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PWA Tenerife Cancellation
Posted On:  10/05/2006
Due to some very unfortunate circumstances, the Tenerife PWA event has had to be cancelled. The Principal Organizer has become seriously ill and as a result the event project has had to be shelved for the time being. Our best wishes go out to the organizers and their families. We hope to bring you better news of the Lanzarote event in the very near future.
Posted On:  23/04/2006
After two days of fastmoving indoor action the overall winners of the Samsung Mobile Indoor Windsurfing have collected their trophies in Ghent, Belgium. Before it came to that however, the riders had to give it their all in front of the large crowd of spectators.
Posted On:  22/02/2006
Due to the requirements of the major sponsors that we are working with, the 2006 PWA Hawaii Pro will now take place later in the year......( more)
Posted On:  22/02/2006
From the 29th of April until the 7th of May, the PWA sets up camp at Podersdorf, Austria at the famous Neusiedler See Lake for the start of the battle for the 2006 PWA Freestyle world title. This event also marks a historic collaboration with the EFPT, as it counts towards the European ranking as well. ......( more)
On-line footage from PWA Indoor
Posted On:  19/01/2006 has some short video highlights from the recent PWA Indoor in London. Also head cam footage. And don't miss the "wipeout of the month" clips featured on the home page of Inside Line.
Posted On:  18/01/2006
The PWA 2006 season has officially been opened with the London Boat Show, providing thousands of spectators with three days of indoor windsurfing fireworks. With each day featuring three disciplines in the form of freestyle, slalom and the infamous jumping contest, the third edition of the PWA London indoor competition was another action packed world cup event kicking off the 2006 PWA World Tour.
Posted On:  23/12/2005
Tension mounts for the kickoff of the 2006 PWA World Tour at the London Boat Show taking place from the 12th till the 15th of January. Final entries are in, promising a dazzling spectacle for the thousands of fans gathering around the pool to watch their heroes in action. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/11/2005
Jimmy Diaz follows in the footsteps of former chairman Phil McGain, who has held the position for twelve years.......( more)
Posted On:  12/10/2005
Finian Maynard (IVB-11, F2/ Naish) gets shortlisted for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award 2005.......( more)
Posted On:  04/10/2005
Sylt crowds hail the 2005 PWA World Champions on the closing day of the Nivea World Cup Sylt 2005, as the season comes to an end.
PWA Almanarre World Cup Cancelled
Posted On:  24/09/2005
The PWA has just been informed by the Hyeres Windsurfing Organisation, that the 2005 Almanarre Hyeres PWA World Cup has been cancelled due to a lack of funding. HWO (the event organisers) had hoped to secure additional funding from local support but unfortunately sufficient investment was not forthcoming. Both the PWA and HWO will be continuing to work on the event and hope to have the event back on the calendar for 2006.
Posted On:  06/07/2005
Sensational freestyle finals bring Gran Canarian glory to Ricardo Campello (V-111, JP/Neil Pryde) and Daida Moreno (E-64, Mistral/North). Kauli Seadi (BRA-253, Quatro/Naish) takes his first wave title and Daida Moreno (E-64, Mistral/North) wins the women’s wave crown.
Posted On:  06/06/2005
Costa Brava winds too light for an official result at the second Super X event of the 2005 PWA season.......( more)
Posted On:  30/04/2005
On the 15th of May the 2005 Professional Windsurfers Association Freestyle tour gets off to a flying start in one of the world’s most beautiful windsurfing locations; Lac Bay, Bonaire. For a full week the world’s best freestylers will pull out all the stops to take the lead in the 2005 freestyle ranking.......( more)
Posted On:  21/04/2005
Reigning World Champion Matt Pritchard lays down the gauntlet to all comers, dominating day one of the 2005 PWA Super X World Tour.......( more)
Posted On:  05/04/2005
No April fools at the Jeep Hawaii Pro! Josh Angulo wins the Jeep Hawaii Pro. Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) wins the Women’s contest. Images now available for downloading at the following links:" and
Posted On:  31/03/2005
We have a winner! Of the single elimination at least. Any guesses? Well he won the single elimination last year and does sick one-handed back loops. ......( more)
Posted On:  03/03/2005
The PWA (Professional Windsurfers Association) is heading home again for the second annual PWA Hawaii Pro. The event will be held at the legendary Hookipa Beach Park on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii.......( more)
Posted On:  23/01/2005
Dates have now been set for the 2005 King of the Caribbean, which takes place at Lac Bay, Bonaire, in the Dutch Antilles. The event will take place from the 15th to the 22nd May 2005 and is set to kick off the 2005 PWA Freestyle Tour......( more)
PWA World Exclusive on
Posted On:  20/01/2005
Check out the highlights from the 2005 London Indoor Windsurfing Championships on (click on the highlights section). Don’t forget buy the awesome 2004 PWA World Tour DVD - Order online at
Posted On:  24/12/2004
Excel London January 14th-16th 2005 The fans are all set to roll for the second London indoor windsurfing championships, with PWA action scheduled to commence on the 14th of January and continue through to the 16th of January 2005. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/11/2004
2004 has been an incredible year for the PWA World Tour with the crème de la crème of the worlds windsurfing talent battling out at thirteen cranking events during the year for nearly a million Euros in prize money.
