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RegioCup half April cancelled due to cold weather. All weekend NE Wind predicted, awhich is always cold. But with only 6 to 8 degrees maximum predicted: too cold. The organization will not have liked it, last year the wind did not come true all yeare, now the first race of 2019 must be canceledd, but it is a sensible decision. I'm might go for freesailing at the end of the afternoon. [Read...]

Red Bull has put the recap of the most brutal Storm Chase online. They have really gone to extremes this time: Even Philip Köster has found his limit. [Read...]

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It was a go: the Red Bull Storm Chase. This time in Ireland. Wind Force 10, insane high waves and the best and most radical wave surfers of the moment, gusts up to 130 km/h. That means: very impressibve images. [Read...]

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Just like 6 years ago windsurfing as Olympic sport was discussed. This time, without any problems, it remains an windsurfing Olympic. Material is going to change. More vendors, more sails and Foil as an option. Kiters are also Olympic, but in a mixed event. [Read...]

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For years, there has hardly been any innovation on extensions. The North Power XT exists since 2004. Now there is the NoerStick, really a new concept for an extensions. [Read...]

The rumors were there last week, but now there are photos of the 2019 photo shoots in Maui. Clearly a North Sails Super Hero, but then the 2019 model with a Duotone logo. [Read...]

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There's a rumor that Boards-and-More is going to lose the license to the name North Sails. Rumor is that they will continue under the name Duotone. Yet another brand that Boards-and-More is going to lose. [Read...]

It took very long this year, it's already mid-April, but the dates for the NK Slalom (Dutch Championship) are finally known. Sure enough, they did it again, its a bit of a mess. [Read...]

Starboard is testing a more first eco-friendly board construction. The Eco Board Project ambassador Florian Jung is testing the construction in South Africa. Starboard: The Ecoboard Project was started with one objective in mind: to be as energy efficient as possible. This starts by using raw materials that have a lower carbon footprint than those used today but with equal or improved mechanical properties. By being one of the fastest growing trees, Balsa wood could be one of the solutions to reach this objective. [Read...]

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Today Severne launched there 2016 product range. This includes for the first time boards: The Severne NuEvo. He we know that name: Starboard has been making the NuEvo (evolution of the Evo) since 2013 [Read...]

C3 production fins no longer exist, unfortunately. Boogie and his business partner have broken. Boogie indicated he is going to make customs again. Unfortunately, the Venom, Sting and Slingshot fins will not be made anymore. Do you have this kind of top C3 fins? Handle them with care! [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Just heard, Peter Volwater (H-24) is deceased. A great all-round surfer who as one of the few in many different disciplines, very successful games has dangers. RIP Peter. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) For me it is for the first time in years that I see a really new concept in a wave fin. A fin which looks like a saw. We are going to kite lines cutting? The inspiration comes from a whale. I'm curious and hope to be able to test him quickly. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Set Makani Kauila v2 fins got to test it. See and feel good, a lot of sense to test them. [Read...]

Again there was no wind forecasted, so again the Regiocup Zuid (Southern Dutch Championship) was canceled. To bad, was really looking forward to some competition. But the weather here is great, so hanging around with friends. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Wind forecasts for 1st or April were not good, 6 to 10 kts. Organisation announced that only the Techno, RS: X, Race boards and Formula classes would compete, no Slalom, so no competition for me. [Read...]

It took a lot longer then normally, but finally all dates and locations for the NK (Dutch Championship) are known. Almere and Lelystad have been added. Hope we will have good conditions soon, I need some training. [Read...]

I just had an email from the chairman of ZW7 with an update on the dispute between ZW7 and WWT. New name for competition demanded, new name will be: de Schotsmancup. [Read...]