Posted: September 4th, 2008, 2:24pm CEST
laure and i have sails, boards, masts and other hardware to sell in perth.
i have a rrd hard core wave 70 and a wave cult 80 and laure has 2008 team edition fanatic boards; 97 skate and 69 new wave
we have plenty of other equipment for sale so whether you want to travel to australia and not risk taking your kit on the plane or you need some new toys for the sea breezes which are not far away, me for photos and info.
Posted: July 24th, 2008, 11:07am CEST
good luck to laure who is competing in fuerte in the final women’s pwa freestyle event this year. she currently is lying in 3rd place overall after a
2nd in lanzerote and missing the podium after a massive crash in pozo finishing fourth. fingers crossed she can come back in this event and take 2nd overall this year.
Posted: July 24th, 2008, 10:54am CEST
last week was back to being action packed. we had a 40 + knot westerly through with a 5m + swell. i just about held onto my 3.7 at geary’s (the g-spot) and made a couple of backside 3s which i was happy about.
on the sunday the sun came out and for ben’s birthday we had an epic wakeboard session on the river. even after breaking his foot this year ben went massive straight away. it was awesome to watch. i’m now considering getting a board and getting more into it as the river is only 15 mins away....
thanks again to jenna for the pics, i’m sure there are some from the windsurfing session around, i’ll have to track them down.
Posted: July 5th, 2008, 11:21am CEST
it’s been a while coming but we have finally had a good winter session. a front came through that pushed in some swell and we had a few hours of southerly to go with it. i’m definitely a bit rusty but it was fun… there are some more photos here thanks to jenna
Posted: May 27th, 2008, 4:22pm CEST
I am currently experiencing my first winter since 1997, but it’s not all bad, I’m in perth, Australia.
The winter swell is pumping and we are still getting the occasional storm for some wavesailing and the odd bit of freestyle breeze. I’m as fully into my windsurfing as ever and hopefully next summer will see some epic conditions here in WA…
Posted: May 15th, 2008, 2:27pm CEST
well it’s definitely winter! we had the first wind for a month this week. it arrived with head high swell at cott which was fun.
the surf has been good and even though we’ve had to swap boardies for wet suits, the formation of some good banks has produced the best surfing we’ve had since i got here. hopefully we get some wind to go with it a but more regularly....
thanks to pete for taking a couple of shots.
Posted: March 30th, 2008, 10:12am CEST
i’ve uploaded a short video of my winter here in australia. the waves are mainly from gnaraloo and the freestyle stuff is coronation beach. click here to shortcut to the video, or view it on youtube here
Posted: March 5th, 2008, 9:29am CET
well we made the effort and we scored it. the best wavesailing I have ever had, hands down. mast high and just reeling down the reef. my knees were jelly before i even reached the end of each wave. 2 days the same, 5 of us out. don’t think I will match this, ever!
Posted: February 14th, 2008, 12:13pm CET
we’ve had a bit of strange weather here in Perth. Some days with amazing waves, but also some days with no sea breeze but strong easterlies. we’ve found a great spot to sail and a had a couple of good sessions.
Posted: February 11th, 2008, 1:03pm CET
we have had a rare summer swell with easterly winds for the past few days and the beachies have been going off here in Perth. so as the swell has been up we haven’t missed the wind too much.
after a pit stop in Perth we are starting our travels again this week. first south then finally up to gnaraloo…
Posted: January 21st, 2008, 4:15am CET
we’ve just had a few good days at margaret river, head high the first days and logo-mast on the last couple. getting the measure of the place is hard, too late or too early all the time. of course then scotty (mckercher) turns up and bashes it perfect every time.
my knee is still very sore and i can only do 1 day on, 1 day off. i have also now got man flu so a few days in perth r & r, i’ll be back in the game.
Posted: January 15th, 2008, 12:54am CET
the 23rd ocean classic happened last weekend here in western australia. an awesome event with waves, a long distance race, slalom and of course the legendary party.
within the opening minutes of the first heat i was out with a busted knee, idiot. slightly over-rotated a forward into the face of the wave behind. my kit stopped and i kept going.... ouch. a week on and it’s better but definitely not 100%.
laure claimed the women’s title and did amazingly well to fight up to 7th in the pro men’s division!!
maybe next year.....
we’re off to margaret river, i hope the knee is up to it!