Posted On:  26/10/2004
Tantalizingly close conditions maintain suspense up until the last minute but tour leaders hold out for glory.......( more)
Posted On:  26/10/2004
Only tension and frustration on the menu as the weather serves up tantalizingly close conditions, but not quite enough. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/10/2004
Albeau and Shreeve move one step closer to championship glory whilst rivals are forced to sit and wait in beautiful France.......( more)
Posted On:  22/10/2004
Albeau throws down the gauntlet to Allen as Staszewska puts the cat well and truly among Shreeve’s pigeons.......( more)
Posted On:  18/10/2004
Tension builds as light winds leave frustrated sailors marooned on the beach. ......( more)
Posted On:  18/10/2004
The time for talking is over as Allen and Albeau square up for the final bout and Shreeve digs in to defend her lead.......( more)
Posted On:  04/10/2004
Albeau takes race victory, Williams slips into second, McKercher 2004 overall wave champion, Moreno retains women's wave title. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/10/2004
The overnight heavy rain and stormy skies rapidly cleared this morning to leave a bustling hive of activity on the beach as sailors prepared their equipment for another day of epic Sylt racing.......( more)
Posted On:  04/10/2004
The sun rose cleanly over a beautifully crisp and clear morning here at Westerland today. The early offshore breezes quickly stiffened across the fantastically calm waters providing amazing racing conditions. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/10/2004
Williams and McKercher take it easy as the wind fails to show here in Sylt today. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/09/2004
It’s been thrilling day of racing as the top racers in the world have been battling it out in the light winds and glorious sunshine here in Sylt.......( more)
Posted On:  29/09/2004
With not a breath of wind today at the beach here in Westerland, Sylt, the sailors are waiting to complete the wave single elimination and to start race 2. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/09/2004
The competition got under way at 9:30 this morning with a fresh onshore breeze and head high swell. As the tide pushed in the waves increased, as did the shore break......( more)
Posted On:  27/09/2004
After a glorious day of sunshine the first day of the 2004 Sylt event has ended in victory for top French sailor Antoine Albeau (AHD/Neil Pryde). ......( more)
Posted On:  26/09/2004
Everything is in place for an action packed event here in the exclusive island hideaway on the North Sea coast of Germany. Sylt is renowned for its rough seas and gale force winds. The forecasts are looking good and with racing and wave sailing in the schedule we are sure to see plenty of world class windsurfing performance.......( more)
Posted On:  16/09/2004
Building on the successes of the last 2 years, the PWA, in conjunction with the Bonaire Sailing Foundation has decided to reschedule the Bonaire King of the Caribbean Freestyle event to May, for the 2005 season. ......( more)
Posted On:  13/09/2004
The PWA Canadian Freestyle World Cup has drawn to a conclusion here in the beautiful Magdelene Islands with Spanish sailor Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) taking the overall victory despite losing to her sister Iballa (Mistral, North) in the second single elimination final here this morning. ......( more)
Posted On:  13/09/2004
The wind has returned with a vengeance here on the penultimate day of the 2004 Canadian Freestyle world Cup with the tail end of hurricane Frances bringing storms and wild winds to the Madeleine Islands.......( more)
Posted On:  10/09/2004
The wind failed to materialize here on the second day of the 2004 PWA Canadian Freestyle world Cup.......( more)
Posted On:  10/09/2004
Reigning women’s world freestyle champion, Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) has taken the first victory here on the opening day of the 2004 PWA Canadian Freestyle World Cup......( more)
Posted On:  08/09/2004
After a whirlwind 2200km road trip around the stunning state of Quebec, 13 female competitors finally arrived on Canada’s Magdalene Islands yesterday evening.......( more)
Posted On:  05/09/2004
The closing day of the first Nestea PWA Hungarian World Cup brought with it nervous anticipation of what had been forecast as the best day for wind. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/09/2004
After a superb evening of Hungarian hospitality in Budapest, many competitors seemed a little more bleary-eyed than usual at this mornings skippers meeting. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/09/2004
Early morning mist shrouded the shores of Lake Balaton this morning leaving an eerie feeling of anticipation among the waiting competitors. ......( more)
Posted On:  03/09/2004
Lake Balaton bathes in sunshine as winds just fail reach championship strengths and the waiting game begins.......( more)
Posted On:  02/09/2004
The Amateur portion of the Nestea Hungary World Cup drew to a close today with no further action after four great races yesterday.......( more)
Posted On:  01/09/2004
Amateur races take off as Hungary battens down the hatches and prepares for PWA Action.......( more)
Posted On:  26/08/2004
After a superb race series in Gran Canaria on the windswept beaches of Playa de Ingles, the Nestea PWA world racing tour moves to the contrasting location of Lake Balaton Hungary. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/08/2004
Allen and Shreeve consolidate Aussie dominance in Gran Canaria, as light winds bring a relaxed finish to the first stop of the 2004 Nestea PWA World Windsurf Racing Tour and the end of the 2004 PWA Gran Canaria Grand Slam. ......( more)
Posted On:  20/08/2004
Racing Day 2 - The sailors were at the beach ready for the 9.30 Skippers meeting. The only thing that wasn’t ready was the wind. ......( more)
Posted On:  20/08/2004
Racing day 1 - We’ve made a change from 4.0m sails to 11.0m sails here in Gran Canaria. The move to the south of the island signified the start of the racing competition. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/08/2004
Scott McKercher, Daida Moreno and Kauli Seadi take the honors in Pozo. While Campello and Daida take the overall 2004 world freestyle titles.......( more)
Posted On:  18/08/2004
At the morning low tide hopes were high for the continuation of the wave double elimination that was started yesterday. The waves were still rolling into the beach and by 10.30 we were into the action. ......( more)
Posted On:  14/08/2004
Victor Fernandez (Fanatic) goes all the way to beat Kauli Seadi (AHD/Naish) in the final of the second freestyle single elimination here in Pozo and Daida Moreno (Mistral/North) beats her sister to the top spot in the ladies fleet. ......( more)
Posted On:  13/08/2004
The morning started cloudy here in Pozo on the second day of the 2004 PWA Gran Canaria Super Grand Slam, but it didn’t take long for the sun to start shining. After a short delay to wait for the conditions to improve the day’s heats started.......( more)
Posted On:  13/08/2004
A perfect start to the 2004 PWA Gran Canaria Super Grand Slam here in Pozo. The action started this morning with the first single elimination of the men’s freestyle.......( more)
Posted On:  26/07/2004
Albeau left becalmed in second place as Pritchard holds his nerve to become first PWA Super X World Champion. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/07/2004
Pritchard clings on as Albeau fails to achieve sufficiently consolidated performance and Skye begins comeback of a lifetime.......( more)
Posted On:  24/07/2004
As if to deliberately torment the competitors, the wind became very light, then started to shift erratically, just before the heats could begin.......( more)
Posted On:  23/07/2004
Tension builds as sailors remain on standby through lack of wind.......( more)
Posted On:  23/07/2004
