Sunday, April 26, 2009


Hi guys and chicks!
For three days already wind is "switched on" in Dahab, and just the smallest sails are on the water. Now I moved from Assala to Lagoon and sail here with my friends. Here I`m using my JP-Australia 99 liters Freestyle board. In the morning I use my NeilPryde Firefly 4.5 - 4.9 and then sail on Firefly 4.1 for the whole day.
My team mate Olga Raskina is training and working here since winter and she is sailing on The Fly 3.6 and 90 liters Freestyle board. I know that her new video profile is coming soon. I can't wait to see it.
Laure Treboux - #3 in the world is here as well (btw - Happy Birthday Laura, though it`s a couple days late) - she is in good form and her tricks are of the top level. I saw her attempt of toad and burner - Sick!!! I was shocked already with her double spock that I saw in one of her latest video.
Niklas Strahlen is training also here - Swedish guy with very high level of windsurfing and his on style.
I would also mention our Russian riders-instructors from our windsurf centers - Dima Rasskazov, Vova Morozov, Sveta Martynova, Anton Kuptsov, Roma Hrutskiy, Dima Chertyshniy – we are training together and I see how their level is improving day by day. Well done!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Hello friends,
I`m in Dahab , Egypt for one and half weeks already and just sailing in the new spot in Assalah called “the Rocks”. This place was discovered by my friends Daniel Isichenko (RUS-411), John Yutaev (RUS-211) and Shamil Ageev (RUS-17) and I had heard a lot about this spot during Dahab Freestyle Week 2009. After trying to sail here for the first time I would like to surf only there - excellent conditions for freestyle practics and really cool waves in high tide. I am sure that this spot will become very popular and I am proud to invite everybody to enjoy it.
Thanks to Valera Pistriy for the pictures.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


My name is Yegor Popretinskiy, I am from St.-Petersburg, Russia. I windsurf already for 9 years. In the beginning I was competing in Russian national race events only but 5 years ago my life changed to freestyle. I had being training a lot in Egypt and became best Russian freestyler. In 2006 and 2007 I took first place in Russian national freestyle event in Egypt “Russian Wave in Africa”.

Last year I took part in all events of European Cup (EFPT) and World Cup (PWA). In overall ranking 2008 I am 6th in EFPT and 12th in PWA. This winter I already spent for training 2,5 month in El Yaque, island Margarita, Venezuela. Now my body, brain and spirit are on rehabilitation” in Moscow. In next week I have a flight to Dahab, Egypt and I will stay there till the middle of May. There I am planning to train full power again, make a lot of photos and film new video for my youtube channel.

Enjoy my last Venezuelian video and photos.

See you soon at the water!