Waves are weak, lineup is crowded and Elliott got some weird camera gear for a shoot
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|he got my jumps dialed in|
Hélène Laroche est une passionnée de glisse et d’anatomie. Parce qu’elle n’a pas voulu choisir entre ces deux passions, elle en a fait ses métiers par alternance! Rencontre avec la formatrice « kiné » de la Stand Up Paddle Fitness Yoga Teacher Training (formation SUP Fitness yoga). Sa découverte du Stand Up Paddle Je suis kiné depuis 6 ans, et j’ai toujours aimé le […]
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|What a section!|
|back for the sunset|
Gaétan Séné est l’un des meilleurs français en stand up paddle. Ce breton n’a pas toujours été pratiquant de SUP puisque sa discipline de prédilection est le canoe kayak. Rencontre avec un des formateurs de la Stand Up Paddle Fitness Yoga Teacher Training (formation SUP Fitness yoga). Du canoe kayak au SUP, il n’y qu’un pas Comme […]
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|Joao Marco Maffini|
|thank god I'm not good enough to have sponsors. All those stickers on the bottom of the board would piss me off.|
|KP opened the windsurfing dances|
|this is the start of Steve's 22 minutes long kitemare. Time stamp: 12:40|
|first time on the rocks: 12:43|
|his gear kept floating in front of the rocks pushed downwind from the wind and upwind from the current. He's able to reunited with it at 12:46|
|Steve is pretty much a legend and one of the most experienced guys out there. I've seen him out in giant surf. There was just nothing he could do other than trying to go with the flow. Which unfortunately threw him again on the rocks. 12:49|
|Back to his gear, but still in front of the rocks. Time stamps says 1:01 and I'm pretty sure I missed another rocks/swim to the gear/rocks loop in the meantime|
|at 1:02 he gets picked up by the lifeguards. He wasn't in distress, but he did destroy his kite in the last loop|
|KP in a beautiful aerial. Last shot before work.|
2015 ATF New Zealand Slalom Windsurfing Nationals overview
This years nationals started off with a bang in Christchurch. The forecast was for 40+knots offshore, where the wind had to travel over mountains to reach the harbour. This made for nearly impossible sailing, as gusts of over 50knots where recorded meaning we couldn’t race on the opening day.
The following day was becalmed. We had nearly no wind at all meaning we couldn’t race. So we relaxed and caught up with friends which we hadn’t seen since the last nationals. It was also great to see so many youth present where 15 sailors under 25. Some of the youngest sailors managed to even race on their techno’s and RSX gear and did really well.
Day 3 and we finally had racing. The day started off very cold as a strong southerly was forecast. With the southerly came snow which made for a very strange summers day. I have never seen that happen before as it February! Anyways the afternoon came around and the wind died down a bit as it was blowing well over 40knots again. Once the safety boats were able to launch and set a course we all headed out. It was quite easily some of the hardest conditions I have ever sailed in which made it a lot of fun. This was due to not only how gusty it was but because of the out of control sea state. As the wind came around Quail Island the swell slowly built, it then met again right where our course was set. This made for unstructured swell and caused some serious carnage.
The first flight was launched and I was on my 6.3 Warp and 90L Isonic. The wind was between 25-39knots over the course which made for some very testing times. I took a first in the opening race where I beat Basil. Later however I found out Basil wasn’t even meant to be in my race and had raced in the wrong heat. Then we had the next heat. The wind was backing off a bit so I was feeling a bit more in control around the course. I managed to win this race with Luke and Harry following behind me. Unfortunately however, the race didn’t count as some sailors were unable to complete the race. Racing was postponed for the day as the wind was getting lighter and gustier which meant the race would be re-run the next day.
On the final day there was a north easterly forecast … FINALLY, which provide some great racing. The wind came in stronger around 2pm which is when racing started.
My first battle was against Gareth where as usual it was a battle where I was on my 8.6 Warp and 130L Isonic. Gareth managed to win the start and just got an overlap at the first mark. It was then time for me to overtake. Gareth is awesome at blocking and ensuring I didn’t overtake him. I had awesome board speed and acceleration but he was able to keep luffing me around the course. I finally got an opportunity to overtake him at the third mark on his inside but as I took that line there was seaweed by the mark. As I tried to change my direction I fell off balance and crashed. Although I caught up to Gareth there was no way I could win after that mistake.
The next race I was up against Basil. It was an awesome race where Basil started at the pin end and I started at the boat. We arrived at the first mark together however Basil managed to just pull away at the first mark. The whole race I was behind Basil by no more then 5 meters, where any mistake would be fatal. At the final mark Basil went slightly wide so I went tight and gt above Basil. I gunned it for the line with Basil just below me and infront a bit. I started to overtake where I aimed at the boat as it was boat end biased. I however came a little bit to close to the boat whch made it very exciting for all parties involved. Neither Basil or I knew who wn as it was literally a photo finish, however Basil managed to just take the bullet.
