Windsurfing UK Articles

Major Sailor – Allan Cross (NWF) profile

Profile: Windsurfing UK Pics: Allan Cross, Chris Bilkey Allan Cross is the people’s windsurfing champion. If you need evidence of this then simply scope out the National Watersports Festival where the everyday freeride participant is at the heart of why the NWF exists. But what about the man behind the event – Allan Cross? Windsurfing UK caught up with Sgt. […]

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Light and movement – Davy Scheffers freestyle windsurfing animation

This is pretty cool. Regular Windsurfing UK contributor and Lanzarote windsurfing oracle Russell Groves has been working with freestyle star Davy Scheffers and come up with this animation featuring one of Davy’s moves. Having filmed Davy busting free during one of his sessions Russel has broken down the move frame by frame, sequenced and then animated coming up with the […]

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Windsurfing clubs in the United Kingdom

On this page you will find all the windsurfing clubs that are based in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. To submit your club to the listings, please email your details of the club name, address and postcode, club contact, phone number, email address, website URL, Facebook and Twitter profiles if applicable and a 50-word description to peter@windsurfingmaguk.co.uk. Alternatively, feel free to call […]

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That old chestnut – further windsurfing adventures in Vassiliki

Words: Tez Plavenieks Pics: PROtography, EDGE Productions, Tez and Fi Plavenieks Not that long ago in a land not too far away scruffy long haired warriors congregated on a white pebble shoreline waiting for (as he was then known) ‘Eric’ to make his presence felt. Thermometer readings were such that you could fry eggs on tarmac and stray dogs/cats had […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]