- 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.
- 02 February 2008 | Windsurfing
With the North Atlantic in the depths of winter, a series of low pressures has battered Ireland in late January.
And whilst La Niña spoils the party in 'Snow Swept' Maui, the Irish are laughing all the way from the beach to the pub.
Fortuitous wave hunters Finn Mullen (Severne) and Timo Mullen (Starboard / Severne) lucked into three days of mast high mayhem to notch up some all time Emerald Isle action.
Although far from tropical, the heat was turned-up to the max as six metre swells boiled over onto the North West coast.
And it’s not the first time this season either that the do-or-die duo have had rugged Donegal’s powerful surf to themselves.
- 31 January 2008 | Windsurfing
The NeilPryde completed late on Sunday afternoon, the final day of competition, with side-offshore wind gusting over 40 knots and head to logo-high waves. The level of sailing throughout the entire week was incredible with sailors demonstrating their versatility in a variety of conditions. As usual though, Marrawah turned it on in the end and everyone enjoyed the challenge.
With the early rounds of the single elimination completed on the second day of the event at Bluff Beach, tensions were rising on the third, fourth and fifth days as conditions didn’t suit resuming the competition.
Instead, sailors had the opportunity to check out other nearby breaks including Furries and Sundowner Point where conditions were either too onshore or too small for official competition but fun riding nonetheless. Some great free-sailing was also had on the fourth day with good waves and strong but nearly directly offshore conditions giving sailors a taste of starboard tack wavesailing in a week dominated by the more predominant port tack conditions.