On the women’s side, there was no one more fired up to avenge her so far below par results, than Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows). ......( more)
Posted On:  23/07/2004
Campello seemingly unstoppable as he takes second event win in a row. Moreno also firm at the top despite a major dent in her armor from Jaggi.......( more)
Posted On:  23/07/2004
Another windy day welcomed the windsurfing hordes to Sotavento this morning ready for the start of the second round of Freestyle here at the 2004 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam. ......( more)
Posted On:  20/07/2004
The men’s double elimination held the possibility for some major comebacks, with many of the top guys having taken a dive prematurely in the single elimination.......( more)
Posted On:  20/07/2004
The Campello freight train accelerates to top speed crushing all in its path as Moreno holds firm at the top in the women’s fleet.......( more)
Posted On:  19/07/2004
Frans brothers dominate men’s division as Campello and Seadi crash out. Moreno proves she still has control as she clinches victory over Jaggi. ......( more)
Posted On:  16/07/2004
Consistent winds were fully established across the bay of Las Cucharas as the finalists from Race 5 arrived ready to complete the unfinished finals from yesterday.......( more)
Posted On:  14/07/2004
No change at the top as wind fails to hold long enough for final heats. Swift continues to hold on to number 1 despite solid challenges from Albeau and Pritchards.......( more)
Posted On:  14/07/2004
In a stark contrast to the recent conditions, glassy seas and light winds gave a very tranquil feel to Costa Teguise as competitors prepared themselves for the day ahead.......( more)
Posted On:  13/07/2004
Dawn brought comparatively calmer conditions to the beaches of Costa Teguise today, as the 2004 Lanzarote PWA Grand Slam moved into the Super X phase of the contest.......( more)
Posted On:  11/07/2004
After 4 days of intense competition the sailors would be required to contest the rankings one more time. or the final time.......( more)
Posted On:  11/07/2004
Round 3 of Freestyle discipline has gone off in fine style here in Lanzarote. Think of a move and it has probably been pulled off during the competition today.......( more)
Posted On:  10/07/2004
Action in excess here in Lanzarote this afternoon. The spectators were transfixed on the water as the world’s best windsurfing freestylers pulled out all the stops to impress the judges here on the east coast of Lanzarote at the 2004 PWA Freestyle Grand Slam.......( more)
Posted On:  09/07/2004
30 knots of wind and mast high swell have certainly made the first day of The PWA Lanzarote Freestyle Grand Slam an epic affair. ......( more)
Posted On:  08/07/2004 - the very first scheduled action sports TV channel on the internet, will be broadcasting the PWA Fuerteventura World Cup 2004 live on the internet for the very first time.......( more)
Posted On:  08/07/2004
The PWA Hawaii Pro, presented by Severne Sails, is already being talked up as one of the greatest wave competitions of all time. ......( more)
Posted On:  08/07/2004
The winds are howling, the flags are flying and the judges tower is being lowered into position, the waiting is over, we are only hours away from the start of the competition here in Lanzarote.......( more)
Posted On:  04/07/2004
The bay of Las Chucharas, in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote will be the exiting new venue hosting the next stopover on the PWA World Tour. Commencing on July 7th (Registration day) and running through until the 15th, the worlds elite sailors in both men’s (freestyle and Super X) and women’s (Freestyle) divisions will be competing for a €90,000 prize fund. ......( more)
Posted On:  14/06/2004
Cyril Moussilmani (Fanatic) of France has taken a sensational victory in front of the Spanish crowds here on the final day of the PWA, Catalunya, Costa Brava, Super X world Cup. ......( more)
Posted On:  13/06/2004
Stop press: Norwegian wild flyer Vidar Jensen takes second round ahead of Victor Fenandez in second and Antoine Albeau third. Conditions nuking 25-35 knots. Its going off!! ......( more)
Posted On:  12/06/2004
The anticipation continues to build here at the 2004, PWA, Catalunya, Super X, World Cup. Predicted winds failed to materialize here this afternoon, as hot sunny weather, followed by dark storm clouds thwarted thermal breezes. ......( more)
Posted On:  10/06/2004
After a tense waiting game this morning with the winds hovering around five knots, the shimmering Mediterranean eventually turned to white caps......( more)
Posted On:  09/06/2004
The second event of the PWA Super X world tour is all set to kick off here in Costa Brava on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. ......( more)
Posted On:  06/06/2004
First ever Croatia PWA Freestyle event finishes without result, but spirits remain high as sailors and spectators party hard!......( more)
Posted On:  05/06/2004
Once again the PWA Competition Director, Klaus Michel, was forced to raise the postponement flag at the 10 o’clock skippers meeting and the sailors went back into a holding pattern.......( more)
Posted On:  04/06/2004
The second day of competition has once again been a little washed out after early sunshine and promise of wind was quickly replaced by torrential rain, in what can only be described as very uncharacteristic weather for this part of the world in June!......( more)
Posted On:  03/06/2004
Competition on hold as rain stops play. In a stark contrast to the beautiful sunshine and burning blue skies that had blessed the previous days here in Croatia, competitors awoke to rain and grey skies.......( more)
Posted On:  02/06/2004
Croatia set for action as PWA Freestyle Tour prepares to kick off.......( more)
Posted On:  29/05/2004
In a major step for windsurfing, global drinks brand Nestea have confirmed their status as Title Sponsor of the PWA Racing World Tour. Following sponsorship by the blue chip brand in a deal secured by Proteus Sports Limited for an undisclosed sum, the Racing Tour will now be known as the Nestea PWA World Windsurf Racing Tour. This major development will mean growth for the PWA with investment into the World Tour, including a new event in Hungary. ......( more)
Posted On:  21/05/2004
Due to a venue change at Lake Balaton in Hungary the event has been rescheduled for later in the year. The event will now take place in Balatonkanese which is on the Eastern edge of Lake Balaton, about an hour from Budapest, from the 31st August to 5th September. ......( more)
Posted On:  07/05/2004
The PWA freestyle tour kicks off its season at a brand new exciting location at Bol, on the Island Brac in Croatia for a €20,000 freestyle qualifier. Commencing on the 1st and running through until the 5th of June the event is all set to be a smash with sailors who are up for sailing by day and partying by night!......( more)
Posted On:  15/04/2004
After 4 days of intense action, sailors are forced to play the waiting game as competition goes into a holding pattern due to light winds. ......( more)
Posted On:  14/04/2004
The powerful Tramontana winds continued to blow for another day as competitors prepared for the ninth round of competition here at The Mondial du Vent in Leucate. ......( more)
Posted On:  13/04/2004
Antoine Albeau (AHD, Neil Pryde) continues to lead here today in Leucate. Another day of strong winds has provided conditions for top level action including new course formats and even bigger jumps.......( more)
Posted On:  12/04/2004
It has been another day of extremes here in Leucate, with winds once again gusting to 50 knots and sailors pushed to the limits in a day of solid Super X action. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/04/2004
Wisps of fine white sand streaked across the beach in Leucate this morning as the flags strained in the strong, early morning winds. Despite a cold start it was a clear sign of the excellent conditions and the drama of the opening rounds of the 2004 PWA Super X World Tour, that were to follow.......( more)
