Windfoil UK

Feathery unique – Nautix Windsurfing Freeride 5.2m windsurf sail test.

Words: Tez Plavenieks Pics: Tez Plavenieks, Oli Lane-Peirce Designed by the highly regarded Teiva Sails of France I’ve spent a considerable amount of time with the new Nautix Windsurfing Freeride 5.2m. A four batten, multi use windsurf sail this is a step up in terms of performance for long time brand Nautix. Being designed by Teiva Sails (who also produce […]

Windsurfing UK News

Good news for Irish windsurfing – Mayo Mahem 2021 is on!

Yes, Yes, Yes, we are back! It’s time for all us windsurfers to meet up with friends old and new. From near and far, to have some fun on and off the water. Let’s find out who has used the last two years to improve their wave sailing and who has not. It’s time to find out…………….. MAYO MAYHEM 2021 […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Diddy wind – McConks Go Sail XS (1.5m) inflatable windsurf sail test.

Words & pics: Tez Plavenieks Hands up if you learned how to windsurf on a conventional windsurfing rig? Potentially quite a while ago when rigs were still pretty heavy. Possibly the hardest thing is uphauling and getting the sail into position to actually start sailing. It’s arguably the most prohibitive part of learning to windsurf – although a whole host […]

Windsurfing UK News

Dave Ludgate (aka Subowti) joins NCW’s Tahe Techno/Nautix Windsurfing freeride windsurf team.

You probably won’t know Cork based Dave Ludgate. He’s not a pro windsurfer and doesn’t charge huge Pe’ahi in Maui. He’s not a radical windfoil sailor and isn’t about to break the 60 knot speed barrier. But. He’s a super enthusiastic freerider and environemntally conscious sailor epitomising exactly what real world windsurfers are all about. Which is why NCW have […]

Windfoil UK

More than meets the eye – Tahe Techno Wind Foil 160L windsurf board test.

Words & pics: Tez Plavenieks Names mean nothing when it comes to windsurfing boards. In fact, when trying to decipher what gear does – having not actually tried the kit in question – it’s pretty hard to get a real handle on things. Most riders look at dimensions, but that too can be misleading because numbers, as with names, mean […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Half the slice – Jamie Howard pro windsurfer profile.

Interview: WSUK Words: Jamie Howard Pics: Amber Dennington Note: this interview originally appeared in WSUK’s 2020 issue. Jamie has now switched sponsors to Severne. A successful product of the RYA’s Team15 programme Jamie Howard quickly rose through ranks as far as freestyle windsurfing goes. These days JH still rips in freestyle but also waves and lately has been vying for […]

Wingsurf UK

Foilshop UK’s wingsurfing wing performance overview article.

With wingsurfing/wing foiling wings being numerous these days it’s hard to determine what does what and which would suit you as a rider – whatever your level. Whilst this article doesn’t feature every wingsurfing wing available it does focus on a decent number, giving a performance overview of what each wing will deliver in terms of performance. Our friends over […]