Lüderitz Speed Video with Karin Jaggi and Patrik Diethelm

Speed Surfing at its best! Karin Jaggi und Patrik Diethelm at the Lüderitz Speedchallenge 2015!
Watch out for our PATRIK Speed Board Range at http://patrik-windsurf.com/speed/!

3 PATRIK Girls in the Top 10 of PWA Slalom Overall Ranking 2015

patrik girlsThree PATRIK Girls in the Top Ten Slalom PWA Women’s World Tour Windsurfing Overall Ranking!!! Thanks for this amazing result Lena Erdil(3rd), Marion Mortefon (5th) and Marion Dusart F-306 (9th)!

Namibia Surfari with Adam Sims

Hands down the best windsurfing adventure Adam Sims has ever been on. All he missed were the waves, but we are sure he is going back for that.

Adam Sims: “Having spent two weeks in Namibia earlier this year I’m stoked to announce that myself and Flo Ragossnig are teaming up to offer the trip of a lifetime to this truly incredible destination with ourNamibia Surfari. Having travelled there together we were both totally amazed at how untouched this place was. During our entire trip there we saw just one other windsurfer yet we scored the best windsurfing conditions we have ever experienced.”

More infos you find: http://adamsims.com/

Lina Erpenstein is women’s PWA Youth Wave World Champion

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We are happy to announce that Lina Erpenstein is PWA Women´s Youth Wave World Champion! What an amazing result! Thanks Lina!

Patrik Diethelm joins Sailloft Hamburg

PD in Lüderitz_2After Karin Jaggi has joined the German brand Sailloft at the beginning of this year the other brain of PATRIK – Patrik Diethelm – joins Sailloft now. In the future he will be head of R&D for sailloft´s slalom and speed sails.

Patrik Diethelm: ”The dedication for developing windsurfing equipment has become stronger and stronger. So a much closer cooperation with a sail brand was what I aimed for my future.

Through the cooperation between Karin and Sailloft I also met the owners and designers Gerrit Maass and Olaf Hamelmann and I realized the opportunity to get custom speed sails designed to one off my different ideas from what is available on the market. Same as many team riders order custom boards from other shapers I felt that once in my life I want to have customized speed sails. It was actually the first time I could discuss and philosophize over every detail on a sail design including all reinforcements and stitches with two professional sail designers at the same time.

Going through this design process so many ideas crossed my mind and I really felt that I want to try them all. I would not just call Gerrit and Olaf sail designers but “dedicated craftsman of art in sail design and sail making”.

My aim to follow many more sail design ideas especially for Speed and Slalom Sails is very strong. After a good talk we agreed to cooperate after the end of my Loftsails contract period at the end of the PWA event in Sylt this year. I finally thank to Loftsails for all the great time I had in the past 3 years and it was a pleasure to ride such great sails.

Now I am looking forward to all the new opportunities in our cooperation with Sailloft Hamburg.”

Gerrit and Olaf: Already in the beginning of our conversation with Patrik we noticed that we were thinking in the same way. And instantly so many ideas came along which seemed worth to be realized that it would be a shame not to go for it. Now we are happy to have with Patrik one of the actual best developers for windsurf equipment in our team. 

Photo Credits: Lüderitz Speed Challenge

New Female World Record for Karin Jaggi!!!

New Female World Record for Karin Jaggi!!! 46.31 kts ! (was 45.83 kts held by Zara Davis) CONGRATULATIONS Karin Jaggi!!!!

Ricardo Campello´s Monkey Show Hawaii 2015

The forecast for the opening day of the Maui Aloha Classic promised massive waves and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Ricardo Campello was on fire and produced another stunning monkey show.

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Posted by Ricardo Campello on Mittwoch, 28. Oktober 2015

Adam Sims is UK Freestyle Champion

Adam Sims doing a Bob ClockCongratulations to Adam Sims for his UK Championship Title!

Adam Sims:  “Of course I’m super happy to win this event, we had enough wind to compete and it was good to finally have an event on UK waters again. The level of the guys coming into the comp was super high and everyone wanted the win, in the end I was pleased with how I sailed given that I didn’t really like the conditions (or the number of people in the competition area…) and to be honest I can’t believe I made another podium, I truly thought it could be anyone’s game before and during the comp. Thanks to those that made the event happen and the support of my sponsors throughout 2015, it’s been a sick year so far! 

12190397_10153629561672319_746680378_oThe close up is a move called a bob clock, I never saw someone do this in a heat and it kind of happened purely through my experience of freestyle, I wanted to go for a bob but my experience after I had ducked the sail told me that there is no chance I can get the original move so my body took over and tried the bob clock. I’ve landed it a lot in free-sailing but never tried it in competition. It’s not a power move at all but for some reason I was pretty stoked after this one small light wind move, maybe because of the cheers of appreciation from the beach :-).”

Photos by Trevor Hibdige/Lac Bay Villa Bonaire

Ricardo Campello wins in Tow-in Final in Crozon France

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Tow-in took centre stage again today with the final, consisting of yesterday’s top six sailors, taking place at 2:30pm. The wind did pick up slightly in the late afternoon, but a beach check soon revealed that the swell hadn’t improved to enough to allow the start of the main contest.

Ricardo Campello exploded into action on his first run to earn perfect 10s from the judges with a radical air burner 360 to instantly apply the pressure to the rest of the fleet.

Congratulation and thanks Ricardo for this blasting performance!

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Mats Moyson: 2nd IFCA Youth Freestyle Worldchampionship 1st IFCA Junior freestyle championship

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Congratulations to one of our freestyle youngsters Mats Moyson who became 2nd at the IFCA Junior Freestyle World Championship and won the IFCA Junior Freestyle Championship!

Mats: “We only had 1 day of wind at the 2015 IFCA Junior & Youth Freestyle/wave world championship in Denmark. In the Youth division I fought my way up to the winners final against Amado Vrieswijk. I’m superstoked with my vice worldchampion title.

I’m also very happy with my first place in the Junior division. We sailed in good winds and sunny conditions and I had a lot of confidence in my heats. My goal was a podiumplace U17 but a second place U20 gives me a lot of confidence in the future.”

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