It's not all doom and gloom in the windsurfing world, our sport still has plenty of inspiring stuff to shout about.
On Sunday 6th May, across the country windsurfers took to the water for SunriseSunset 2012, in aid of W4CR. From Pugneys Country Park, to Hayling Island beach front, windsurfers took the the calm waters, celebrating how our sport can not only be a fantastic day on the water, but that together we can help raise money and support others.
We will have more from W4CR and participating clubs very soon.
Some international inspiration came, over the weekend, from 10 year old Austalian, Alex Halank.
Windsurfing's Dynamite, is one of the best windsurfing videos we have seen in a long time. A tribute to windsurfing, it epitomises a pure love for the sport, featuring the world's best but not as you would usually see them, and with an original soundtrack which you'll be singing all day.
If this is what Alex can do now, we cannot wait to see what he has in store for windsurfing in the future...