Phil Horrocks: he won his second Tiree Wave Classic | Photo: Whitson/TWC

Phil Horrocks has taken out the Tiree Wave Classic 2016, in Scotland.

The iconic event attracted some of the best wave windsurfers in Britain, and they were all greeted with powerful winds, and favorable swells. For many, it was the biggest Tiree Wave Classic of the decade.

The 30th edition of the Scottish wave sailing contest crowned Phil Horrocks in the pro division. It's his second win in the event, after taking out the 2014 edition.

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Pumping: a great way to increase speed in windsurfing | Photo: Carter/PWA

Pumping a windsurfing sail helps to propel the board. Learn how to increase your speed when you really need it.

Pumping is a light-to-no-wind racing technique that allows you to accelerate and/or and get planing. However, if you don't do it correctly, it might slow you down.

There are several moments when you feel the need to pull the windsurfing sail towards yourself. And you don't need a full course to start doing it. Timing, strength, and practice are key ingredients to efficient pumping, though.

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Steven Van Broeckhoven: fifth EFPT title in seven years | Photo: EFPT

Steven Van Broeckhoven and Sarah Quita-Offringa have been crowned the 2016 European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) champions, in Brouwersdam, Netherlands.

In the last event of the European season, Van Broeckhoven was too strong for his opponents. The Belgian windsurfer won the Dam-X and collected his fifth EFPT title (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2016).

"I'm super stoked winning the last event of the year at my home spot, and my fifth European title! It has been a crazy season, with ups and downs, but I managed to win all the EFPT events. My goal for next year is to get the positive vibes in the PWA events and no more brakes!" expressed Van Broeckhoven.

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