Windsurfing UK Articles

Windsurfing obsession – Mark Dowson windsurfer profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: Russell Groves Regular Windsurfing UK contributor, Lanzarote loving, committed wave sailor and (now) BWA press officer Mark Dowson’s enthusiasm for windsurfing is second to none. Frequenting many different UK beaches, as well as putting in hours across the drink in Lanza, he’s a committed wave hound and a nice guy to boot. We caught up with Mark […]

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A shot of JD – Justin Dennington pro windsurfer profile

Words: Justin Dennington Pics: Justin Dennington, Jaanboy Photography, BWA Justin Denninton is one of the most enthusiastic windsurfers you could meet. Ever present at his local beaches, Marazion/Gwithian, you can be sure that if there’s a decent forecast JD will be on it, checking in and letting know other sailors what’s what (before hitting it himself that is. We tapped […]

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Simon says… – Simon Bassett (of 2XS fame) windsurfer profile

Interview: WSUK Pics: James Jagger, Dave White Simon Bassett is the ever familiar face of 2XS club, school and shop at one of the south coast’s best loved windsurfing spots: West Wittering, West Sussex. Involved with windsurfing since the very start we sat down for a natter with SB to find out more. Tell us when you first discovered windsurfing […]

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Whip it! Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon pro windsurfer profile

Words: Colin Dixon Pics: Adrian Irvine, Dasher Films, Mira Strashilova, Windsurf Tenerife Known to many as a globe trotting pro windsurfing coach Colin ‘Whippy’ Dixon’s windsurf teaching career stems way back. With stints in Vass, a helping hand to PWA voice Ben Proffitt in the commentary box, owner of Windsurfcoaching.com and part of new Tenerife travel company Black Sands Travel LTD […]

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Longboard lady: Annette Kent windsurfer profile

Words; Annette Kent Pics: Kent family Annette Kent has pretty much dominated ladies longboard racing in the UK for the last eight years, with considerable success prior to this. Showing no signs of slowing down we caught up with this longboard lady for a chat. Windsurfing beginnings My windsurfing beginnings started in the eighties. When I was 19 I bought […]

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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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Melon usage – Finn Mellon pro windsurfer profile

     Words: Finn Mellon Pics: Niall Melon, Samuel Tomé, @ferran401, @stp780, Maleenh, The Chook Journal As of today Irish ripper Finn Mellon is currently testing his mettle in Cape Town. Back in summer, however, he tries his hand at a spot of PWA competition. WSUK caught up with Finn post-Canaries for a chat. Finn Melon has an idyllic windsurfing life. Based on […]

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Taking that step… – James Jagger windsurfing photographer profile

Words and pics: James Jagger Here at WSUK we love to highlight those helping to spread the good word of windsurfing. This doesn’t just mean riders themselves, as can be seen with our second windsurfing photographer profile in the form of south coast based James Jagger. (You can read about Cornish lens man Joe Cockle here).  As much as windsurfing […]

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Krafty cuts – Meggie Kraft windsurfer profile

Words: Meggie Kraft Pics: Andy Stallman, Dave White Kraft…you may have heard the name within UK windsurfing circles. But it’s not just dad (Ian ‘Krafty’ Kraft in case you’re wondering) who’s handy with a board and rig. Daughter Meggie is also pretty swift round a race course and loves nothing better than a full power blast. WSUK hooked up with […]

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Down ‘the park’ with Simon Pettifer – slalom windsurfing pro rider profile

Words: Simon Pettifer Pics: Andy Stallman, Kevin Greenslade. Simon Pettifer is a long time UK slalom competitor who’s as passionate as ever about windsurfing. With long locks flowing in the breeze Simon epitomises the ‘real world racer’ that many can associate with. Holding down a day job, yet still managing to squeeze in valued training time, and push for podium […]