Records begin to fall at the 2017 Luderitz Speed Challenge

The world's fastest windsurfers and kiteboarder have once again returned to Namibia for the 2017 Luderitz Speed Challenge.

The event runs from October 16th and November 26th, and it is considered by many the most prestigious speed boardsailing competition on the planet.

For the first time since its creation, the Luderitz Speed Challenge will be organized by a new duo. Former event organizers Sébastien Cattelan and Sophie Routaboul have passed the torch to Raffaello Gardelli and Mark Grinnell.

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Adam Lewis raises the sword at the 2017 Tiree Wave Classic

Adam Lewis conquered the 2017 Tiree Wave Classic, in Balephuil Bay, Scotland.

The wave sailing contest is all about earning the right to raise the legendary Tiree Sword, a symbol of might, perseverance, and resistance. And this year, all windsurfers were greeted by epic wind and wave conditions sponsored by Hurricane Ophelia.

"I think it probably comes down to the last waves. Ben did a 360 on his last wave, and then he did some stuff after in the whitewash, so I don't know," said Lewis just before the announcement of the winner.

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Jacopo Testa is the 2017 European Freestyle Pro Tour champion

Jacopo Testa has been crowned the 2017 European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) champion.

The Italian windsurfer from Sardinia confirmed the European title at the Dam-X, in Brouwersdam, Netherlands. Testa, 25, won two season events and finished third in other two EFPT stages.

On the women's side, Sarah-Quita Offringa was crowned the queen of European freestyle windsurfing with yet another flawless run in the winds of the Old Continent.

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