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State of Play – Reasons to Windsurf

Loop … Photo: PROtography

Prophets of doom in the last few years have predicted the demise of windsurfing but after a recent overseas trip – and conversations with wind nuts aplenty – it’s pretty apparent there’s as much thirst for the sport as ever. …

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Caribbean News: WSV Curacao Windsurfing Series 2015 Award Ceremony

Caribbean News: WSV Curacao Windsurfing Series 2015 Award Ceremony

WSV Curaçao Windsurfing Series 2015 Award Ceremony The official Award Ceremony of the 2015 WSV Curaçao Windsurfing Series took place at the ‘Surf village’ Saint Joris Bay in January. This important competition, organized by The Windsurfing Association of Curaçao (WSVC) and in cooperation with …

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Bonaire Windriders

Bonaire Windriders: World Champion Robby Naish competing in a wave sailing event at Sylt, Germany. Photo: Hoch Zwei / Wikimedia Commons

  Some people have hobbies; other people have obsessions. My obsession for over 20 years has been windsurfing. At the center of my obsession is the hunger for hard, steady wind, the kind that speckles the waters so beautifully around Bonaire. …

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2014 Windsurfing Curaçao Slalom Series II

Open Class Winners (from Left) Jean Patrick van der Wolde, 18, (2nd); Milan Gielingh, 18, (1st) and Jean Paul Da Silva De Goes, 15, (3rd). Photo: Nancy Da Silva De Goes

The 2014 Windsurfing Curaçao Slalom Series took place in April, for the second time this year. The Series is a sequence of several competitions, held throughout the year, designed to increase the level of local windsurfing talent in preparation for …

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Freestyle Flow: Up Close With Ruben Petrisie

Ruben Petrisie. Photo: Tristan Siefert

The Caribbean is a colourful and vibrant place. It’s therefore unsurprising that the islands’ inhabitants are no less extrovert and talented. Ruben Petrisie is one of those individuals. A professional windsurfer, Ruben also spits riddims and flow with ease. Tez …

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Brian Talma – Action Man!

A call to action! Photography by Kenny Hewitt

Enigmatic and colourful, Brian Talma is no shrinking violet when it comes to promoting his beloved Barbados and water sports. With a call to arms of ‘ACTION!’ hollered at any available opportunity, Brian’s enthusiasm and warm personality instantly rubs off. …

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Fourth Aruba Rembrandt Regatta a Success

Photo: Joost Horward

Sunfish sailor Jurgen Schneider from Curaçao won the Budget Marine Cup during the fourth edition of the Aruba Rembrandt Regatta. Thirty-three sailboats competed for the cup at Eagle Beach, while about 50 Optimist sailors, wind surfers and kite surfers competed …

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Antoine Albeau Owns the Saint Barth Fun Cup

Antoine Questel takes flight Photo: Rosemond Gréaux

Antoine Albeau in top spot The first edition of the Saint Barth Fun Cup was held January 27th-29th, bringing windsurfing into the galaxy of nautical events organized on this tiny French island. Launched by three French champions of the sport: …

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Shady Sponsor Joins Highland Spring HIHO Race

Participants in this year’s Highland Spring HIHO windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding race will have it ‘made in the shade,’ courtesy of the event’s new sponsor, TUUCI – a world leader in umbrella shade design and innovation. Highland Spring HIHO announces …

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