Windsurf News Headlines and Top Stories

Chris Pressler

This 10th edition as been very successful. The opening ceremony was directed by Mr Vo Van BA, head of the Sport Department of Binh Thuan Province.

Raceboard

The International Raceboard Class, which has been in a gradual decline for many years because of the manufacturers’ reluctance to produce any longboards and because of their concentration on Formula and Hybrid boards, has now received a major shot in the arm with the appearance of the Starboard Phantom 380.

Otago Harbour

James Dinnis, of Taranaki, won the open men's grade in the national windsurfing championships on Otago Harbour, winning all but one of the 21 races. Sue Bradley, of Queenstown, won the women's open grade, finishing just ahead of Annie Crombie, of Christchurch. In the over-50 men's grade, Tim Wood, of Auckland, was a convincing winner.

Ricardo Campello

After finishing sixth overall in the 2008 freestyle tour, it comes as a great surprise to find that Ricardo Campello, one of the freestyle discipline’s great innovators, is no longer going to compete on the PWA freestyle tour.

David Knight

The 2008 Midwest Speed Quest is over. This was a great year, with 30 racers competing.

Russell Jones

After three days of racing on Lake Illawarra in conditions ranging from calm to a 45knot “Southerly Buster” local windsurfer Russell Jones triumphed to win the coveted Australian & Oceanic Championship for International Class Raceboards.

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