Loick Lesauvage first time in Maui

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June 25th 2012
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That’s it, after 25 hours by plane and two stopovers in Frankfurt and San Francisco, I finally get to Maui. Phew, the boardbag is also arrived. Then direction Haiku, to join the housing, in a drizzling rain and a big wet heat.

The next day a great day ahead: Laurent Guillemin (GOYA) waiting for me to shop at 9:00. When I arrived at the Cannery, Pascal Bronnimann welcomes me, Francisco Goya and Keith Teiboul are also there. I am really impressed to meet them. Laurent then introduced me to different spots of the island, Sprecks, Camp One, Kanaha and Ho’okipa legendary for which, he explains the rules of navigation with surfers and gives me valuable advice for beginners, pass the shorebreak take the channel …. Then the direction of Mecca for my first session earlier this afternoon with a light wind, a big shorebreak, small waves and turtles! Before rigging, I watch the riders into the water, join the channel along the famous rocks of Hookipa, then, I decide to 3.6 and go. On the water, I meet Josh Stone, Morgan Noireaux, both impressive.
Weather days ahead of the top, including a day with a mat size and fairly steady wind. The spot is full of professional riders with Levi Siver, Victor Fernandez, Ricardo Campello, Kauli Seadi, Marcilio Browne, Keith Teboul, Robby Swift, Mark Angulo, Bernd Roediger, Camille Juban, Morgan Noireaux … The hard part is making the right waves, watch out for photographers in water, riders who swim after their gear, and not getting eaten by the walls of water: short learning …
The next will be the hardest of stay. The wind and the waves are there. In short, I decided to 3.4. A few long minutes later, I’m ready: I ​​ride along the rocks. I did not even have time to join the channel, a large grain stops the wind. Here’s everything easier: in front of me a huge spike … a few long seconds later, I’m back like a steak … I finished in the rocks … phew it is not broke, the sun is back, the spot is still raging: huge waves carried endless. I launch out again: this time, after the shorebreak, I choose the right option! I spend foams. I expect then re foams. I shoot like crazy to avoid the series, I went phew. I surf, I jibe, and off you go again except as hindered by a rider, I have no other choice, the wave closes on me. In short, there, I drink the foam into the vortex that spins me again and again. The gear is gone … I swim to Lanes in pursuit. This is the end of session.
Fifth day, go to the shop in the morning, greeted by Francisco and Jason, I’m my great guide, Lawrence, to visit all the shops shape, layering, painting and workshop sail Jason Diffin. After this great morning, I continue my fifth session in a row at Ho’okipa, often with a wind that is increasing in the afternoon. This is still an opportunity for me to cross over the water the young Bernd Roediger is very impressive. The following days are alike, wind, waves and sessions are linked always to Ho’okipa. At the ninth day, Francisco, Lalo, and Jason Lawrence gave me an appointment at Camp One for the photoshoot Goya freeride and freestyle. I found much of the team and for my part, it will be the new storm in 2013 under the lens of photographer Frank Berthuot. A day full of emotions. The next day, the shoot continues to Ho’okipa but this time, I found the parking lot Junko, Pio, Bernd, Laurent, but also happens, Levi, Marcillo, Keith, Josh. I rigged the new storm in 3.5 and go … even a full day of learning.
Here, there remains that one day the next day I go to the shop to say goodbye and I want to make my 11th session in a row to Mecca. The wind is stronger today. Josh Stone out of the water preserved me: “this is the mistral at Ho’okipa today! ”

A big thank you, to Francisco and Lalo Goya, Jason Diffin Laurent Guillemin and the whole team for their hospitality and all those great times spent at their side in Maui.


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June 6th 2012

We are really stoked to have Tom Hartmann onboard, we’re always excited getting his update emails and this one was no exception

“I have returned from a trip to Cabo Verde with some of our Austrian Quatro/Goya Team. Unfortunately we didn’t score any huge swell in the time we been there, but had lots of good fun windsurf and surf sessions around different spots on Sal. We been on the water everyday on the new, so cant complain…”



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May 18th 2012

Let’s face it: Josh Stone has been one of the biggest ambassadors of the sport of windsurfing. Instantly recognized for his good vibes, big smile and massive talent on the water, very few have done as much to advance the sport, bring it in to the public eye and of course progress it to new heights with new moves and smooth flare.

What might not be as widely known, but soon will, is that there’s another Stone out there turning heads up and down the Maui North Shore. Harley Stone is now 13 years old and pounds out moves on big Hookipa days that leave you scratching your head and dropping your jaw…

It wasn’t too long ago that Harley was learning to navigate the famous Hookipa shore break, taking his licks while mom and dad watched and encouraged him to reboot and try again. And here we are today, a bona fide Hookipa ripper.

Here are photos that tell the tale…

Harley Stone Windsurfing Hookipa
Harley Stone Topturn
Harley Stone Bottomturn
Harley Stone Cutback Hookipa
Takin' it to the Top


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May 11th 2012

Pablo Ramírez Bolaños

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March 31st 2012
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It’s always a pleasure meeting someone as stoked about windsurfing as Pablo is. Just 17 years old, he’s been ripping in the heavy Pozo winds since he was ten.

Just taking a look at his new profile page and what he’s working on for 2012, makes you just wish you were 17 again with no fear. What ambition:

This year I will be focusing on improving my waveriding and getting 100% the shakas, takas, goyters and frontside 360′s down, also all the jump, tweak push loops, backs, stalled forwards and if all goes well go on with the doubles.

Welcome to the team, Pablo! We look forward to many sessions together…

Positive H2O – +H2O – A platform for water awareness

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March 22nd 2012
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Inspired Women Windsurfing

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January 17th 2012
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Winning the 2012 American Windsurfing Tour’s Women Windsurfing Maui event, the Makani Classic, gave Junko a serious set of wings, and you could see her ripping strong all winter so far.

With the new year uncorked, and her moving on and slicing through Hookipa’s swell in her token style, it’s evident that hardware will find its way into Junko’s possession. Since we don’t have any “New Year’s” pictures of Junko ripping the tides just yet, we’ll give you a set of AWT shots that nevertheless give you an idea of what we’re talking about.

Women windsurfing is alive and healthy and Goya Windsurfing is excited to be part of it.


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December 6th 2011

Towards the end of the year, we are always looking forward to receiving pictures from Chile… Each time, they are mind blowing!

The ones we got this morning  are no exception!  Enjoy Goya team rider Tomas Barreiro and Felipe Wedeles’s still frames and you might want to  add “trip to Chile” on your Christmas list before it’s too late…


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November 28th 2011

Dear Goyawindsurfing

“Just to report back from Estonia… Our windsurfing season is about to end, and we just had some fun days with warm enough weather and hopefully there is yet more to come. Yesterday, I almost managed to lose my favourite gear in our wave spot Ristna that is located at the end of a peninsula on an island. There is quite a strong current close to the shore that takes everything to the open sea. Luckily, one good soul, a fellow Quatro rider, saw it and prevented the gear from taking a long journey to Finland : )

It’s my third year on Goya gear and although we sail here what seems just a few times per year, I have improved my wave riding a bit. And in this I am blaming the fantastic gear! Thank you guys a lot!

A bit lengthy video for you to enjoy!

Best winds and waves and sunshine to you all,


I’m the Caveman

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October 8th 2011
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If you see a caveman riding in Ho’okipa, don’t worry! This is me enjoying the new 2012 Goya gear 😉

Amazing pics by Kjell Linder.

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