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Windfoil jumping and looping – Windfoil Zone article.

Pics: Nick Kingston, WSUK Once you’ve mastered sustained flight, and possibly completing your first foiling gybes, there are many ways to spice up your windsurf foiling further. Jumping, and possibly looping (if you’re already a competent rotator in standard windsurf mode) are some ways to do this. Check out the article, that first appeared in Windsurfing UK’s printed magazine, and […]

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Life. With Steve Bland.

Words and pics: Steve Bland A snippet of encouragement from the pen of Steve Bland. Life’s certainly full of ups and downs and Steve’s nutshell version certainly highlights this. Find out more about Steve, his wife Rachael and her legacy by looking up the podcast ‘You, Me and the Big C ’. I was 11 years old when I fell […]

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Sharing the stoke – Richard Attree, windsurfing author profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: Bartek Jankowski, Linda Wainwright, Nikki Attree Richard Attree has been a windsurfer most of his life since discovering it with his wife, Nikki, in the mid-80s. It’s an obsession that’s taken him round the world and led him to relocate to the Canarian island of Tenerife. Richard’s first novel (a windsurfing one at that!) was published last […]

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Surprise surprise! – windsurfing fun at Neilson’s Airone Beachclub (Italy)

At the start of 2018 WSUK’s editor and family were invited along to check out Neilson’s Italian new Airone beachclub resort, located on the Calabrian coast. Here’s what they found… Words: Tez Plavenieks Pics: CE Photo, David Green, Fi Plavenieks It’s hard not to look at wind forecasts when heading away on a trip – especially if you’re a windsurfer […]

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Progressive thinking with Slingshot’s windfoil brand manager Wyatt Miller

Pics: Wyatt Miller, Brian Casero, Christopher Curran, @k2asass, @iwasphotographed Wyatt Miller is currently grabbing attention across various social media platforms with his futuristic windfoiling exploits. An accomplished windsurfer, in standard mode, as well as foiler WM has just taken on a new role heading up the windsurfing department for the brand. We caught up with Wyatt to get the goss. […]

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Witchcraft’s Bouke Becker on windsurf design: part one windsurf #boards

Interview: WSUK Pics: Witchcraft Windsurfing, James Jagger When it comes to design of windsurfing equipment Witchcraft’s Bouke Becker – having been involved in windsurfing since the early days – has seen it all, dabbled with it all and had a hand in (literally) shaping things to come and how things are now. Whether it be hard wearing windsurf boards or […]

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U – Universal joint (UJ): windsurfing’s crucial multi-directional mechanical component

As windsurfers we take the humble universal joint for granted, yet it’s the UJ that sets windsurfing apart from many other sailing craft and allows us to perform many of the moves we do. Without the 360 degree articulating joint carve gybes, for instance, simply wouldn’t be attainable. It was Pete Chilvers in 1958 who invented windsurfing, but crucially he […]