PWA Industry Members
Without the generosity of our Corporate Members we would be unable to provide the high standard of service to the sailors and windsurfing industry at large. Please support these companies... .they are our lifeblood.
Is a young company in the world of windsurfing on the market for only 5 years, born thanks to great passion for this sport.
AL360 products are designed and build directed to our company in Italy using the best technologies available on the market from CAD design to CNC machining.
In a few years has established itself in the international market as a product of the highest quality, reliability and innovation.
Angulo is a family run company thats been at the forefront and leading edge of design since windsurfing began. Angulo's innovations through the years in both design and technology, as well as on the water innovation, have influenced windsurfing the world over and Angulo continues to derive its motivation from the simple act of fun on the water and fun with our customers. www.anguloboards.com
Avanti was born out of a core collaboration between Dan Kaseler and Finian Maynard. With 40-years of combined experience, Kaseler and Maynard bring an outstanding skill set and lasting passion to the windsurfing market. Between 2003 and 2005 Maynard made sailing history by breaking three WSSRC speed sailing world records using Kaseler's sail designs. Smashing the outright speedsailing records, while bringing the title back to windsurfing after an eleven year absence, is still considered a major milestone in the sport of windsurfing. These historic successes resulted in a longtime friendship between Maynard and Kaseler, and serve ultimately as the foundation for the Avanti ethos.
Avanti was not created by these two alone. Countless forward-thinking persons got caught up in the excitement and promise of the Avanti movement. Many great engineers, technicians, and supporters were irresistibly intrigued by the question of what could be created if one dared to venture off the beaten path. Each helped grow Avanti, pushing our technologies into the realm of tomorrow. Debuting with the lightest, most sophisticated sails and masts on the market, and structured around an innovative modern distribution system, Avanti can already be considered a leader in windsurfing racing technologies.
Chris Benz Watches Intl.
These watches, which are extremely popular with professional and amateur divers as well as other watersports enthusiasts and trendsetters, are designed to withstand the toughest underwater use and impress with their uncompromising ergonomic design, outstanding reliability and superior workmanship. Precision mechanism, reliable indicating instruments and a guaranteed diving strength until to 200 bar are sure.The watch glasses are made from ultra-scratchproof sapphire glass, with a hardness of 9, surpassed only by a diamond. The Chris Benz Collection of diving watches contains 8 basis models in 104 variants. Only Chris Benz diving watches, which survived this bite test in the Shark Alley, the waters off Gansbaai in South Africa, are rightfully entitled to the SHARK PROOF label.
CHRIS BENZ watches are more than diver‘s watches, they are a very special attitude to life. An attitude to life that connects people worldwide, dive in and get a part of
CHRIS BENZ - SHARK PROOF.
The story begins. Somewhere far away from the dusty tracks of everyday life two knights met. Their gazes connected, their thoughts merged together and then ideas started to fly... Disappointed by the direction our World was taking, they felt it was time to take a step forward and try something new.
Who holds the power to change the World, to make a difference? Different people. The ones who stand out from the crowd, who are not afraid to follow their dreams, who want to achieve more in life and stay connected to Nature. The two knights knew there must be others like them… Their mission now is to bring them together.
E-11 Björn Dunkerbeck
The water shades E-11 Björn Dunkerbeck are special developed sunglasses for watersports. Björn Dunkerbeck and Nigura Metzler Optics Intl. work close together on this products to have the best benefits for the wearer.To cover all the needs Björn Dunkerbeck the 40 times worldchampion requested, we had to go new ways in the eyewear scene. New materials, new technologies and special features were developed and used.
The result – E-11 Björn Dunkerbeck eyewear, cool styles with all functions an active watersports enthusiast needs.
Exocet as a brand actually materialized in several stages. It all started out of a small workshop in the late 80’s with Patrice Belbeoch and Thierry Pen producing a few custom boards named Magic’s. The boards were then shaped by Alain Riouallec and laminated by Olivier Chretien, Olivier also had excellent shaping skills, and replaced Alain shortly after. Olivier suggested the name Exocet for the boards as he had done a few in his garage under that name.
Exocet is offering a versatile range of 42 boards for the 06 season, and the head office is now re-directing the boards all over the world with a very competent team. The aim is to serve the market at all levels with only the best and most reliable products, and today Exocet has a network of 50 retailers in France, and more than 30 distributors worldwide.
