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 […]

Dahab - Egypt
Windsurfing UK windsurf travel

Dahab – open for windsurfing business…

Words: Fi and Toby Gibson Pics: Fi and Toby Gibson, Julia Toms  British couple Toby and Fi moved to Dahab, Egypt, 10 years ago, having finally set up their own watersports holiday business. It’s no secret that Egypt is suffering due to its geo political situation, but how is it now on the ground at one of the world’s best […]

James Dinsmore
Windsurfing UK Profiles

Real world champ – James Dinsmore profile

Words: James Dinsmore Pics: PWA/Dave White/Bartosz Wozniiak James Dinsmore is quite an interesting character, when you consider his status as BSA UK Slalom Champ, pro sailor – but having a hectic day job and being a committed father and husband. As much as he competes across most events in the UK, and some overseas, James is in the same boat […]

Max Rowe
Windsurfing UK News

Fourth time lucky – Max Rowe scoops UKWA Windsurfer of the Year 2016!

Freestyler Max Rowe has been voted UKWA Windsurfer of the Year 2016. In a very hotly contested vote for this coveted award he was up against some big names from the world of windsurfing including Ross Williams, John Skye. Sarah Hilder and Louis Morris. Max, after being nominated four times over his career, secured enough votes this year to lift […]

Tiesda You
Windsurfing UK Profiles

Design for life – Tiesda You (Shamal Windsurfing, Starboard) profile

Words: Tiesda You Pics: Shamal/Starboard Tiesda You’s whole life has been about design and coming up with on point products that look great, have huge amounts of user appeal; all without losing sight of the key ingredient: functionality. Having been indoctrinated into the Starboard family Tiesda has been able to bring many of his board shaping ideas to fruition and now with Shamalin […]