Posted On:  10/04/2004
Strong winds greeted the arriving competitors here in Leucate today as the locally infamous Tramontana blew up to speeds of 40 knots......( more)
Posted On:  05/04/2004
32 year old Australian wave sensation, Jason Polakow (JP, Neil Pryde) has stormed to victory at the PWA Hawaii Pro presented by Severne sails in epic six to eight feet down the line conditions. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/04/2004
Wave sailing legends, Jason Prior (Neil Pryde), Rush Randle (Neil Pryde), Levi Siver (Starboard) and Jason Polakow (JP, Neil Pryde) were the line up in todays final heat here at the PWA Hawaii Pro presented by Severne sails.......( more)
Posted On:  03/04/2004
Against the local forecast, trades kicked in today in the region of 10-15 knots making for pure down the line heaven for those that competed. ......( more)
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Posted On:  02/04/2004
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Posted On:  02/04/2004
With Hookipa continuing to deliver the goods, with 15-20 knot trades and 2-4 feet clean peeling waves, Angulo defeated fellow Maui local Keith Teboul in today’s scintillating fifteen minute men’s final. ......( more)
Posted On:  02/04/2004
With a 10-15 feet wave faces pounding the north shore of Maui and 10-20 knot squally trades, the conditions provided the perfect stage for the worlds elite sailors to show why Hookipa is the most spectacular wave venue on the PWA world tour.......( more)
Posted On:  30/03/2004
It’s all systems go here on the opening day of the 2004 PWA Hawaii Pro, presented by Severne Sails. With trades blowing 15-25 knots and 3-5 feet wind blown swell, 64 trialists battled it out for the remaining 32 slots in the means contest which is due to kick off tomorrow.......( more)
Posted On:  30/03/2004
The return of indoor windsurfing to its spiritual home, Bercy stadium in Paris, thrilled French crowds during an incredible night of extreme windsurfing action. ......( more)
Posted On:  26/03/2004
After the huge success of the first ever PWA demonstration event in Fuerteventura, the exciting new discipline of Super-X will be featured as the main competition format in Leucate, France. Commencing on the 9th of April and running through until the 15th, sailors will be competing at one of France’s most popular windsurf venues for a €25,000 prize fund.......( more)
Posted On:  25/02/2004
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Posted On:  07/02/2004
The PWA world tour is all set to return to the spiritual home of indoor windsurfing in Bercy stadium, Paris on Saturday 27 March 2004.......( more)
Posted On:  19/01/2004
The hottest seats in town tonight were at the UKWA versus PWA indoor windsurfing championships. The sold out show was ‘The’ place to be in London today and those fortunate enough to have tickets were treated to a sensational evening of extreme windsurfing. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/12/2003
For the first time in 4 years, Professional Windsurfing will return to it’s spiritual home on Maui, Hawaii. The PWA is pleased to announce that the inaugural event on the 2004 PWA Wave Tour, will take place at Hookipa Beach Park from the 28th March to the 4th April. ......( more)
Posted On:  17/12/2003
Held at the City Café Bonaire the PWA season concluded in style with the 2003 freestyle Overall awards ceremony.......( more)
Posted On:  10/12/2003
The wind was too light for official competition here on the final day of the 2003, PWA freestyle finals.......( more)
Posted On:  09/12/2003
Light winds continue to blow here on the penultimate day of the PWA 2003, freestyle finals. ......( more)
Posted On:  08/12/2003
The wind refused to play ball here on the fifth day of the Bonaire PWA freestyle finals. After four days of non stop action the trades have finally calmed down to a gentle breeze in Le Cat Bay allowing sailors to rest aching muscles, re-charge their batteries and chill out in the warm Caribbean sunshine. ......( more)
Posted On:  07/12/2003
Eighteen-year-old Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) had reason to celebrate today after clinching the PWA overall freestyle title here on the fourth day of the PWA, Bonaire, freestyle finals.......( more)
Posted On:  06/12/2003
Taty Frans (Gaastra, AHD) and Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) were this mornings victors in the second round of double elimination here at the PWA, Bonaire freestyle finals. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/12/2003
Local Bonaire sailor, Taty Frans (Gaastra, AHD) and Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) of Spain were today’s winners in their respective single eliminations here on the second day of action at the PWA, Bonaire Freestyle Finals. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/12/2003
Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) and Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows) have clinched the vital first blood in the opening double elimination here at the PWA Bonaire Freestyle finals. ......( more)
Posted On:  03/12/2003
The PWA World Tour has set up shop on the sun drenched beaches of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean, as the world’s hottest freestylers prepare to battle it out in the final event on the 2003 calendar.......( more)
Posted On:  27/11/2003
Live coverage of windsurfing is back on from 2nd November from Bonaire as the Tour ends with the King of the Caribbean.......( more)
Posted On:  26/11/2003
The final event on the PWA calendar for 2003 in Bonaire will decide the women’s freestyle champion. We talked to current champion, Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows) and the Moreno sisters, Daida and Iballa, (Mistral, North); the three favorites, to see how their competition preparations are coming together.
Posted On:  19/11/2003
With the Bonaire freestyle finals just weeks away the race for the men’s title looks like it is going to be a two man battle between fellow JP, Neil Pryde team riders Robby Swift and Ricardo Campello. As it stands, both riders have equal ranking points following two events in Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, so the final event on the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean will decide the title! We spoke to Ricardo and Robby to see how their last minute preparations are shaping up:
Posted On:  11/11/2003
The PWA is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with, Reliance Clothing to exclusively manufacture and market official PWA merchandise. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/11/2003
This debut event, launched by the UK Windsurfing Association (UKWA), the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) and National Boat Shows (NBS) will see men, women and youth contestants, from the UK's windsurfing elite competing in freestyle and slalom disciplines on a spectacular, purpose built watersports pool (30x70 metres) with fans generating 25 knots of wind and seating for over 1,500 people.
Posted On:  04/11/2003
The 2003 PWA world tour is all set to conclude its season on the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean for the final freestyle event on the tour calendar. Commencing with Registration day on the 2nd of December the event will run through until the 9th at windy Lac Bay on the island of Bonaire. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/10/2003
The 2003 PWA world tour is all set to conclude its season on the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean for the final freestyle event on the tour calendar - The King Of The Caribbean......( more)
Posted On:  10/10/2003
The Labello, PWA 2003, Sylt Grand Slam was the decider for both the 2003 wave and racing PWA overall world champions. US sailors Josh Angulo and Micah Buzianis both delivered the incredible performances throughout the season and won their respective titles. We talked to Josh and Micah for the low down on how they did it?
