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Simon Winkley overseas winter windsurf clinics

Pics: John Humphries, Russell Groves, Building on the success of his coaching weeks in Vassiliki, Greece over the past few years – UK-based windsurf coach and Starboard/Severne Team Rider Simon Winkley has teamed up with Sportif Travel to deliver a number of coaching holiday clinics in 2019. Each one has been carefully put together to provide a solid freeride learning […]

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Chatting with Chubbs – talking Flying Fish windsurfing instructor training with Adam Chubbock

Pics: PROtography There’s a lot of talk at the moment about working in windsurfing and the watersports industry at large (see our interview with Neilson’s Head of People Iain Stevenson-Wood for another angle). Continuing this theme, with the aim of bringing more info about working in the industry to the fore, Windsurfing UK’s editor Tez caught up Flying Fish’s Overseas […]

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Doable moves: James Cox’s nitro injected forward loops (and controlling them when overpowered)

Words: James Cox (Bigsalty Weather) Pics: Fergus Cowhig, Greg Dunnett, Jamie Hancock, Caroline Radway We’ve talked about the forward on Windsurfing UK’s website. But with so many variations, and styles to the move, it’s always good to get some other perspectives and tips. James Cox, owner of bigsalty.com, talks us through injecting some nitro into your forward loops and controlling […]

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Windsurfing UK coaching special with Simon Bornhoft (Windwise) & Simon Winkley – FREE digital magazine

Here at Windsurfing UK we’re super stoked to have both Simon Bornhoft Windwise and Simon Winkley Windsurfing as our in house windsurf pro coaches. Both S’s have produced a number of instruction articles during the past 12 months, covering all those important windsurfing areas from beginner fundamentals on through into intermediate/advanced techniques. With that in mind we thought it a good idea to group […]

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Windsurf foiling – a beginner’s guide with Romain Jourdan of Windfoil Zone

Words: Romain Jourdan / windfoilzone.com Pics: Carter/PWA, Christian Wolfensberger, Lokefoil/Fanatic, Horue Foiling is fun and addictive, creating amazing sensations of freedom whilst flying silently above the water. Everyone that has tried foiling has only positive things to say about it. Are you tempted to try windfoiling and be able to fly above the water with just 7-10 knots of wind? […]

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Windsurfing self-rescue technique with Russell Groves

It’s a skill everyone should have under their belts, after all if it goes belly up then the only person able to get you back to shore is you. Russell Groves runs through windsurfing self-rescue in the following video. As he says it’s wise to absorb the info before running through a land based drill, that way you’ll have the […]

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Simon Bornhoft Windwise coaching – unhook and hold on

“Could how you unhook be holding you back?” Words: Simon Bornhoft Pics: Windwise Simon Bornhoft explains why getting brilliant at seemingly basic skills can be a game changer for your windsurfing. Task: Sail fast downwind, unhook and sheet in without losing speed or control…! Level: Beginner to expert. Why: Develops stance, control, gybing, jumping, beg-expert wave riding and setting up for ‘moves’. Key […]

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Windsurfing 101: Simon Winkley

The fundamentals of how windsurfing works… Words: Simon Winkley Photos: John Humphries Illustrations: Pete Galvin When I first stumbled across windsurfing as an informal learner it was relatively easy to perform simple actions to make the thing work. However, being an inquisitive chap I wanted to know how and why the board and rig did what it did yet no […]

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Simon Bornhoft Windwise Coaching – Warrior

Content: Derived from the results and feedback of thousands of clients I’ve had the privilege to coach, thank you all. In keeping with the Windwise ethos of breaking the sport down into the most important transferable and trainable skills, Simon Bornhoft illustrates the importance of a ‘Warrior’ stance which is dynamic action that is instrumental in pretty much every windsurfing […]

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Summer carving – teaching your mates to carve gybe

Words: Mark Dowson Pics: Russell Groves, Mark Dowson This isn’t a technique article. This is about helping out your mates, seeing them progress and watching them evolve. This is an article about helping a fellow sailor push on and reach that next level. We all can do this. Mark Dowson describes one such scenario. I can’t quite remember how I started trying to help […]