Posted: January 2nd, 2008, 10:19am CET
we’re back in geraldton for the windsurfing social event. finally the wind and waves have come together and we’ve had some good sessions. i’m getting to grips with the waves again after flat water for the past year.
there’s been some unusual weather knocking around, raining and 40 degrees one day and howling and sunny the next. forecast looks good for the next couple of days.
my video footage is non-existent right now but i hope to post a few moves soon.
Posted: December 5th, 2007, 1:57pm CET
photo: laure treboux
after a week of sorting out a van and other essential west coast ingredients we have done our first mini trip.
we went to geraldton and then lancelin just testing our new vw transporter (well not new exactly, it was one day). we had some good sailing, a few waves but nothing to get excited about. mainly some small ramps and some freestyle fun.
there is swell on the horizon however and we’ll be off to gnaraloo next week.
Posted: November 20th, 2007, 11:43am CET
all packed, forecast looks sick and after not sailing for 3 months, i’m ready.
laure arrives this afternoon, and we leave for Perth tomorrow morning. check out this mast cam short clip from laure....
full forecast available from seabreeze.com.au
goodbye winter, hello summer!
Posted: November 7th, 2007, 10:38pm CET
in less than 2 weeks we will have landed in perth.
at present, we are in a bit of a battle with British Airways over our kit but it will all be worth it when we arrive at the wave above.....
bring it on!!!!
Posted: October 13th, 2007, 2:28pm CEST
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size: 90 sq. metres
115’000euro or £80’000
roof terrace, bbq area, lounge, water tank, parking, air conditioning, sea view and heaps more......
please click here for more photos of this stunning property and for more information....
Posted: September 18th, 2007, 8:17pm CEST
The trio is over. Whiteair, Fat Face and The Windfest.....
Even though these events were plagued with light winds from the biggest high pressure ever, we have had some results. In the Isle of Wight, I was taken down by my training partner and friend Bubble on technical difficulty, very close! Fat face saw very light winds and a lot of fun was had by all. So for the Windfest this weekend I had to pull out all the stops to beat Bubble and fight for the tie breaker. Unfortunately, the wind was only good enough for an unofficial expression session which was fun and I won. I had finally beaten Bubble but it was unrewarded as it was for zero championship points and the prize giving was worse than lame! So number 2 in Britain again, I’m getting used to it.... Congratulations to Bubble for retaining is title for a 3rd year running.
Posted: September 4th, 2007, 1:13pm CEST
We’ve just completed the first round of the British freestyle championships on the Isle of Wight.
Not many Pros turned up which is unsurprising considering the forecast and the total lack of prize money.
We had wind in the last hour of the competition and after a few quick rounds Bubble edged me out on technical difficulty to take the event win. Colin ended up a well deserved 3rd place and Olly Scott in 5th. It leaves us well ahead of the field in the Championship race, the ultimate event is the Animal Windfest 14-16th Sept. Fingers crossed for more wind.
“what’s Bubble holding for Simon Crowther the photographer??” answers please.....
Posted: August 25th, 2007, 1:18pm CEST
After the apparent windy summer the South Coast has been experiencing, Laure, Bubble and myseflf have returned to find the largest High pressure system ever blocking the British Isles from the appraoching Lows. This means light Northerlies and not much hope for a windsurf in the near future. Can’t believe it! Oh well, looks like the upcoming Windsurf festivals will have some sun.....
Posted: August 20th, 2007, 6:08pm CEST
Club Vass has come to an end for me this summer. After 10 years as an instructor I will be moving on. I’m into my last few days and then I’ll be back to compete on my new RRD Twin Tips in the British events. Laure’s coming and she’ll be with me at Whiteair if anyone wants to meet a girl who has beaten Daida Moreno!
Colin, Bubble, Olly and myself will be out and about when it’s windy on the South Coast so look out!
Posted: August 6th, 2007, 1:38pm CEST
It’s been howling here at Club Vass and I am delighted to report that the 90L Twin Tip is incredible! It feels small enough to throw around but not too small as it doesn’t catch and trip, EVER. I’ve improved my high wind freestyle in 3 sessions. Shuv-it spocks are now fun again and Bubble is back, bringing with him the new moves from Fuerte. I’m feeling broken but looking at the forecast I’m not going to get any rest.....
