With only three boards and six sails allowed in PWA slalom competition per sailor per year, the top riders have to choose their quivers at the beginning of the season and stick to their selection whatever the conditions. This year’s battle of the elite seems tougher than ever as every pro has raised their game, but even when the going gets tough, the main players still manage to get going when it counts! Before the event John Carter selected four title contenders to scrutinise and in fact nailed the men’s top four in Fuerteventura after eleven tense and gruelling rounds of racing. Join JC in the PWA pits for our exclusive look at what kit the top racers use in the Formula 1 of windsurfing.
Words & Photos JOHN CARTER
Originally published within the October ’16 edition.