Blog dedicated to surfing, windsurfing & everyhing that surrounds them, with special attention to the beach of Pozo Izquierdo.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Father and son

Wind from the right (South) today at Pozo Izquierdo, but strange weather, sunny and warm but with occasional showers, so I decided to put some order in my photo archive instead of going sailing (it's wind but no waves anyway), and I've found this two shots, Claus and Moritz, father and son, similar wave riding style, almost identical pictures.

Kelly's new board

If you thought the boards Kelly Slater was using last season were weird, watch his new experiment; The Cunnel.
If you want to know more, visit Channel Islands blog.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The 600$ boardshort

Couldn’t believe it when I first saw this add, a 600$ boardshort???!!!
Looked like a joke, but I’m afraid is not, well and reading the small letters I saw it’s a limited edition which comes with a surfboard, anyway… if you are curious about it: LOSTENTERPRISES

Friday, January 29, 2010



Pipeline live

Right now you can watch live the Volcom Pipeline Pro, Jose Mª Cabrera, from Lanzarote, will be in the water in the 5th heat of 3rd round, arround 21:45 (time in the Canary Islands).
In the picture we can see Jose Mª at home, at El Quemao, a wave, which is with no doubt a good training for Pipeline.To watch the live webcast click Here.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tow windsurfing

Volcom Pipeline Pro

After five days of the waiting period, looks like tonight (night in Europe, morning in Hawaii) could start the Volcom Pipeline Pro, the first WQS 5* of the season, to watch it live click HERE, that should be arround 18-20 pm GMT.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wave riding


We had wind from the North in the last few days, more gusty and inconsisten than the trade winds, but more side shore or even side off at some spots, that translates in more wave riding and some really fun evening sessions with the tide coming up.

Back to the future


At first sight it may seem these photos are 25 years old, but were taken on Monday next to Pozo Izquierdo; Pablo Ruiz and Josep Pons, just wanted to have some fun and take a few pictures with the old sails, but the experience was more than that.
Pons was using the older sail, a Sailboards 4,8 with no battens and the boom was so long that the longer boom he could find in Pozo Izquierdo was still a little bit too short, the sailing with a shortboard was nearly impossible, don’t event think on going upwind or go in the fooststraps, and when he fell, well, the waterstart, something you don’t even think could be an issue, was not easy at all.
On the other hand, Pablo’s sail was more “modern”, a Depoorter 4,5 with a full batten at the top, I think this was called at the time a “fat head”. He was sailing in his footstraps, but the sail was so unstable and hard to control that he was having plenty of spin outs on a board that never had that problem.
Sailing upwind was impossible and let one hand go during the sailing was unthinkable, full power with both arms all the time.
Among other things, we realized that spin out does not only depend on the board and the fin, the problem could be an inappropriate sail for the board/fin we are using, or a sail that becomes so powerful on your backhand when it’s a strong gust or you are overpowered.


The guys at Lost just updated their website with the new surfboard models, and truth is they really suprised me with a version of the Mini Simmons (in the picture) among several new models, if you want to take a look:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Salinas & Pozo

Kauli by Nano

In this video we can see Nano (responsible of the graphics at Quatro) working at the Nano Art Bus doing an amazing tatoo for Kauli Seadi.


Looks like my computer is not my friend anymore, and my internet line eather, so this is it for today.
More photos from the session we had this afternoon tomorrow.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Philip Köster

Philip Köster arrived from Dusseldorf when was already getting dark, light was not enough for pictures but sure was enough for him to land a few doubles to finish the weekend in style.



Today Moritz has left the water with a small nose bleed, well, maybe not so small; after asking me for some paper to control the bleeding, he sat next to me while I was taking pictures, but a few minutes later he was back on the water, the weekend was ending and it’s school tomorrow.


Next generation

Both her parents are good windsurfers and regulars at Pozo Izquierdo, so I'm affraid this little girl has windsurfing in her blood.


Great Sunday at Pozo Izquierdo, the wind was gusty, but more side-shore than usual and some nice waves, so it really was a fun session.
I'm editing the photos now, check back later to see all the action.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Looks good

Today was a fun day of windsurfing and looks really good for tomorrow, and maybe even better for monday.

The wind is here

No photo this morning, I'm rigging 4,7 right now.

Friday, January 22, 2010



Looks like we will have a good weekend in Pozo Izquierdo, the wind is supposed to start tomorrow at noon, but right now is starting to pick up in the right direction, so maybe we can have a morning session, and for Sunday is looking really good.

Epoxy custom series

I went by CUTRE this afternoon, and they had just received these little wonders, a Rocket for Jonas and a Speed Demon II for Alejandro, both shaped by Matt Biolos and made in epoxy with carbon reinforcements.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Greatest hits


Small selection of some of my favourite windsurfing shots from the ones I did for the blog during 2009.

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