Posted: July 18th, 2007, 3:29pm CEST
I have just been to seaspritesports and picked up my new 100 and 90 Twin Tips and my 70 Cult HCW.
The Twin Tips look excellent. A load of concave and slight vee towards the nose and tail, keeping them early planing, fast and spinny. The 70 wave board has less thickness than last yeat but is slightly wider. Can’t wait to have a go on them. I’ll review the Twin Tips in Vass over the next few weeks and the 70 will have to wait until the autumn.
Get yourself down your local dealer to see for yourselves!
Posted: July 15th, 2007, 8:52pm CEST
I have 5 copies of the best selling windsurfing book for sale signed by me (only if you want me to deface it!). I wrote the english version using my favourite coaching models.
I will sell them for 20pounds + postage and packing (about a fiver).
This offer is only available this week, so be quick.
Posted: July 4th, 2007, 5:56pm CEST
The wind failed to show the last couple of days so the result stands.
I have won my first contest. In the words of Ben Proffitt “it’s about time I won something....”
Thanks to the watersweets crew for putting on a great event. Prize giving is tonight and with a live band a massive show, looks like it will be a big one!!
News just in: Bubble has finished the second double in Lanzerote in 9th place. Well done mate! Awesome result!
Posted: July 3rd, 2007, 10:37am CEST
This week in Vass we have the Czech national windsurfing Championships. There’s slalom, freestyle, miss bikini, the works. Club Vass instructors stole the show with myself leading after the double elimination, Colin Dixon in second and Olly Scott in 4th. Andrew Erban is currently in 3rd holding it together for the Czechs.
We also had an expression session yesterday in which Colin and I moved into the super final to be run today when the wind comes in. Watch this space for more......
Laure is also competing in the PWA freestyle in Lazerote as is Bubble. Both have had some good results with Laure sitting in third position and Bubble in a very respectable 14th. Apparently the standard is through the roof so well done!!!
Posted: May 29th, 2007, 8:40am CEST
The EFPT came to North Beach in Lefkas this week. We had some very messy nights and some wind for the competition. After the single Bubble and I were tied for 3rd but unfortunately an on form Bubble and come back kid Kevin Mevissen (who blitzed his way back though the field in the double) overtook me. I eventually finished in 5th. Club Vass are very keen to run an event next year here in Vassiliki so watch this space.....
Posted: May 15th, 2007, 8:40am CEST
After a hectic set up, we’ve now had some good wind and my new sails have been thoroughly tested. I’m back on Gaastra, sponsored through Club Vass. It’s great to be sailing with Bubble, Colin and the rest of the team and it’s been windy nearly everyday. The standard here is crazily high especially now Laure has also arrived to push the team.....
Posted: April 26th, 2007, 6:04pm CEST
The new onfire clothing range is out for the summer. I will be receiving my summer stock of clothes soon. There are some great looking clothes again. Check it out at www.onfire.co.uk
Posted: March 27th, 2007, 11:15am CEST
With the forecast looking awful none of us expected to sail at all but luckily we had some light sea breeze to give us a result. I was lucky and had no one in the first heat against me and even though I jumped the gun on my heat time, with no one to sail against I advanced after doing my moves anyway.
Then I come up against Normen, great. Again in Tarifa, again light winds and again he beats me. I sailed well for the first half of the heat and felt like I was ahead. Unfortunately I then crashed 3 times in the last minute to throw it all away.
Jakub sailed well to come second and Andre won after his last 2 challengers mucked up their heat times.
A massive night on Saturday meant we just ran a super session for the media. I wish I could have sailed like that in the heats, I didn’t fall in for 1/2 hour!
So back in the UK and then off snowboarding with Laure for a few days before Vass.....
Posted: March 18th, 2007, 1:09pm CET
The last few weeks in Cape Town were a bit windless but we had some good waves. I think my surfing improved more than my windsurfing!
I had to make a decision whether I would have enough time between Cape Town and the impending Club Vass season to go to Maui. I decided that I didn’t have enough time so would spend a week in Tarifa instead. The afternoon I dropped Laure off at the airport, I heard the news that I will be delayed in leaving for the summer season. Now the forecast is rubbish in Tarifa and Laure will be windsurfing everyday in Maui, arghhhhh! Oh well maybe next year (I’ve been saying that for the last 5 years). Maui one day.......
