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Whip it! Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon pro windsurfer profile

Words: Colin Dixon Pics: Adrian Irvine, Dasher Films, Mira Strashilova, Windsurf Tenerife Known to many as a globe trotting pro windsurfing coach Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon’s windsurf teaching career stems way back. With stints in Vass, a helping hand to PWA voice Ben Proffitt in the commentary box, owner of Windsurfcoaching.com and part of new Tenerife travel company Black Sands Travel LTD […]

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Longboard lady: Annette Kent windsurfer profile

Words; Annette Kent Pics: Kent family Annette Kent has pretty much dominated ladies longboard racing in the UK for the last eight years, with considerable success prior to this. Showing no signs of slowing down we caught up with this longboard lady for a chat. Windsurfing beginnings My windsurfing beginnings started in the eighties. When I was 19 I bought […]

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Gibson’s world – Stephen Gibson pro windsurfer profile

Words: Stephen Gibson Pics: Gilbert Bara, James Gillespie Stephen Gibson is a long time windsurfer who moved to sunnier climes back in the 90s. Now a permanent fixture of Fuerteventura’s windsurfing scene SG still rips and enjoys the sport as much as ever. We tapped Gibbo up for a natter to see how things are these days. I started windsurfing […]

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Melon usage – Finn Mellon pro windsurfer profile

     Words: Finn Mellon Pics: Niall Melon, Samuel Tomé, @ferran401, @stp780, Maleenh, The Chook Journal As of today Irish ripper Finn Mellon is currently testing his mettle in Cape Town. Back in summer, however, he tries his hand at a spot of PWA competition. WSUK caught up with Finn post-Canaries for a chat. Finn Melon has an idyllic windsurfing life. Based on […]

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(Jacopo) Testa times – ‘making it’ as a pro windsurfer #2

Words: Jacopo Testa Pics: RRD International, PWA/JC The second instalment of our ‘making it’ series features RRD sponsored rider Jacopo Testa who spent 2017 jumping from one event to the next (EFPT, PWA) whilst trying to squeeze in the odd bit of windsurf training. Fortunately this paid off for the Italian wave sailing trickster who was crowned European Freestyle Champ. […]

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Taking that step… – James Jagger windsurfing photographer profile

Words and pics: James Jagger Here at WSUK we love to highlight those helping to spread the good word of windsurfing. This doesn’t just mean riders themselves, as can be seen with our second windsurfing photographer profile in the form of south coast based James Jagger. (You can read about Cornish lens man Joe Cockle here).  As much as windsurfing […]

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Jason Clarke (GBR32) talks windsurf Bug Fins and Foils R&D

Words: Jason Clarke Pics: Jason Clarke, Andy Stallman Jason Clarke (GBR32) is a Northampton based windsurfer who balances work life with recreational playtime. As part of his windsurfing duties he helps out Bug Fins and Foils with their R&D. Windsurfing UK caught up with Jason to see how this fits into his daily routine and what he provides in terms […]

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Krafty cuts – Meggie Kraft windsurfer profile

Words: Meggie Kraft Pics: Andy Stallman, Dave White Kraft…you may have heard the name within UK windsurfing circles. But it’s not just dad (Ian ‘Krafty’ Kraft in case you’re wondering) who’s handy with a board and rig. Daughter Meggie is also pretty swift round a race course and loves nothing better than a full power blast. WSUK hooked up with […]

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Poppin’ the cork – Corky Kirkham pro windsurfer profile

Words: Corky Kirkham Pics: Gilbert Bara Corky Kirkham has been a longstanding and recognisable face on the UK windsurfing scene since the 90s. Residing in the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura, Corky has had his fair share of windsurfing success as well as hosting many top level riders, and everyday sailors, at his infamous Corky’s Bar. With a new set of sponsors […]

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Down ‘the park’ with Simon Pettifer – slalom windsurfing pro rider profile

Words: Simon Pettifer Pics: Andy Stallman, Kevin Greenslade. Simon Pettifer is a long time UK slalom competitor who’s as passionate as ever about windsurfing. With long locks flowing in the breeze Simon epitomises the ‘real world racer’ that many can associate with. Holding down a day job, yet still managing to squeeze in valued training time, and push for podium […]