|wTuesday, February 28, 2006|
The new "Chaser" trailer offers 46 cubic feet of storage and a weather-tight lid. It can be customized for a wide range of duties. The Surfing edition will be marketed through Wetsand.com, the largest surfing retailer on the net. The "WaveChaser", as it is dubbed, will have a rooftop tent, awning, kitchen, water tank, gas cans, and a fridge. "We have incorporated a large rack that will accommodate the tent and surfboards" said Mario Donovan, V.P. for Production at AT. "The "Chaser" is very versatile. We can set it up for a combination of different sports such as surfing, mountain biking, kayaking and float tubes, for example." Baja trip here!
AT is a Southern California based company with the production facility in Colton. In addition to the "Chaser" they also produce the larger "Horizon" Off Road trailer. AT has also designed rugged trailers for medical service applications as well as custom configurations for outfitters and adventure tour companies. Info: www.adventuretrailers.com
UK distributor www.overlandby4x4.com
European distributor www.way2b.nl
posted by editors at 2/28/2006 10:14:00 PM | (1) comments
|wWednesday, February 22, 2006|
Hawaii Pro postponed
Due to the requirements of the major sponsors that we are working with, the 2006 PWA Hawaii Pro will now take place later in the year. The event, which showcases the greatest wave sailing talent in some of the best conditions on earth, is traditionally the opening salvo of the battle for the PWA Wave Championship. However, in order to correctly integrate the event with the marketing needs of its sponsors, the contest will now be rescheduled to a date later in 2006.
PWA Chairman Jimmy Diaz: "I am sure both the fans and the sailors will be disappointed that they will now have to wait to see the best of the best at Hookipa. Nevertheless, we are confident that the lead time we have gained through the postponement will ensure we can put together a world class event that will be a critical component of this years Wave Championship and a great success for our sponsors and for windsurfing as a whole."
Previous winners have included some of the biggest names in wave sailing such as Jason Polakow (Neil Pryde, JP), Josh Angulo and Daida Moreno (North Sails, Mistral). Despite the postponement, the 2006 Hawaii Pro is expected to be the most prestigious event on the PWA Wave circuit.
posted by editors at 2/22/2006 10:06:00 AM | (2) comments
|wTuesday, February 21, 2006|
King of the Caribbean cancelled
press release: Bonaire- The King of the Caribbean Committee regretfully announces the cancellation of the 4th King of the Caribbean which was provisionally slated for April 6-9. After careful thought and discussion, the committee unilaterally decided that it would be in the best interest of the Bonaire windsurfing community to distribute monies allocated for King of the Caribbean to the 2nd Annual Pro Kids Worlds slated for Aug. 3-6. The youth and windsurfing is clearly the vision and the direction to place energy and support. All members of the King of the Caribbean Committee will join forces with the Pro Kids Committee in creating the biggest and best event to happen in our windy paradise.
Qualifier events for kids will be held May - July all over the globe. The finals will be held here in Bonaire when it is expected that kids from the UK, France, Italy and German to name a few, will come compete for the coveted title of Pro Kid. Starboard is once again sponsoring this event. Our 2nd event is expected to eclipse last year's great success. It is hoped that all support and sponsors of KOTCaribbean recognize the youth and our sport and transfer sponsorship to the Pro Kids Worlds.
A new pro freestyle event is being planned for 2007 which is surely going to blow away the windsurf world. Keep watching for news and updates. Thank you for your support. Please contact Elvis Martinus at 717-2288 or Ann Phelan for sponsor or event details.
posted by editors at 2/21/2006 03:55:00 PM | (0) comments
|wSaturday, February 18, 2006|
Beach safe for keys and more
KEYPOD is a simple, robust, portable, weather resistant, secure storage safe for keys and other valuables designed to deter would be thieves so that they move on to an easier target. It blends a three digit combination padlock with an integrated storage cavity which is large enough to hold all know modern electronic vehicle keys (and keyless "keys"), household keys, spare change, credit cards and even some mobile phones. By simply pressing a button the 8mm padlock shackle opens simultaneously with the storage lid, place in your keys etc, choose a solid anchor point on the car to secure the padlock shackle, close the lid and shackle and set the combination....safe keys!
More info & online shop: www.extremehorizon.com
posted by editors at 2/18/2006 06:47:00 PM | (0) comments
|wFriday, February 17, 2006|
First Indoor in Belgium!
Water sport spectacle in "Flanders Expo Gent", 15th and 16th of April 2006
"A pool of roughly 80 by 40 meters, 3 000 000 liters of water, 30 fans which producing wind speeds up to 60 km/h. During the Easter weekend this arena will be the battlefield of the worlds top windsurf and professionals.
Live Indoor windsurfing is a breathtaking experience. An event that cannot be missed by water sport addicts and sport lovers with sessions on Saturday evening the 15th and Sunday afternoon the 16th.
Once the fans reach full power, the world top windsurfers enter their playground. Thirty international participants take it on against each other in three disciplines: slalom, freestyle and jump. This contest is part of the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) tour. Top windsurfers such as Ricardo Campello (Brazil), Nik Baker (Great-Britain), Douglas Diaz (Venezuela) and Josh Angulo (USA) and the Moreno twins Daida and Iballa (Spain) go beyond limits to divide the 40,000 Euro price money. Spectacular moves, impressive jumps and intense races."
posted by editors at 2/17/2006 11:07:00 AM | (0) comments
|wWednesday, February 15, 2006|
Cape Cod Wahines
The relaunched Cape Cod Wahine website has gone live: www.capecodwahines.com
posted by editors at 2/15/2006 10:27:00 AM | (0) comments
|wSunday, February 12, 2006|
Karin Jaggi on North Sails
"Since the first January I am sailing on North Sails. I am honored to join the most successful team in the windsurfing sailmarket. And I'm soooooo stoked with my new sails!!!! The fastest sails I have ever tried!!!
But there is also the tear in my eye to have to say goodbye to Arrows. For as long as I can remember I have always been on Arrows Sails. I was their first international teamrider and have won all my titles with that brand. It has been a great 12 years with many memorable moments and many friends within the Arrows family that I hope to keep forever. THANKS - thanks to all of you - most of all for all your personal mental support for over a decade!!!
Now starts a new era for me - and I am tripple motivated!!! I am joining a highly successful team - including my toughest competitors in Waves, Freestyle and Super-X - and a brand that has the same goal than myself: to be the best."
posted by editors at 2/12/2006 10:41:00 PM | (0) comments