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Margaret River Wave Classic 2023 delivers nuclear winds followed by a classical sunset final session

Margaret River Wave Classic 2023 delivers nuclear winds followed by a classical sunset final session

Margaret River delivered nuclear winds followed by a classical sunset session for this year’s “Margaret River Wave Classic”.
Once again, local legend Scott McKercher @smiksup put together some insane rides to claim the win in the open fleet ahead of Bastian Escofet and Hendrix Stone.

The youth fleet was a tight battle between local grommets Jake @jake_ghiretti and Oliver @oliver.desforges . This time, Jake took the win with some impressive riding throughout the whole day.

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Margaret River Wave Classic 2023

Margaret River Wave Classic 2023

The 2023 Margaret River Wave Classic in Western Australia will happen this year from January 26-29.

Severne is proud to support this year’s event, and to see competition wave action return to “margs”.

The Margaret River Wave Classic 2023 will go ahead as a IWT** tour stop.

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Latest guides

DYNO BOARD SETUP WITH SIMON BORNHOFT PART 19 – HOW TO PREPARE FOR WAVES PART 4

DYNO BOARD SETUP WITH SIMON BORNHOFT PART 19 – HOW TO PREPARE FOR WAVES PART 4

Push it, drive it and accentuate! When conditions are tricky or you’re new to a wave environment, it’s important to stick to a plan and ‘try’ to massively exaggerate everything, no matter what you’re faced with. So, what better than to check out some real examples of Severne rider and Windwise coach Simon Bornhoft’s clients riding the Dyno and putting into practice some of the skills we’ve covered in our recent wave series.

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DYNO BOARD SETUP WITH SIMON BORNHOFT PART 18 – HOW TO PREPARE FOR WAVES PART 3

DYNO BOARD SETUP WITH SIMON BORNHOFT PART 18 – HOW TO PREPARE FOR WAVES PART 3

Have you been inspired by the recent PWA Pozo Wave event? Well, here’s what YOU can do to get yourself into waves. Simon Bornhoft continues his Windwise series on how to fully develop your windsurfing skills, maximize your time on the Severne Dyno and, for this issue, continue your mission in the waves. So whether you’re new to freewave/wave windsurfing or polishing up your existing wave skills, this will give you a focus and purpose for your next sessions.

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EVENTS

Rookie Revolution Camp 2022

Rookie Revolution Camp 2022

At the fall of 2022, Severne riders Lina Erpenstein and Felix Volkhardt hosted the first-ever “Rookie Revolution Camp” in collaboration with Prasonisi Center. Aimed at up-and-coming young rippers looking to go next level on their skills, and based in one of the best windsurfing spots in Europe, the first edition of the Rookie Revolution Camp was a success.

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NEWS ARCHIVE

Locations feature – René Egli

Locations feature – René Egli

René Egli Fuerteventura has offered world-class windsurfing holidays since 1984 and is considered the biggest centre worldwide. Situated right at the famous World Cup spot with a tidal lagoon, this spot offers outstanding wind statistics. The equipment is renewed annually, while rentals and courses are offered for all levels. For maximum convenience, there are two Meliá Hotels within walking distance that provide excellent accommodation options.

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Rookie Revolution Camp 2022

Rookie Revolution Camp 2022

At the fall of 2022, Severne riders Lina Erpenstein and Felix Volkhardt hosted the first-ever “Rookie Revolution Camp” in collaboration with Prasonisi Center. Aimed at up-and-coming young rippers looking to go next level on their skills, and based in one of the best windsurfing spots in Europe, the first edition of the Rookie Revolution Camp was a success.

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Locations feature – Prasonisi

Locations feature – Prasonisi

Prasonisi Beach is the southernmost beach of Rhodes – the main island of the Dodecanese Island in Greece. Prasonisi Beach is famous for its excellent geographical location, strong and stable Meltemi winds, and unique coastline connecting two seas at one large sandy beach; the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea. These characteristics make it one of the world’s most attractive and interesting places for windsurfing or wind foil, both at beginner and advanced levels.

