Learning to windfoil, with Dave Ludgate.
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Learning to windfoil, with Dave Ludgate.

Irish windsurfer Dave Ludgate has recently begun his windfoil journey. The man from Cork says it’s been on his radar for a while. But only recently has he had the chance to get stuck in. Whilst he’s learning Dave is also aiming to document his progress via a series of vlogs. These are warts and all stories from each session […]

Home grown UK watersports brand - North Coast Wetsuits - commits to windsurfing.
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Home grown UK watersports brand – North Coast Wetsuits – commits to windsurfing.

Windsurfing often bears the brunt of being ousted in favour of new fads and ways of wind riding. There’re plenty of stories about how the sport gets shoved aside. Yet windsurfing still gets plenty of riders on the water when it’s blowing and there remains a healthy market for equipment – new and used. Cornwall based North Coast Wetsuits are […]

Easy does it - Nautix Windsurfing Freeride 4.5m windsurf sail test.
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Easy does it – Nautix Windsurfing Freeride 4.5m windsurf sail test.

Words: Tez Plavenieks. Pics: Tez Plavenieks, Oli Lane-Peirce. I tested Nautix Windsurfing’s 5.2m windsurfing sail a while back. Since then it’s proved exactly as stated in the write up and more! A staple piece of gear for all types of windsurfing pretty much summing things up. The brand’s 4.5m came hot on its heels and I was intrigued to see […]

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Legendary surf brand Mistral enters next growth phase with Dutch investor NMG.

Mistral, one of the most recognized watersports and lifestyle brands in the world, has been acquired by the Dutch brand equity investor NMG. The Haarlem-based investor will take over 100% of the shares and will take an active role in guiding Mistral in accelerating its international growth. Currently, Mistral is active on four continents and in more than 10 countries, […]

Wave sailing sucks! (Or the merits of alternative windsurfing kit).
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Wave sailing sucks! (Or: the merits of alternative windsurfing kit).

Words: Tez Plavenieks Pics: Tez Plavenieks, James Jagger. That title probably grabbed your attention! Read on to find out if the sentiment rings true as Tez Plavenieks talks about increasing your chances of scoring fulfilling windy sessions. Before we get stuck into this let’s just set the record straight: wave sailing doesn’t suck! But it’s a bloody frustrating part of […]

Wingsurf and windfoil knowledge tips & tricks.
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Wingsurf and windfoil knowledge tips & tricks.

Whether learning or improving with either wingsurfing or windfoiling (perhaps both) there’s no accounting for knowledge. Particularly wing foiling, which for many riders is a completely new concept. Windfoiling calls on those windsurfing foundational building block skills riders have honed over many years. Wingsurfing is a completely different kettle of fish. But even windfoiling, once you start to levitate, becomes […]

Tahe Techno Wind Foil 6.3m sail test with Tom Pringuer.
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Tahe Techno Wind Foil 6.3m sail test with Tom Pringuer.

Pics: Jonny Williams, Mike Pringuer. Words: WSUK, Tom Pringuer. Over the past few weeks we’ve been putting the Tahe Techno Wind Foil 6.3m windfoil specific sail through its paces. We’ve tested it in every kind of condition from super light wind (less than 10 knots) to more solid blows (up to 25 knots). To shed more light on the Tahe […]

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Blast it! Hyde Sails Blast 5m wing test.

Words: Tez Plavenieks Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce, Mike Pringuer, Nick Masson. Hyde Sails may be vaguely familiar. The Southampton based yacht sail company were also, back in the day, purveyors of highly regarded windsurf sails. We’ve heard from many who owned and used their sails. Fast forward to present times and Hyde have a successful kitesurf kite manufacturing business. With the […]

Windsurfing and Corky. New horizons with Kirkham.
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Windsurfing and Corky. New horizons with Kirkham.

Words: Corky Kirkham. Pics: Gilbert Bara, Corky Kirkham. Windsurfing has always had its long term colourful personalities. And Corky Kirkham’s surely one of these. Keeping in regular contact with us at Windsurfing UK Corky’s always ready for a chat and catch up. With a recent sponsor change to F2 International, we thought it high time for a natter. Over to […]