Japan, surrounded by sea, offers number of great locations to windsurf. Most well-known of which is probably Omaezaki, where such legendary events like "Sometime World Cup" was held back in 80s.
Today, the sport may not be as big and popular as it used to be, but still, many people do enjoy it throughout the year. In fact, if you go south from Tokyo (about 50km), you will see many windsurfers old and young at such beaches like "Kamakura (Zaimokuza) beach" and "Zushi beach".
Surfing in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. A pure windsurfing lifestyle movie with love of the ocean and nature. While traveling and discovering planet earth's special treasures I'm happy to share my passion. The last seven months I've been surfing, windsurfing and climbing on Sardinia, La Madalena, Caprera and the South of Corsica.
This is the official full movie when Max Matissek joined Philip Soltysiak on a Windsurfing Into the Unknown adventure on Vancouver Island, Canada. Joined by Phil's younger brother Tom, they camped and searched for windsurfing spots few have ever heard of in the summer of 2013.
The two professional windsurfers and seasoned travellers have been to some of the best windsurfing destinations around the world, and it was now a chance for Canada's West Coast to prove its worthiness as a destination for adventure windsurfers.
The trip took the riders from Jordan River and Gordon's Beach, across to Port Renfrew, into Lake Cowichan and Nitinat Lake, to Port Alberni and finishing off on the Pacific coast in Tofino. All the while the team camped in the island's Pacific Temperate Rain Forest, cooking and keeping warm with a campfire, and trying to keep wildlife away from their food.
Starboard AROUND: Episode 6 Holland with Sara-Quita
The sixth episode of the "AROUND" series by Sean O'Brien takes us to the Netherlands and the new adopted home of 6x World Champion freestyler, Sarah-Quita Offringa from Aruba. Sarah-Quita has been living in Holland for three years now and in this video see our Dream Team rider at home in the city of Utrecht and surrounds, full of canals, boats, windmills and wooden shoes!
Windsurfing Into the Unknown: Jericoacoara SpotGuide
After exploring Colombia in 2010 and Kenya in 2012, Philip Soltysiak and Michael "Rossi" Rossmeier went to Brazil for the third chapter of Windsurfing Into The Unknown. During this stop-over, they produced an extensive spotguide of Jericoacoara, focusing on spots like Lagoa Azul, Paraiso, the Flag and the Duna do Por de Sol and mixing up the freestyle with some wave sailing.
The mission of Rossi and Phil is to discover and explore the world's coastlines, learn with and through local cultures with an open mind and respect for the natural environment, guided by their passion and addiction to nature's elements of wind and water. Read more about their idea behind the project and the Jeri clips: Interview with Rossi and Phil
Starboard AROUND: Episode 5 West Oz
The fifth episode of the "Around" series by Sean O'Brien leads us to Western Australia. Aussie legend Scott McKercher takes us on a road trip along the famous breaks of the south-western coasts, including Margaret River and Esperance.
West Oz has long been an iconic windsurfing destination featuring uncrowded breaks and relentless winds, immersed by long and dusty desert roads and strange animals; see our Australian Dream Team rider share his favorite waves with you, with a special guest.
Starboard AROUND: Episode 4 Germany
The fourth episode of the "Around" series by Sean O'Brien leads us to Germany. Oliver-Tom Schliemann shows us around the island of Sylt, famous for its long sandy beach and amazing windsurfing conditions. Sylt has been hosting the PWA finale for decades, making it a very special place for windsurfers. See our German Dream Team rider share his favorite spot with you.
Starboard AROUND: Episode 3 Latvia
The third episode in the "Around" series by Sean O'Brien, brings us to Latvia. Ricards Omanbriedis gives us a visual tour of this Baltic state in North Eastern Europe which is famous for its architecture and now for its formula windsurfing. Riga, renowned as the best spot for windsurfing, offers perfect side shore winds on many a day. Sit back and let our Latvian Dream Team rider share his favourite spot with us.
Starboard AROUND: Episode 2 Turkey
Check out Turkey with Starboard Dream Team riders Cagla Kubat and Jimmy Diaz through the beauty of Alacati, truly a windsurfers paradise. The second of the "Around" series by Sean O'Brien, focusing on a range of International Dream Team riders portrayed in their own spots which Starboard will feature the coming months.
Starboard AROUND: Episode 1 Italy
Take a cruise with Starboard Dream Team rider Alberto Menegatti through the beauty of Lago di Garda in Italy as seen through the eyes of Starboard's Sean O'Brien. The first of the "Around" series by Sean focusing on a range of International Dream Team riders portrayed in their own spots which Starboard will feature the coming months.