Home grown UK watersports brand - North Coast Wetsuits - commits to windsurfing.
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Home grown UK watersports brand – North Coast Wetsuits – commits to windsurfing.

Windsurfing often bears the brunt of being ousted in favour of new fads and ways of wind riding. There’re plenty of stories about how the sport gets shoved aside. Yet windsurfing still gets plenty of riders on the water when it’s blowing and there remains a healthy market for equipment – new and used. Cornwall based North Coast Wetsuits are […]

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Legendary surf brand Mistral enters next growth phase with Dutch investor NMG.

Mistral, one of the most recognized watersports and lifestyle brands in the world, has been acquired by the Dutch brand equity investor NMG. The Haarlem-based investor will take over 100% of the shares and will take an active role in guiding Mistral in accelerating its international growth. Currently, Mistral is active on four continents and in more than 10 countries, […]

Windsurfing and Corky. New horizons with Kirkham.
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Windsurfing and Corky. New horizons with Kirkham.

Words: Corky Kirkham. Pics: Gilbert Bara, Corky Kirkham. Windsurfing has always had its long term colourful personalities. And Corky Kirkham’s surely one of these. Keeping in regular contact with us at Windsurfing UK Corky’s always ready for a chat and catch up. With a recent sponsor change to F2 International, we thought it high time for a natter. Over to […]

Windsurfing autumn 2021. Not too bad! (Gallery).
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Windsurfing autumn 2021. Not too bad! (Gallery).

Windsurfing header image: Nik Baker, Avon Beach, South Coast. pic: Radical Exposure. Windsurfing this autumn (2021) has been pretty good by and large. At time of writing gusts are coming through in the Force 10 range at WSUK HQ. The last few weeks have seen all manner of windy shenanigans on the water. All parts of the UK have seen […]

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Autumn moves – time to step up your windsurfing skills?

Words: WSUK Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce, Mike Pringuer With autumn powering through as we write all this wind (which looks set to continue for a while yet) means there’s a reason to get out there and step up your windsurfing skills. After a lacklustre summer it’s as if someone’s flicked the switch and turned Momma Nature’s turbines back on. And with […]

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Good news for Irish windsurfing – Mayo Mahem 2021 is on!

Yes, Yes, Yes, we are back! It’s time for all us windsurfers to meet up with friends old and new. From near and far, to have some fun on and off the water. Let’s find out who has used the last two years to improve their wave sailing and who has not. It’s time to find out…………….. MAYO MAYHEM 2021 […]

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Dave Ludgate (aka Subowti) joins NCW’s Tahe Techno/Nautix Windsurfing freeride windsurf team.

You probably won’t know Cork based Dave Ludgate. He’s not a pro windsurfer and doesn’t charge huge Pe’ahi in Maui. He’s not a radical windfoil sailor and isn’t about to break the 60 knot speed barrier. But. He’s a super enthusiastic freerider and environemntally conscious sailor epitomising exactly what real world windsurfers are all about. Which is why NCW have […]

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Wing surfing/wing foiling (call it what you will) – what’s it all about?

Words: WSUK Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce There are some that see new sports (particular wind driven) like wingsurfing/wing foiling as the continued dilution of windsurfing. The fact that we’re talking about wingin’ here is enough to get steam blowing out of ears, which we do get. Others meanwhile embrace new concepts seeing them as additional methods of enjoying the ocean and […]

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Versatile freedom ride – AV Boards Free BT 103L freestyle wave windsurf board test.

Review: Tez Plavenieks Pics: Nick Kingston & Oli Liane-Peirce A new brand to some AV Boards is the brainchild of Italian shaper/designer Aurelio Verde who’s noted as being one of the best creators of his generation. Having cut his teeth working for RRD he’s now involved with pushing his own company forwards. The AV Free BT is a parallel rail […]

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Corky moves on from S2Maui and switches windsurfing sponsors for 2021.

Corky Kirkham, K212 has left S2Maui International after 4 years. At the end of his contract Corky said it was time for a change. He also added: ‘I’d like to thank Barry, Art and all at HQ on Maui for all the support over the last 4 years. I want to wish them the very best for the future. My […]