Windsurfing UK Articles

Sharing the stoke – Richard Attree, windsurfing author profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: Bartek Jankowski, Linda Wainwright, Nikki Attree Richard Attree has been a windsurfer most of his life since discovering it with his wife, Nikki, in the mid-80s. It’s an obsession that’s taken him round the world and led him to relocate to the Canarian island of Tenerife. Richard’s first novel (a windsurfing one at that!) was published last […]

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Y – Yannick Anton: former professional windsurfer now Fuerteventura resident, wave head and school owner

French born Yannick Anton started competing in 1998. Before long his smooth style and windsurfing finnesse started to make observers sit up and take note. Although he’s an incredible sailor – especially when conditions switch on – Yannick’s pro tour successes were up and down. Then a short time in to his career Anton started getting problems with his knees […]

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S – Sotovento, Fuerteventura: long time speed sailing venue, PWA event site and reliably windy holiday spot

Fuerteventura’s south facing Sotovento is a world famous speed windsurfing location and host of the PWA’s freestyle and slalom events that roll in to town during summer. Firmly on the map as a bona fide windy location the Sahara like landscape had little more than a bar and a few apartments 20 years ago. But once windsurfers started clocking serious […]

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M – Moreno twins: two ladies who dominate competitive female windsurfing

Iballa and Daida Moreno are two fiercely competitive twins hailing from the sunny Canary Island swho have dominated women’s windsurfing over the years. Both are extremely skilful in a variety of disciplines including wave sailing, freestyle and stand up paddle surfing. With the consistent Trade Winds of the Canaries, plus the proving grounds of Pozo on their doorstep, where inspiration […]

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New options for your windsurfing holiday – Planet Windsurf Holidays top tips

Going on a windsurfing holiday can be the best thing you can do to increase your skills in a relaxed and fun environment. However, not ever holiday is created equal. Book the wrong hotel and your week’s break could end up in disaster, but book the right one and a good holiday becomes a truly great one. The team at […]

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Live and direct: PWA Tenerife windsurfing action in the flesh! Dan Newman and Penny Chapman on tour…

As 2018’s windsurfing season gets underway Dan Newman gives us the inside view on what it’s like to attend a PWA event live and direct. Words: Dan Newman Pics: Penny Chapman @seazthemoment Globetrotting, sea fairing windsurfer Dan Newman and girlfirend Penny were looking for some time out away from yachty duties during summer 2017. Deciding to hit up Tenerife they […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

Poppin’ the cork – Corky Kirkham pro windsurfer profile

Words: Corky Kirkham Pics: Gilbert Bara Corky Kirkham has been a longstanding and recognisable face on the UK windsurfing scene since the 90s. Residing in the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura, Corky has had his fair share of windsurfing success as well as hosting many top level riders, and everyday sailors, at his infamous Corky’s Bar. With a new set of sponsors […]

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Tips from the top – Sportif’s top 2017 windsurfing holiday recommendations

Words and pics: Jane Faughnan, Sportif Travel With better weather comes thoughts of overseas windsurfing adventures. But where to head on your holibobs this season? Jane Faughnan from Sportif gives some suggestions. Jane says: ‘We have over 60 worldwide destinations to choose, from summer locations in the Mediterranean to more exotic spots further afield. Whether you’re on a budget or […]

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Return to Flag Beach – escaping winter to windsurfing ocean blues

Words and pics: Windsurfing UK We’re a funny bunch us windsurfers. For a seemingly open minded tribe, full of brimming optimism (you kind of have to be when your chosen hobby revolves around Mother Nature’s ever changing moods), choosing where to spend our hard earned free time can be headache inducing. Checklist as follows (for the P family at least). […]