Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Abra cadabra – JP Australia Magic Ride 130L 2017 freeride windsurf board review

Looking stunning in pro construction JP Australia’s Magic Ride range is now into its second generation. As you’d expect with a high end brand like JP attention to detail and level of finish is exemplary. A Ride 44cm fin protrudes from the tail which is made from G10 material and more than capable of taking knocks and scrapes. You’ll have […]

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Boosting parallels – Fanatic Freewave Stubby 105L 2017 windsurf board review

Non-POV pics James Jagger Photography Freestyle wave boards: the do it all, go to tools for most windsurfers looking to dabble with all kinds of sailing. Except we know no one single piece of windsurfing equipment can cover all bases, can it? Fanatic have made rapid progress with their stubby parallel rail concept FSW. With its duck’s bill nose and […]

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Built to move – ION Radius windsurf waist harness review

Words: WSUK Pics: WSUK, James Jagger Photography Windsurfing harnesses have come a long way in the last few years. Gone are the days of having exposed, chafe inducing webbing straps rubbing at your sensitive bits. Nowadays everything’s a bit more engineered, polished and tech. Ergonomic 3D pre-shaping, support where you most need and all manner of bell and whistle features […]

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Fenix rising – Avanti Sails Fenix 5.2m wave sail review

Words and pics: WSUK Having interviewed Dan Kaseler (Avanti Sails head honch and designer – see String Theory article here) prior to getting hold of the Fenix 5.2m we were intrigued by what we’d find. Coming in lime green livery the Fenix is certainly eye candy. Avanti’s distinct branding also adds to the mix. Avanti’s method of laying up sails […]

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Smoothly does it – Witchcraft Karma 5m wave sail review

Words and pics: WSUK Having recently visited Fuerte it’s not hard to appreciate when Witchcraft brand owner Bouke Becker says windsurfing equipment on the island has a hard life. Harsh UV rays from the sun, powerful, relentless Atlantic swell and in a lot of areas a sharp rocky/reefy coastline. As such any gear needs to be up for the job […]

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Chameleon wave – Avanti Sails 4.8m Fenix wave sail review

Just as with Avanti’s 5.2m reviewed in issue three of Windsurfing UK the brand’s 4.8ft Fenix features unique membrane technology construction. You can find out more about the layup process by hitting Avanti’s website – www.avantisails.com/technology/. Where the 4.8ft differs from the 5.2ft, at least in the looks dept., is the number of battens. Contrasting to its bigger sibling’s five […]

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New horizons – AHD AFS-1 windsurf foiling system spotlight

Words and pics: Windsurfing UK Foils are everywhere at the moment. It seems you can’t check your favourite social media stream without being bombarded by the likes of Kai Lenny on his SUP foil or kitesurfers getting serious light air hang time on theirs. Windsurfing foil posts are also dotted about. 2016’s PWA Sylt and La Torche events both featured […]

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Old school, new school and everything in between – Fanatic Skate 100 2016 review

Fanatic’s Skate is one of those boards that has a long standing and large following within windsurfing. In the past the Skate has offered enough versatility for everyday freeriders to make use of while remaining applicable to advanced freestyle maestros. While not quite the same shape as the TE version it’s still a worthy consideration for more all round tricksters. […]

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Sail away, sail away – Arrows iRig M inflatable windsurf rig review

Action water pics: SUP North The diversity offered by stand up paddle design is wide and varied – there have been thousands of boards sold during the last few years and many paddlers are now looking to broaden their watery ocean experiences. For some it’s about wave catching ability while many find solace pitting their wits and skills against other […]