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Melon usage – Finn Mellon pro windsurfer profile

     Words: Finn Mellon Pics: Niall Melon, Samuel Tomé, @ferran401, @stp780, Maleenh, The Chook Journal As of today Irish ripper Finn Mellon is currently testing his mettle in Cape Town. Back in summer, however, he tries his hand at a spot of PWA competition. WSUK caught up with Finn post-Canaries for a chat. Finn Melon has an idyllic windsurfing life. Based on […]

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(Jacopo) Testa times – ‘making it’ as a pro windsurfer #2

Words: Jacopo Testa Pics: RRD International, PWA/JC The second instalment of our ‘making it’ series features RRD sponsored rider Jacopo Testa who spent 2017 jumping from one event to the next (EFPT, PWA) whilst trying to squeeze in the odd bit of windsurf training. Fortunately this paid off for the Italian wave sailing trickster who was crowned European Freestyle Champ. […]

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Taking that step… – James Jagger windsurfing photographer profile

Words and pics: James Jagger Here at WSUK we love to highlight those helping to spread the good word of windsurfing. This doesn’t just mean riders themselves, as can be seen with our second windsurfing photographer profile in the form of south coast based James Jagger. (You can read about Cornish lens man Joe Cockle here).  As much as windsurfing […]

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Jason Clarke (GBR32) talks windsurf Bug Fins and Foils R&D

Words: Jason Clarke Pics: Jason Clarke, Andy Stallman Jason Clarke (GBR32) is a Northampton based windsurfer who balances work life with recreational playtime. As part of his windsurfing duties he helps out Bug Fins and Foils with their R&D. Windsurfing UK caught up with Jason to see how this fits into his daily routine and what he provides in terms […]

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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 […]