Thursday, 30 April 2009

RRD MAREMMA TEAM in action!!!

Ciao a tutti, Ci siamo dati da fare qui in maremma negli scorsi giorni...
Abbiamo avuto delle gran belle mareggiate, con venti prima di scirocco e poi di ponente...
Nel video ci sono i mitici Gemelli RRD, Aurelio e Attilio Verdi...
Appena usciti dalla factory si sono precipitati a Marina di Alberese per prendersi le ultime 2 ore di luce,
Sono entrati in acqua con i loro WaveTwin 74 , la WaveVogue 4.5 e sono andati a spaccare qualche lip...
Ieri invece, come da copione, il vento ha girato a ponente...
siamo usciti davanti alla mia scuola di windsurf con il TwinTip 100 e la 4.7 Vogue.
Il vento era ok, peccato per le poche onde...

ciao a tutti

Claudio Marzeddu


RRD is proud to announce that the Rrd International Windsurfing Team keeps growing with the signing of young French rider Julien Quentel. Julien is no doubt one of the most talented French riders and his goal for this season is to stay at the top of the slalom and long distance competitions he will attend on his new racing weapons RRD X-FIRE LTD 2009. Definitely another hot RRD rider to watch for the 2009 racing season!

New Rrd Team Rider Julien Quentel:

“Now everything is super cool! I was at home in St. Martin and my option was just to study and to stop windsurfing competitions… And then, in the twinkling of an eye, everything changed and I flight back to France to attend a new racing season!
RRD is very motivated having me on the RRD Team and finally also my sails sponsor confirm me for this season. My goal for 2009 season is to come back at the top of the racing rankings, and the plan is to attend all the most important slalom events and long distance in France, and all the PWA Slalom events in Europe. I’m very happy being RRD Team rider, since my feeling now is to be part of a big family, and that’s perfect and really motivating for my come back in competitions! I’m super happy of the boards: is just a couple of days that I received the boards and I still have to work on the trim, but my feeling is that X-Fire boards are super fast and very stables and very easy to jibe. So I’m really super happy for the performances of those boards and really motivated to score good since the first AFF Slalom Event in Marignane!!!”

Rrd Brand manager Roberto Ricci:
“I’m very happy to welcome Julien in the Rrd family. He is a very talented guy and I am sure that he will find the right support he need with us. RRD X-FIRE LTD 2009 are the racing weapons he needs to win!”

Greetings from paradise

finally I arrived at home last week after a long long time in Bonaire paradise!
I had a long inconnectivity, during my time in Bonaire, but I was spinning almost all the time   as I was not only travelling for my personal training but also working   on a dvd project I was planing for several month already.... still I found a lot of sailing for my own training, and look forward   for the upcoming season now.  so far  greetings from unexpected windy Austria  Michael Sumereder         

Arnaud movies

Hello Everybody,

here is a link to check my last windsurf movie,

...the guy with the very old Gaastra sail is me,

Haven't been windsurfing for years, this was a day in The Algarve,
Praia da Rocha, a spot were I ride a lot.
This day was no wind enought for jumping,
just wave riding,

This was my first day windsurfing in waves since 4 or 5 years or even longer....

The gear that im using was a s*#t, the board doesn't want to turn, but it was still a very nice session...

This movie, just has 2 riders, a good frend of me, Miguel Martinho,
and me... he is on the Neilpryde, I'm on the Gaastra..

When its Levante wind for a few days, the waves start piking up, wind is side off, perfect for riding those waves..

These are the links of some movies I made this winter,

links below

...some sports dat I like to do,

hope you enjoy them

all the best

Friday, 24 April 2009

Skyeboy Double page on Boards

Hi Guys,

Left Maui already, with a pretty stressful checkin. They seem to be getting worse and worse with the gear, which is not good news. Wasn't too bad in the end, but they can charge almost what they like so we spent the last day terrified!

Just received the new boards magazine. Jem had the contents page and I got a really nice double page with a goita sequence. Super nice photos, so I am stoked.

