Windsurfing UK Profiles

Krafty cuts – Meggie Kraft windsurfer profile

Words: Meggie Kraft Pics: Andy Stallman, Dave White Kraft…you may have heard the name within UK windsurfing circles. But it’s not just dad (Ian ‘Krafty’ Kraft in case you’re wondering) who’s handy with a board and rig. Daughter Meggie is also pretty swift round a race course and loves nothing better than a full power blast. WSUK hooked up with […]

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Poppin’ the cork – Corky Kirkham pro windsurfer profile

Words: Corky Kirkham Pics: Gilbert Bara Corky Kirkham has been a longstanding and recognisable face on the UK windsurfing scene since the 90s. Residing in the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura, Corky has had his fair share of windsurfing success as well as hosting many top level riders, and everyday sailors, at his infamous Corky’s Bar. With a new set of sponsors […]

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Down ‘the park’ with Simon Pettifer – slalom windsurfing pro rider profile

Words: Simon Pettifer Pics: Andy Stallman, Kevin Greenslade. Simon Pettifer is a long time UK slalom competitor who’s as passionate as ever about windsurfing. With long locks flowing in the breeze Simon epitomises the ‘real world racer’ that many can associate with. Holding down a day job, yet still managing to squeeze in valued training time, and push for podium […]

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Ollie Scott – da man in charge of Club Vass

Words: Ollie Scott Pics: Claire Glasby, PROtography, Maleen Hoekstra Ollie Scott has done the rounds, in windsurfing terms. Starting as a lowly Sunsail instructor Ollie quickly progressed his skills during summers working for Club Vass. Soon he was competing in freestyle with the likes of Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers and Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon. These days the foot’s off the gas slightly as Ollie […]

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The big salt – James Cox pro windsurfer profile

Words: James Cox Pics: Timmy Vowles Photography, Fergus Cowhig James ‘Coxy’ Cox is a staple part of the UK’s wave sailing scene. Ever adaptable to the conditions on offer, and with a go big style, you can spot Coxy a mile away when he’s doing his thing – usually just as conditions ramp up the gnarly. As well as his […]

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‘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 […]