Still not a bad position to be in, I could think of worse......
Posted: February 20th, 2007, 10:34am CET
With a massive swell forecasted and light wind for Cape Town we packed and headed off to Elands Bay. Arrived too early for the swell, it was flat, flat, flat. As it was Nico’s birthday we had a BBQ and crashed early for the morning surf.
The swell picked up over night but unfortunately it was low tide meaning the best waves were right in amongst he heavy kelp. There were some good crashes, fanging down the line only to be tripped up by a rogue kelp head. Simon came out to take some photos and we bagged a few decent waves.
The afternoon consisted of wondering what to do as the swell hadn’t got big enough to wave sail the outer reef and we decided to check a new spot on the way home. Bad move. The journey included losing our bags off our roof twice, one of the convoy breaking down and the wave spot we wanted to sail being inside a national park that shut just as we got there. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! So annoying it was hilarious!
Anyway, we decided to sail a usually flat spot on a wave boards as it was getting dark and as the swell was rising we arrived to find logo high sets breaking on the shallow sand bar. A bit of jumping, a few onshore ish rides and the days woes went away. Probably pumping at Elands that evening.
Back in Cape Town, the swell is firing and the South East has just filled in so I’m off. Byeeeeee.
Posted: February 6th, 2007, 8:54am CET
Big Bay Classic
A lot has happened since my last update. The wind has been infrequent but good when it has blown. Therefore we have surfed a lot and managed to fit in a competition, the Big Bay Classic.
I was reluctant to enter as I’m on holiday and anyone that knows me can vouch for the fact I am not the most enthusiastic when it comes to competing. Also, it’s not just a local competition, there are the world’s best wave sailors here every winter, all eager to win this “friendly” local comp…
Luckily, on the day of the competition perfect mast high sets were rolling in and there was 5.0 weather to accompany it. Having the opportunity to sail Big Bay at mast high with only 4 people out at a time was too good to miss.
I had a couple of easy first rounds and scored aerials on most of my waves. Unfortunately I then came up against Proffitt in the 3rd round, can you believe it? Every competition! We had a close heat and I felt I was in the lead with 3 waves and 1 jump. I did a safe forward but then crashed my high back loop, only to see Mr. Consistent stick his perfectly. Simon leaves the competition =9th.
Ben then goes on to face Tine in the quarter-finals, sails a solid heat and loses on jumping. This caused a ruckus. There was no doubt that Ben had won and everyone (including Tine) knew it . Big Bay, classic judging....
The next day we spent surfing the last of the big swell until Sunday bought the wind back. There was no time for the double so they held the finals which Kevin Mevissen won.
They also held an expression session, which was also marred by some terrible judging decisions. New school pushies, shakas, backies, air chachoos, clew first backies all going down to 1 handed forwards and cheese rolls. Hilarious.
All in all a good contest which was well organised but the judging of the event let it down very badly. The quality of the conditions on the first day made it a lot of fun.
Posted: January 25th, 2007, 10:21am CET
The first few days were spent sorting stuff out. But we have a Merc and an awesome house overlooking the entire bay all the way to the mountain. It makes checking the wind easy!
I’m slowly finding my wave feet. I definitely am a bit wobbly in the air but it will get better I’m sure.
Stay tuned for more updates of video and photos as the action at the cape progresses....
Posted: January 7th, 2007, 6:25am CET
Laure and I are off to Cape Town, South Africa again to join up with most of the British windsurfing population who seem to be there this year. We’ll be there for a couple of months and if I can put work off for a while I will then be going to Maui for a few weeks.
I’ll keep everyone updated with progress reports on this site.
I hope everyone isn’t too cold and if you are in the UK you have taken advantage of the mild weather and endless wind.
Take it easy,
Posted: December 17th, 2006, 7:03am CET
It’s a Buhala board. It’s a landsurfer that needs a lot less wind than windsurfing. There’s a Heli pad here in Dahab which is perfect for cruising around on it.
Already Laure, the boys and myself are doing flakas and some switch tricks. If you’ve got a space, get one, it’s a great alternative in light winds and is awesome for your windsurfing!
Posted: November 22nd, 2006, 7:49am CET
Had a magic session last sunday, some of the highlights are in this video.
