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Freestyle from Lake Garda & Karpathos

Meiky Wieczorek - Summer Breeze

Meiky Wieczorek spent the whole summer at lake garda which wasn't as windy as the years before unfortunately - but still good enough to have a clip ready for you after the season. He mainly used the strong days with "Peler" for filming and mixed it up with some action from Karpathos where he travelled to last year.

Big action from the german - don't miss his video below

Tags: freestyle, lake garda, windsurfing

Aloha Classic 2014 - Highlight Clip

The Aloha Classic Event is done , only the highlight clip was missing until today but now this one is live and ready to watch as well. The action is outstanding and Robby Naish made it to the intro with wise words - don't miss this one.

Tags: down the line, pwaworldtour, video, windsurfing


Sigri review

Trickademy Clip

A little review to our Trickademy event in Sigri / Lesvos. We had a great time in Lesvos and already looking forward to come back soon.

#loveallsurfall and #accessyourpotential says it all!


Tags: accessyourpotential, loveallsurfall, trickademy, tricktionary, windsurfing

Mats Moyson - Autumn Playground

Young & Talented Mats Moyson from Belgium just uploaded his latest shortclip from his homespot Brouwersdam. It’s all in the title – “Autum Playground” – usually you score good conditions at the dutch spots when the temperatures starting to drop. Mats is using our Clip Harness Line’s and really likes them - here you can find them in our Tricktionary Shop

Tags: clipharnessline, freestyle, tricktionary, windsurfing


A big day for Thomas Traversa and Morgan Noireaux

Aloha Classic 2014 - Day 8

Day eight of the Starboard Severne PWA Aloha Classic saw the exciting conclusion of the 2014 PWA Wave World Tour, as Ho’okipa delivered fantastic conditions again. With more west in the swell today, the set waves were reeling, this combined with the slightly more cross offshore wind made for challenging, but great riding. Newly crowned world champion – Iballa Moreno (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) – successfully defended her single elimination crown, to end the year in the best way possible as she claimed the Aloha Classic title again – just as she did in 2006. Meanwhile, Morgan Noireaux (JP / Hot Sails Maui), claimed his first victory on the PWA World Tour to be crowned the king of Ho’okipa. But the biggest news of the day, is without doubt – Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails) – who collected his maiden world title, capping an absolutely brilliant day, and year, for the Frenchman.

Men’s – Double Elimination

The first men’s heat of the day was one of the biggest heats of the year, as Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC) took on Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC). The Spaniard needed to win heat thirty-one in order to keep his title hopes alive, whilst Browne was fighting for the final place on the prestigious podium – with the Brazilian needing second place or better to achieve just that.

Coming into today’s battle, Fernandez held the upper hand with six wins to Browne’s one in the last seven years. However, Browne’s only victory came during last year’s Aloha Classic, which proved crucial again, as the Brazilian was able to defeat his Spanish rival at Ho’okipa for the second time, which meant – Thomas Traversa – was officially crowned the champion of the world, for the first time in his life, without sailing a heat today.

The End to an Incredible Year

2014 has proven to be an incredible year for – Thomas Traversa. At the start of the year the Frenchman dominated in the Red Bull Storm Chase, as he came into his own in the gnarly conditions, before going on to win the jump category of the indoor contest in Poland. However, today was the icing on the cake as TT was crowned world champion in the spiritual home of wave sailing, after a polished display in Ho’okipa, as he demonstrated more fluid wave riding, combined with aerials and goiters to defeat – Marcilio Browne – on his victory parade. Traversa was sailing with an injury, but you wouldn’t have known it given his performance on the water.

Thomas Traversa on capturing his first PWA Wave World Title: “Wow! I can’t believe I am wave world champion!!! If I am then Sophia Regerbis is the real world champion, together with my parents, my shaper, and all my friends who sailed at home or did trips and competitions with me!” 

“I am who I am, and where I am, because of you!” – “And now I have a good story to tell our future baby!”

Winners’ Final

Having defeated – Marcilio Browne – Thomas Traversa lined up against Morgan Noireaux in the winner’s final, hoping to force a super final in the fight for the coveted Aloha Classic title. TT made a strong start to the final and led for the opening nine minutes – after linking three vert turns, before tagging a goiter on the end section. However, after this – Noireaux – found his groove, much to the joy of his home crowd, who were extremely vocal on the beach, as their home hero unleashed, a now, trademark gouging first turn before rotating through a radical taka, which earned him 8.48 points. Traversa, tried to fight back with a huge goiter, but couldn’t quite hold it upon landing. Whilst, Noireaux, then hammered the nails into the coffin on his final wave as he tweaked a sick aerial, before backing it up with another hell turn to defend his single elimination crown.

