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 […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

BIG fun! – Duotone Echo 7m wing foil/wingsurf wing test.

We tested the Duotone Echo 7m wingsurfing wing last year. Whilst the brand have since launched the Slick – featuring an integrated boom and middle strut – the Echo remians a viable choice for many. Here’s the review. Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce. For windsurfers the Echo’s boom option has most synergy and could be best fit. Few other wings have this […]

Windsurf Club Classics

Doug Baker’s Windsurfer LT windsurfing universe.

Interview: WSUK Pics: Ellis Photography Since the renaissance of the Windsurfer LT enthusiasts have been popping up in droves everywhere. While there’s a committed crew of WLT racers there’re just as many real world sailors using them in place of previous windSUP machines. One such sailor is Doug Baker who’s an avid Windsurfer LT lover. WSUK caught up with Doug […]

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

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 […]