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Raceboard windsurfing revival – now’s the time!

Words: Rod Davis Pics: Andy Watkinson, Jon Davis For many years the raceboard fleet in the UK had the appearance of an ‘old man’s’ fleet. Younger sailors were taking to RS:X and Formula which seemed to offer more glamour and excitement – the RS:X with its Olympic connection and Formula with its 12 metre sails. A more serious disadvantage from […]

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The ultimate windsurfing selfie – shoot yourself POV style

Words: Mark Dowson Pics: Mark Dowson, Steve Thorp, Steve Laddiman The windsurfing selfie seems to be synonymous with the GoPro action cam fish-eye type shot and it is pure Marmite, in so much as people seem to either love them or hate them (especially long, long videos). Personally, I’m firmly in the ‘love ‘em’ camp, and this is why… It’s […]

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RYA: Making the most of windsurfing taster days

Words: RYA Pics: RYA, Dave White, Hannah Reilly Following the Olympic Games in Rio last year, 2017 provides the perfect opportunity to inspire more people than ever to give windsurfing a go. But how do you turn this opportunity into action and run tasters and open days that give people the best experience to keep them coming back for more? […]

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Sunny time tuning – slalom pro training in warmer climes

Words and pics: Russell Groves Why spend a month training and tuning slalom kit somewhere warm and windy? Sounds like there’s an obvious answer when you ask the question out loud but then not everything is black and white. Sometimes you think it is better to train alone in secret, so when the season comes, people will get a surprise, […]

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Bonaire: an inspiration – with Get Windsurfing’s Danielle Lucas

Words: Danielle Lucas Pics: Get Windsurfing, LACBAYVILLA.COM We were looking for ideas for a new flat water location over the winter period and after lots of encouragement, we finally took the advice of the Hibdige family (who kindly let us stay in their stunning villa, lacbayvilla.com, overlooking beautiful Lac Bay) and booked our flights for a 5 week trip to Bonaire […]

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Tips from the top – Sportif’s top 2017 windsurfing holiday recommendations

Words and pics: Jane Faughnan, Sportif Travel With better weather comes thoughts of overseas windsurfing adventures. But where to head on your holibobs this season? Jane Faughnan from Sportif gives some suggestions. Jane says: ‘We have over 60 worldwide destinations to choose, from summer locations in the Mediterranean to more exotic spots further afield. Whether you’re on a budget or […]

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Feel the rhythm, feel the glide – time to blast and free your windsurfing ride!

Words: WSUK Pics: JP/Pryde/Thorsten Indra As individuals we love to pigeonhole stuff, give everything a label and box it all up neat and tidy. Windsurfing’s no different. In the past terminology such as wave-slalom, convertible freeride and so on have been used when categorising kit. These days you’re more likely to hear freestyle wave or slalom muttered on beaches. For […]

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Winter sun windsurfing fun – Cape Town in the UK’s off season with Sandy Clunas

Words: Sandy Clunas Pics: Heidi Jabbari, Christie Bushnell, Kitty Gregorelli Where do you head if you’ve spent the whole sun under a scorchio Greek sun, where wind is served daily (well, most afternoon’s at least) and you need your endless windsurfing summer of fun to continue? The answer? Cape Town, SA, of course! Sandy Clunas spills the beans. Winter can be […]

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Return to Flag Beach – escaping winter to windsurfing ocean blues

Words and pics: Windsurfing UK We’re a funny bunch us windsurfers. For a seemingly open minded tribe, full of brimming optimism (you kind of have to be when your chosen hobby revolves around Mother Nature’s ever changing moods), choosing where to spend our hard earned free time can be headache inducing. Checklist as follows (for the P family at least). […]