Lake Uri, Switzerlands Hot Spot.
Switzerland is famous for its Alpine sports. Especially skiing and snowboarding are very common and fairly mainstream. Tons of snow falls on the alps every year and melts into some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. And on those lakes, you’ll find Severne rider Balz Müller riding out the winter “Föhn storms” on his Freek freestyle sails.
Photos by: Christian Wolfensberger, Roger Gruetter, Alain Luck
In the heart of Switzerland lies Lake Uri, which is a small part of the big Lake Lucerne. Only a few know of its incredible wind potential.
No other Swiss lake provides for more time on the water! In the summer you’ll be on your biggest sail and in winter with you’re surviving with your smallest!
Talking about your smallest sail, I’m telling you that, lately my 3.3 felt way too big!
I still remember few years ago everyone were telling me: “man I’m never going to ride a smaller sail than 3.7“..rather be fully overpowered then riding a super nervous 3.3 right? I bet those old storm sails were totally out of control and shape.
I used to hang on completely stacked and survive on my 4.0 not trying any move till the day I got that 3.3 Freek!
And I got to say that, over the past seasons this sail turned into my favourite windsurf rig!
Sure I believe people react like „och I`m not gonna buy me an expensive small sail I may use 2 times a year.. or not“ but I always say those few storm days may turn into the most memorable sessions of the season! I mean for me they definitely are!
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Defi Wind 2023 goes into the history books as the biggest windsurfing event the world has ever witnessed.
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location feature – Club vass
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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Team Severne dominion at PWA-IWT Chile
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Margaret River Wave Classic 2023 delivers nuclear winds followed by a classical sunset final session
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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.
Balz “Radiculo” Muller rides full Severne
One of the most influential riders of our time, and the instigator of the foilstyle movement, Balz “Radiculo” Müller, has been a staple of the Severne team for many years. You’ll now see Balz spinning up moves on both Severne boards and sails.
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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