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    What windsurfing events are on this week, and what events are coming up?

    We no longer have a news section, and regatta/events often lack their own threads, so this running thread is to keep us up to date with any windsurfing event that's happening now, or coming up, and for other related watersports events that might be of interest.

    Several of the competition events might deserve their own thread – so feel free to start one.

    Or just tell us about some windsurfing event you happen to know about, whether it's in the UK or abroad.
    it's so easy for events to be swallowed up by their own Facebook group pages nowadays, and I find we often don't hear about something until it's done and dusted.



    I write this in Autumn 2017, at the end of October. The windsurfing 'season' for most is ending in the UK, but that doesn't mean there isn't much going on.



    Over in Namibia, the Luderitz Speed Challenge is already under way. This event took a break last year but is back with the help of new organisers this year and the speed 'canal' has already been dug for the competitors, and with good wind expected for the 6 week competition window for this event.


    Officially they started on October 16th, and it runs until November 26th, but the entries come and go over the weeks, with each individual booking in a 7 day period or more. Kites compete as well as windsurfers.

    http://luderitz-speed.com

    https://www.facebook.com/luderitzspeedchallenge/
    Now back in the UK.

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    if you like watching surfing – or are excited by big waves – then you might like the live stream which the WSL big wave section should be running this week.


    The Pe'ahi Challenge is well into its waiting period but a big swell is expected in Hawaii from Friday into Saturday and the green light is on for the competition to start: So we should see the event kick off late on Friday night (UK time) or maybe on Saturday.

    http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts...r-this-weekend
    Now back in the UK.

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    While we are on Maui (see above) it's also worth noting that the Aloha Classic starts this Sunday, with the two week waiting period meaning that competition can start next week but continues until November 12th if need be.

    This is purely an IWT event this year and not a PWA one, so the top PWA sailors will not all be there.

    The PWA have however reached an agreement with the IWT over this, and this year's Aloha results will allow the winning sailors seeding points for next season's PWA events.
    As such, it's like a QS (qualifying series) event, similar to that used on the WSL (World Surf League) circuit.


    The IWT have also announced a prize fund of $10K for this year's Aloha, and sailors who have already entered include the UK's Robby Swift.

    https://internationalwindsurfingtour.com


    https://www.facebook.com/Internation...l9WiH5uOw2KJVo



    The wind forecast is not great for the opening days:

    https://www.windguru.cz/53
    Last edited by basher; 27th October 2017 at 02:24 AM.
    Now back in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basher View Post
    if you like watching surfing – or are excited by big waves – then you might like the live stream which the WSL big wave section should be running this week.


    The Pe'ahi Challenge is well into its waiting period but a big swell is expected in Hawaii from Friday into Saturday and the green light is on for the competition to start: So we should see the event kick off late on Friday night (UK time) or maybe on Saturday.

    http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts...r-this-weekend
    There's even someone for brits to support. Tom Lowe from (IIRC) Newquay...

    Either that or our favourite waterman, Kai Lenny - he won the opening event in Mexico. Maybe a windsurfer will be Big Wave World Champ?!?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by basher View Post
    if you like watching surfing – or are excited by big waves – then you might like the live stream which the WSL big wave section should be running this week.


    The Pe'ahi Challenge is well into its waiting period but a big swell is expected in Hawaii from Friday into Saturday and the green light is on for the competition to start: So we should see the event kick off late on Friday night (UK time) or maybe on Saturday.

    http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts...r-this-weekend



    Should go live this evening, Friday, at about 21.30hours, UK time.
    Now back in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basher View Post
    Should go live this evening, Friday, at about 21.30hours, UK time.
    Day one report with video clips, here:


    http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts...season-on-maui
    Now back in the UK.

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