Albee Layer survives a dangerous wipeout at Jaws

Albee Layer: falling into the abyss

Albee Layer suffered a massive wipeout at Jaws, Maui. He will be out of the water for while.

The Hawaiian big swell hellman has had a fantastic season at Peahi but, this time, the beast sea almost claimed his life. Layer knew there wouldn’t be enough sea to run “The Eddie,” so he stayed in Maui…

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The complete windsurfing and kiteboarding race signals

Race flags: they always mean something | Photo: James Briggs

Do you know the race signals that govern the sports of windsurfing and kiteboarding? Sailing races have flags and sounds for different messages. Learn what these visual and audible codes mean.

The Racing Rules of Sailing apply to the sports of windsurfing, kitesurfing and any other form of…

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Kevin Pritchard is "Not Wiser"

Kevin Pritchard: nearly 40 and not wiser | Photo: Carter/PWA

Kevin Pritchard has a statement to make before turning 40. He is “Not Wiser.”

The Californian windsurfer from Canyon Lake lives in Hawaii, but he is constantly chasing the world’s best wind and waves. But, this time, Pritchard just wants to share his Hookipa sessions with all of…

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Jesper Vesterstroem storms the 2015 UNITED STATES Windsurfing Nationals

2015 US Windsurfing Nationals: Jesper accelerates | Photo: Daniel Gallet

Jesper Vesterstroem is the marvellous winner of the 2015 UNITED STATES Windsurfing National Championship, a three-day miracle held in Cabrillo Beach, California.

The Danish windsurfer claimed the Formula and Slalom divisions. Xavier Ferlet, his legendary archrival, had to content himself with a…

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Windiest city in the world ready for the Eastbourne Slalom Plus 2015

New Zealand: sailing in the windiest city in the world | Photo: Isaac Spedding

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand and the windiest city in the world, is inviting all windsurfers for the Eastbourne Slalom Plus 2015.

Eastbourne is a very very small community across the harbor from Wellington City, which has an average wind speed of 16 knots. In its windiest year, it…

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Alastair McLeod is the first windsurfer to ride Pedra Branca

Alastair McLeod: controlling fear at Pedra Branca | Photo: Carey/Red Bull

Alastair McLeod has become the first ever windsurfer to ride the monster waves of Pedra Branca, in Tasmania, Australia.

The intrepid sailor guided into the massive swell faces by Marti Paradisis and his group. His first attempt almost ended up in tragedy. McLeod could not administer the rig and…

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How to install the windsurfing footstraps

Footstraps: plane better with the right setup | Photo: Carter/PWA

Footstraps are a key accessory for windsurfers wishing to step into intermediate and advanced sailing grounds. If you’re looking for speed, fast jibes, and powerful jumps, then you need to know how to adjust them.

Learning how to set up your footstraps is learning how to manipulate your…

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