Neil Pryde: "Windsurfing has to be in Paris 2024"

The founder of the Pryde Group believes windsurfing should be one of the sailing disciplines competing at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

Neil Pryde retired from the company he founded in the 1970s, but when it comes to planning the future of Olympic sailing, he is always an active thinker.

In the past 40 years, Pryde was deeply involved in the design and manufacture of sailboarding equipment, even though he never practiced it. Interestingly, he competed as an Olympic sailor on the Flying Dutchman class, at the 1968 Olympic Games held in Mexico.

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The windsurf magazines of the world

Although a very young water sport, windsurfing has seen the birth, birth, and rebirth of several sailboard-oriented magazines.

The windsurf magazine boom took place in the early 1980s when the boardsailing sport became a gigantic success in the European markets, especially in France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

The sailboard would eventually secure an Olympic status, opening the way to the creation of multiple periodical windsurfing publications. Unfortunately, only a few resisted the test of time and internet.

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Windsurfing meets surfing in "That's Surf West"

There's a new action sports movie blending windsurfing and surfing.

After two years and a half of work, Italian windsurfer-filmmaker Federico Infantino and co-director Elisa Mariani are proud to release "That's Surf West."

They traveled thousands of miles to explore and document the sailing and surfing opportunities of Western Australia, as well as its exciting lifestyle, rich culture, and stunning natural beauty.

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Professional surfing is a highly competitive occupation. World title races are increasingly tight. And sometimes it all comes down to the wire.

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