PWA Podersdorf: these sails need wind

The finest freestyle fleet in the world were totally becalmed on day five at Austria's Neusiedler See.

With every hope that the forecast would be wrong, the event organisers were ready to release the frustrated freestylers out of their equipment tents and onto the lake at 06:00.

However, the wind gods were not with them, and refused to allow even the lightest of zephyrs to blow into the contest zone.

It’s difficult to keep a group of the world’s most active and competitive people on the planet satisfied with just a sofa and a laptop.

So it wasn’t long before a Brazilians versus Europeans football match was organised. In a close fought battle, that went all the way through to penalties, the Brazilians nudged ahead to claim the silverware.

Rob Bain, Layne Beachley, and Dave Macaulay have taken out the Azores Airlines World Masters Championship in the Grand Masters, Women's Masters and Men's Masters divisions held in good three-foot surf at Praia de Santa Barbara.

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Dimitri Maramenides, the founder and owner of Epic Kites, rode his kite a few hours before Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the United States.

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