Windsurfing history encyclopedia

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Windsurfing UK Profiles

Gibson’s world – Stephen Gibson pro windsurfer profile

Words: Stephen Gibson Pics: Gilbert Bara, James Gillespie Stephen Gibson is a long time windsurfer who moved to sunnier climes back in the 90s. Now a permanent fixture of Fuerteventura’s windsurfing scene SG still rips and enjoys the sport as much as ever. We tapped Gibbo up for a natter to see how things are these days. I started windsurfing […]

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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 […]

Windsurfing UK News

UK windsurfers put on good show at Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge, 2017

Fuertventura’s speed spot, Matas Blancas in the south, once again delivered a fantastic week of challenging conditions that pushed the 55 strong fleet of men, women and kids to their limits. Conditions varied with riders being maxed out on their smallest 5m sails one minute to making the most of light airs on 7.8m the next. The UK had a […]

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Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge: Ladies fleet dominated by Zara Davis

The UK’s Zara Davis is putting on a fine display at the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge, Matas Blancas, Fuerteventura. Although on top she is being kept honest and chased hard by her rival from last year Anne Schindler and  new comer to speed Miriam Rasmussen from Norway who lies in third. The best speed sailors from around the world descended […]

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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). […]