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Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness, with Fitsix active clothing – press up

Authored by Keith Atkinson Pic: Andy Stallman For the next in the series of exercises, the press up. There are many, many variations of the press up, and we slow this exercise down into a step-by-step guide to perform this awesome movement. It’s a slight upgrade in difficulty from the first in the series (the cable chest press). Some may […]

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You need to start planning your end of year windsurfing holiday now!

Words & pics Planet Windsurf Holidays The first six months of the year have already passed us by and if you haven’t started planning your end of year holiday already you might be too late. With accommodation filling up fast for Christmas and New Year getaways to some of the very best windsurf destinations on the planet, you will want […]

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Unmasked power – Flight Sails The Zorro 5.2m windsurfing sail review

For anyone following the PWA World Wave Tour Dany Bruch will be a familiar name. The ripper from Tenerife is one of the most progressive windsurfers around and as such demands the necessary tools to perform at such a high level. Flight Sails may be a new name to some but Dany’s signature wave sail, The Zorro, is certainly primed […]

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The TOP 3 – ‘Fintastic’ battle at the RHOSNEIGR WAVE CLASSIC!

Words: Mark Dowson/BWA Pics: Mike Spencer, Mike Gibbens & Ollie Laddiman. Round 1 of the BWA 2018 Tour for the Pros kicked off at Rhosneigr on the 11th of May. BWA Press Officer Mark Dowson caught up with the three riders who topped the podium and asked them about their competition, kit tuning and pre-season training. Interestingly, all of them were […]

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Chatting with Chubbs – talking Flying Fish windsurfing instructor training with Adam Chubbock

Pics: PROtography There’s a lot of talk at the moment about working in windsurfing and the watersports industry at large (see our interview with Neilson’s Head of People Iain Stevenson-Wood for another angle). Continuing this theme, with the aim of bringing more info about working in the industry to the fore, Windsurfing UK’s editor Tez caught up Flying Fish’s Overseas […]

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National Watersports Festival celebrates its 12th successful year!

The National Watersports Festival delivered another superb three days of windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding at Rutland Water, East Midlands over the weekend (8-10th June). In the usual packed style for the NWF the water was a hive of activity with racing, demos, taster sessions, sprint races, distance races, SUP Polo, mass starts and families simply enjoying Rutland’s only […]

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Is windsurfing equipment too expensive? – Bouke Becker speaks about the cost of windsurf kit

Words: Bouke Becker Pics: Witchcraft Windsurfing There’s much criticism about the cost of new windsurfing equipment – in fact, it’s serious bone of contention for many riders. Long time industry insider and business owner Bouke Becker speaks about one of the most controversial aspects of windsurfing. Talk to us about the cost of windsurfing equipment and why prices are such […]

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‘Gis a job’, with Neilson Holidays’ Head of People Iain Stevenson-Wood

Pics: Fi Plavenieks, Neilson Holidays, Sian Fisher, Madie Day, Tracy Lower If you’re looking for a job in watersports, possibly as a windsurfing instructor, then one of the biggest UK employers for this kind of role is Neilson Holidays. Each year the company helps put a raft of new recruits through the RYA training scheme in readiness for a season […]

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Keith Atkinson: windsurfing fitness, with Fitsix active clothing – single arm pulldown

– Authored by Keith Atkinson British Windsurfing Champion and experienced Personal Fitness Trainer Keith Atkinson shows us how to perform a range of gym exercises safely and effectively.  In part three of the fitness series, ‘The Single Arm Pulldown’ is featured. A variation of the previous back exercise, another great one for the Lats (Latissimus Dorsi), however a focus on […]

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National Watersports Festival – This Weekend. Don’t Miss It

‘20°C, some sun and a breeze…’  It looks like the perfect weather for THE BIG WEEKEND – The National Watersports Festival (NWF) which is taking place at Rutland Water this weekend! (8-10th June 2018). Online entry is now closed but YOU CAN STILL GO! Tickets can be purchased at the Festival which will enable you to either enter any or all […]