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Shaping your ideas into Reality

Custom projects always welcome.   We shape your ideas into reality..
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WORTH THE MILEAGE – PIERRE GARAMBOIS

WORTH THE MILEAGE - PIERRE GARAMBOIS

WORTH THE MILEAGE – PIERRE GARAMBOIS

‘While all the pros (or lucky people) fly out to Cape Town during European winter, back in Lyon, France, we have to work things out and find another way get to sail a bit, despite the cold.

‘And sometimes, it means driving 1000 kms a day, changing spots twice, sailing 6 hours and going back home late at night to go to work the next day…

‘Do you think it’s worth the mileage? Well, we do think it is!

‘This video clip is about one of those day, when you sail to the point of exhaustion and forget you spend 10 hours in your car, because you just love what you do!

‘Can’t wait till the next weekend to do the same!’

Worth the Mileage – Pierre Garambois from Pierre Garambois on Vimeo.

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rider // Pierre GARAMBOIS F990
editing // Pierre GARAMBOIS
spots // Gruissan & Leucate
filming // La BAR & friends (thanks guys!)
music // Gramatik – Lonely & Cold

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BEST OF BRITISH: K4 FINS

BEST OF BRITISH: K4 FINS

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K4 FINS BRAND PROFILE

The unmissable yellow fantastic plastic fins from the UK are taking the world by storm. But how did the story start and what can they do for you?

The UK’s midlands are hardly the most likely place to manufacture performance windsurfing fins – the K4 factory being pretty much as far from the sea as you can get on this island nation. 

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MIDDLE ENGLAND

But that geographical location suits founder Steve Thorp (sail number K4 of course!) just fine. Firstly, because he’s born and bred there and this is the heartland of British manufacturing – not to mention the site of his family’s plastics factory – but secondly, because from his base in Leicester, Steve can strike out equidistantly to almost anywhere on the U.K. coastline to score the most appropriate testing conditions.

Which he does, fanatically. In fact ‘Thorpy’ has a massive reputation for the amount of miles he drives to hunt down wind and surf and scream down the speed course.

Some say he might even be subject to a special carbon tax for the colossal amounts of fuel he burns. But that effort is all for your benefit, because these yellow foils are no gimmick.

FLEXIBLE FRIENDS

A lifelong surfer, Thorpy – who happens to be an advanced Fluid Dynamics Engineer – has long enjoyed the memory and flex that surfing fins provide.

So when multifin wave boards first started appearing on the scene a few seasons back, his inquisitive mind and access to top-of-the-line injection moulding equipment and materials got him sucked into a whole new universe of windsurfing fin performance away from the stiff and expensive G10 options that dominated the market.

The benefits are wide-ranging, from superior flex – storing energy and returning it at the right time – grip, drive, angles of attack – not to mention significant weight-savings – cost and durability had his early models fought over as they popped off the production line.

With some of the UK’s and world’s finest sailors clambering to try them and endorsements from greats such as Graham Ezzy, Thorpy has struck a ‘golden’ vein with his breakthrough.

The line now features speed fins, a ‘Bubble’ signature freestyle model and all manner of compatibility with the various SlotBox, US and PowerBox heads, asymmetric models and sets with predetermined toe-in on offer – not mention a whole load more in the pipeline.

Check out K4 at your local store, online from the largest U.K stockist 4boards.co.uk or direct from K4fins.com and know you’re supporting 100% British-made industry! 

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BOARDWISE – READER OFFERS ON TABOU BOARDS

BOARDWISE - READER OFFERS ON TABOU BOARDS

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Worth the Mileage

Do we think it is worth the mileage? Yes. Pierre Garambois drives 1000km for a windsurfing session. Watch his video.

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Aloha to Andre

We would like to mark today with a special tribute to Andre Paskowski, who should be with us celebrating his birthday. Sadly taken from us far too early, Andre followed a path in his life that many could only dream of. The worlds beaches were his local spot and travelling with the most stylish and […]

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Freestyle in Port La Nouvelle

Two clips with action from last Sunday ft. Antony Ruenes, Antoine Albert, Marco Lufen, Julian Wiemar, Balz Müller, ...