Fanatic has been on the scene since day one and today we are still one of the leading windsurfing brands worldwide. We owe this status partly to the fact that we constantly create new concepts and ideas to improve technological standards. Our shaper Sebastian Wenzel was the first to successfully apply CAD technology in production boards – resulting in immaculate, innovative shapes. More importantly: we have, and always had, a top team of world-class windsurfers inspiring us and giving us an insight into the direction windsurfing will be taken in the future. New trends in the field of Freestyle, evolving through skateboard inspired riding, as well as our ground-breaking progress in Waveboards are just some of the results of this inspiration. Our boards are ridden by World Champions, national and local heroes, but most importantly by our customers - dedicated windsurfers, who share our Addiction to Ride!
PWA Platinum Industry Member
Gaastra has been part of Windsurfing since windsurfing was invented, and it has always been viewed as the brand to beat. Today Gaastra continues to develop the finest sails, rig equipment, and accessories to suit today's requirements. Each of Gaastra sail models are specifically designed to deliver the power and maneuverability to match the needs of sailors in every location and at every level - from entry to world champion.
Visit the instant advantage. www.gaastra.com
goya windsurfing proud sponsor of the pwa
Supporting the PWA means a complete cycle to me. I grew up inspired at the level of riding from the athletes and competitions, and I have been part of the tour since 1991. The PWA had committed themselves to the highest standard of action, judging, and communication, and for me along with my team and company supporting it is just another step what we are about and also proves the core and sustainability of our sport. This is just the beginning, welcome to the next level!
I wish all the competitors a windy year, thank you for keep showing us what is possible.
enjoy the ride,
For more than two decades Gun Sails has developed, produced and distributed its brand products for all wind surfers....
Meanwhile Gun Sails belongs to the internationally leading brands in windsurfing.
Thanks to our direct mailing system, we are in the position of being able to offer permanently best quality at fair prices.
The Tarifa based Sail Development team around sail designer Renato Morlotti is working all year on the progression of our products. Our attention towards details, the high quality of the used materials and the outstanding workmanship let each Gun Sails product become your reliable and worthy partner for your perfect surfing day.
Gun Sails - For Wind Surfers – www.gunsails.de
Hot Sails Maui
If you windsurf, we have the sails, masts and accessories for you! We create a collection of sails that reflects the diverse nature of our sport as well as the unique needs that you as a windsurfer have.
Since 20 years Ka.Sail has been at the forefront of developing windsurfing sails that delivers great performance and serious fun for sailors of all abilities.
The Loft was born in 1999, and The Loft enjoys more than 30 years of professional sail designing experience. The Loft’s designer Monty Spindler is as motivated today as when he designed in years past for the Pryde and ART sail brands.
With 3 absolute World Speed records established with Spindler designs in the 90s, it is no surprise that Loft team rider Valerie Ghibaudo Arrighetti became the 2007 ISA World Speed, and IFCA Slalom World Champion with The Loft’s Blade slalom/speed designs. Valerie went on to take the PWA Slalom World crown in 2009. The 2011 PWA mens slalom tour saw the rise of Ben Van der Steen when he received his quiver of Racing Blades, Loftsails then arriving on the podium for the PWA Slalom Constructors rankings 2011.
Loftsails is the fruit of Monty’s passion for windsurfing and are available worldwide. The Loft is stoked to be a sponsor/member of the PWA!
LORCH was founded in 2000 and has committed itself to engineer windsurf boards and equipment with the highest demand of quality. After a stunning start in Germany LORCH grew up in a very short time to one of the best known brands in Europe, specialized on high end products. In the meantime LORCH presents itself with importers and distributors spread over the whole world and has expanded its product portfolio from windsurf boards to bags, masts, harnesses and a wide range of accessories.
Lots of successes especially in racing and slalom events have attested in the last years the predominant engineering of LORCH boards and thus its a logical conclusion for LORCH now to start up in PWA to make it possible for our team-riders to match themselves and the brand with the best riders of the world!
MauiSails is an innovative company building Sails, Masts, Carbon and Aluminum Booms plus all the Accessories to make windsurfing easy, exciting and fun for sailors of all abilities. The PWA fulfills one of our core philosophies to accelerate the development of all MauiSails components with competition at the highest level of windsurfing.
With continuous research and development and year round testing in our home waters on Maui, the MauiSails TEAM of designers and racers use a relentless devotion to innovation to deliver the maximum performance to all our customers. Successful design elements on the race course in competition trickle down into the function of all MauiSails windsurfing components. Created by world renowned sail designer Barry Spanier in 1978 and re-energized in 2005 by the release of new products tested and developed with Phil McGain, the MauiSails legacy rides on.
Our Experience, Your Reward www.mauisails.com
As the world’s leading brand of high performance windsurfing sails and rig parts NeilPryde is proud to support the Professional Windsurfing Association.
