Windsurfing UK Articles

Wing surfing/wing foiling (call it what you will) – what’s it all about?

Words: WSUK Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce There are some that see new sports (particular wind driven) like wingsurfing/wing foiling as the continued dilution of windsurfing. The fact that we’re talking about wingin’ here is enough to get steam blowing out of ears, which we do get. Others meanwhile embrace new concepts seeing them as additional methods of enjoying the ocean and […]

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Versatile freedom ride – AV Boards Free BT 103L freestyle wave windsurf board test.

Review: Tez Plavenieks Pics: Nick Kingston & Oli Liane-Peirce A new brand to some AV Boards is the brainchild of Italian shaper/designer Aurelio Verde who’s noted as being one of the best creators of his generation. Having cut his teeth working for RRD he’s now involved with pushing his own company forwards. The AV Free BT is a parallel rail […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

The original – Alex Williams, legendary windsurfing/surfing photographer Q&A.

Alex Williams has been there, done that and definitely got the t-shirt, it’s safe to say. From a watersports photography point of view he’s snapped all manner of disciplines, from high performance surfing to being the official pro windsurfing tour photographer back in the day. Now leading a quieter life in South Devon we thought we’d catch up for a […]

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Corky moves on from S2Maui and switches windsurfing sponsors for 2021.

Corky Kirkham, K212 has left S2Maui International after 4 years. At the end of his contract Corky said it was time for a change. He also added: ‘I’d like to thank Barry, Art and all at HQ on Maui for all the support over the last 4 years. I want to wish them the very best for the future. My […]

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Conceptual flights – DUO Boards Wind 130L 2021 windsurf/windfoil board test.

This test is published in partnership with foilshop.co.uk Review: Tez Plavenieks Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce This isn’t the first time I’ve tested the half hard, half inflatable board concept. For Windsurfing UK’s sister magazine SUP Mag UK I was lucky enough to hop aboard one of the first Pendle Boards (which is essentially what the DUO Boards Wind 130L is) and […]

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Broad range fun – McConks Freedom 10’6 windSUP review.

Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce. You mightn’t have heard of Cotswolds based McConks before if you’re not into stand up paddle boarding. If you do paddle then you may have seen the brand’s inflatable range. What you mightn’t also know is McConks actually do a limited line of hard shell stand up paddle boards, one model of which is applicable to windy […]

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Mistral International partner with ZyroFisher distribution for windsurfing and watersports in the UK & Ireland.

Pics: James Jagger Windsurfing UK have worked with Mistral International for a number of seasons now so it’s great to see the brand partnering with Yorkshire based ZyroFisher for an exclusive windsurfing and watersports equipment distribution deal in the UK & Ireland. Full press release below. ‘North East based distributor ZyroFisher are excited to announce a partnership with the Mistral […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

Alex Mallalieu: Tahe (formerly BIC) windsurfing’s man on the ground in the UK.

Interview: WSUK in partnership with Foilshop.co.uk Pics: Alex Mallalieu. Among other duties Alex Mallalieu does the rounds on the ground with Tahe’s (formerly BIC) windsurfing wares. Attending demos and events whilst visiting prospective and existing retailers he’s the one, working for Lyon Watersports, putting the hours in. We caught up with Alex to find out more. Note: since this Q&A […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Windsurfing’s still fun (as if you needed that pointing out) – an article from NCW.

Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce, James Jagger. Our friends over at North Coast Wetsuits recently published an article about how windsurfing’s still the maker of fun (with input from WSUK’s editor) – even with all the so called new school (modern, trendy) disciplines of wing foiling, windfoiling and still, to a degree, kitesurfing. For a good many windsurfing remains ‘the one’. And […]

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No myth! – Avanti Sails Icarus 5.5m foil specific sail test.

Review: Tez Plavenieks Pics & vid: Oli Lane-Peirce In Greek mythology Icarus, son of master craftsman Daedalus (who also created the Labyrinth), attempt to design a pair of wax/feather wings to escape the island of Crete. Unfortunately, having flown too close to the sun, the wings fail and Icarus falls from the sky. With Avanti Sails’ Icarus foil specific sail […]