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Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup 2014 – It is on

Massive support from the local community makes Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup possible in 2014.

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Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup IS ON

The official press from Denmark is that massive support from the local community has now made the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup possible for this year. Thanks to the massive local support Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup is back on the calendar for 2014. This is due to a three-year agreement made by Thisted Forsikring, […]

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COLD HAWAII BACK ON PWA WORLD TOUR SCHEDULE

COLD HAWAII BACK ON PWA WORLD TOUR SCHEDULE

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PRESS RELEASE

Massive support from the local community makes Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup possible in 2014  Thanks to the massive local support Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup is back on the calendar for 2014.

The Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup will take place September 15 – 21, 2014 in Klitmøller, Denmark. This is due to a three-year agreement made by Thisted Forsikring, a local and acknowledged Danish insurance company, which ensures the foundation for organizing the event.

Managing Director of Thisted Forsikring, Dennis Rene Petersen, says:

“Our roots and our commitment to the local community is an important part of our company’s DNA, which is why we believe that the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup should be maintained and further developed. For this to be possible, a foundation needs to be established which is something we can and want to contribute to through economic aid that, combined with the persistent effort of many passionate people, will ensure the event’s sustainability.”

Thisted Forsikring is not the only organization with roots in the community to give the event a cash injection. Thy-Mors HF & VUC, a local institution of education, has also contributed significantly. This means that the financial side is now sorted, which was not the case only few weeks ago. Jens Otto Madsen, head of Thy-Mors HF & VUC, says:

“From august and onwards we are starting HF Cold Hawaii – a new initiative for young people from all over the country, who want to surf, windsurf, and live in a surf residence hall in Klitmøller whilst obtaining a solid high school education. Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup provides an excellent opportunity for Thy-Mors HF & VUC to make the education visible. That’s why we’ve made a considerable contribution to the event.”

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Last but not least, representatives from four Cold Hawaii towns are participating alongside Friends of Cold Hawaii, organizer of the event, in the daily work of finding more local advertisers for the event. In addition to Klitmøller, Vorupør, Stenbjerg and Agger and thus all the villages located along the Cold Hawaii coastline are participating.

PWA is excited about this new situation, to which PWA Tour Manager, Richard Page, says:

“We are ecstatic to be able to announce that the Cold Hawaii World Cup is back on for 2014. I know that our friends in Denmark have been working tirelessly trying to resuscitate the event and they deserve every recognition for their successful efforts. The event is important, not just for windsurfing and for the pro riders who compete there, but for Klitmøller and Thisted and everyone who enjoys the beaches of the region. With Klitmøller back on the calendar, we are looking forward to a great PWA Wave Tour and are set for some of the most explosive action ever seen!” 

The surfers are also enthusiastic:

Kenneth Danielsen, Denmark (D38): “The Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup has a really special meaning to me as it takes place where I learned to wave sail and still spend most of the year training. So to have it back on the tour is just a dream come true for me!”

Klaas Voget, Germany (G4): ”The Cold Hawaii PWA Worldcup is a very important tour stop for us. The event has a unique and friendly atmosphere, great conditions and last but not least it takes place in one of the most frequently visited places for windsurfers from all over northern Europe. I’m stoked that we got the event back on the PWA calendar!”  Victor Fernandez, Spain (E42): “Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup is very important to me. I love the conditions and the town, and with this competition in Denmark, the PWA Tour is bigger and more recognized. I have very good memories of the past few years where I achieved great results. Thank you very much for putting this event on!” 

Robby Swift, Great Britain (K89): “For me, Denmark has been one of my favorite spots for the past 4 years. The local community really gets behind the event and makes us feel completely at home in Klitmøller. I am really happy that we can go back there again, especially after the disappointment of hearing that the event would be cancelled.”

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