Ok.. back to the UK now. The forecast is not looking epic, but should be perfect to finally take the X-FIRE 112 out for a ride. Cant wait to use it, had so much fun on the freerace and freeride boards in the photo shoot. Going to be flying with my 8.2m!!!


Jem Hall rips in Boards mag contents pic!

Jem Hall has been ripping up some Egyptian waves in El Tur courtesy of whilst on one of his coaching weeks and he even found it into the the contents pic of the great Boards Magazine UK. You can also find in the May Edition of Boards the continuation of his long standing "Wannabe a Wavesailor" series. If you wish to download some of the back issues of his series go to Jems Blog on

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Christian koch @ Rügen (Germany)

RRD German Team Rider Christian Kock,
last week end enjoyed some fresh action in German lake...

Teamrider : Christian koch
Location: Rügen germany


Windsurfspot Sao Miguel do Gostoso

Stefan Horrer G925
edited a cool video about Sao Miguel do Gostoso,
home spot of our RRD Team Rider Paolo Migliorini...

You can taste and enjoy the video...
...waiting to enjoy the spot too!!!

Well done Paolo and Stefan
Keep on ridin'

Windsurfspot Sao Miguel do Gostoso from Stefan Horrer on Vimeo.

new South Africa action video

Italian Team rider Claudio Marzeddu
just edited a cool video about his last South Africa Trip...
Enjoy it!

Ciao ... ho finito di montare il mio nuovo video del sudafrica
Fatemi sapere cosa ne pensate!

Niklas Strahlen: Pics from Sweden...

Il vento continua a soffiare in Svezia e il nostro Team rider Niklas Strahlen continua a mandarci report foto e video delle sue uscite... davvero un freestyler molto attivo... non c'è che dire!!!


We had one more really nice day of freestyling in the breeze. If you drive to the right places you can really get a lot of sailing in Sweden during springtime. was there for doing filming and photos. Here I send some pictures. Also check out the movie put up on Surfers TV at

Now I just arrived in Dahab Egypt and some wind is coming in for tomorrow. Life is good!! I will send some pictures nd stuff from here soon.

Take it easy and schredd!!

Niklas Strahlen

Wednesday, 22 April 2009


RRD team rider Flow Jung is not just indsurfing all around the world (after Maui now he is on the way to Moroco), but he is also all around windsurfing media and mass media as well!!!
Windsurfing magazines, windsurfing websites, action videos, televisions, popular magazines... every spot is a good spot to show he is in a very good shape!

Well done Flow... keep on riding!

Pics of Troels

Our Danish friend Steen Rosenkvist sent me Some pretty nice pictures of
Troels in a Danish thread.,19086.0.html

Pics were taken by photographer Lars Jørgensen...

Enjoy the action!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009


Mondial du Vent 2009, 1st 2009 PKRA Event

Ciao everybody, here is a small report, day by day :

Sunday 12:

 Strong north wind, rainy and pretty low temperatures, that’s the hard conditions we got for this first day of competition. We only did the 2 first round of Single Elimination. I passed my first heat against «James» and my second one as well against «Yates».

Monday 13:

The north wind is still blowing pretty strong, but the rain stopped, and the temperature is much better! No need to put gloves anymore. All riders are ready to ride at the 9am skippers meeting, but the 1st possible start is delayed at 10h45 because the wind is too strong for the 1st heats of girls.


Finally, at 10h45, race director decided to modify the Heat schedule, and to start directly with the men. The 1st skippers meeting of the day he said that they would have start with women… So, the guys who stayed on the beach were ready to go on the water, but Kevin Langeree and me were away from the competing area for warming up. So Kevin arrived late, and he just ride the 2 last minutes of his heat. And couldn’t beat Reno Romeu. Personally, I had run to be on time on my heat, but with this stressed situation, I forgot to put my competition lycra on. So, I rode pretty well, despite this hurry start… But none of my tricks count, since I didn’t wear the lycra!!!