Posted On:  29/09/2003
This year's 20th anniversary event will no doubt be remembered as one of the most exciting in PWA history. ......( more)
Posted On:  28/09/2003
28 year old American wave guru Josh Angulo has taken the PWA 2003 overall wave title here after defeating Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Neil Pryde) in the penultimate heat of the men’s double elimination here today at the Labello, Sylt, PWA 2003 Grand Slam. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/09/2003
French all rounder Antoine Albeau (AHD, Neil Pryde) has consolidated his lead today after posting four strong results during a sensational day of race action here at the Labello, Sylt, PWA, Grand Slam. ......( more)
Posted On:  26/09/2003
The battle for the PWA 2003 overall wave title is hanging in the balance after yet another day of sensational action packed drama here in at the Labello, Sylt, PWA 2003 Grand Slam.......( more)
Posted On:  25/09/2003
The unpredictable weather here in Sylt continues at the Labello, PWA, Grand Slam with 8-10 knot winds picking up late in the day allowing two races. ......( more)
Posted On:  24/09/2003
Pritchard Back On Top! Tuesday September 23, 2003 - Current overall wave champion Kevin Pritchard (Gaastra, Starboard) has won the men’s single elimination wave round in tough onshore conditions here at the Labello Sylt, PWA 2003 Grand Slam.......( more)
Posted On:  23/09/2003
Antoine Albeau (Neil Pryde, AHD) of France has stormed into the lead in the men’s racing after taking three out of four bullets on the opening race day here at the Labello, Sylt, PWA, 2003 Grand Slam.......( more)
Posted On:  22/09/2003
The Labello, Sylt, PWA, Grand Slam opened up in style today by kicking off with two rounds of spectacular men’s wave action.......( more)
Posted On:  21/09/2003
The world’s elite have gathered here in Sylt, Germany for the climax to the PWA racing and wave 2003 World Tour. Celebrating its 20th anniversary Sylt has a proven track record for producing dramatic wave and racing competition and is the perfect location to round up the 2003 season.......( more)
Posted On:  06/09/2003
Next stop on the PWA World Tour is on the isthmus of Westerland, Northern Germany known as Sylt. This year the event is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is one of the longest running and most respected stopovers on the PWA tour. ......( more)
Posted On:  03/09/2003
The PWA, together with event Organizers MNP, are pleased to announce that Racing will go ahead at the Labello Sylt 2003 PWA Grand Slam alongside the Wave discipline. The 2003 event will form the basis for a 3-year deal, which will safeguard the Sylt event, and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as one of the biggest events on tour. ......( more)
Posted On:  28/08/2003
The PWA regrets having to announce that the Irish Wave Grand Prix will not take place in the 2003 season.......( more)
Posted On:  08/08/2003
Friday August 8, 2003 - It has been a chill out day here at the Windsurfing Era, PWA 2003, Formula Racing World Cup. With temperatures hitting the mid eighties and only a gentle breeze blowing in from the Baltic sailors have been relaxing in the sun and re charging ready for the final day of official competition tomorrow. ......( more)
Posted On:  07/08/2003
Thursday August 7, 2003 - Andrea Cucchi (Starboard, Neil Pryde) of Italy has moved into the lead here on the second day of the Windsurfing Era, PWA 2003, Formula Racing World Cup. ......( more)
Posted On:  07/08/2003
The Heat Is On! Wednesday August 6, 2003 - Devon Boulon (F2) of the British Virgin Islands was the surprise winner here today in the opening race of the Windsurfing Era, PWA 2003 Formula Racing World Cup. In the women’s opening race Dorota Staszewska took first blood.......( more)
Posted On:  07/08/2003
Tuesday August 5, 2003 - The world’s elite race force has gathered here on Poland’s Baltic coastline ready for the first major PWA Formula Racing battle of the season. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/08/2003
Leba, Poland August 5-10th 2003 - The first event of the PWA Formula season is all set to kick off in the popular holiday resort of Leba on the Polish Baltic coastline. The event commences on the 5th of August (Registration day) with the first possible racing on the 6th, running through until the 10th August. The event will be organized in conjunction with Namaxa agency in Poland and the Polish Mobile Phone Network ERA. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/07/2003
Thursday July 24, 2003 - The final day of this outstanding new windsurfing competition was the most exiting of all, with breaking waves making the stunts higher and harder and a tight battle between Kauli and Antoine Albeau (AHD / Neil Pryde) for first place keeping the pressure on. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/07/2003
Wednesday July 23, 2003 - Two rounds of the exhausting Super-X radical windsurfing discipline were completed today in the nuclear winds at Sotavento. ......( more)
Posted On:  21/07/2003
Monday July 21, 2003 - Yet again howling winds and small waves made for epic contest conditions on the final day of the PWA Fuerteventura Freestyle World Cup.......( more)
Posted On:  21/07/2003
Sunday July 20, 2003 - With winds gusting over 40 knots and most competitors on sails under 4m, today’s freestyle in Fuerteventura was even more radical than yesterday. ......( more)
Posted On:  20/07/2003
Saturday July 19, 2003 - History has just been made in Fuerteventura in the most exiting display of freestyle the world has ever seen with 4m weather nuclear conditions. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/07/2003
Friday July 18, 2003 - Unbelievable freestyle performances started today at Sotavento in fifteen knots of wind with the women’s fleet competing first.......( more)
Posted On:  18/07/2003
Thursday July 17, 2003 - A sure sign that the Fuerteventura PWA World Cup and Super-X Exhibition is going to be one of the most competitive ever, is that all of the professional windsurfers have been in non-stop training here in Sotavento since the last PWA competition finished two weeks ago. ......( more)
Posted On:  10/07/2003
Event Preview - Tuesday July 8, 2003 - After eight grueling days of non-stop action in Gran Canaria, the PWA world tour now moves over to the neighboring island of Fuerteventura for a world cup freestyle and Super X demonstration. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/07/2003
Thursday July 3, 2003 - Norwegian wild flyer, Vidar Jensen (North) has won the men’s double elimination wave performance here at the PWA, Gran Canaria Grand Slam in epic Pozo wind and waves. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/07/2003
Wednesday July 2, 2003 - Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) has matched his 111 sail number with three firsts in the freestyle here at the Pozo Gran Canaria Grand Slam. In ballistic conditions the eighteen-year-old young gun of freestyle took his third consecutive victory this week ......( more)
Posted On:  02/07/2003
Tuesday July 1, 2003 - Campello Dominates As Locals Challenge Hard In Stronger Winds! Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) has clinched his second freestyle victory here this afternoon in as the winds returned with a vengeance here in Pozo Izquierdo. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/07/2003
Monday June 30, 2003 - The tension mounts here in Gran Canaria as the second men’s freestyle Dingle elimination progressed towards its final stages today. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/06/2003
Sunday June 29, 2003 - Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) of Brazil has won the opening round of men’s freestyle after a day full of drama and surprises here at the PWA, Gran Canaria, Grand Slam. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/06/2003
Saturday June 28, 2003 - We are down to the last six men in the men’s wave double elimination here at the PWA 2003, Gran Canaria, Grand Slam. Conditions were epic this morning with 4-5 foot sets and screaming winds ......( more)
Posted On:  28/06/2003
