Note: this write up was originally published as two separate tests in Windsurfing UK’s Easter 2018 issue. To keep things (fairly) current, however, we’re posting this as a combined review. Non-point of view pics: James Jagger AHD SL2 132L x 79.6cm OSS slalom windsurf/windfoil board review Coming in double carbon construction AHD’s SL2 132L slalom board initially landed with us […]
Whether you’re a follower of pro windsurfing or not you can’t argue Severne’s 2018 Mach 1 slalom sail looks the biz. We’re sure we’l find out just how good it can be under the expert pilotage of pro windsurfer Matteo Iachino who joins Severne’s International Race Team for the 2018 season. Matteo said: “I’m really happy to be joining the Severne […]
Another cracking edit from the UKWA slalom crew shows all the action from the final UK slalom event of 2017 in Weymouth, Dorset. Check it out – complete with dramatic opening!
Words: Jason Clarke Pics: Jason Clarke, Andy Stallman Jason Clarke (GBR32) is a Northampton based windsurfer who balances work life with recreational playtime. As part of his windsurfing duties he helps out Bug Fins and Foils with their R&D. Windsurfing UK caught up with Jason to see how this fits into his daily routine and what he provides in terms […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here in the UK we have a great crop of up and coming young gun slalom windsurfers just waiting to take the old guard down. Don’t believe us? Check out this video from the UKWA featuring some of those rising new stars.
The weekend saw cracking windsurfing conditions for the British Slalom Association’s fifth round of slalom competition at Harwich, Essex. As usual all fleets were hotly contested with plenty of jostling for podium positions. As an extra special treat the mighty Dave White, who is making an excellent recovery following a stroke, put in appearance at his local patch which was […]
Words and pics: Russell Groves Why spend a month training and tuning slalom kit somewhere warm and windy? Sounds like there’s an obvious answer when you ask the question out loud but then not everything is black and white. Sometimes you think it is better to train alone in secret, so when the season comes, people will get a surprise, […]
Words: Kurosh Kiani Pics: John Carter/PWA Kurosh Kiani has been a long-standing competitor on the PWA’s slalom circuit. Kurosh, however, is a realistic racer when it comes to life as a pro. He’s not one for putting all eggs in one basket. Getting straight down to the nitty gritty we caught up with KK to get the story on how […]