Posted: November 4th, 2006, 12:49am CET
Sorry about the lack of updates on my site recently. I am back in Egypt running Club Dahab. It hasn’t been the greatest wind period but by the look of the forecast it’s about to howl! I will post some new pictures and get some video together.
I hope it’s windy where you are, I’ve still got a pocket 78 to sell for the Autumn gales.....
Posted: September 20th, 2006, 4:24am CEST
Well, true to the form of the windfest, we had one day with planable conditions and the rest of the event was spent socialising, especially at the the best party of the year on Saturday night!
On the Friday we had some choppy, gusty conditions in the harbour......more
Posted: September 14th, 2006, 12:13pm CEST
At the moment we are in Poole for the Windfest and the British Freestyle championships. Unfortunately the forecast looks dire and so the Proffitt and I have been surfing instead. Check out [thewetdream.co.uk] for the latest porn...ummmm I mean photos from our day. Cheers!
Posted: August 19th, 2006, 6:37am CEST
RRD Freestyle Wave 77 amazing UK coastal board. Read the test reviews and buy this excellent board at just £550!
Twin Tip 90. This is a small dedicated freestyle board. It is great for the smaller freestyler or high winds. Hardly used at £550!
I still have this board. I can’t believe no one has bought it, the first person to see it will buy it. It really is mint, I sailed it 3 times in Brazil and that is it. Might as well be still in the box! Someone must want this board. Again it is a perfect UK evo style board! Only £550
I am also selling all my masts and booms. The masts are all 100% RDM tecnolimits. 370, 400, 430 and were new in January. All at £179 each.
I have 2 tecnolimits booms for sale. Ergal Custom King 140-190 and 150-200. A great boom with the padded back end. They are very expensive! I’m selling them for £90 with both the grips in good condition.
Please for photos or more information. Boardwise will be selling my old simmer sails, some of which are still in very good condition. The 3.7 and the 6.0 I have only used a handful of times.
Hope you’ve all got wind where you are.
Posted: August 2nd, 2006, 4:29pm CEST
Well the PWA Fuerteventura event 2006 has drawn to a close. It was not without its fair share of controversy and upsets. The standard of both the women and the guys has gone trough the roof and made freestyle much more exciting.
I didn’t have a great event and ended up 31st. Bubble did a lot better with a 17th and Laure sailed amazing to finish 3rd, leaving her 2nd overall in the PWA rankings 2006!
Posted: July 21st, 2006, 10:30am CEST
After a very easy journey, courtesy of Club Vass and Thomson, Bubble and I arrived in Sotavento to practice for the PWA freestyle here next week.
We are glad we came as it’s not like windsurfing anywhere else in the world! It’s gusty and so choppy that you have to put in 100% concerntration just to sail in a straight line! I am not exaggerating, I have only seen a couple of switch tricks on the way out. We have started to just do jumps on the way out. Ponches, air flakas and even backies off the small ramps.
Here are a couple of videos, I will put some more on when I have time.
There are a few of the boys who are absolutely ripping. The french contingent, Anthony and Thomas are doing some insane stuff and Kiri just does not fall in!
Wish us luck, we’re going to need it.
Posted: July 16th, 2006, 1:32pm CEST
Laure is currently in 3rd place in her first ever PWA freestyle event in Pozo. She even dispatched a Moreno on her home turf!! Go Laure!
Dahab had some good wind over the past week and I managed to sort some of my moves out that I was worried about. I’m currently in the UK and will pick Bubble up this evening ready to take the flight to the PWA in Fuerte on Tuesday morning. Bubble and I are the only UK freestyle entrants so watch this space.
Hope it’s windy where you all are and/or you’re having fun.
Posted: June 29th, 2006, 7:42am CEST
I have my first front cover, Boards Magazine, July issue.
The photo was taken at Kraal Bai in south Africa. We headed off for some freestyle training and Simon Crowther came along to take some pictures. It was a great day and now it’s even better.
My wildcard application has also been accepted for the PWA Freestyle in Fuerte so looks like I’m off. Better get some training in.........
Posted: June 3rd, 2006, 7:59am CEST
New Video Coming Soon!