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Locations feature – Ocean Air Sports

Locations feature – Ocean Air Sports

Long-time windsurfers will remember the former name of the shop, Windsurfing Hatteras. Ocean Air Sports has grown over the years and is now one of North America’s premier destination windsurf shops. Thousands of wind sport enthusiasts stop each season to check out the latest and greatest gear, learn to windsurf, and take some of the newest equipment out for a test drive from our rental/demo fleet.

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2022 OBX-WIND is a success

2022 OBX-WIND is a success

OBX-WIND is on its path to become one of the major events in the US. This year, windsurfers from near and abroad got together to celebrate windsurfing, compete in long distance, freestyle, and in slalom. Add all of the social side activities, and you’ve got a unique event that appeals to any windsurfer.

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Severne partners with Luderitz Speed Challenge 2022

Severne partners with Luderitz Speed Challenge 2022

Severne is thrilled to partner up with the 2022 edition of the Luderitz Speed Challenge.

Over the years, the “LSC” has been the pinnacle of speed sailing events and has offered the platform for riders all across the world to break national, continental, and global records year after year since the canal was formed in 2012.

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DYNO BOARD SETUP WITH SIMON BORNHOFT PART 19 – HOW TO PREPARE FOR WAVES PART 4

DYNO BOARD SETUP WITH SIMON BORNHOFT PART 19 – HOW TO PREPARE FOR WAVES PART 4

Push it, drive it and accentuate! When conditions are tricky or you’re new to a wave environment, it’s important to stick to a plan and ‘try’ to massively exaggerate everything, no matter what you’re faced with. So, what better than to check out some real examples of Severne rider and Windwise coach Simon Bornhoft’s clients riding the Dyno and putting into practice some of the skills we’ve covered in our recent wave series.

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Locations feature – Surf Hub Tenerife

Locations feature – Surf Hub Tenerife

Surf Hub Tenerife opened its doors in 2020, and is one of the few centres in the world where you can ride nearly the full Severne equipment range including premium level products. Located in El Médano on the island of Tenerife, Surf Hub offers world class conditions, and a great atmosphere all year round.

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Locations feature – Brouwersdam, Netherlands

Locations feature – Brouwersdam, Netherlands

“Zeil en Surfcentrum Brouwersdam” has been a windsurf centre since 1993. Over the last years it has undergone a large modernisation and grown in size. Not only a windsurf centre – Brouwersdam offers the full experience with cottages, water activities, sailing, and a shop and restaurant.

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DYNO BOARD SETUP WITH SIMON BORNHOFT PART 18 – HOW TO PREPARE FOR WAVES PART 3

DYNO BOARD SETUP WITH SIMON BORNHOFT PART 18 – HOW TO PREPARE FOR WAVES PART 3

Have you been inspired by the recent PWA Pozo Wave event? Well, here’s what YOU can do to get yourself into waves. Simon Bornhoft continues his Windwise series on how to fully develop your windsurfing skills, maximize your time on the Severne Dyno and, for this issue, continue your mission in the waves. So whether you’re new to freewave/wave windsurfing or polishing up your existing wave skills, this will give you a focus and purpose for your next sessions.

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Rookie Class Brouwersdam is a young talent factory

Rookie Class Brouwersdam is a young talent factory

The “Rookie Class” concept at Brouwersdam, Holland started back in 2016 and has been producing new windsurfers and world-class riders every year since then. 

Severne has been partnering with Rookie Class for several years – and has been following the great talent development in real time over the years. 

This year, we got firsthand accounts from the – already world-class – Rookie Class graduate Bodhi Kempen, the coach Mattijs van Dijk, and a current Rookie Class participant, Maud de Bruijn about the benefits of such a program – and what it means for kids.

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Severne team successful at PWA Croatia – Sara Wennekes takes the win, Matteo Iachino is third

Severne team successful at PWA Croatia – Sara Wennekes takes the win, Matteo Iachino is third

The island of Bol in Croatia was the host of the first PWA slalom world cup of the year. The conditions switched on every day and provided for eight slalom eliminations in both women and men’s divisions.

For the Severne team, all riding on the new Mach 5 and HyperGlide 5 racing sails, it was successful, to say the least.