The Wind Can Tell The Difference – www.neilpryde.com
PWA Industry Member :: The first snap-on boom revolutionized windsurfing. With the all new POWER.XT there's another revolution coming up. The first mast extension that does not need any trimming aids and even allows perfect trimming out on the water! A real revolution! Super quick, super easy and without any effort get 100% power out of your sail. No trimming aids, no accessories. On the shore AND on the water you can get that perfect profile down to the nearest millimeter. Absolutely perfect.
PATRIK – board manufacturer
Brand new on the market in 2010 it was always clear for us that we would want to support and compete at the top level of the sport right from the beginning.
Windsurfing has been our life for as long as we remember and we are now proud supporter of the PWA World Tour.
We are truly living the sport ourselves. Ideas, innovations and products get developed on the Pro-Circuit themselves. Our fascination and passion for perfection and success is never-ending. And the PWA tour is one of our favourite playgrounds!
Point-7 finally gives you the opportunity to get the perfect sail and mast combination to a very competitive price level. Having the right mast and sail combo will guarantee the overall quality and durability of your rig along with having the highest performance possible.
Our interest is to give you the best sail size, and typology to optimize your fun. This is why you have a customer care service at your disposal. This service is managed by our Chief Tester Andrea Cucchi. Who better to advice than the person who develops the equipment!
The driving force behind Quatro International is the demand for higher end products created by the world’s greatest windsurfers, giving the highest performance possible in the sport. It is our focus to provide the most dedicated sailors with the best tools possible out there to push their limits. Innovative design and quality is our focus.
At the turn of the millennium a new era began for Sailloft Hamburg. During our early days we were a small loft that made custom windsurf sails and in 2000 we started our first series with 2 sail lines. Since that time we are approaching our 12th sail generation and are producing 8 sail lines with more than 50 different models. A small series is now yesterday’s news.
Today Sailloft Hamburg is an established sail brand, that produces High Tech sails sold in Europe and all over the world. At the beginning every pattern was hand made whereas now we use professional CAD programs. The data get sent to the production facility in Sri Lanka, where it is cut accurately to tenth millimetre precision.
Sailworks is a small independent sailmaker founded 1990 by Bruce Peterson and based in windy Hood River, USA. After a colorful history in pro windsurfing from the 1990s with top pros McGain, Wylie, Augera, Schrader, and world champion Jutta Mueller, we’re pleased to be back in PWA competitions supporting our top freestyle rider Phil Soltysiak. Sailworks manufactures a tight, well developed range of racing, wave/freestyle and freeride sails, with associated masts and accessories. Our legacy has been built on thoughtful, well engineered products, built to last and impeccably supported.
When we started Severne, a passion for making the best sails and a commitment to never compromise on their performance were our driving forces. Since then we have added experience, industry-leading technology and a refined sense of style to produce our unique line of products, all of which are a combination of engineering and art. All along our goals have remained the same: maximize performance, reduce weight and increase durability.
Ho’okipa Beach Park, on Maui’s North Shore is the birthplace of the Simmer Style Dream- the best gear, the best conditions, and a ‘go for it!’ attitude. 25 years later, the dream is alive and well, and biggerthan ever. Simmer Style has grown in to an international organization of stoked windsurfers who share the original Simmer Dream
Board Manufacturer :: PWA Industry Member
In 1994/95 Starboard entered the windsurfing market by developing, what was at the time, extra light and unique Wood Technology in co-operation with Jean Louis Colmas from New Caledonia. Starboard further introduced wider, shorter, more user friendly and high performance designs to the world of windsurfing.
All aspects of windsurfing were reinvented with this concept: Evo Wave boards, Isonic Slalom boards, Flare Freestyle boards, Futura freeride boards, Formula boards, Go progressive boards and Start entry level boards.
Starboard has won the PWA manufacturing ranking every year since it was introduced and also celebrated up to 18 of the top 20 racers in the Formula World using their designs. Into the future Starboard wants to re energize light wind sailing and the entry level side of the sport.
Starboard was founded in 1994 by Svein Rasmussen who participated in the first Olympic games of Windsurfing and further raced 10 years in all disciplines on the PWA world tour.
PWA Platinum Industry Member
Since 1991 Tabou has continually improved every phase of its operation to become one of the worlds leading manufactures of windsurfboards and accessories. Today the brand is better known as an inherent part of windsurfsports, lifestyle and board culture that appeals to young people. Tabou´s support, development and sponsorship of windsurfing events and athletes, have contributed to the company´s success, that´s why Tabou is proud to support the PWA Tour as an Industry Member.
Not just better. Different. www.tabou-boards.com today