Locals Dominate! Friday June 27, 2003 - Norwegian wild flyer Vidar Jensen (North) has taken first blood in the men’s single elimination here at the PWA, Gran Canaria, Grand Slam. In nuclear winds gusting over 40 knots Jensen defeated ex world champion Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Neil Pryde) in the men’s final in near perfect Pozo conditions. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/06/2003
The wind is howling here in Gran Canaria on the eve of the first day of official action of the PWA, 2003 Grand Slam. It is highly likely that we will be kicking off the competition in style with spectacular wave action tomorrow morning. ......( more)
Posted On:  24/06/2003
Following the success of the live broadcast from Vargas in May, is to cover the next round of the PWA Windsurf World Cup live from Gran Canaria between 28th June and 3rd July. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/06/2003
Thursday June 1, 2000 - The 2003 PWA Hall of Fame inductees have been decided. Like last years Hall of Fame nominees, this years inductees are pioneers of the sport. All three are responsible for the advancement of windsurfing but in very different ways. ......( more)
Posted On:  17/06/2003
Monday June 16, 2003 - The PWA world tour is all set to hit the windswept shores of Pozo, Izquierdo for one of the biggest and most spectacular events of the season. Commencing on the 26th of June through ‘til the 3rd of July the best male and female windsurfers on the planet will be fighting it out for Euro 130,000 prize money and valuable points towards the PWA end of year rankings. ......( more)
Posted On:  09/06/2003
Sunday June 8, 2003 - Taty Frans (Gaastra/AHD) has been crowned King Of the Cape here at the Cape Cod, PWA freestyle qualifier. Light offshore winds here today prevented any official action that would count towards PWA rankings but instead sailors competed for $10,000 of the prize purse in a light wind freestyle format. ......( more)
Posted On:  09/06/2003
Saturday June 7, 2003 - The Pro division is on hold here at the Verizon Wireless, Cape Cod, PWA freestyle qualifier. Despite a promising start to the day with steady a steady breeze from the southwest, the wind refused to play ball and stayed well below the minimum standard required for official PWA action. ......( more)
Posted On:  08/06/2003
Friday June 6, 2003 - Based approximately 100km south of Boston on the East Coast of America, the PWA world tour has arrived at West Dennis Beach on the beautiful Cape Cod Peninsula for a $15,000 freestyle qualifier.......( more)
Posted On:  05/06/2003
For the first time in professional windsurfing history a woman will line up with the men on the starting grid of the Gran Canaria, PWA 2003 Wave and Freestyle Grand Slam. Three times PWA women’s Wave World Champion, Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) will compete on equal terms in the men’s wave fleet, at Gran Canaria. ......( more)
Posted On:  26/05/2003
Sunday May 25, 2003 - Remko De Weerd (Gaastra, Fanatic) of Holland has taken victory here in Costa Brava after defeating Christian Sammer (F2, Arrows) of Austria in a thrilling final here this afternoon. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/05/2003
Saturday May 24, 2003 - Remko De Weerd (Gaastra, Fanatic), Nicolas Akgazciyan (Neil Pryde, AHD) and Christian Sammer (F2, Arrows) are the only three sailors remaining in the double elimination of the first round of freestyle here in Costa Brava.......( more)
Posted On:  24/05/2003
Friday May 23, 2003 - We are still on standby here in Costa Brava. Thermal winds picked up here this afternoon to about 8-10 knots, breezy but nowhere near enough to threaten any official competition. ......( more)
Posted On:  23/05/2003
Thursday May 22, 2003 - The winds have been calm here in Costa Brava today. With the forecast now pointing towards strong thermal winds for the next few days sailors have been taking the opportunity to re-charge their batteries following yesterdays incredible action. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/05/2003
Wednesday May 21, 2003 - Remko De Weerd (Gaastra, Fanatic) of Holland has won a sensational opening round of freestyle here at the Catalunya, Costa Brava, PWA Freestyle qualifier.......( more)
Posted On:  21/05/2003
Tuesday May 20, 2003 - The PWA world tour has arrived on the sun-drenched beaches of Spanish Mediterranean coastline for the 2003 Catalunya, Costa Brava, PWA freestyle qualifier. Based in the water sports paradise, The Bay of Roses, the event is scheduled to officially kick off tomorrow, May 21st and run through until Sunday May 25th.......( more)
Posted On:  11/05/2003
The PWA world tour will shortly be arriving in the Bay of Roses on the Costa Brava coast of Spain for a 25,000 Euro freestyle qualifier. The event will take place between the 20th and the 25th of May with registration on the 20th and official action commencing on the 21st. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/05/2003
The PWA Freestyle "Supersession" results from yesterday had no changes today. By 4pm today the surf had not picked up enough to complete the first PWA Wave World Cup of 2003, so unfortunately the contest finished with no wave result. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/05/2003
Saturday May 3, 2003 - In fantastic conditions the PWA ran an outstanding "ultimate move" freestyle session today. With 10,000 Euros prize money the best freestylers in the world literally leapt into action. ......( more)
Posted On:  03/05/2003
Friday May 2, 2003 - Finally the weather gods are back on side, bringing us wind and waves and the start of the 2003 PWA Wave World Cup in Vargas, Gran Canaria. ......( more)
Posted On:  02/05/2003
Thursday May 1, 2003 - In an exciting day today we saw plenty of radical action as a small wind swell finally hit the north east coast of Gran Canaria. In winds up to twenty five knots all the top professional world tour sailors hit the water and began testing the side onshore conditions at Vargas. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/05/2003
Day 1 - Wednesday April 30, 2003 - Today in Vargas the Professional World Tour windsurfers were greeted with sunshine and the start of the trade winds, which are forecast to nuke over the next few days. Most of the windsurfers were out sailing and checking their equipment, and it was clear that many of the older, more dedicated wave sailors were somewhat in awe watching the youngsters spinning round with their freestyle tricks on today’s flat water. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/04/2003
Registration Day - Tuesday April 29, 2003 - Setting the stage for an awesome forthcoming event, the forecast for the Gran Canaria – Vargas, Aguimes PWA Wave World Cup 2003 is for strong winds and big surf! As a low pressure system tears northern Europe apart, a huge swell is pumping south due to hit the north east coast of Gran Canaria right on cue for the start of what is potentially the most exiting year in PWA Wave history. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/04/2003
For years now there have been attempts at obstacle type racing and similar variations on that theme, but now for the first time, we will see a truly professional concept that harnesses all the speed of slalom racing with the control and versatility of the freestyle discipline. ......( more)
Posted On:  28/04/2003
The Professional Windsurfers Association announced today that the opening Wave Grand Prix of the season will be broadcast live from Gran Canaria.......( more)
Posted On:  27/04/2003
The waiting is almost over. The PWA wave tour is all set to kick off its season on the windswept beaches of Gran Canaria. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/04/2003
The final day of competition of the 2003 Mondial du Vent, here at La Franqui Beach, Leucate, has drawn to a close with no official competition result. ......( more)
Posted On:  24/04/2003
The Rule Book covers every aspect of PWA events, including membership of the PWA, entries, scoring / ranking at events and all competition rules. Those of you who are already familiar with the PWA Rule Book, should take note that there are significant changes in the new version, so please see the latest edition. Check out the new PWA 2003 Rule Book by going to the "Inside the PWA" section of their website.
