Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

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 […]

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A right pair! – Witchcraft Karma 5.6m/Slayer 5.5m windsurf sail comparison test

Pics: James Jagger, Nick Kingston Having used most sizes of Witchcraft’s five batten Karma sail range we were intrigued by the brand’s 5.5m four batten power house Slayer. Putting one of the only Karma’s we haven’t tested (the 5.6m) next to the Slayer also makes sense in terms of comparing. With this size bracket being a go to for a […]

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The dualist – XO Sails Fly 7.8m windsurf sail test

Pics: Nick Kingston, James Jagger XO Sails’ Fly 7.8m is new from the French brand and aimed at covering both windfoiling and slalom. Now, as we all know, this isn’t a new concept, and actually sails in this vein have been tested by Windsurfing UK before… XO’s Fly 7.8m is triple cam affair that sheaths fairly easily. It requires a […]

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Good to go! – Unifiber Maverick 6.5m windsurf sail test

Words: WSUK Pics: Nick Kingston For many Unifiber maybe be a familiar brand when talking things like windsurfing accessories – masts, booms and harnesses lines for instance. It may therefore come as a surprise that the Netherlands company has branched out and is now producing windsurf sails. Their Maverick line is aimed at improving sailors with their 7.3m and 6.5m, […]