Windsurfing UK Profiles

Bursting the Bubble – Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers pro windsurfer profile

Words: Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers Pics: NeilPryde/Jerome Houvet, Maleen Hoekstra, Tim Vowles Mohawked, colourful and able to stomp a plethora of freestyle tricks as well as sail solidly in wave arenas Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers has successfully made the transition from overseas windsurfing coach/PWA pro to UK based sailor, competitor and brand manager. Having nailed the runner up spot on 2016’s British […]

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String theory – Avanti Sails’ Dan Kaseler interview

Interview: Windsurfing UK Pics: Avanti Sails Dan Kaseler has a wealth of sail designing experience, spanning decades. From humble beginnings at a Seattle sail loft, to working with some of the biggest companies in the game (Neil Pryde/Naish/Gaastra/Vandal), Dan now heads up his own brand, Avanti Sails. We caught up with Dan as he and the team prepare for 2017’s […]

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Major Sailor – Allan Cross (NWF) profile

Profile: Windsurfing UK Pics: Allan Cross, Chris Bilkey Allan Cross is the people’s windsurfing champion. If you need evidence of this then simply scope out the National Watersports Festival where the everyday freeride participant is at the heart of why the NWF exists. But what about the man behind the event – Allan Cross? Windsurfing UK caught up with Sgt. […]

Josh Lane
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Young gun­: Josh Lane – moving on up

Words and pics: Russell Groves Young windsurfers are the lifeblood of the sport – that much is clear. Some choose to take it further than simply pootling around their local patch. In this instance, young gun Josh Lane is about to go through a change and make the leap from Techno racing to full on slalom and wave sailing. Russell […]

Steve Thorp
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Putting in the mileage – Steve Thorp profile

Interview: Windsurfing UK Pics: Joe Cockle, Duncan Coombs, Steve Thorp, Mark Ingram Pounding the miles in an effort to score killer conditions on a fickle forecast, Steve Thorp is the ultimate nomadic wave slayer who has one eye on speed sailing too. Based in the middle of the country puts Thorpy in an efficient position for hitting any of the […]

Russell Groves
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Hobbitual ‘rock’ dweller – Russell Groves and Lanzarote’s windsurf scene

Profile: Windsurfing UK Pics: Russell Groves If you’ve ever had the fortune of travelling to Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, to windsurf, then you will have probably come across Russell Groves. A UK transplant to the island, Russell has been a permanent face on ‘the rock’ since 1989. Affectionately known as the Wave Hobbit, Russell has been coaching, filming and sharing the […]

Zara Davies
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Need for speed – Zara Davis in profile

Words and pics: Pete Davis Zara is probably one of the best known female windsurfers in the UK. With two world records and numerous European and World titles in speed sailing to her name, it’s not surprising. But what a lot of people don’t know is she is a qualified Osteopath and holds down a full time job running her […]

James Dinsmore
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Real world champ – James Dinsmore profile

Words: James Dinsmore Pics: PWA/Dave White/Bartosz Wozniiak James Dinsmore is quite an interesting character, when you consider his status as BSA UK Slalom Champ, pro sailor – but having a hectic day job and being a committed father and husband. As much as he competes across most events in the UK, and some overseas, James is in the same boat […]

Tiesda You
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Design for life – Tiesda You (Shamal Windsurfing, Starboard) profile

Words: Tiesda You Pics: Shamal/Starboard Tiesda You’s whole life has been about design and coming up with on point products that look great, have huge amounts of user appeal; all without losing sight of the key ingredient: functionality. Having been indoctrinated into the Starboard family Tiesda has been able to bring many of his board shaping ideas to fruition and now with Shamalin […]

Allan cross
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Major Sailor – Allan Cross (NWF) profile

Profile: Windsurfing UK Pics: Allan Cross, Chris Bilkey Allan Cross is the people’s windsurfing champion. If you need evidence of this then simply scope out the National Watersports Festival where the everyday freeride participant is at the heart of why the NWF exists. But what about the man behind the event – Allan Cross? Windsurfing UK caught up with Sgt. […]