Posted On:  24/04/2003
Waves Give Way To Wheels As Temperatures Soar And Wind Evaporates......( more)
Posted On:  24/04/2003
Light Winds Demand An Innovative Response From Creatively Inspired Sailors......( more)
Posted On:  22/04/2003
Surf Satisfies Sailors As Winds Wane In The Sunshine - Monday April 21, 2003......( more)
Posted On:  22/04/2003
Marginal Conditions Get Sailors Wet But Keep Competition Dry - Sunday April 20, 2003......( more)
Posted On:  20/04/2003
Light Winds Keep Action On Hold As France Plays Host To Some Of The Worlds Best ......( more)
Posted On:  16/04/2003
Stormy onshore conditions and tumultuous seas greeted competitors here on the last day of competition in Tarifa......( more)
Posted On:  15/04/2003
Massive Surf Pounds Tarifa As Light Winds And Stormy Conditions Keep Competition On Hold ......( more)
Posted On:  14/04/2003
Moreno Twins Stake Their Claim As Diaz Reinforces His Lead - The fleet awoke to rattling windows and the wind rushing through the ancient streets, here in Tarifa this morning. Many of the sailors arrived at the beach, looking a little jaded having enjoyed last nights opening party to the full. Tarifa, a town fabled for it’s all-night nightlife, lived up to expectations with the music still playing at sunrise! ......( more)
Posted On:  14/04/2003
The first Official competition day of The 2003 Classic Toro Andaluz, PWA Freestyle Qualifier has brought burning blue skies and light winds to contrast with the torrential rain and cold weather that has befallen the beautiful Spanish town of Tarifa in recent days. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/03/2003
Come check out the latest freestyle action from the 2002 Verizon King of the Cape Freestyle Pro-Am, with incredible moves from Matt Pritchard, Ricardo Campello, Dioni Guadagnino, Brian Talma, the Bonaire Kids and don't forget the amazing ladies including Daida Moreno, Nori Hubbs, Collette Guadagnino, Karin Jaggi, and many, many more top pros from the PWA tour.
Posted On:  20/03/2003
Posted On:  19/02/2003
The oldest windsurf competition in the world!!! 11-15 April 2003. Like every year the regatta will take place in Tarifa, on one of the most lovely and windy beaches of Spain: Playa de Valdevaquero. Prizes: 25,000 euros ......( more)
Posted On:  17/02/2003
The 2003 PWA world tour calendar opens up with a €25,000 freestyle qualifier on the south coast of France. The Mondial du Vent is a huge well-organized event, which will run this year from the 19th –24th of April with the 19th as registration day. ......( more)
Posted On:  18/12/2002
Tuesday December 17, 2002 - The PWA freestyle finals concluded in spectacular fashion yesterday afternoon after Tonki Frans (Gaastra, AHD) closed out the event with his final move the Chacho in the mens' third round final. The move ensured the King of the Caribbean title for the local sailor in front of his home crowd and celebrations are in order at tonights closing ceremony. Tonki Frans has impressed the judges all week with his smooth seemingly effortless style and the chacho in the final heat of the competition was a fantastic way to close the event. ......( more)
Posted On:  17/12/2002
"I am here in Bonaire wrapping up the first annual freestyle event." Ayo from Bonaire! Ann Phelan, Event Coordinator ......( more)
Posted On:  17/12/2002
It’s official…Tonki Frans is King of the Caribbean…Matt Pritchard takes overall world title!…Karin Jaggi is Queen of the Caribbean and women’s PWA overall freestyle champion! Monday December 16, 2002......( more)
Posted On:  16/12/2002
Tonki Frans On Track Fot The King Of The Caribbean! Sunday December 15, 2002 Nineteen-year-old local sailor Tonki Frans (Gaastra, AHD) has won the opening single elimination of the third round here at Sorobon Beach, the headquarters of the PWA freestyle finals. In light winds blowing between 12 and 15 knots Tonki defeated Venezuelan freestyle maestro Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) in front of his home crowds. The result today means that Tonki is on course for winning the King Of the Caribbean title here in Bonaire. In the women’s fourth elimination Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows) won again today making it 2-2 against Colette Guadagnino (JP, Neil Pryde) after four rounds. ......( more)
Posted On:  16/12/2002
Campello Fights Back! Saturday December 14, 2002 Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) has won the second double elimination here today at the PWA freestyle finals. The seventeen-year-old Venezuelan freestyle maestro took victory after defeating local sailor Tonki Frans (Gaastra, AHD) in the second of two finals with a 5-0 decision from the judges.......( more)
Posted On:  16/12/2002
Diaz Takes The Double But Locals Fight Back In The Single! Friday December 13, 2002 Douglas Diaz (Mistral, North) has taken victory in the first double elimination here at the PWA Bonaire freestyle finals. In a riveting final against hardcore American freestyler Matt Pritchard (Gaastra, AHD) this morning, Diaz managed to pull out all the stops and reverse the Pritchard’s run of form from yesterday. The young gun from Venezuela has been the surprise force here in Bonaire......( more)
Posted On:  16/12/2002
Pritchard On Track For The Title! Thursday December 12, 2002 It’s been a dramatic day of insane freestyle action here at the Bonaire PWA freestyle finals. ......( more)
Posted On:  12/12/2002
The Heat Is On In The Caribbean! The waiting is finally over! The PWA Freestyle men’s and women’s tour finals are all set to roll here on the sun drenched beaches of Bonaire in the Caribbean. Crystal clear water, wall-to-wall sunshine and 15 - 20-knot trades are the order of the day down at Lac Bay at the competition headquarters. Today was registration day and a last chance for sailors to practice and refine the latest hot moves before battle commences over the forthcoming week. ......( more)
Posted On:  12/12/2002
King Of The Caribbean - A New Event In The PWA Schedule PWA Talks With Jane Townsend, Bonaire Freestyle Event Organizer Wednesday December 11, 2002
Posted On:  08/11/2002
These 3 names are synonymous with windsurfing and helped to mold windsurfing into its current form. The three inductees together portray a complete picture of windsurfing. Jim Drake for inventing the sport, Hoyle Schweitzer for bringing windsurfing to the masses in the form of production boards and Robby Naish by showing us what could be done on a windsurfer. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/11/2002
The fierce battle for the Professional Windsurfers Association Freestyle Championship 2002 will be decided December 17 on the sun drenched beaches of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. As it stands the race for the title is incredibly close with the top three freestyle pros separated by just 201 ranking points. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/10/2002
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FW World Cup - Fortaleza - Cancelled!
