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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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Light wind wave sailing – windSUP in the absence of full power breeze

Text: Windsurfing UK Pics: Paul Monnington, Keith Thomas It used to be if the wind didn’t blow, then you couldn’t go – especially when it comes to wave sailing. The fact is, these days there are plenty of opportunities to still get out and play in the surf, even with marginal breeze on the cards. Windsurfers have a lot to […]

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Levi Siver windsurfs the fresh powder of Mt Rishiri, Japan

Maui ripper Levi Siver recently hit up Japan’s Mt Rishiri to ride some fresh powder. And no, we’re not talking about snowboarding, skiing or even those funky snowboard rig attachment style combos. This is Levi burning some white stuff aboard his full on windsurfing kit proper. Using a specially designed board Siver nails possibly the ultimate winter windsurfing run. Snow […]

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Pistol whipped – two summer’s in South Oregon with Ben Page

Words: Ben Page Pics: Chris Curran, Ryan Allderman, Trudy Lary While rightly famous for surfing, the west coast of the United States boasts some incredible windsurfing for those willing to make the trip. Better known for the ballistic winds that howl down the Columbia River Gorge the state of Oregon has some very special coastal spots for the dedicated wave […]

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RYA Youth Nationals, Hayling Island Sailing Club, event report

Words and pics: RYA Last week saw a healthy bunch of youth RS:X and Techno class windsurfers descend on Hayling Island Sailing Club (HISC) to do battle at the Youth National Champs. The event spanned five full days and included 12 different fleets. 379 sailors in all were tested to the full across a variety of different conditions. Windsurfing UK […]

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My generation – vintage to modern windsurfing, the return (by popular demand)

Words and pic: Russell Groves After publishing the following feature online – My generation – vintage to modern windsurfing – we received a number comments asking for Malcolm Crocker’s thoughts on the Fanatic Gecko 156+L featured in the article. Ever happy to oblige we sent author and windsurfing oracle Russell Groves to hunt Malcolm down and find out what he […]

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Bird’s eye view – Dahab’s windsurfing reality

Words: Pete Lyons Pics: Nick Harman We ran an article about Dahab in one of our previous issues (see here). The original story was from Toby and Fi who run Dahab Holidays. When we learned one of Windsurfing UK’s Local Legends, Pete Lyons, was travelling out to the Egyptian windy spot we thought we should follow this up and get […]

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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 […]