Thursday, June 26, 2008

Freestyle is Cool

The professional windsurfing association (PWA) is running a freestyle windsurfing contest now in Lanzarote, one of Spain's Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa. They have a lot of high quality pictures and detailed event coverage on their site.


It looks super cool, with all the competitors (like Ricardo Campbello above) pulling off moves that are incredibly stylish as well as technically brilliant. Check out how intense Daida Moreno looks sliding through the trick below.


When I follow windsurfing events like this, I'm not rooting so much for any one competitor as I am for the visibility and viability of the sport itself. I think we're winning.

PS- If you want to see what modern freestyle tricks look like in motion, check out Andre Paskowski's YouTube Page or the WWJD tv section of the windsurf journal website.

1 comment:

Catapulting Aaron said...

yup, I've been following this as well and am pretty amazed at the level of photography you get year after year from the PWA.

There are tons of freestylers out this way and no doubt that visibility really helps the sport grow...

too bad it never gets featured in major media outlets here in Dick Cheney's America. =D