Women’s  – Winners’ Final 

Iballa Moreno took on Fiona Wylde (Goya Windsurfing) once more in the women’s final and Wylde continued to show excellent wave selection and composure beyond her years, but for much of the final looked slightly overpowered on the wave face. However, the seventeen year old was still able to land a sick, late aerial combined with a vert hit, but Iballa had too much in the tank in the end, on this occasion at least. The newly crowned world champion recovered from a broken mast, to link four solid turns on one wave before finishing the final with her best effort as she landed an aerial, before backing it up with a stylish turn to successfully defend her single elimination crown.

Meanwhile, Tiffany Ward (Starboard / Ezzy) protected her third place to claim the final place on the podium, meaning Junko Nagoshi (Goya Windsurfing) had to settle for an excellent fourth place finish.

A huge congratulations to Morgan Noireaux, for his maiden victory, and to Iballa Moreno, who claims another world title alongside her brilliant victory at the Starboard Severne PWA Aloha Classic. And of course to – Thomas Traversa – who claims his maiden world title after an inspired year, not only on the PWA World Tour, but also on the Red Bull Storm Chase.

Tags: down the line, wave, windsurfing

Wave Worldchampion - Thomas Traversa

It’s official – Thomas Traversa – is the 2014 PWA Wave World Champion – after Marcilio Browne ends Victor Fernandez‘s title challenge for this year. Later on, Marcilio Browne lost his next heat against Thomas Traversa which secured Ricardo Campello‘s 3rd place in the overall ranking. Morgan Noireaux successfully defends his single elimination crown to claim the 2014 PWA Aloha Classic and Iballa Moreno, who already celebrated her worldtitle also wins the event in front of Fiona Wylde and Tiffany Ward

Results Starboard Severne PWA Aloha Classic – Men’s

1st Morgan Noireaux
2nd Thomas Traversa
3rd Marcilio Browne
4th Victor Fernandez

Results Starboard Severne PWA Aloha Classic – Women’s

1st Iballa Moreno
2nd Fiona Wylde
3rd Tiffany Ward
4th Junko Nagoshi


PWA Wave Overall – Men’s

1st Thomas Traversa
2nd Victor Fernandez
3rd Ricardo Campello
4th Marcilio Browne

PWA Wave Overall – Women’s

1st Iballa Moreno
2nd Daida Moreno
3rd Alice Arutkin
4th Amanda Beenen

Tags: pwaworldtour, wave, windsurfing


There's a new movie project to come

Boujmaa Guilloul in Mauritius

Boujmaa Guilloul travelled to Mauritius a couple of weeks ago to film for a new movie project called “The Yard Movie”. He scored some amazing glassy waves there and shares a bit of the footage with us. Can’t wait for more! Check out

Tags: wave, windsurfing


Shortclip by Moritz filmed at his homespot

Moritz Mauch - Gran Canaria

Moritz Mauch had a lot of competitions to do in the past few months. PWA and Stand Up Worldtour events were on his schedule but now the time has finally come to travel back home. Moritz went straight on the water and scored good conditions at Gran Canaria – check out his shortclip of the past few days below.

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Steven van Broeckhoven wins the EFPT for the 4th time

EFPT 2014 - Results

Wind or no-wind for the final EFPT Event of the year in South France? The forecasted light South wind at the final day of competition left the EFPT crew hoping for a local effect that would make it stronger and make a freestyle competition possible, yet it didn’t fill in which left organisers, crew and riders disappointed afterall. With only one windy event this year, the ranking from Podersdorf is the “Overall Ranking” for the year as well and a huge amount of people joined the prize-giving. Third place goes to highly talented and impressive young rider Jacopo Testa (RRD) from Italy who showed a decent performance in the lighter wind in Austria. Second place goes to Everon Tonky Frans (Tabou/Gaastra) from Bonaire, who currently lives in Lanzarote. Tonky convinced the judges with his fluent style even on his biggest freestyle sail. First place in the European Freestyle Pro Tour overall ranking and therefor European Champion for the fourth time (2009/2010/2013/1014) is once again Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP/Neilpryde) from Belgium. Steven is one of the guys on tour who is always willing to make a competition happen and is always up for a good challenge which makes him a great athlete. Next to bringing a lot of input and feedback to the EFPT he is also always living the example of a sportsman- clearly inspiring the younger riders on tour. We are delighted and proud to crown him as the European Freestyle Pro Tour Champion and are looking forward to see more of his extraordinary freestyle skills at our events in the future

Steven stated:“I am really happy to win the overall title again! Even though we didn’t have wind on the last two events, it is still a first place and the conditions in Podersdorf have been challenging and most of the best riders of the world were there. So I am super happy to win the tour again!”

With a huge amount of people watching the prize-giving, the third EFPT event at the European Freestyle Expression ended with a beautiful sunset and the outlook for the EFE 2015, where we are hoping for the return of the storms that hit Six Fours les Plages in 2012. For more info click


Tags: europeanfreestyleprotour, freestyle, windsurfing


Iballa Moreno celebrates her 2nd worldtitle

Starboard & Severne Aloha Classic - Day 5

Day five of the Starboard Severne Aloha Classic saw the PWA contest continue with the resumption of the men’s and women’s double eliminations. The swell today was much smaller than on the previous couple of days, but the smaller waves offered greater performance riding with more tricks being thrown than on the previous days. After another full day of contest only the top four men and women remain in the battle for the prestigious Aloha Classic titles – currently Morgan Noireaux (JP / Hot Sails Maui) and Iballa Moreno (Starboard / Severne) hold pole positions, but that could all change by the end of the double eliminations.

