How ironic is this.
While epic conditions were once again blessing the PWA contest in Cabo Verde and the only way the internet surfers could follow the event was a TEXT live ticker (by the way, congrats to whoever did it... I like the style), Dave Troup managed to do the first windsurfing webcast ever from Hookipa on epicsessions.tv
PWA organizers would you please finally do something about it?
Or, alternatively, Dave would you please go to Cabo Verde next year instead of coming to Maui?
Here's Dave at work. See? It didn't take that much... a video camera, a computer, a cell phone data connection, a few streaming servers somewhere and some bandwidth. Of course this was just a beta test. It could be better quality but hey... I would have loved watching Cabo Verde like that!
For the records. The car from where he shot from is one of mine. It is now in the history as the car that hosted the first windsurfing live webcast ever...
I took a few pics too. I'll post them and comment about the PWA single elimination results.
This is Taka, clearly sponsored by Naish now.
Keith is still sponsored by himself, instead.
I saw this shot coming, but I didn't have the time to zoom out. So I had to shoot a bit early in order to have both sailors in the frame. Less zoom and a bit later and it would have been a killer shot.
Can't blame the zoom though. Look how close I can get. Totally digging the rail graphic of this Naish board. Nice and stylish.
And now a short section dedicated to a few creative friends (who I hope have good sense of humor...).
Cookie in a new move called Shampoo.
Elena in a "stick a nice butt out" bottom turn.
Fiona doing a proper water job.
Forgot to comment the PWA results!
Quickly, because I got to go play bass...
1) Kay Lenny almost made the final... shocking! Unbelievable that a 15 year old kid is so competitive already to kick ass like that. Absolutely impressed.
2) A few days ago, I was at the Hot Sails shop and with Tom and Glenn we bet on how Francisco Goya would have done after so long away from competition. Guess what I said... bloody fourth, that's what I said! Forgot what we bet though...
3) Congrats to Kauli and watch out Levi on the double elimination.
Got to go!!!