Morgan Noireaux wins the 2017 Barbados Waterman Festival

Morgan Noireaux has taken out the 2017 Barbados Waterman Festival, in the Caribbean waters.

The second stop on the 2017 International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) season got underway in the land of Brian "deAction" Talma, the uber active waterman and event organizer.

Despite the tricky weather conditions, the IWT team was able to conclude the competition and crown champions. The final day started with torrential rain and violent squalls but ended with sun, smiles, and waves.

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The day "Pat & Mat" went windsurfing

Windsurf is where you find it. And sometimes the only thing you need is wind. Just ask "Pat & Mat," the two plasticine characters from Central Europe who gave windsurfing a new purpose.

"Pat & Mat" was a popular stop-motion animated series that debuted in Czechoslovakia in 1976. The two handymen quickly conquered the European spectators with their clumsy, yet funny behavior and the show spread across the world.

Each episode created by Lubomír Benes and Vladimir Jiránek involved challenges that Pat and Mat tried to overcome with several tools and innovative methods.

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Julien Bontemps foils to victory at the 2017 Défi Wind

The 2017 Défi Wind was saved by the bell. After three days of waiting, windsurfers were finally able to get their equipment in the water for a figure-eight race.

Although it was not the famous Tramontane wind, fifteen knots were enough to get the participants sailing in the open ocean.

The windsurfers on foils started strong right from the start, but Julien Bontemps was clearly the athlete to beat. He crossed the finish line ahead of Thomas Goyard and Ludo Jossin.

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Today, you don't need to be a professional surfboard shaper to build a surfboard from scratch. Here's everything you need to know before making your private surfboard shaping room.

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It is one of the sport's most forgotten disciplines. The stand-up bodyboarding movement had its heyday between the late 1980s and early 1990s, but it continues to be an exquisite art.

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