Windsurfing UK Profiles

‘Making it’ as a windsurfing pro with Kurosh Kiani

Words: Kurosh Kiani Pics: John Carter/PWA Kurosh Kiani has been a long-standing competitor on the PWA’s slalom circuit. Kurosh, however, is a realistic racer when it comes to life as a pro. He’s not one for putting all eggs in one basket. Getting straight down to the nitty gritty we caught up with KK to get the story on how […]

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The other half – Pete Davis windsurfer profile

Words: Pete Davis Pics: Pete Davis, Dave White, Barry Rivett Many will be familiar with Pete Davis – other half of World Champ speed sailor Zara (who we profiled in our very first issue), active UKWA board member and organiser of Weymouth Speed Week. He also has a spot on the World Speed Sailing Record Council (The WSSRC). But there’s […]

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Shooting from the hip – Joe Cockle windsurfing photographer profile

Words and pics: Joe Cockle Joe Cockle is one of those understated heroes. Always on hand to document wave sailing action that takes place in and around St Ives, Cornwall, Joe shoots from the hip whatever the weather. With the UK’s wave sailing epicentre of Gwithian on his doorstep he’s one of a handful that has his finger on the […]

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Nailing it – Clare Elliott windsurfer profile

Words: Clare Elliott Pics: Gala liubytska, iDotPhoto, PROtography Clare Elliott is looking to cement her rep as an all round windsurfing lady. In a short amount of time she’s come a long way. Having been working on her freestyle for the past few seasons wave sailing goals are now in the process of being nailed down. Fearless and always ready […]

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Bursting the Bubble – Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers pro windsurfer profile

Words: Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers Pics: NeilPryde/Jerome Houvet, Maleen Hoekstra, Tim Vowles Mohawked, colourful and able to stomp a plethora of freestyle tricks as well as sail solidly in wave arenas Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers has successfully made the transition from overseas windsurfing coach/PWA pro to UK based sailor, competitor and brand manager. Having nailed the runner up spot on 2016’s British […]

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String theory – Avanti Sails’ Dan Kaseler interview

Interview: Windsurfing UK Pics: Avanti Sails Dan Kaseler has a wealth of sail designing experience, spanning decades. From humble beginnings at a Seattle sail loft, to working with some of the biggest companies in the game (Neil Pryde/Naish/Gaastra/Vandal), Dan now heads up his own brand, Avanti Sails. We caught up with Dan as he and the team prepare for 2017’s […]

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Major Sailor – Allan Cross (NWF) profile

Profile: Windsurfing UK Pics: Allan Cross, Chris Bilkey Allan Cross is the people’s windsurfing champion. If you need evidence of this then simply scope out the National Watersports Festival where the everyday freeride participant is at the heart of why the NWF exists. But what about the man behind the event – Allan Cross? Windsurfing UK caught up with Sgt. […]

Josh Lane
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Young gun­: Josh Lane – moving on up

Words and pics: Russell Groves Young windsurfers are the lifeblood of the sport – that much is clear. Some choose to take it further than simply pootling around their local patch. In this instance, young gun Josh Lane is about to go through a change and make the leap from Techno racing to full on slalom and wave sailing. Russell […]

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Putting in the mileage – Steve Thorp profile

Interview: Windsurfing UK Pics: Joe Cockle, Duncan Coombs, Steve Thorp, Mark Ingram Pounding the miles in an effort to score killer conditions on a fickle forecast, Steve Thorp is the ultimate nomadic wave slayer who has one eye on speed sailing too. Based in the middle of the country puts Thorpy in an efficient position for hitting any of the […]

Russell Groves
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Hobbitual ‘rock’ dweller – Russell Groves and Lanzarote’s windsurf scene

Profile: Windsurfing UK Pics: Russell Groves If you’ve ever had the fortune of travelling to Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, to windsurf, then you will have probably come across Russell Groves. A UK transplant to the island, Russell has been a permanent face on ‘the rock’ since 1989. Affectionately known as the Wave Hobbit, Russell has been coaching, filming and sharing the […]