Why a 1987 windsurfer’s rescue matters so much today

In October 1987, a lost windsurfer was rescued in San Francisco Bay, California. His name was John. Today, there’s someone whose dying wish is to find him.

San Francisco Bay is one of the most celebrated and iconic sailing venues in the world.

But it is also a tricky area, with powerful and shifty winds and currents that can quickly make things difficult for inexperienced water participants.

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IWT Awards crown big wave windsurfers

The inaugural International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) Big Wave Awards awarded and celebrated the best riders in the history of the sport.

The event ceremony crowned the biggest and most radical big wave windsurfers, as well as the finest videographers and photographers from all around the world.

The international panel of judges received over 100 entries from Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Australia, New Caledonia, Portugal, Ireland, Spain, France, Chile, Peru, and Africa.

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Sailworks shifts production to medical face shields

The shields are on at Sailworks.

The windsurfing company from Hood River, Oregon, has re-tasked its sail loft and staff to start making medical face shields.

Sailworks aims to help mitigate the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in its local healthcare community, as the novel coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak spreads across the United States.

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