Luderitz Speed Challenge returns with high hopes

The world's fastest windsurfers and kitesurfers will hunt new speed sailing records from October 22nd through November 25th, in Luderitz, Namibia.

The 2018 Luderitz Speed Challenge returns with high hopes and plenty of well-known faces. The event is running since 2007.

Bjorn Dunkerbeck, Steve Allen, Chris Bertish, Philippe Bru, Mark Grinnell, Farrel O'Shea, Twan Verseput and Alberto Possati (Windsurfing), as well as Sébastian Cattelan and Martin Carter (Kitesurfing), are some of the stars of this year's showdown.

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What is land windsurfing?

Land windsurfing is the sport of windsurfing in terra firma. Riders use a windsurfing sail to skateboard across dry land.

You can land windsurf in the city streets, at skate parks, on a beach during low tides, on a football field, in a flat indoor or outdoor surface, car parks, salt, and dirt lakes, or in any open space with few obstacles.

Believe it or not, land windsurfing is nearly as old as windsurfing. And, besides cruising, it also allows you to perform tricks and maneuvers.

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Marc Paré Rico triumphs at the 2018 Tiree Wave Classic

After hard battles all week, the wave warriors of Tiree gathered on the beach to feast in respect of the ocean gods who would settle for another year.

The Tiree Wave Classic wouldn't be a quintessential Scottish wave sailing event without stormy conditions.

Maze Beach delivered the goods, and athletes embraced the spirit of the Scottish Highlands to overcome the challenging weather conditions.

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Kelly Slater shocked surfing fans with an unbelievable mid-barrel recovery at Pipeline. Yes, that's it, the magician is back with his latest surf trick.

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