My final big race of the event was against Gareth in round 5. Gareth again won the start as he managed to just roll me and it seemed like a repeat of the last race. I was very close behind him the entire race where I was getting closer and closer at every gybe to overtaking. At the final gybe I saw an opportunity to get on his inside and roll over him. I pumped and rolled him and finished in first.
"Never give up”
The remaining races I won which meant I would finsh on the same points as Gareth after we discarded our worst results. As Gareth had to discard a 3rd and 2nd whereas I only had two 2nds. This allowed me to win on count back.
A great start to a new year! I have regained my national title and showed that I am on track for the upcoming season. A big thanks to my sponsors North Sails, Starboard, Meanline Fins, BTS GYM and Eye for Detail. I would also like to thank the major event sponsors ATF Fencing, Groundswell, PredictWind and Meanline Fins.
Photo Credit to Wendy Davie, Allan Taylor and all the other volunteers who helped.
A short video showing the event the we organised for the first time in Tenerife. The idea that started in our heads few months before: a downwind race next to the coast of Tenerife. We have chosen El Poris as a place to start the race and finish in front of our center in El Medano, 17km in the straight line down the wind.
Our waiting period between 5th-13th of February was a bit unlucky with the wind, and just after long period of strong winds. But we decided to go for not the best forecast anyway and managed to run the event on 7th of February 2015. With the wind ranging 7-15 knots 12 competitiors had to use the biggest equipment they had with them.
The winner of the race was Matteo Iachino with the time of 33min 25sek, in front of Vincent Langer and Jordy Vonk. The best from the ladies finished Esther van Geus.
We are happy about the results and we will be organising that kind of events in the future again!
Many thanks to all people who helped organise the event and helped with filming/photo shooting:
Bartek Jankowski, Kuba J?dzejewski, Andrzej Jó?wik, Macarena Delgado Diaz, Guillermo Fernandez Mendez and others!
Music: Tony Anderson - Rise
|This is the only photo I took at 8am, before paddling out. The light was beautiful.|
|Yuri Soledade, Marcio Freire and Danilo Couto were some of the pioneers of the paddle in surfing at Jaws. They're filming a documentary about it. I can't wait to see it.|
|this guy took off fin first and almost got covered|
|unsatisfied with the already remarkable performance, here's how he spins his board around...|
|just a little flick, Maradona style|
|">[hTtpU0ItQ] [hTtpU0ItQ] />|
|fins are engaging, the back foot can be the back foot again|
|so rippable that it looks like Trestles|
|mmm... not sure how often it's offshore at Trestles|
|more longboard skills. It might not look particularly stylish (specially in this frame!), but he's digging both arms in the water and he's gonna pull off a board 360|
|these guys are going out, they see me and they come to say hi with those smiles on their faces. |
Such good energy guys!
|meanwhile, this guy finds himself perfectly slotted...|
|...disappears so completely that you think he's down...|
|...and comes out clean. I don't care if the wave was small, I give him a 10.|
The inside had many little barrels like that on offer.
|Yuri rips all size waves. From 2 feet to 9 times overhead (I actually measured that on one of his amazing Jaws photos).|
|grab rail top turn?|
|tell you what: there were some really good longboarders out there!|
|Yuri is in there (and he's coming out). Notice the pristine texture.|
|I believe this is Kai Lenny|
|check how high the spray from his top turn went. See that piece of spray that looks like an animal up there?|
That went actually off the frame in the next couple of shots...
How does he go so fast?
|fun. fun. fun.|
|my coworker Russ on a fun looking one. the waves were actually smoother than it looks. At least, the ones I had! :)|
|logo high with a background|
Pascal doesn't like to miss out on that.
Vous vous dites peut être: Un mois végétalien (vegan) et yoga en Inde, mais pourquoi donc, toi qui aime la mer et les sports de glisse? T’es tu fais embrigadé par un de ces gurus qui se nourrit de plantes vertes et d’amour universel. Non pas du tout, après un an d’enseignement et de pratique […]
|water photographer Dr. Hall in good position for this one|
|welcome back Michelle!|
|there were some barrels on offer|
Slalom rockets Marco Lang and Matteo Iachino testing prototypes of the Warp and E.Type in Tenerife. Under the direction of NorthSails chief sail designer Kai Hopf, they find amazing test conditions in front of the TWS Center in El Medano. Pics: bj production