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Conceptual flights – DUO Boards Wind 130L 2021 windsurf/windfoil board test.

This test is published in partnership with foilshop.co.uk Review: Tez Plavenieks Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce This isn’t the first time I’ve tested the half hard, half inflatable board concept. For Windsurfing UK’s sister magazine SUP Mag UK I was lucky enough to hop aboard one of the first Pendle Boards (which is essentially what the DUO Boards Wind 130L is) and […]

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Broad range fun – McConks Freedom 10’6 windSUP review.

Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce. You mightn’t have heard of Cotswolds based McConks before if you’re not into stand up paddle boarding. If you do paddle then you may have seen the brand’s inflatable range. What you mightn’t also know is McConks actually do a limited line of hard shell stand up paddle boards, one model of which is applicable to windy […]

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No myth! – Avanti Sails Icarus 5.5m foil specific sail test.

Review: Tez Plavenieks Pics & vid: Oli Lane-Peirce In Greek mythology Icarus, son of master craftsman Daedalus (who also created the Labyrinth), attempt to design a pair of wax/feather wings to escape the island of Crete. Unfortunately, having flown too close to the sun, the wings fail and Icarus falls from the sky. With Avanti Sails’ Icarus foil specific sail […]

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What’s in a name? – BIC Wind SUP 11’6 Performer ACE-TEC test.

Words & pics: WSUK Proving that names mean absolutely nothing – similar to overall dimensions – BIC’s ACE-TEC constructed Wind SUP 11’6 Performer is a more akin to a longboard windsurfer, that also paddles nicely, than a stand up paddle board that allows for rigs to be attached. WindSUP isn’t new. Windsurf instructors have been using them as teaching tools […]

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No hiding from the… – Ezzy Hydra 5m/7m windfoil/windsurf sail test

Romain Jourdan of windfoilzone.com spent the summer getting to grips with Ezzy’s windfoil specific sail the Hydra. Featuring both Ezzy’s 5m and 7m version this is what Romain had to say.     Words: Romain Jourdan Pics: Jean-Luc Boulland The Ezzy Hydra was launched at the end of 2018 and created a lot of noise in the windsurf community due […]

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Windsurfing UK content dump alert! Outstanding Windsurfing UK windsurf equipment test reports now online…

Content dump alert! Windsurfing UK’s outstanding equipment tests are now online. Featuring longboards, wave boards, foils and foil boards, freeride sails and sleds, slalom kit and everything else. So grab yourself a pew and have a scan of what’s been missed if you haven’t been getting the actual print mag. Don’t forget, much of this kit is still available even […]

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A la la la la long – Mistral Freebird 350, Albatross 320 longboards, Revival 5.5m windsurf rig review

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger For Windsurfing UK our commitment to covering longboards and associated gear continues with this look at Mistral’s Freebird 350, Albatross 320 and Revival 5.5m rig. First up you notice that both boards feature a full EVA deckpad for additional comfort. This is both for cruising but also if you’re in the progressing stage of windsurfing […]

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Two of a kind – Exocet EVO freerace & NOE freeride windfoil comparison test 2019

Words: WSUK Pics: WSUK, Nick Kingston As foils continue to evolve it’s hard to sift through the hype to determine exactly what they need. And just because something is labelled or described in such a way doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right for you. Aspirations, skill and sailor style all have to be taken into account. Getting the opportunity to pit […]