Windsurfing UK Articles

Student windsurfing scene (SWA) – wind, water, fun and fancy dress!

Words: Ben Page Pics: SWA Students have windsurfed since the sport was invented, but during 2000 the Student Windsurf Association emerged to unite them under one roof (it was almost certainly a pub). Since then, the SWA has truly spread its wings and grown into the biggest windsurf entities in the country with a great competition series to boot. Run […]

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My generation – vintage to modern windsurfing

Words and pics: Russell Groves Sticking to tried and tested is understandable. The comfort blanket of familiarity; the welcome feeling of snug but tatty slippers; those old but worn jeans that you simply refuse to bin, and so on. If something’s not broke then why fix it? Such is the situation with Malcolm Crocker. Sticking with the same windsurfing set […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

Nailing it – Clare Elliott windsurfer profile

Words: Clare Elliott Pics: Gala liubytska, iDotPhoto, PROtography Clare Elliott is looking to cement her rep as an all round windsurfing lady. In a short amount of time she’s come a long way. Having been working on her freestyle for the past few seasons wave sailing goals are now in the process of being nailed down. Fearless and always ready […]

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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Windsurfing training centres/schools in the United Kingdom

On this page you will find all the windsurfing training centres/schools that are based in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. To submit your centre to the listings, please email your details of the centre name, address and postcode, centre contact, phone number, email address, website URL, Facebook and Twitter profiles if applicable and a 50-word description to peter@windsurfingmaguk.co.uk. Alternatively, feel free to call us on […]

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New horizons – AHD AFS-1 windsurf foiling system spotlight

Words and pics: Windsurfing UK Foils are everywhere at the moment. It seems you can’t check your favourite social media stream without being bombarded by the likes of Kai Lenny on his SUP foil or kitesurfers getting serious light air hang time on theirs. Windsurfing foil posts are also dotted about. 2016’s PWA Sylt and La Torche events both featured […]

Windsurfing UK News

Ten Years of Togetherness Teamwork – NWF (National Watersports Festival) 2017

Togetherness is a hugely important part of life. It unites us, gives us security, support and a sense of belonging. For over 10 years, The National Watersports Festival (NWF) has been bringing watersports enthusiasts together. The NWF caters particularly for families, teams and clubs, as well as individuals who want to connect with others who share their interests and passions. […]

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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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Storm Doris wave mission – Puravida crew hits West Wales

As Storm Doris bashed the west of the UK a hardy bunch of wave warriors stormed the West Welsh coast in a bid to score some epic conditions. Here’s the edit from Puravida’s crew who managed to snag a banging session at a lesser known Welsh reef.

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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. […]