We started off this week's news with the long awaited Ghosts of Speed trailer, the movie is now on sale and from what we've heard and seen it is s true spectacle of speed.

Merry Christmas!

Also for your viewing pleasure, the BWA Tiree coverage will be on TV soon, so set your sky boxes to record! Full details here.

Looking forward to 2013 competition there has already been a few rumours of more PWA venues to be added to the calendar, and now we learn that after an unsuccessful 2012 the Red Bull Storm Chase will continue into the new year, which certainly gives us all something to look forward too!

It is great to see not only the top level windsurfers, but also the up and coming stars, including the young Alex Blackmore that has just signed to team QSW.

Of course we can't leave without mentioning that this week Boards has been all about freewave tests, with the complete line up of reports now here online make sure you provide your comments, feedback and opinions on all boards tested using the comments at the bottom of each post.

If you fancy a last minute trip away the Christmas, but don't fancy and long, expensive flights, Stena Line are running some great deals over the the emerald isle.

And finally Boards would like to wish all readers a very Merry Christmas! Whilst we will be relaxing by the fire, eating lots and unwrapping much anticipated presents over the festive period, Boards will still be posting news and features after Boxing Day, so keep your eyes peeled.

Can you guess who is staring in our festive photo? Is it obvious? Or does it take you a few minutes to work it out? Let us know and have your guess in the comments below....