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

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy 2012!!

We truly wish you all have a great, beautiful and windy 2012!!

We'll be here to help you with all we can.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Why F2 Barracuda is a different quad board?

At first glance, it is notable for its short length (between 221 and 223 cm depending on the volume), but what really makes it a very special quad is how fast it goes into  early planning. The problem that most quads have is that to get more grip they have to sacrifice top speed and early planning. In contrast, the F2 barracuda has managed to combine a good grip on the wave with an excellent early planning. It has been designed for European conditions, making it the perfect board for waveriding the kind of waves we have. Also it is notable for how quick it turns and for achieving the speed it at the bottom turns.The rider Kenneth Danielsen (D38) speaks about this fantastic board on the following video. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Extreme Windsurf (IMAX)

Here’s a video clip from the famous National Geographic IMAX film “Extreme”. In it there was some Windsurfing footage with Robby Naish, Bjorn Dunckerberck and Josh Ston in Hawaii. Some of you probably enjoyed them at an IMAX theatre, and most of you probably heard about them. Even though they were filmed a long time ago... they are very impressive.

If you can watch it in a big screen full hd (1080p) with your surround system at full volume.


Here are links to purchas the fil in DVD or Blu-ray.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry X-mas!!


We hope you are all having some really beautiful holidays.

Merry X-mas!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hookipa XXL...

Here's a video of a recent session at hookipa with XXL waves...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New AEMET weather forecast model


The Spanish Weather Agency (AEMET) has began to publish forecasts with a higher resolution model which includes the Canary Islands area.

As you can see there are numerous options including an animated preview. Now we will have to check how accurate it is. We will be watching.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monty on the 2012 LofSails line of sails

In this video Monty Spindler, LoftSails designer, overviews the 2012 sail line.

Monty on the 2012 LofSails line of sails

Friday, December 16, 2011

Renewal Plan

Buy now  2012 stuff at 2010 prices. Bring us your old board or/and sails and we will deduct them from new material 2012.The best way to renew your equipment and not get out of budget! What we give you for your old sails:

Simmer Icon____________________________200-220€
Simmer Mision _________________________180-200€
Gaastra, Naish, North, Neil Pryde, etc________170-190€


Simmer Icon____________________________150-170€
Simmer Mision _________________________130-150€
Gaastra, Naish, North, Neil Pryde, etc________100-130€


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

4 in 1: a busy day

Here is a video of Kai Lenny doing SUP, surf, windsurf and kite in one day…

Friday, December 9, 2011

Steven van Broeckhoven in South Africa

Here is a video of Steven van Broeckhoven, Freestyle World Champion
and member of the F2 team, in South Africa.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jesper Orth (AUS 10) signs up with F2 for 2012


Slalom racer Jesper Orth (AUS 10) signs up with F2 for 2012: “Before I joined F2, I tested the Slalom boards SX range, to be sure and most importantly that the boards will deliver on the race course. I did not take me long to recognise the potential as the performance was unreal. I tested the SX 135, 111 and 91 and straight away I felt at home with unreal acceleration, top speed and control. I can’t wait to get the 2012 boards here in Australia so I can tune all the gear up for an exciting 2012season. For the waves I ordered some Barracuda Quad boards. Not only do they look amazing but they work great on the waves and after talking to PWA wave sailor and F2 team rider Kenneth Danielsen, which got a 6’th place in Klitmoeller using these boards, I’m convinced to have a „fun & Functional” summer in WA.“

“There is a great feeling of energy infused into F2 over the last years’ time and it is evident that a lot of work has been going into „recover” the brand from their battle to being nearly „out of the game” to get back on track in big style. The new wobber of a F2 workbook with their entire product lines displayed over 111 pages for 2012 is a truly amazing achievement in fairly short time.”

Here is what F2 product manager Daniel Aeberli had to say: “WOW, the next Step is done. Now we look back to the season 2011 and we had an amazing year! And as we look forward to the season 2012, it’s just like dreaming to see how we get back on track more and more. Jesper Orth is just so perfect to expand the f2 family. It is not just about the great competition results he will achieve, it is about his knowledge and true passion.

He will be one of the most important guys in the Racing and R&D team. It is important to me to have people around who I can trust entirely and work with. And Jesper is the man and I am more than happy to give him a big welcome to the F2 team! Lets get it started …

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pozo Izquierdo 2001

Here’s a video Dani Basco recorded most of and edited for hours, and which we never got to publish… Good memories…

For those of you locals… don’t miss Paco’s Serenade at the end during the credits.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Philip Köster surfsailing North of Gran Canaria

After a few days sailing in the cold water of northern Europe, Philip had some conditions for som surfsailing in the North of Gran Canaria, a few minutes away from Pozo Izquierdo. Here’s a video.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

PWA awards for everybody...


The PWA announces a new "virtual" competition ti be celebrated on the web. The competition will be open to everybody and they will be searching for the best moves.

