Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Big/beautiful – Witchcraft Karma 5.9m windsurf sail test

Words: WSUK Pics; James Jagger This is the biggest sail from Witchcraft we’ve tested to date, as well as being third from the top in terms largest across the whole range. Only a 6.2m and 6.5m remain if you need something bigger. Displaying the same traits across the whole range the 5.9m is built to withstand a lifetime of harsh […]

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Progressive thinking with Slingshot’s windfoil brand manager Wyatt Miller

Pics: Wyatt Miller, Brian Casero, Christopher Curran, @k2asass, @iwasphotographed Wyatt Miller is currently grabbing attention across various social media platforms with his futuristic windfoiling exploits. An accomplished windsurfer, in standard mode, as well as foiler WM has just taken on a new role heading up the windsurfing department for the brand. We caught up with Wyatt to get the goss. […]

Windsurfing history encyclopedia

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 […]

Windsurfing history encyclopedia

J – Josh Stone: windsurfing party animal, skilled wave sailor and inventor of modern freestyle

The ever colourful, possibly wild, and larger than life Josh Stone was the perfect candidate to take windsurfing to the next level via modern freestyle. An already skilled and formidable wave sailor, Maui based Stone invented the vulcan and soon after the spock. Nowadays these are standard and basic moves for anyone into the art of windsurfing freestyle, yet they remain […]

Windsurfing history encyclopedia

V – the vulcan: windsurfing’s first new school freestyle manoeuvre

Invented by the inimitable and colourful Maui based windsurfing legend Josh Stone the vulcan was the very first new school aerial freestyle move, and is the foundation for many of its follow on tricks, such as the spock. Essentially a vulcan is an upwind aerial with a mid-air sail transition. Landing backwards, switch stance, the rider then aims to slide […]

Windsurf Club Classics

Light wind windsurfing: the final frontier?

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger, Windsurfing UK Over the years windsurfing has evolved from what once was a light air pastime to something much more dynamic. Although that word ‘dynamic’ could equally apply to non-planing sailing these days so actually that first sentence is a moot point. (If you don’t believe us check out anyone into light wind freestyle – Caesar […]

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2XS, West Wittering/Club Vass King of the Trench wrap vid

Pic & vid 2XS, West Wittering It may not have been the windiest but you couldn’t knock the amazing October weather. And if freestyle action is what you were after then there was no shortage with a tow in spectacular put on for the crowds at the amazing spot that is the Trench, West Wittering. With top sailors such as […]

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2XS® DEMO WEEKEND + KING OF THE TRENCH – 20/21st Oct 2018 – West Wittering

Club Vass and 2XS® will be running the UKWA National Title freestyle event alongside the 2XS®Demo weekend. It will turn into a tow event if the wind is light.  The Club Vass team will be here in force over the weekend to add this event to our demo weekend. We are expecting some of the UK’s hottest freestylers including Max […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

(More than) a bag of tricks – Loftsails Airscape 4.8m 2018 freestyle windsurf sail test

Pics: James Jagger Attach the ‘freestyle’ moniker to a product and it can be an instant turn off for many. With a large proportion of sailors fitting the freeride mould thoughts of aerial contortionism and bendy man/woman shenanigans couldn’t be farther from recreational windsurfing realms. Yet the benefits freestyle tools offer actually suit everyman windsurfers more than you’d think: early […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Compact efficiency – Severne Dyno 105 2018 freestyle wave board test

With Severne’s brand new 2018 Dyno freestyle wave board range starting to become widely available we thought it an apt time to publish the 105 test. Read on for more… Non-POV pics: James Jagger Photography Having been passed Severne’s brand new 2018 Dyno 105 freestyle wave board we weren’t quite sure what to expect. The main thing riders will notice […]