Fanatic mark 30-yrs of windsurfing manufacture with a stunning new movie release in conjunction with NorthSails. Visit Jaws, Ho’okipa, Cape Town, Spain, Mauritius, Brazil and Egypt with angles and on-board views of manoeuvres that will blow your mind. Hit “Play” now to take the ultimate ride with 2010 Wave and Freestyle World Champions Victor Fernandez and Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo, New Skool sensation Marcilio Browne and many more international team riders!
_ Learn about the awesome 2012 Board Range with shaper Sebastian Wenzel and team
_ Check out the NorthSails Teasers 2012
Starring / Team Riders
Victor Fernandez, Marcilio Browne, Gollito Estredo, Klaas Voget, Nayra Alonso, Peter Volwater, Gonzalo Costa Hoevel, Laure Treboux, Yoli de Brendt, Nik Baker, Craig Gertenbach, Sebastian Wenzel
The San Francisco Bay Area offers an incredible diversity of windy conditions all summer long. Often when inland temperatures are hot (90s+) and coastal temps are cool (60s), there is a good chance the wind will blow somewhere on the Bay. One particular location is close to the North Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. When tide, wind direction and air temperatures align just right, this place is magical for shortboarding. And with amazing views from the water, San Francisco is arguably the most scenic sailing city in the world.
On one warm day in early September, I set out to capture a few new camera angles and compare the image quality when shooting the GoPro HD camera at 30 vs. 60fps in choppy water conditions. Without using any stabilization software, it was clear that the higher frame rate (slower motion) helped smooth the look of an otherwise frenetic image. This video was shot entirely near the North Tower (launch at Fort Baker), which is on the Marin County side of the GG Bridge.
Sail: North Sails 5.0 Duke (freestyle wavesail)
Board: Mistral Syncro (92 liters)
Accessories: Dakine harness
Water / P.O.V. / time lapse: GoPro HD Hero
Land-based: Canon Digital Rebel T2i and Canon 5D Mark II
Music: "Take California" by Propellerheads (myspace.com/pr0p3ll3rh34ds)
P.O.V. cameras / editing / windsurfing: Ian Boyd
P.O.V. camera mount maker: Wayne Boyd
Land-based windsurfing video: Walt Denson (waltdenson.com)
Voicemails / North Tower local knowledge: Rob Howard (bikeskills.com)
In the 5th edition of the successful Fanatic Addicted to Ride series, we visit some well-known windsurfing paradises like Maui, El Yaque, Chile and South Africa – and many more! Starring the Fanatic International Windsurfing team, including 2007 & 2008 PWA Wave Vice World Champion Victor Fernandez, 2006 & 2008 PWA Freestyle Champ Gollito Estredo and 2008 PWA Freestyle Vice Champ Marcilio Browne, you’ll see all the latest wave, and freestyle power moves!
There are also several sub menus where Fanatic Shaper Sebastian Wenzel and Brand Manager Craig Gertenbach present our 2010 board range, plus extras such as spot clips from Club Mistral and Fanatic The Boarder’s Center, and special goodies such as 2010 brochure downloads and a selection of the best snaps from our photoshoot.
Victor Fernandez, Marcilio Browne, Jonas Ceballos, Klaas Voget, Nayra Alonso, Gollito Estredo, Laure Treboux, Andre Paskowski, Andreas Olandersson, Pieter Bijl, Craig Gertenbach, Sebastian Wenzel