy.

In the Men's Senior fleet, the points were close with Tarnowski leading after a redress - a protest hearing that allowed him to claim valuable points. Despite winning the medal race, Byron Kokkalanis finished sixth.

The fight for the title was between two other contenders, but Dorian Van Rijsselberge ended up with a runner-up finish, and Luis Giard took the bronze medal.

"I still can't belive it, but it's real. Such a great feeling!" expressed Pawel Tarnowski.

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