WSUK Travel

Kefalos, Kos, Greece windsurfing: try it, you might like it!

Words: Olli Anderson Pics: Florian Ragossnig Greece’s infamous Meltemi wind is a constant attraction during summer months when it really ramps up. With clockwork consistency it blows across the warm waters of the Aegean Sea, buffeting the assorted islands and making them an enticing prospect for many a windsurfer looking to get away for a spot of salty escapism. Kefalos, on […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

(Jacopo) Testa times – ‘making it’ as a pro windsurfer #2

Words: Jacopo Testa Pics: RRD International, PWA/JC The second instalment of our ‘making it’ series features RRD sponsored rider Jacopo Testa who spent 2017 jumping from one event to the next (EFPT, PWA) whilst trying to squeeze in the odd bit of windsurf training. Fortunately this paid off for the Italian wave sailing trickster who was crowned European Freestyle Champ. […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

Ollie Scott – da man in charge of Club Vass

Words: Ollie Scott Pics: Claire Glasby, PROtography, Maleen Hoekstra Ollie Scott has done the rounds, in windsurfing terms. Starting as a lowly Sunsail instructor Ollie quickly progressed his skills during summers working for Club Vass. Soon he was competing in freestyle with the likes of Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers and Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon. These days the foot’s off the gas slightly as Ollie […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Boosting parallels – Fanatic Freewave Stubby 105L 2017 windsurf board review

Non-POV pics James Jagger Photography Freestyle wave boards: the do it all, go to tools for most windsurfers looking to dabble with all kinds of sailing. Except we know no one single piece of windsurfing equipment can cover all bases, can it? Fanatic have made rapid progress with their stubby parallel rail concept FSW. With its duck’s bill nose and […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Bonaire: an inspiration – with Get Windsurfing’s Danielle Lucas

Words: Danielle Lucas Pics: Get Windsurfing, LACBAYVILLA.COM We were looking for ideas for a new flat water location over the winter period and after lots of encouragement, we finally took the advice of the Hibdige family (who kindly let us stay in their stunning villa, lacbayvilla.com, overlooking beautiful Lac Bay) and booked our flights for a 5 week trip to Bonaire […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

Winter sun windsurfing fun – Cape Town in the UK’s off season with Sandy Clunas

Words: Sandy Clunas Pics: Heidi Jabbari, Christie Bushnell, Kitty Gregorelli Where do you head if you’ve spent the whole sun under a scorchio Greek sun, where wind is served daily (well, most afternoon’s at least) and you need your endless windsurfing summer of fun to continue? The answer? Cape Town, SA, of course! Sandy Clunas spills the beans. Winter can be […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

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). […]

Windsurfing UK Articles

…and they will come – Behind the scenes at the Avon Wave Classic 2016

Words: Gregg Dunnett Pics: Olly Wood Probably one of the most amusing event write ups we’ve read. Author, windsurfer and stand up paddler Gregg Dunnett ran us through how the Avon Beach Wave Classic 2016 went down. A good read, even if we do say so ourselves! ‘When I agreed to Clyde Waite’s request to write an article about the […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

Nailing it – Clare Elliott windsurfer profile

Words: Clare Elliott Pics: Gala liubytska, iDotPhoto, PROtography Clare Elliott is looking to cement her rep as an all round windsurfing lady. In a short amount of time she’s come a long way. Having been working on her freestyle for the past few seasons wave sailing goals are now in the process of being nailed down. Fearless and always ready […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

Bursting the Bubble – Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers pro windsurfer profile

Words: Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers Pics: NeilPryde/Jerome Houvet, Maleen Hoekstra, Tim Vowles Mohawked, colourful and able to stomp a plethora of freestyle tricks as well as sail solidly in wave arenas Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers has successfully made the transition from overseas windsurfing coach/PWA pro to UK based sailor, competitor and brand manager. Having nailed the runner up spot on 2016’s British […]