Windsurfing UK Profiles

Alex Mallalieu: Tahe (formerly BIC) windsurfing’s man on the ground in the UK.

Interview: WSUK in partnership with Foilshop.co.uk Pics: Alex Mallalieu. Among other duties Alex Mallalieu does the rounds on the ground with Tahe’s (formerly BIC) windsurfing wares. Attending demos and events whilst visiting prospective and existing retailers he’s the one, working for Lyon Watersports, putting the hours in. We caught up with Alex to find out more. Note: since this Q&A […]

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Windsurfing’s still fun (as if you needed that pointing out) – an article from NCW.

Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce, James Jagger. Our friends over at North Coast Wetsuits recently published an article about how windsurfing’s still the maker of fun (with input from WSUK’s editor) – even with all the so called new school (modern, trendy) disciplines of wing foiling, windfoiling and still, to a degree, kitesurfing. For a good many windsurfing remains ‘the one’. And […]

Windfoil UK

No myth! – Avanti Sails Icarus 5.5m foil specific sail test.

Review: Tez Plavenieks Pics & vid: Oli Lane-Peirce In Greek mythology Icarus, son of master craftsman Daedalus (who also created the Labyrinth), attempt to design a pair of wax/feather wings to escape the island of Crete. Unfortunately, having flown too close to the sun, the wings fail and Icarus falls from the sky. With Avanti Sails’ Icarus foil specific sail […]

Windfoil UK

BIC windsurfing rebrands the Techno Wind Foil and partners with Zeeko foils.

BIC Windsurfing’s Techno range is iconic within windsurfing circlea – we’re big fans here at WSUK/Windfoil UK. For 2021, however, the whole BIC windsurfing range is rebranding after a buy out from Tahe Outdoors. The company have also partnered with Zeeko Foils on the actual foil, another company we’re extremely aux fait with. You can read more here – ://foilshop.co.uk/bic-windsurfing-windfoiling-rebrands-for-2021-after-tahe-outdoor-buy-out-and-partners-with-zeeko/ […]

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Festively FREE! Windsurfing UK’s latest digital issue available to read now.

Windsurfing UK’s latest digital magazine is now festively FREE to read by hitting the following link. Thanks to all the contributors in this issue and those who’ve been part of WSUK’s journey to date. 2020 has been especially toughfor many, as well as a media point of view, but it’s onwards and upwards into 2021 (fingers crossed). Have a good […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Three BWA competitors give us their 2020 vision – Phil Horrocks, Lee ‘Pasty‘ Harvey & Caitlin Boothroyd.

Mark Dowson caught up with three different members of the BWA family planning to get involved in the 2020 Season. Namely, Phil Horrocks 2019 Pro Champ, Lee ‘Pasty‘ Harvey 2019 Masters Champ and Rhosneigr ‘Future Pro’ Caitlin Boothroyd. Phil left me a voice message, which I hope to be able to translate accurately, as he organised his family summer escape, […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

It’s not all about the winning… is it? Notes on competing in the British Wave Sailing series.

Words: Mark Dowson.  Photos: Richard Whitson It was just after the Cornwall Wave Classic that I was posed an interesting question by a fellow windsurfer via the ‘ethersphere’ known as Facebook. Adrian has never competed in a BWA wave event and is a prospective competitor in the Master’s Fleet (over 40’s).  Adrian West  ‘Be interested in reading an interview with […]

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Happy stacking – the art of windsurf crashing…

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger Whatever stage of windsurfing you’re at stacking it will be a thing. From those first steps, where over balancing whilst uphauling, through to catapulting during attempts to locate footstraps and all the way up to bailing during big moves, crashing is a thing of windsurfing. As the old saying goes: ‘if you’re not failing (or […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

What’s in a name? – BIC Wind SUP 11’6 Performer ACE-TEC test.

Words & pics: WSUK Proving that names mean absolutely nothing – similar to overall dimensions – BIC’s ACE-TEC constructed Wind SUP 11’6 Performer is a more akin to a longboard windsurfer, that also paddles nicely, than a stand up paddle board that allows for rigs to be attached. WindSUP isn’t new. Windsurf instructors have been using them as teaching tools […]