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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 […]

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Simon Bornhoft Windwise coaching – when will we learn?

Words and pics: Simon Bornhoft (http://www.windwise.net) Windsurfing UK is stoked to welcome to fold UK pro windsurfing coach Simon Bornhoft. Simon’s Windwise technique courses have been helping sailors improve, across the globe, for many years. In the first of a new coaching series Mr B imparts valuable knowledge in the hope of getting you to the next level of your […]