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DYNO BOARD SETUP WITH SIMON BORNHOFT PART 16 – HOW TO PREPARE FOR WAVES

DYNO BOARD SETUP WITH SIMON BORNHOFT PART 16 – HOW TO PREPARE FOR WAVES

Severne Team Rider and International coach Simon Bornhoft has helped thousands of recreational sailors to get into or improve their wave sailing skills on his Windwise courses. So if you’re on the cusp of venturing into any wave environment here are some skills that can be learnt on flat water and transferred into the rough stuff. Follow these wise words to increase your enjoyment and success rate in 2022!

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Lanzarote Foil Challenge 2022 – Mateus Isaac wins iQFOiL division, Amado Vrieswijk finishes second overall

Lanzarote Foil Challenge 2022 – Mateus Isaac wins iQFOiL division, Amado Vrieswijk finishes second overall

The 2022 edition of the Lanzarote Foil Challenge was a true challenge. With winds gusting up to 30 knots on certain locations, the this years’ fleet weathered a large spectrum of conditions to complete the nearly 200km long journey. For the Severne team it was yet another successful journey with Mateus Isaac winning the iQFOiL fleet, as well as, finishing third overall. Amado Vrieswijk finished second overall.

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Sebastian Kördel launches Flight School

Sebastian Kördel launches Flight School

Severne rider Sebastian Kördel is launching “Flight School”; a series of videos aimed at guiding beginners and experienced foilers alike. Whether you’re a beginner or fine tuning your foil gybes, this will be the right series for you. The first episode covers your first steps into the water, as well as, your first flight.

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Everything you need to know about your harness lines – hang In There Part 3 Wave & Freestyle

Everything you need to know about your harness lines – hang In There Part 3 Wave & Freestyle

Windwise coach and Severne Team Rider, Simon Bornhoft, continues his ‘Hang In There’ harness line series looking at different disciplines and sailing styles. For this issue, we shift the focus and harness line positions for the Freewave, Wave & Freestyle playgrounds. So whether you’re a weekend wave warrior or looking to fine tune like a pro, wise up and read on.

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OBX-wind 2021

OBX-wind 2021

OBX-WIND 2021 went off on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, (Cape Hatteras) USA.   Windsurfers traveled from near and far for the famous OBX-WIND long distance race, the US Nationals for Freestyle and the US Nationals for Slalom

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Amado Vrieswijk is 2021 PWA Freestyle World Champion, Maaike Huvermann is vice champion

Amado Vrieswijk is 2021 PWA Freestyle World Champion, Maaike Huvermann is vice champion

The 2021 PWA world tour season has come to an end, and Amado Vrieswijk can call himself the 2021 freestyle World Champion. Maaike Huvermannn is vice world champion. But that’s not all.

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Everything you need to know about your harness lines – Hang In There Part 2 Slalom & Freeride

Everything you need to know about your harness lines – Hang In There Part 2 Slalom & Freeride

Windwise coach and Severne Team Rider, Simon Bornhoft, continues his quest to help you get the most out of your precious time on the water and your kit. For this feature we continue our ‘Hang In There’ harness line series, looking at different disciplines and styles in windsurfing and draw on the speedy talents of Team Severne top riders.

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Defi Wind is back with a “Superstars” edition

Defi Wind is back with a “Superstars” edition

After a long period of absence, the Defi Wind is back in a special edition format from October 29th until November 5th. It won’t be the Defi Wind everyone is used to, but will be run as a “Defi Wind Superstars” where amateur racers can battle for the top positions to be able to go up against the superstars who are already seeded into a main event.

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Engadinwind 2021 – A new Severne board is launched, iQFOiL and FoilFreestyle world champions crowned

Engadinwind 2021 – A new Severne board is launched, iQFOiL and FoilFreestyle world champions crowned

Engadinwind 2021 at lake Silvaplana, Switzerland was one to remember; multiple big events packed into one “Foil Mania” festival. This years’ was the birth place of the new Severne Predator foil freestyle board, and also where the first ever official iQFOiL world champions were crowned. But that’s not all. Balz Muller won the foil freestyle world championships, and Lennart Neubauer won the EFPT tow-in championship.

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