Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Old school, new school and everything in between – Fanatic Skate 100 2016 review

Fanatic’s Skate is one of those boards that has a long standing and large following within windsurfing. In the past the Skate has offered enough versatility for everyday freeriders to make use of while remaining applicable to advanced freestyle maestros. While not quite the same shape as the TE version it’s still a worthy consideration for more all round tricksters. […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Sail away, sail away – Arrows iRig M inflatable windsurf rig review

Action water pics: SUP North The diversity offered by stand up paddle design is wide and varied – there have been thousands of boards sold during the last few years and many paddlers are now looking to broaden their watery ocean experiences. For some it’s about wave catching ability while many find solace pitting their wits and skills against other […]

Windsurfing UK News

National Watersports Festival moves to Rutland Water

Organisers of the National Watersports Festival (NWF) have confirmed that after 10 years of hosting the leading windsurf and stand up paddle boarding event on Hayling Island in Hampshire they are moving the event to Rutland Water, East Midlands where a new chapter of the event kicks off on 2nd to 4th June 2017. Hayling Island has provided the perfect […]

Carving
Windsurfing UK Coaching

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 […]

Josh Lane
Windsurfing UK Profiles

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 […]

Simon Bornhoft Windwise
Windsurfing UK Coaching

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 […]

Steve Thorp
Windsurfing UK Profiles

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
Windsurfing UK Profiles

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
Windsurfing UK Profiles

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 […]