Posted On:  19/10/2002
Despite the best efforts of the PWA management, due to economic constraints within Brazil, the organisers of the Ceara Wind Formula Racing contest have not been able to reach the minimum requirements to host a PWA event. The event will therefore not take place as part of the PWA Formula Racing World Cup. This will obviously be a blow to many Racers who had hoped to compete in Brazil but without the necessary guaranteed standards for PWA members, it was not possible to move forward. We will be working closely with the organisers to try and resurrect the event for 2003. Richard Page PWA Tour Manager
Posted On:  18/10/2002
Pritchard’s victory this season was largely a result of his performances during the two events in the Canary Islands. With the wind failing to co-operate at the last two events in Sylt and Ireland, Kevin Pritchard’s performances in the Canaries turned out to be enough to clinch him the title. ......( more)
Posted On:  12/10/2002
201 Ranking Points Separate Top 3 Sailors - Saturday October 12 2002 - Between December 11th-18th the battle for the PWA overall freestyle champion will be decided at the closing event of the year on the sun drenched beaches of Bonaire in the Caribbean. As it stands the race for the title is incredibly close with the top three sailors separated by just 201 ranking points. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/10/2002
Californian Crowned World Wavesailing Champion In Co. Kerry - Thursday October 10 2002 - Californian Kevin Pritchard was crowned World Wavesailing Champion 2002 this afternoon (Thursday 10th October) in Brandon Bay, Co. Kerry. Despite Brandon Bay's reputation as being a windsurfers' paradise, the unprecedented Indian summer over the past week meant that windsurfing conditions never quite matched expectations. ......( more)
Posted On:  10/10/2002
Surfers Take To The Water – Despite The Lack Of Wind! Wednesday October 9 2002 - another day without wind forced competitors to head off in search of some different sporting action.......( more)
Posted On:  09/10/2002
News on Air Jamaica, The Official Air Carrier for the 1st Annual Maduro and Curiel's Bank King of the Caribbean. Air Jamaica is offering a special gear transport package for windsurfers heading to the World Freestyle Finals.......( more)
Posted On:  09/10/2002
Irish Wave Focus Turns To Final Days Of Event - Tuesday October 8 2002 - Following a positive forecast for today, Tuesday, judges had high hopes of finally kicking off The Irish Wave Grand Prix, which is presented by Bord Fáilte. However, it just wasn’t to be. ......( more)
Posted On:  08/10/2002
Surfers Remain Open-Minded On Championship Challenge - Monday October 7 2002 - The final event of the season, The Irish Wave Grand Prix, has yet to kick off with any of the heats, but weather forecasters are expecting an improvement in windsurfing conditions over the next couple of days.......( more)
Posted On:  07/10/2002
Sorry, no PR available for Day 2. Carnival Atmosphere Makes For A Party Weekend - Sunday October 6 2002......( more)
Posted On:  05/10/2002
Competitors Warm Up In Anticipation Of Some Hot Competition - Friday October 4 2002 - Brandon Bay became a sea of color today as 67 contestants for this year’s PWA Irish Wave Grand Prix, which is presented by Bord Fáilte, descended upon the beach to check out conditions for today’s windsurfing competition.......( more)
Posted On:  04/10/2002
The glorious County Kerry sunshine proved a perfect setting for the opening of the PWA Irish Wave Grand Prix, Presented by Bord Fáilte. Competitors spent the day settling in and registering for the coming weeks competition – the climax of the wave season on the World Tour. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/10/2002
Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) World Championship Freestyle Finals “King of the Caribbean” 11-18 December 2002 Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Posted On:  30/09/2002
Staszewska Dominates And Pritchard Sneaks In! Sunday September 29 2002 - Apart from the slight hiccups in race one and eight, it was a perfect score of 5.6 points for reigning and now undefeated women’s formula class world champion Dorota Staszewska. Antoine led the competition from the total survival conditions of day one right up to the penultimate race yesterday, Kevin “the even more consistent” Pritchard (Bic/Gaastra) finally reeled the Frenchman in and sneaked into the top slot. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/09/2002
Pritchard slips into pole! Saturday September 28 2002 - Heading into the last day of competition the top of the leader board is so tight; just one race could change everything, with now only 10 points separating 1st to 4th positions. ......( more)
Posted On:  28/09/2002
Albeau Victorious Once More! Friday September 27 2002 - On what can be best described as a classic no-wind day, sunny and warm in the morning and slightly overcast in the afternoon, the sea refused to resemble anything other than a mirror. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/09/2002
Pritchard Closes In On Albeau - Thursday September 26 2002 - All hold again for the wave sailors but 2 more FW races for the women and another one for the men.......( more)
Posted On:  26/09/2002
Pritchard Holds The Big One To Come First! Wednesday September 25, 2002 - The racing has been gripping viewing with different courses set close to the beach, in challenging conditions, carnage in the shore break and protests a plenty.......( more)
Posted On:  25/09/2002
Pritchard Shoots Off! Tuesday September 24, 2002 - The third day of competition here in the resort town of Westerland began quietly with a 5-knot onshore breeze keeping racers and wave sailors on the shore and relaxing in the hospitality tent.......( more)
Posted On:  23/09/2002
Less challenging conditions than yesterday - Monday September 23, 2002 - The day started with glorious sunshine, and light northeasterly breeze. Most likely a racing day. Many competitors busied themselves with essential repairs after yesterday’s heavy conditions took their toll on the Formula equipment.......( more)
Posted On:  23/09/2002
Albeau Head & Shoulders Above The Rest - Sunday September 22 2002 - Tackling Sylt’s angry spiting shore break was a big enough challenge for most of the fleet and a significant quantity of laminated carbon was transformed into a splintered mess as mast after mast was demolished. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/09/2002
The stage is set for a classic Grand Slam event - Saturday September 21 2002......( more)
Posted On:  22/09/2002
Winds are already blowing here in Sylt - Friday September 20 2002 - The island of Sylt on the northern coast of Germany will be hosting one of the longest running and most respected events on the PWA tour calendar.......( more)
Posted On:  12/09/2002
PWA Wave World Champion To Be Crowned In Co. Kerry, Ireland. Wednesday September 11, 2002......( more)
Posted On:  10/09/2002
Sportshows are producing eight, twenty-five minute programs ......( more)
Posted On:  09/09/2002
2002 La Coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix Final - Today has been a day for sailors to relax - Saturday September 7, 2002......( more)
Posted On:  07/09/2002
2002 La Coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix Day 5 Baker and Pritchard are joint winners as the Magdalens deliver the goods! Friday September 6, 2002 ......( more)
Posted On:  07/09/2002
La Coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix Day 4 - Calm before the storm! Thursday September 5, 2002 ......( more)
Posted On:  05/09/2002
2002 La Coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix Day 3Campello on top of the world!Wednesday September 4, 2002......( more)
Posted On:  04/09/2002
2002 La Coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix Day 2 Campello and Baker poised for showdown! Tuesday September 3, 2002......( more)
Posted On:  03/09/2002
2002 La Coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix Day 1 The heat is on in the Madeleine’s! Monday September 2, 2002......( more)
Posted On:  02/09/2002
Freestyle Grand Prix Registration Day It’s howling here in Canada! Sunday September 1, 2002......( more)
Posted On:  01/09/2002
Purse of U.S. $65,000 For PWA World Championship Windsurfing Finals December 11-18 on Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean “King of the Caribbean Pro-Am,” ......( more)
Posted On:  27/08/2002
Professional and amateur windsurfers from around the world will meet on the island of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (Dutch Caribbean) December 11 to 18 for the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) World Championship Freestyle Finals 2002.
Posted On:  26/08/2002
The Magdalen Islands, which lie in the middle of Canada’s Gulf of St Lawrence, will be hosting the next stopover on the PWA freestyle tour.
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