Shortly the will be announcing the categories and where to submit the photos and/or videos. More details shhortly... so if you go sailing don't forget to take the camera with you..

Now they are asking for help in order to name the event.. maximum 26 characters...if you have a good suggestion send it to or post it in their facebook page.

Mor info here ->

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Supremesurf Big Days 2011: the video

Here’s the video with footage of the 2011 Supremesurf Big Days which took place last weekend at the Batlic Sea and which Philip Köster won.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mark Angulo?

Mark Angulo? Where has he been for tha past years? What has he been into? He was one of the most radical innovators in windsurfing of the late 80s.

Here is a video where these and more questions are answered. And as you will be able to see... he did not stop surfsailing...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Philip Köster wins at the Supremesurf Big Days 2011

In brutal conditions of over 50 knots and extreme cold Philip sailed barefoot, with no gloves nor hat and won with authority.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Monty Spindler FAQs–Wave Sails 5 battens or 4 battens?

During Monty Spindler's visit this week to Pozo Izquierdo in order to setup the technical relationship between Loftsails and Cutre Windsurf Center for future R&D of the wave sails, we took the opportunity to tape Monty answering a few questions people make us frequently.

Here is his view regarding the differences between his 5 batten and 4 batten wave sails.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

“Raw” sailing…

Here’s a video with raw onboard footage of the spectacular America’s Cup AC45 catamarans during the last event celebrated in San Diego a couple of weeks ago. No commentators… just the sound of the wind, the boat, and the crew…

Friday, November 25, 2011

Köster surfing with his paddle

We had not much wind yesterday, but at least waves were quite good and we could see Philip and other riders with their SUPs at Pozo. 

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Monty Spindler FAQs: RDM or SDM Mast?

During Monty Spindler's visit this week to Pozo Izquierdo in order to setup the technical relationship between Loftsails and Cutre Windsurf Center for future R&D of the wave sails, we took the opportunity to tape Monty answering a few questions people make us frequently.

Here is his opinion regarding the use of RDM vs. SDM masts.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New speed record...50,72 knots!

Anders Bringda has beaten the windsurf speed record in Luderitz, Namibia, setting the highest peak speed ever recorded on a windsurf (50.72 Vmax). Watch the video!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Liquidforce with Cutre Windsurf Center

liquidCutre Windsurf Center has closed a strategic agreement making Liquidforce its main Kiteboarding partner. This agreement also makes Cutre the exclusive distributor for Liquidforce in the Canary Islands.

Liquidforce is on of the top kiteboarding brands worldwide and manufactures kites, boards, and accesories for more than 15 years now.

Next week you will be able to stop by the shop and checkout the quality of these kites. We wil have a few units of the new 2012 ENVY.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

America's Cup AC45 live right now

You can follow right now live the AC45 America's Cup competition at San Diego.

We remind you our friend Fernando Leon is part of the Spanish team Green Comm. This week he had the opportunity to test the boat as helmsman during competition.

About the fins


It is difficult for you to go upwind? You can not avoid spin out? Do you want to improve your surf or get more speed? Everyone has his own reasons and choosing the right fin can make the difference between a fantastic board and one you do not like it at all. Generally speaking, slalom fins give us more speed and allow us to go upwind easier. In waves, we have to choose between on-shore and side-shore fins. Also, the size is very important; with a bigger fin we get easily on planning but it is not so good for turns. Smaller fins are better for stong winds and for close turns.
Choco Fins has a wide range of fins for all conditions: slalom, bump and jybe, wave,...come to our shop and choose the right one for you! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New kitesurfing school: Try it!!!


In the following days we will inaugurate our new Kitesurfing school with the help from Pawel who has just arrived from Tarifa where he was working for our friend Angel at the prestigious Hotel Dos Mares school.

Next weekend we organize an open day where you can have your first contact with a kite with Pawel’s help. Call us (928791304) or send us an email ( and reserve. It is totally free. Tell all your friends.

Another thing to do during the winter.


We would like to highlight the following form Pawel:

  • He has been teaching for over 11 years in thebest kitesurfing schools in the world.
  • He speaks Spanish, Polish, German, English and Russian.
  • He can teach all levels
  • He is a lifeguard
  • He has an official title from IKO, who promotes safe learning of kitesurfing.

The school will focus in the safe and quality teaching of the sport following a proved methodology and never more than 2 students per instructor.

Monday, November 14, 2011

An evening with Monty Spindler


Next Tuesday November 22 at 20:30 we will celebrate a sail tunning workshop with Monty Spindler, Loft Sails designer.

Monty is probably one of the most technically proficient sail designers in the industry, and you can´t miss this workshop. Monty will rig a few sails and will answer all your questions. Take advantage and resolve all those doubts that arise in your discussion at the beach.

The workshop will take place at El Viento Restaurant at Pozo Izquierdo, where we will take away most of the tables to leave rooms for the sails and you.

Send us an email at or call us ay 928791304 to confirm… we will offer some snacks.