Women’s Overall Top Three Decided

The biggest news from today is that Iballa Moreno (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) is officially the 2014 PWA Wave world champion – reclaiming her title from 2012 – after another epic battle with her sister – Daida Moreno (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) – who takes home an excellent second place with two event victories out of three to her name.

Iballa Moreno on winning the single elimination and world crown: “Obviously, yesterday was a really good day for me. It was a special day because I won the final – being able to defeat three local girls, who were all ripping, felt special. I was stoked to learn that I had won. In the final I found the big section I had been looking for my big aerial, which I think was missing from previous heats, and I think that made the difference. Being carried up the beach by Dany [Bruch] and my sister [Daida Moreno] was really special, after Sam [Bittner] had pointed out that I had won coming off the water.”

“To be honest I didn’t even know the ranking situation coming in to today, but I’m obviously delighted with the outcome. I was already really happy about being in the top two at the Aloha Classic. It’s already a dream come true for me. The last time we were here was 2006 and I won that event, it’s one of the most special wins of my career – especially because I haven’t won that many events.”

The biggest mover of the day though was – Alice Arutkin (Fanatic / North) – who won four consecutive heats to rise from thirteenth in the single elimination to fifth place in the double. However, her heat against Maria Andrés (Fanatic / Gun Sails) had a lot riding upon it. If the French beauty could defeat her Spanish rival then she would rise to third overall in the world rankings, claiming her place on the prestigious podium for the first time in her career, and that’s exactly what she managed to do with more, fluid riding, which had continually impressed the judges over the course of the day.

However, Junko Nagoshi (Goya Windsurfing), proved to be a step too far for Arutkin as her incredible comeback through the double was ended in heat thirty, as the Japanese ripper showed better wave selection and execution with several vertical, snappy turns.

Maria Andres (Fanatic / Gun Sails / Mystic) and Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins) were the other biggest movers of the day as both of them won three heats in a row. With the former making her debut on the PWA Wave World Tour and eventually finishing the event in an excellent sixth place. Meanwhile, Offringa, looked to improve with almost every wave as she fought back from the first round to fight back into eighth place.

Men’s – Double Elimination – Battle of the One’s

Heat 28 saw the battle of the one’s as KA-1111 – Jason Polakow (JP / NeilPryde) – USA-1 – Graham Ezzy (Quatro / Ezzy) – V-111 – Ricardo Campello (Patrik / Point-7 / MFC) and US-1111 – Robby Naish (Naish) – lined up against each other in the battle of the old school legends versus the new school rippers. In the end Campello and Ezzy booked their place in the next round, as the new school trickery won out in the smaller waves, but Naish’s and Polakow’s top to bottom wave riding was second to none with wave after wave of vertical, late hits and aerials as they took home seventh and eighth place respectively.

Graham Ezzy enjoyed his best day to date on the PWA Wave World Tour, in his own backyard, as he claimed fifth place overall, having won five heats in a row in the double elimination, Ezzy used his local knowledge to full affect as he combined powerful turns with tweaked aerials, silky smooth takas and superb one-handed goiters, however he ran into Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC) in heat thirty, who was in untouchable form to halt the American’s rampage.

In heat thirty, Brawzinho, racked up the highest scoring heat of the contest so far, as he issued a warning to the remaining three sailors – Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC), Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails) and Morgan Noireaux. Browne sailed an almost perfect heat as he posted two wave scores of 9.5 and 9.27 points as he linked powerful gouging hacks, with a combination of stunning air takas, goiters and one-handed goiters, as the Brazilian gave an evening masterclass. Browne now has the potential to pip – Ricardo Campello – into third place in the overall rankings, but only if he is able to defeat Victor Fernandez to claim third place or better in the double elimination.

Wave Move of the Day

Ricardo Campello had to settle for sixth place, but the Brazilian/Venezuelan was in inspired form today and, for the time being at least, has put himself into pole position for the Dunkerbeck Eyewear Best Wave Move contest, after landing a quite incredible, massive goiter, which he then backed up with a powerful hack to earn 9.88 points. The highest scoring wave of the contest.

Tomorrow looks windy again with a similar swell to today with 1.9m waves predicted, compared to 2 metres from today. The skippers’ meeting has been called for 10am with the first possible start at 10:30am. Don’t miss any of the enthralling action by tuning into, where you’ll be able to see all the action as it happens via the PWA live stream and live ticker.

Text: Chris Yates / PWA, windsurfnews – all pics by John Carter / PWA

Tags: down the line, wave, windsurfing

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