Thursday, 8 December 2011

the "other" flyingfrenchman

It turns out there is another flyingfrenchman out there, who enjoys surfing and related sports too. Please note that the "other" is in one word, while I spell my nickname like this: flying-frenchman

Although he can't possibly as good, as nice andas handsome as me, if he picked up such a nickname he has to be a nice person, so it is with great pleasure that I post this link to his site. Best wishes of success in business:

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Philip Koster, 2011 PWA Wave World Champion

A meteoric climb to the top of the world for this young and extremely talented windsurfer, congrats!

Tough luck for the rest of the world, Philip may stay on top for a long long time.

The event news, from PWA:[tt_news]=2147&tx_ttnews[backPid]=29&cHash=73aaa0834b

A video where the new champ' displays his talent:

Friday, 29 July 2011

Laird Hamilton's SUP board with PUMA

Laird Hamilton will be a crew member of the PUMA Volvo Ocean Race 70 foot boat. Laird extended his partnership with PUMA to include a special line of SUP boards. These limited edition boards, hand made in the USA, will be available at a PUMA store near you.

Click here for photo

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Get ready for lift off

My friend Casey Hauser jointly with the team, with the support of Red Bull, selected a group of 16 windsurfers, for a new form of event in Gran Canaria on June 24th. This is a jumping contest, where participants carried a very special kind of GPS to record and broadcast live the very details of their jump (flight would be a more appropriate word).

3 categories:
- highest jump
- best trick
- biggest wipe-out (ouch...)

A video summary of the event:

More info here:

Friday, 27 May 2011

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Foils are the way to go?

Little by little, the developments of hydrofoils make those a viable option for windsurfers and kiteboarders. When the equipment becomes more affordable, no doubt we'll foil-equipped riders at our local spots.

A recent demo at the Wind Mag sponsored Dakhla festival:

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Surfing in your garden

Wavegarden is a cost effective and environmentally friendly wave generation technology that is now available to the public. For the first time Wavegarden makes economically-viable inland wave sports and lifestyle facilities possible.

It is also a great tool to teach surfing.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Marisa Miller's SUP

In our celebrities series, we now introduce top model Marisa Miller endorsing her SUP board... and some flattering outfits to go out on the water with it.