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stunning footage from Mauritius

The island

Yegor Popretinskiy and Olya Raskina travelled to Mauritius in November and beside the two windsurfers and their equipment also Kirill Umrikhin made it to the island with a lot of camera equipment. The video of their “Island” trip just made it online and it’s definitely a “must see” with amazing angles and Freestyle ,Wavesailing, SUP, Surfing and tons of lifestyle footage. Hit the play button and you’ll see what we’re writing about.

Tags: accessyourpotential, freestyle, tricktionary, video, wave, windsurfing

Vincent Langer joins Fanatic

The first big “sponsor change” news of the year comes from Fanatic. The company welcomes Vincent Langer as a new addition to their team. Last season Vincent sailed under the RRD flag and is the German Windsurf Champ 2014 and the Shooting Star in the German Windsurf scene! He also did very well in the Slalom Worlds and Funboard Racing Champs.

Vincent Langer: “The boards are performing very well and that´s most important when you do competitions. There´s also a pretty good mood within the team members, they are a real family. Another reason was product manager Daniel Aeberli as he´s a very good friend of mine and for sure has a lot of experience in what he´s doing.”

Daniel Aeberli, Fanatic Product Manager: “Vincent is for sure one of the most talented riders in the Windsurfing scene. We know each other since quite some years already so I could follow his career. He is a great personality and very professional. I am really looking forward to test the new prototypes with him in Cape Town during the next weeks. We will definitely profit a lot from his knowledge in terms of product development.”

Tags: Fanatic, loveallsurfall, tricktionary, windsurfing

Switch Kono - Tobias Schwarz

The Switch Kono is a relatively new move in our freestyle scene but this „DuckTack in the air“ became the favorite of many riders and base of many advanced move-combinations in a very short time. The move is a bit weird at first but feels magical as soon as you managed to take off.

Tobi Schwarz, who recently broke down the Shaka for you here, talks you through the Switch Kono with a few „quick tips“.



Speed is essential like with many moves – go fullspeed, sail slightly downwind and change your feet to switch-position.


Switching might appear easier by applying a litte bit pressure on the mast(base).


To make your way on the other side of the sail, you should try to get rid of the sail-pressure for a moment. To accomplish this, you initally try to bring the rigg a bit to the tail of the board. Then duck the sail impulsively – same story like with the ducktack.


Once the sail is ducked, make sure you carve into the wind. While doing this, give pressure on your front foot and concentrate to lay down the sail by pushing carefully with your masthand rather than your sailhand. Looking towards the top of your sail may facilitate the carving process.

When you reach a very small angle to the wind and feel the exceeding pressure in your sail, its time to fly high. Current situation: Your frontarm is slightly stretched, your backhand is staying closer to your body.


Timing is important but the right technique to for the take-off, too.

Give a first impulse for the sail to erect by pushing explosively your backhand/stretching your sailarm. By pulling the rig and board to your body you reach height. It might be helpful for you to look towards the clew of your boom. Lay back and enjoy your flight.

The landing actually is not that spectacular. Don’t be afraid if your first switch konos bang on landing – the typical good kono does ;)

The next step up the ladder would be the improvement to a „nose dive“and a 180° sliding part to call the „Skopu“ yours.


Have fun flying through the air, don’t hurt you and see you on the water.

Tags: accessyourpotential, quick tips, switch kono, Tobias Schwarz, tricktionary, windsurfing

Dario Troiani – Good Vibrations

Let’s start the new week with a clip from the north of Sardinia around the homespots of Dario Troiani. It’s a little bit of everything with SUP, waves and Freestyle at different spots but mainly the italian celebrates his “freedom lifestyle”. Check out the clip below

Tags: accessyourpotential, freestyle, tricktionary, windsurfing


360° Footage

Jason Polakow - Panoramic Windsurfing

Jason Polakow score some rad panoramic shots with a pole-mounted camera in his newest JP Chronicle edit. If you want to know how these shots were made, check the article for behind the scenes pictures and explanations.

“The person who is looking at the 360° images can really feel like they are a part of the action clip and get a better understanding of what we do and how we do it,” Jason explains. “Even for myself I see benefits. I can view my board carving through the water or view upwards to look at how the sail is performing.”

Tags: accessyourpotential, jasonpolakow, tricktionary, wave, windsurfing


A Force 10 Adventure

Red Bull Storm Chase - Trailer

3 Storms, 10 Sailors, 1 Champion. The Entire Planet As A Stage. These where the breathtaking ingredients for the most challenging windsurfing contest the world has ever seen.

Red Bull Storm Chase delivered a new era of windsurfing performance. Out now on DVD, “A Force 10 Adventure” displays all the incredible footage of the most extreme windsurfing action ever captured.

Check out the Trailer and the Official Worldwide Shop for the DVD at

Tags: accessyourpotential, extremesports, tricktionary, wave, windsurfing


#accessyourpotential in Lefkada

Max Rowe - Vassiliki 2014

Max Rowe comes back to Vassililki every year to spend his summer on the island of Lefkada and working for ClubVass. Whenever he has the chance, the brit’s out on the water during the afternoon and training with the strong thermal wind which delivers a perfect freestyle playground after the “beginners lessons” with the light morning breeze.

Check out a few big moves by Max below. Filmed by Globalshots

Tags: accessyourpotential, freestyle, tricktionary, windsurfing


Freestyle action at the canary islands

Jacopo Testa - Lanzarote & Fuerte

Jacopo Testa travelled to the canary islands this summer to take part at the EFPT and PWA Freestyle competitions. Lanzarote with “Freestyle in waves” and the perfect flatwater from Fuerteventura’s lagoon made it in his video. Nice footage – check out “Mr Air Kabikuchi” in action.

Tags: accessyourpotential, freestyle, tricktionary, windsurfing


News from France's big wave talent

Loick Lesauvage - Waiting January

Loick Lesauvage is a big wave talent from France – we’ve already posted several of his videos and everytime this kid gets better and better. Now the 14 years old Goya Rider uploaded a clip from Carro which we really like. Unfortunately he injured his foot during his last session and now has to wait until January to get back in the water. All the best for the recovery, Loick!

Tags: accessyourpotential, tricktionary, wave, windsurfing


Freestyle / Wave with the two belgiums

Steven & Yentel in Carro

Steven van Broeckhoven & Yentel Caers – both from Belgium – are on a roadtrip right now and meet up in Carro a few days ago just after the windless EFPT event in Six Fours . Now a short clip of their session made it online and the two belgiums busting out their freestyle moves in the waves. Radical stuff – have a look below

Tags: accessyourpotential, freestyle, steven van broeckhoven, tricktionary, windsurfing, yentel caers

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