Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Burn ‘n’ turn – JP Australia Super Ride 124 FWS 2019 windsurf board test

Words & pics: WSUK New for 2019 is JP Australia’s Super Ride range of windy sleds that sits in between the popular Super Sport and Magic Ride lines. In this instance we’re looking at the full wood sandwich edition 124L, which is also foil ready for those that want. There’s no mistaking JP’s distinct looking products, and the Super Ride […]

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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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Wave heads apply here – Tabou 3S+ 96L 2019 windsurfing board test

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger We’re no strangers to the 3S concept having used a bunch of different types over the years. In fact, WSUK’s very own test editor’s wife used to own one. This is the first time we’ve actually tested a Tabou offering for WSUK though – in this instance it’s the super charged Tabou 3S+ 96L we’re […]

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Get some! – Patrik qt-wave 103 GET 2019 windsurfing wave board tes

WORDS & PICS: WINDSURFING UK WAVE BOARDS THESE DAYS DON’T HAVE TO BE SMALL SUB-100L STICKS. AS WINDSURFING HAS EVOLVED BRANDS HAVE MADE A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO CATER FOR A WIDER RANGE OF CONDITIONS – I.E LIGHTER WINDS – AND/OR BIGGER BONED RIDERS. SAILORS ARE NOW WELL LOOKED AFTER WITH APPLICABLE TOOLS SUCH AS THE 2019 PATRIK QT-WAVE 103. For […]

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Progressive performer – Loftsails Oxygen 7.3m HD 2018 sail test

Pics: James Jagger Having used a number of Monty Spindler’s windsurf sail designs there’s a glaringly obvious trait running through all. Every design has two faces – the Oxygen 7.3m being no different. Once sheathed to its ideal mast the minimum setting displays an impressively bellied out main section that’s shaped for pure power and low end planing. Whack the […]

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Three of a kind – Mistral Quikslide 100L, 110L, 120L freeride windsurf board comparison test

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger, WSUK You’d be forgiven for thinking Mistral parked their involvement with windsurfing a while back. Yet the recognisable red dot brand has always remained, just bubbling under the surface these last few seasons. Towards the end of 2018 Mistral announced they were fully back in the game with introduction of their line of Quikslide freeride […]

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Fly toy – Duotone F-Type 5.8m 2019 windfoil specific windsurf sail

There’s a lot to be thankful for in terms of design with the arrival of windfoiling. With a new discipline comes all manner of out of the box ideas and concepts that could straddle standard windsurfing in time. Not least a new brand name Duotone’s spangly foil specific F-Type 5.8m is a case in point. Once unfurled it’s obvious the […]

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Inner fire – Ride Engine APOC 5/4/3 hooded winter wetsuit 2019 review

It used to be that any windsurfer looking for a new rubber onesie would be eyeing up single lined, shiny wetsuits. Thinking was that double layered (rough material) were more for immersive watersports such as surfing. Single layer suits, due to less evaporative cooling effects, were deemed more applicable for activities above the brine. These days wetty technology has evolved […]

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Old school, new school (engagement) – Windsurfer LT One Design windsurfing kit test

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger Just recently there’s been a resurgence of interest in the lighter wind end of windsurfing’s spectrum. Maybe attributed to windfoiling coming on the scene or maybe it’s because we all just want to get wet and have fun. Whatever the reasons we were stoked when Bruce Wylie from Cobra International (one of the original windsurfers […]

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Signature series – KA Sails Koncept 7m slalom windsurf sail test 2018

Pics: James Jagger KA Sails were pretty commonplace around UK shores a few years ago. Still going strong, however, we decided to re-visit the Netherlands based windsurf sail brand to see what the score is with their signature slalom/race/speed sail the 7m Koncept. The first thing that strikes you is the sail’s livery. It’s a good looking sail and we […]