Posted: June 3rd, 2006, 7:59am CEST
Posted: May 26th, 2006, 11:01am CEST
I’m back in Egypt as the centre manager of Club Dahab for Club Vassiliki Active Holidays. We’ve had wind non-stop for 2 weeks and I haven’t even rigged up my 6.0. The last few days have been no wind days but I’m thankful for the rest.
Rene Clouberg took some water shots of us last week. The best of them are here..... Sorry, it seems I can’t upload them yet. I’ll do it asap.
Posted: May 11th, 2006, 10:55am CEST
Shaka Technique in Boardseekermag!
Posted: May 9th, 2006, 2:43pm CEST
I’m going back toClub Dahab as Resort manager to work for the next few months before the event in Fuerteventura. The forecast looks amazing and everyone there has been on 4.2 for a few days already. The summer wind is in!! Stay tuned for photos and video from this amazing location....
Posted: May 3rd, 2006, 2:16pm CEST
Still no wind here in Austria. Bubble and I have been doing some photos and interviews.
At least the sun is shining. Here’s a photo of us doing the surf slide together. Please feel free to leave captions below.....
Posted: April 30th, 2006, 2:46pm CEST
It’s day 2 here in Austria and we’ve had some wind. The heats kicked off this morning in gusty, choppy and freezing cold winds. It is less than 5 degrees here today and there are a lot of cold looking freestylers around, many of them used to warmer climates…
I advanced as my opponent didn’t make it out on the water and Bubble sailed well to beat the talented Tyson Poor. So this leaves us in the last 32 with Bubble to sail against Cheo and myself to take on Nick Warmuth when the wind returns.
I will try and post some photos when I get some. Do not adjust your set…
Posted: April 27th, 2006, 10:32am CEST
I have updated my video section with some moves on my new kit. The moves are pretty standard for the moment but keep checking for video footage of new moves I am working on now!!
I’m off to Austria today for the PWA. It’s a mammouth trip, lets hope it’s worth it. The forecast is promising wind!!
Posted: April 14th, 2006, 1:12pm CEST
I have updated the tuition section with the first move everybody should be attempting when they embark on the freestyle mission, the Vulcan.
There are step by step techniques and photos to guide you through this trick.
Posted: April 13th, 2006, 8:37am CEST
I’m back in Dahab, instructing and training in my spare time. The good news is that I’ve made it into the World Tour freestyle event in Austria at the end of this month! I really need to practice....
Dahab has been windy and we’ve been windsurfing flat out.
This picture, courtesy of http://www.sieplywa.pl was taken in Tarifa after the EFPT competition had finished. It blew over force 9 and there are some other photos in my gallery of this fierce but super fun session. Check it out....
Posted: April 6th, 2006, 1:06pm CEST
There was no wind for the rest of the event so the results stood with 8 people sharing the first place and myself in =9th. It seems I have now qualified for the PWA in Austria so watch this space.
I decided to spend my time surfing on my windsurf board which was fun, if not a little bit slow to turn. This method was pioneered by the world famous Ben Proffitt. He’s gutted he wasn’t there…
Typically the wind returned on the Monday. It blew force 9 and more and Rossi, Ruben, Michal, Jakub and myself got battered doing freestyle for 6 hours. Photos of this crazy session are to follow…
Posted: April 1st, 2006, 1:02pm CEST
We’ve had a full day of competition in gusty, choppy 5.3-6.0 weather. The single is almost complete with only 4 heats to finish. The usual names are still in there with Jakub, Normen, Andre, Remko, Andreas and Matteo sailing well.
I’ve sailed some good heats and advanced until =9th where Normen pulled a one-handed shaka flaka and shaka diablos to defeat me. I feel I held my own and it was close but if you are going to lose to anyone it might as well be the IFCA freestyle World Champion!
We’re on hold until the wind returns, fingers crossed.....
Posted: March 22nd, 2006, 11:41am CET
I’m in the UK preparing for the European Freestyle Pro Tour event in Tarifa. There are a lot of big names entered so I’m spending time focusing what I’m going to do in my heats. Mary Sanderson, my physio, has given me the all clear with the injury to my arm. It is still sore but a diet of ibuprofen and stretching is hopefully going to iliminate it for good.
