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The 2024 Defi Wind recap

The 2024 Defi Wind recap

As we’re all headed back home after this year’s Defi Wind we’re looking back at four days of nonstop fun!

The wind didn’t serve up the typical Tramuntana conditions this year. But rather, it left space open for quiet sun-soaked days of hangouts on the beach, lots of gear talks, activities, and the occasional fun race.

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The South West Australia mission

The South West Australia mission

As the 2024 Western Australian windsurfing season comes close to its twilight, Federico Infantino and fellow windsurfers chased up an epic adventure.

With the chances of scoring one final offshore day in WA, and the WSL event being held at the Margaret River main break, little doubts were left in this local crew’s minds. They had to score elsewhere.

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GIRLS ON TOUR

GIRLS ON TOUR

On Monday, July 10th, 2023, the second edition of ¨Girls on Tour¨ took place in Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria. This esteemed event was a coaching program exclusively organized by the PWA for women, aimed at fostering their skill development.

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SPECIAL WINDSURFING DAYS – EL NINO TURNS ON

SPECIAL WINDSURFING DAYS – EL NINO TURNS ON

Tenerife offered several closely spaced wave sailing sessions around the Christmas period in the winter months with some exceptional conditions with the arrival of the first winter swells.
A particular spot, that did not deliver a single day the previous winter, now had Severne rider Dieter Van Der Eyken as excited as a kid on Christmas day.

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TOMMY FRIEDL PROCENTER

TOMMY FRIEDL PROCENTER

Experience laid back windsurfing in the red sea Welcome to the Tommy Friedl ProCenter, your destination for windsurfing adventures nestled in Marsa Alam, El Naaba Bay, along the stunning Red Sea in Egypt. At the heart of the action, the centre operates from the...

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MARGARET RIVER WAVE CLASSIC 2024

MARGARET RIVER WAVE CLASSIC 2024

The 2024 Margaret River Wave Classic in Western Australia will happen this year from February 1st – 4th
Severne is proud to support this year’s event, and to see World class wave competition return to “margs” yet again.

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WATER NOMADS NEW ZEALAND – LOCATION FEATURE

WATER NOMADS NEW ZEALAND – LOCATION FEATURE

Don’t battle the airlines or travel with all your gear halfway around the world;  Water Nomads has premium SEVERNE gear for all your needs and dreams available. Pack the car or camper and go on a windsurfing road trip like back in the good old days, If you want a bit more guidance, join one of the legendary Surfari Trips for an introduction to the best spots this country offers. Your time on the water is Water Nomads mission!

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PAROS WINDSURF BY PAROS KITE – LOCATION FEATURE

PAROS WINDSURF BY PAROS KITE – LOCATION FEATURE

Welcome to Paros Windsurf, a renowned Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Tours destination and an exceptional training spot for kitesurfing, windsurfing, and wingfoiling all year round. The beach boasts a lengthy, shallow-watered shoreline with a sandy bottom, making it an ideal location for kitesurfers and windsurfers of all skill levels.

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AN INJURY UPDATE WITH PHILIP KOSTER

AN INJURY UPDATE WITH PHILIP KOSTER

In the world of windsurfing, few names are as remarkable as Philip Köster. With an impressive five Windsurfing Wave World Championships to his name, he’s not just a champion; he’s a legend of the sport.

However, even legends face challenges, and Philip Köster currently battles through one of the biggest injuries of his career.

Severne is happy to present an exclusive interview with Philip to delve deeper into the world of an incredible athlete, and his recovery journey.

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TWS EL MEDANO – LOCATION FEATURE

TWS EL MEDANO – LOCATION FEATURE

Located in the southwestern part of Tenerife, in the windsurfing paradise of El Medano, Tenerife Windsurf Solution (TWS) stands as the ultimate destination for windsurfing enthusiasts. As a windsurf-focused rental center, they bring you a premier experience like no other.

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TOP-OF-THE-LINE SLALOM AND FREESTYLE ACTION AT THE PWA FUERTEVENTURA WORLD CUP 2023

TOP-OF-THE-LINE SLALOM AND FREESTYLE ACTION AT THE PWA FUERTEVENTURA WORLD CUP 2023

Ten days of solid wind combined with stunning, magazine-turquoise waters set the perfect scenario for the 48 fastest slalom windsurfers and the 40 best freestylers to battle their way towards a 2023 World Title.

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOARD – Understanding Your Board Design

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOARD – Understanding Your Board Design

Windwise coach and Severne Team rider Simon Bornhoft continues his easy-to-follow guide to help choose the right board for your level and style of windsurfing. Last feature we categorized the whole range. For this issue we delve deeper into key characteristics that will help determine which board is right for YOU.

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SURFLINE RHODES – LOCATION FEATURE

SURFLINE RHODES – LOCATION FEATURE

As a renowned establishment with its doors open since 1985, Surfline Rhodes offers a great variety of services. Whether you’re a beginner taking your first steps into the world of windsurfing or a seasoned pro seeking to enhance your skills, a team of expert instructors is ready to guide you on your journey. With personalized lessons and training programs, they ensure that everyone receives the attention and guidance they require to thrive.

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PWA Gran Canaria World Cup 2023 – eight days of full on action

PWA Gran Canaria World Cup 2023 – eight days of full on action

This year’s Gran Canaria world cup was a week-long windsurfing action reel covering wave, and slalom racing.

Not a single day was quiet during this year’s Gran Canaria World Cup. The first weekend delivered the near-perfect wave conditions we all see in magazine shots. Then followed three days of full-power slalom racing, only to have wave action return the following weekend to bookend an incredible event.

Nearly all podiums had Severne riders present. Amongst others, Daida Moreno won her 22nd Pozo title, and Blanca Alabau won her first-ever women’s slalom victory.

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Lina erpenstein girls day

Lina erpenstein girls day

Only for the girls The "Racer of the Sea X Girls Day" at the Surffestival on the island of Fehmarn  in Germany was a success. 17 women from the whole of Germany joined the workshop day coached by Severne rider Lina Erpenstein and Yannick Mittas.By Lina Erpenstein and...

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CLUB VASS – LOCATION FEATURE

CLUB VASS – LOCATION FEATURE

Operating for more than 30 years, Club Vass Active Holidays has been offering the ultimate windsurfing holiday since 1987. One of the biggest windsurf centers world-wide, Club Vass offers perfect conditions for all levels including kids, a huge selection of brand new equipment, unparalleled instruction, and a great atmosphere.

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Choosing the right board – the style guide

Choosing the right board – the style guide

Severne Team Rider and Coach Simon Bornhoft, takes us through an overview of all the different board styles categories to help you build the foundations of choosing exactly the right type of board for you and your quiver.

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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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RENE EGLI – Location feature

RENE EGLI – Location feature

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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PRASONISI CENTER – LOCATION FEATURE

PRASONISI CENTER – LOCATION FEATURE

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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OCEAN AIR SPORTS – LOCATION FEATURE

OCEAN AIR SPORTS – LOCATION FEATURE

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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BROUWERSDAM – Location feature

BROUWERSDAM – Location feature

“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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