Windsurfing UK Coaching

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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Windsurfing UK Articles

Return to Flag Beach – escaping winter to windsurfing ocean blues

Words and pics: Windsurfing UK We’re a funny bunch us windsurfers. For a seemingly open minded tribe, full of brimming optimism (you kind of have to be when your chosen hobby revolves around Mother Nature’s ever changing moods), choosing where to spend our hard earned free time can be headache inducing. Checklist as follows (for the P family at least). […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

…and they will come – Behind the scenes at the Avon Wave Classic 2016

Words: Gregg Dunnett Pics: Olly Wood Probably one of the most amusing event write ups we’ve read. Author, windsurfer and stand up paddler Gregg Dunnett ran us through how the Avon Beach Wave Classic 2016 went down. A good read, even if we do say so ourselves! ‘When I agreed to Clyde Waite’s request to write an article about the […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Daddy/daughter summer cruising – wind fun Arrows Inflatables iRig style

Words and pics: WSUK Is there anything more fulfilling than spending time afloat with your kids? As avid windsurfers we love nothing more than our offspring showing interest in what we do for recreation. Not all kids get it, we’ll admit, but those that do will no doubt spend hours afloat with mum, dad or both. We especially love it […]

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Fin it right – wave sailing fin knowledge with Black Project’s Chris Freeman

Words: Chris Freeman Pics: Jimmie Hepp, Dhayandhi Das (OneMore Foto), Black Project Fins The subject of windsurfing fins is a confusing one, whatever area of the sport you’re discussing. Wave sailing is particular baffling though. With multiple configurations available, from quad, to thruster, twinnies and singles where does the everyday sailor begin? We threw open this topic to Black Project’s Chris […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Smoothly does it – Witchcraft Karma 5m wave sail review

Words and pics: WSUK Having recently visited Fuerte it’s not hard to appreciate when Witchcraft brand owner Bouke Becker says windsurfing equipment on the island has a hard life. Harsh UV rays from the sun, powerful, relentless Atlantic swell and in a lot of areas a sharp rocky/reefy coastline. As such any gear needs to be up for the job […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Ahoy there! Windsurfing and super yachts.

Words and pics: Dan Newman, Julia Toms From windsurfer to super yacht captain, this is the story of how windsurfing opened the door to luxury sailing for Dan Newman. Windsurfing has always been my life and I have lived and breathed this incredible sport since a very young age. My dad can take most of the credit for this when […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

Shooting from the hip – Joe Cockle windsurfing photographer profile

Words and pics: Joe Cockle Joe Cockle is one of those understated heroes. Always on hand to document wave sailing action that takes place in and around St Ives, Cornwall, Joe shoots from the hip whatever the weather. With the UK’s wave sailing epicentre of Gwithian on his doorstep he’s one of a handful that has his finger on the […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Chameleon wave – Avanti Sails 4.8m Fenix wave sail review

Just as with Avanti’s 5.2m reviewed in issue three of Windsurfing UK the brand’s 4.8ft Fenix features unique membrane technology construction. You can find out more about the layup process by hitting Avanti’s website – www.avantisails.com/technology/. Where the 4.8ft differs from the 5.2ft, at least in the looks dept., is the number of battens. Contrasting to its bigger sibling’s five […]