I still have some 2006 Tabou wave boards and my van for sale. Please contact me if you are interested…
Photo: Simon Crowther
Posted: March 17th, 2006, 4:00pm CET
Bubble is sailing really well and the boys seem to have learnt a few tricks since I’ve been away. Marco has dicovered the world of switch and made his first switch chachoo and Kieran is nearly there with his flakas. I’m not quite on form with acute tendonitis in my right arm which is slowing me down. I’m off to the physio next week so hopefully she can mend me.
It’s been good to get back into a bit of freestyle action. I’m learning how to sail my new freestyle boards as all my windsurfing in Cape Town was in the waves.
There are a few good pictures of me in boardseeker this month [boardseekermag.com] from cape town and a whole article on Laure. Check it out…
Posted: February 28th, 2006, 5:49pm CET
Due to the amount of time I currently spend in the country I have reluctantly decided to sell my van.
VW Transporter Long Wheel Base
V reg (1999)
White, tinted windows and tail gate
Sunroof over the bed
Racked for boards with a separate sail/mast compartment
Bulk head and rear mesh for security
Captain style front seats for comfort
Full Service History
£4999 Accepting sensible offers…
Please check the photos section for more pictures......
Posted: February 19th, 2006, 12:49pm CET
I’m happy to say he’s back on form now and is continuing to push us all. I’ve even started to make progress with my Fruit loops (Air Chachoos) which I thougt was going to be a long and painful experience, especially when phil comes screaming past you and does one well over mast high!
It’s all fun and although freestyle has taken a back seat, my jumping has improved! Stay tuned for some video and more photos as I move into my last fortnight here.
Posted: February 4th, 2006, 9:32am CET
My new clothes have arrived. I have been sponsored by ONFIRE. I had a few clothes bought out to me (thanks Catherine!) and they all look good and are super comfortable.
Cape Town continues to supply the conditions. The swell is back and hopefully we’ll get some good action over the next few days......
Posted: January 30th, 2006, 11:53am CET
Come to Dahab 12th - 19th March and be taught by myself and Bubble, the British Freestyle Champion. This is a special week aimed at sailors who can plane in the harness and footstraps, upwind, waterstart and would like to learn aerial freestyle, starting with Vulcans and going all the way through to the very latest in freestyle trickery. Contact me or the Club Vass office for more information.
Posted: January 29th, 2006, 10:53am CET
It’s been good since we’ve been in cape town!! We’ve had some good swell and it’s been windy nearly every day. I’ve been concentrating on my jumps and I’m getting better, slowly…
Most of the English guys are now here and there is some standout sailing coming from the British team. But no one goes as high as the French guys, namely Regis Bouron and Xavier Huart. Their backies and stalled forwards defy gravity. I’ll post some video when I get the chance....
Posted: January 20th, 2006, 10:11am CET
The first entry from Cape Town 2006 is a good one. We travelled to Elands Bay on a good swell Forecast and scored some epic riding, it was massive! I’ll post some more photos when I get time.......
Posted: January 2nd, 2006, 3:12pm CET
I’ve now secured my equipment sponsorship for 2006. I’ll be on RRD boards supplied by [seaspritesports.com,] Simmer Style Sails [simmersails.com] in collaboration with boardwise [boardwise.co.uk] and tecnolimits hardware. I am hoping to find some external sponsorship to finance my attack in 2006. Money is a much needed factor this year as I hope to compete full time on the UKWA, EFPT and PWA freestyle events. I am really hoping to do well in all of them and begin to gain the exposure to justify some cash sponsorship. We’re off to Cape Town in a couple of days to complete the winter’s training. Stay tuned to follow the news and see the new equipment in action.
Posted: December 27th, 2005, 2:21pm CET
I have a double page spread in the latest Windsurf Magazine, Jan/Feb 2006. The article is a Shuv-it Spock 540 in “Trademark Moves”. The sequence was taken in Dahab for the Tricktionary, coming out in the spring this year. I hope I manage to maximise my exposure this year and gather some much needed sponsorship to compete on the National, European and World Tours.......
Posted: December 22nd, 2005, 12:32pm CET
Posted: December 21st, 2005, 8:47pm CET
I have published a new short video of my recent trip to Brazil on the “Video” page.
Check it out and feel free to leave any comments.....
Posted: December 15th, 2005, 6:44pm CET
Laure’s sister is now here so we have armed her with the video camera and camera to capture our last few days on the water. So far the action has been a bit tame but check out the “video” page in a week or so to watch the Jeri action.