Live Webcast from PWA Windsurfing World Tour in a ground-breaking move,

the Professional Windsurfers Association announced today that the opening

Wave Grand Prix of the season will be broadcast live from Gran Canaria.

With its' revolutionary technology, Narrowstep Inc, the TV on the Internet

specialists, will be providing a platform for this coverage through their

recently launched website.

This is not just a webcast at the usual "webcast quality" however,


there are different formats that the programming can be viewed in, though

the best quality is achieved using a Broadband connection which is

geared for.

Sportshows TV, the PWA's Television partners will be providing the live

coverage, which is a test for further broadcasts from the PWA Tour later

this year. It will be a full-on live show with expert windsurfing

commentators watching the worlds' best action as it happens. With

presenters, interviews and post action comments from the sports top stars,

this is a revolutionary new way to cover the sport and bring into the

homes of every windsurfing fan worldwide.

The PWA Vargas Grand Prix will be broadcast live from the beach in Vargas

on Gran Canaria's east coast, with a two-hour live show planned for the

afternoons of Saturday 3rd May and Sunday 4th May, starting around 2pm

local time subject to conditions.

The show can be linked to from the PWA's website at .

PWA Tour Manager Richard Page commented, "This is a huge step forward


the sport in terms of the media potential, and shows the level of growth

and interest there is in professional windsurfing worldwide. I think

people will be surprised at being able to see the best in the world going

for it and know it's happening in real time".

Sportshows TV Managing Director Clifford Webb said, "We've been covering

windsurfing for many years now, but this is the first real opportunity to

show the sport live, as it happens. We'll produce 12 x 25 minute programs

on the world tour this year for international distribution, but being able

to cover this wave contest from Gran Canaria in 30 knot winds and with

double loop attempts happening it's going to be just wild".