 So Alex Pastor won the heat to go on the semi final against Aaron. The head judge told me that I would have won with the lycra. I was pretty pissed off about this situation, cause I think it’s an error of the race direction. We spoke with the race director for 30 minutes, and tried to make re run the 2 heats (Kevin one’s and mine) but they didn’t want to.

 I had to wait the afternoon with the start of the double elimination to win some places on the ranking.

 When we lost in ¼ final on the single, we are 5 ex-aequo if the double is not runned. But as soon as the double elimination begin, we have to start at the 9th place.  We have to win 1

 heat to get 7th ranked. Then one more heat to be 6th. After that, we win only one place on the ranking after every heat we win. So that’s a hard job!

 On my first heat of the double, I was against Cesar Portas. I won this first heat and have to ride against an other North rider in the next heat: Mario Rodwald. I won also this heat for the 6th place. After that, I had to ride against Kevin Langeree to get a chance to get 5. But unfortunately, Kevin had a better ride during the heat, and he continue until he lost against Youri Zoon.

Tuesday 14:

It was a no wind day in « La Franqui ». Some riders went to ride in Canet. I did few Interview in the morning, and then, I went also to Canet, for a nice kite session.

Wednesday 15:

 From the morning, the wind was blowing pretty strong, but in the opposite direction than usual. It was south east wind. This wind is very rare in la franqui. The small cliff block this wind direction, but today it was strong enough to get it. But it was gusty because of the cliff.

 Skipper Meeting was at 11am this day. For running 2 best tricks. First one was a Double handle pass best tricks, and the other one was a Board Off Best trick.

 To win the first contest, we had to make power double handles pass. I managed to land one mobe 7 in my first heat, but the conditions were pretty hard. Strong and gusty wind. I passed my first heat, and went directly to the final, because we were 16 pre registered riders, some didn’t compete, and all riders who didn’t land any double were eliminated. 

For the final, the wind picked up again, and was still more gusty!  It was a part of luck to land one double, and I couldn’t land one during the 10 minutes of the final…Ranking for the Double Handle pass Best Tricks :

1 - Zoon (mobe 7)

2 - Langeree (mobe 7)

3 - Rondina (Slim Blind)

4 - Seb garat

 We runned The Gotcha Best Trick (board off) later in the afternoon. Le wind was a little bit more side, so more gusty, with gust over 30 knots. So I pumped my new RRD Addiction 10.5

That’s the new RRD Hang Time – Racing kite, perfect to stay in the air… The Sun was out, and a massive crowd on the beach was looking at this no foot contest. It was interesting for us and for people on the beach to show a different kind of kiteboarding.

   We had 2 heats in the first round before to go to the final. We were the same riders on the Board Off final, than for the double handle pass final. Kevin Langeree, Youri Zoon, Alberto Rondina and myself. But this time I won the contest. I think I won thanks to my « Board Off Flip » which consist in taking the board off my feet, by the rail, and make it flip. And put it back on my feet before landing !

 Thursday 16:

Finally, the last day was also a no wind day. But it was good to rest a bit after one week full of action! This event it was a real success, we were pretty lucky with the wind and we attend all the disciplines.


To resume, this are my results:

6th in Freestyle

4th in Best Trick

1st in Board Off Best Trick

 Next PKRA event is in Cabarete, in June.

But now, it’s time for a great RRD photo shoot in Maui…

See ya

Seb Garat

Friday, 17 April 2009

Movie from Sweden

A few days ago we had some wind in Gothenburg and a friend of mine made a movie with some headcam-filming, looks really cool. Check it out on this website:

Yesterday we had a great day of sailing in the south of Sweden. Freestylesession in the morning with 4.2 full on and and 4.7 and some waves in the afternoon. Sunny eather and alot of cool guys on the water, perfect day. Check out the pics down under!

Take it easy and schredd on!
Niklas Stråhlén
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Il Week end del 25-26 aprile si svolgerà la prima gara freestyle della
stagione, e il freestyler gardesano Filippo Bestetti si sta allenando
per prepararsi alla sfida...