Here is a video that can set the tone for what to expect next Tuesday.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New F2 Quad Wave 2012 SUP

Today Carlos was the lucky one to use for the first time the new F2 Quad Wave 2012 SUP...

Largest wave ever surfed

Probably most of you have seen this video already.... but we can't stop watching it...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

30 years of F2

The awarded windsurfing company has created a lot of good boards since 1981 like the Sputnik, the Peter Thommen and others. A lot of riders has choosed F2 like Bjorn Dunckerberck, Jason Polakow, Peter Volwater o Levi Siver. On this video you can watch 2011 stuff. If you want to watch the new boards (2012), come to our shop.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Anders Björkqvist flies with the Racing Blades

In this video Anders Björkqvist (LoftSails Team Rider) flies the Racing Blades down the line.

You will able to see them fly down Bahia de Formas shortly...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The sea: incredible storms...

Here's a video with some real storms... storms we probably would not even ook out the window.

The video shows some footage a lot of you will recognize because you saw the photo in a poster.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Streamlined boomheads for your AL360

¿Tired of your AL360 boomhead breaking on you?… we have the solution for you: Streamlined aluminum boomheads. Upon a request from Cutre, Streamlined has prepared a batch of its famous aluminum boomheads specifically to fit the AL360 booms.

We can only put some photos and tell you to stop by the shop to check them out. It is very difficult to explain with words how firm, secure, and easy to use they are. Another result from the close collaboration between Cutre and Streamlined in order to fulfill the hardcore needs for Pozo Izquierdo.

For those of you who bought their boom with Cutre… special price.




Sunday, November 6, 2011

LoftSails lands at Pozo Izquierdo beach


Friday we received the first shipment from LoftSails… the wind was with us all weekend and our customers and friends enjoyed every minute.

We have recevied the 2012 PureLip and Oxygen sails. The opinions and comments have been very positive and everybody emphasized their stability, speed and how smooth they go through the gusts.

Good job Monty!!!

Stop by the shop and check them out.


PureLip 4.5 (Radical Wave)


Oxigen 5.9 (Freeride)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New F2 2012 boards arrive

We just received new 2012 F2 boards: more Barracuda Quad Wave, the Rodeo (Freestyle world champion), the Rebel single fin wave, the Vibe Freestyle Wave, and two SUP, the Quad and the Chillout.

The following video gives you a quick view of these boards. In the nex days we will give you more details of each of them. Looks like the wind this weekend will help us try all of them… stop by the shop and we will show them to you. They are ready for rental/testing/purchase.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Monty surfing the new 2012 WaveScape

Here are a few photos of Monty Spindler (LoftSails designer) surfing the new 2012 WaveScape at Bolonia (near Tarifa). Nice!!!

Monty surfing the new 2012 WaveScape

Here are a few photos of Monty Spindler (LoftSails designer) surfing the new 2012 WaveScape at Bolonia (near Tarifa). Nice!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

The windsurfing history

We have found this nice video about the beggining of windsurfing and its evolution. Do you remember wood booms? Do you know why footstraps were created in the beggining? 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Patrik quits North and goes LoftSails

Loft Sails is happy to announce Patrik Diethelm (ITA 120) as a new International Team member for the next racing season, joining forces with the rest of our International Team. It is the first time in 10 years that Patrik changes his sails sponsor, surely his experience and innovative vision will be an added value for Loft Sails.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Streamlined: carbon extension prototype

A few days ago we received a carbon extension prototype from Streamlined USA. After we got green light from them we publish a few photos… we cannot transmit with them the extreme lightness of the piece. Stop by the shop and check out by yourself.

Cutre Windsurf Center is in conjunction with HT Maui testing center for Streamlined USA equipment. We are the only ones to receive these prototypes for their final testing prior to market launch of the 2012 line of products. As soon as we have conditions we will test this extension to the limit.

  • Secret: The 2012 final model has a surprise which does not appear in the photo, as the manufacturer wants to keep it confidential until de last minute to avoid other brands from copying.





Saturday, October 22, 2011

No wind but... cars

Almost no wind today... but Pozo has become base for a dirt rally...


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

LoftSails 2012: first photos

Here are some of the first photos of the PureLip 2012 from LoftSails... ours/yours are about to arrive... by the way for those of you who ordered in purple... I think we can confirm how nice and elegant they are. the way they continue to show no wrinkles... do your sails wrinkle?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Training like a champ

Here's a video oh Philip training at Pozo a few days ago...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Forward loop simulator


Interesting, isn't it? We watched it on Sylt. But, as it will be quite difficult to get one, come to Cutre and you will learn step by step how to do it. We first record you, then we explain the manouvre step by step. Afterwards we go together on the water and we practice together until you get it. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Preview of the new Steven Van Broeckhoven Rodeo Pro Model 2012

In occasion of the Birthday of the Freestyle World Champion 2011, F2 releases a first preview of the new Steven Van Broeckhoven Rodeo Pro Model 2012.

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