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 […]

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Windsurfing UK Coaching

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

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 […]